Has Web Design Become a Commodity? Do You Need to Pay A Web Designer to Build A Website For You?

November 5, 2014

Over in the SmallBiz Experts Group on Facebook (which is a community of small business owners and web designers who have registered for membership on the Expand2Web site) there was quite a lively discussion which began by member Diane Ratliff, Your Friend on the Web, asking the group for opinions on the many ads running […]

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Why Your Website Is Never Completely “Done”

April 28, 2014

If you were making a movie upon the launch you would have a big party, invite your friends to come to the Premiere, Entertainment Tonight will be on hand to photograph you looking amazing and standing next to loads of beautiful people.   This is much more dramatic than launching a website, which can be as […]

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How to Create a Click to Call Button with the SmallBiz Theme

January 13, 2014

I have been working with a client who wants to make it super easy for people to call him. To that end, I wanted to create a Click to Call Button that we could place on pages and in widgets that would allow clients to easily click to call from their smart phone and look […]

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How to Add the Author Byline to Blog Posts in the SmallBiz Theme

March 18, 2013

The SmallBiz theme does not list the blog post Author by default, but you can easily add a little code to make the Author line appear on every blog post and in the main blog roll page. There are two places in which you can add this byline: Posts.php (this is the main blog roll […]

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WordPress Jetpack Forms – Don’t Forget To Set an Email Address!

December 12, 2012

I bet like me you are finding the WordPress Jetpack plugin to be full of fantastic enhancements that improve your site and save you time in set up and execution. I love the ease of the Contact Forms, but was stumped when a recently created form wasn’t being delivered as expected. Jetpack does not use […]

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Color Tools

September 1, 2012

When designing a website choosing colors can take forever (at least for me). I find the process of combining colors a bit addictive, how about you? I use a variety of color generators or color scheme selectors, there are a bunch out there, with varying degrees of user friendliness.  Here are a few tools which […]

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How I Added Social Media Icons to the Navigation Menu of the SmallBiz Theme

July 16, 2012

I spent a while figuring out how to add social media icons to the menu of the SmallBiz theme, and I hope by sharing it will save you some time. Personally, I have an internal debate over whether or not I want the icons on my nav bar, and I would love to know your […]

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Winner of the National Small Business Week Giveaway

May 25, 2012

A very big thank you to everyone for so many comments, Likes, Tweets and +1’s! This was a lot of fun for us. Many said that they had already tried the Small Business theme and loved it, thank you for your support! Some of you were looking for advice on design, please always feel free […]

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Small Business Week Giveaway

May 21, 2012

In honor of National Small Business Week I have partnered with my friends Eileen Lonergan, WordPress website designer and Divas Mobile Solutions to bring you the opportunity to win a Small Business Digital Package! I will send you a free copy of the SmallBiz Theme for WordPress, a proven winner with search engine optimization, which […]

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Strategies for Working From A Home Office

May 9, 2012

I am lucky enough to have a dedicated space in my house for a home office and it has been the headquarters of EileenLonergan.com for the past four years. Twice last week I was asked how I could detach myself from the “house duties” to sit in my office. I never feel the irresistible pull […]

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