NAFEX Digital Strategy

A nonprofit dedicated to fruit growing branches out while trying not to forget it’s roots. I was asked to create a new and modern web presence for the North American Fruit Explorers, a group of orchardist, backyard fruit growers, and enthusiasts largely centered in America and Canada. The group itself was founded in the 1960’s and has many members with …

Secrets to Web Design Sucess

This is one in a series of posts that will offer little bits of advise for making sure your website is user friendly for both your visitors and you back-end user.  Keeping your site in order It’s important to keep the data on your website organized. One thing that can help is a content management system. Content Management Systems (CMS) …

Highland Trace Realty Website

Selling homes in the Potomac Highlands W. D. Orkoskey and Assoc. just finished up the redesign of highlandtrace.com which went from this: to this: The new website is fresh, functional, and usable. The old site was outdated, poorly focused, and not very user friendly. Plus the old site was not being maintained in-house meaning that they needed to rely on a designer …

Mobile Search Insights

New York Times Reports on Innovations in Mobile Search There was a really good article that appeared in the New York Times back on April 25th that I just managed to find. You can read the article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/25/technology/25mobile.html?_r=1 and I encourage you to do so as it gives some really great insight into what Google is doing these days to …

Knowing your market

Google Search Insights Every month I run reports from Google Analytics and several other sources to see how my websites are doing. Knowing how many hits your website has gotten is important but how do you know how many hits your website could have potentially had? Keyword Analysis: Pittsburgh photographer The first step to finding the answer to that question is …

WordPress 3.0

WordPress 3.0 If I or someone else has built a website for you on WordPress and you’ve logged in within the past few days you should see a notice under the header that looks like the image on the left. It’s letting you know that WordPress 3.0 is out. Does that mean you should update? Maybe. Who should update If …

DIY

So I’ve been hounded since this past summer by both SEO companies and companies that want to “sell me leads”. I received both a phone call and an email today from such a company. When I googled them I found this page which is a complaint board for questionable businesses. In the event that you don’t want to click on it I’ve …

The Eyes Of The World

Newsflash: Human beings are a visual species. We, as a species, rely on vision as our primary sense. The fact that you are reading this right now is evidence of just how visual we are. Further evidence is the fact that audio browsers and technologies that make the Internet easier to use for blind persons are often ignored and occasionally despised …