Zapp….You’ve Been Socialized!

Well, maybe not exactly. However, I am testing a new plugin called SNAP (Social Networks Auto Poster) for a new project that I’ll be working on. I wanted to see how easy it was to setup and how easily it posted to my accounts. This post is the maiden voyage. So, right to the good stuff.… Continue Reading

Content First – Really?

You bet and here’s why. The first question just about every new web design client asks me is – “How long will it take to get my site live?” I always answer – “That depends. Where are you with your content?” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve started a project full-steam ahead just to… Continue Reading

Is your site Mobile Friendly?

This site is and yours should be too. From Google: Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in our search results. Consequently, users will find it easier to get relevant, high… Continue Reading

To Template, or Not To Template

I get it. You’re starting a new business. You’ve got expenses out the wazoo. Why not grab a cheap (or maybe even free) WordPress template and head off to the races. Well, there are a lot of good reasons to use a template and many reasons not to. Today I’m going to focus on why… Continue Reading

Akeelah and the Bee

My daughter watched the movie Akeelah and the Bee last week in school. She told me how much she liked the movie and I recalled watching it years ago when it first came out. We saw that it was playing on Showtime so we decided to watch it together. She was right. It is a… Continue Reading

Following Web Design Trends

I came across a great article yesterday about Web Design Trends for 2015 on Huffington Post. See the article here » It got me thinking about web design trends and what they mean for the small business owner. Keeping up with trends seems to make sense – your site looks current, it has similar features… Continue Reading

WordPress Responsive Menu

Since MikeSmull.com is my place to try out new Plugins, I thought I would give this one a try: Responsive Menu by Peter Featherstone. So far I have to say it’s a great little plugin. I’m a huge fan of Headway Themes, the absolute best drag and drop site builder for WordPress. I’ll talk a… Continue Reading

So, what’s this all about?

In the past I’ve primarily used MikeSmull.com as a place to build websites before publishing them to their final resting place. I also used it as a place to occasionally test out a WordPress plugin or test a new theme out. I wasn’t too careful with what I was doing, it didn’t really matter. Then… Continue Reading