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I hate your website

26 March 2022

The Center for Auto Safety (CAS) is one of our newer clients. Last year we were hired to take over their Vehicle Safety Check application. We rebuilt the application from the ground up. Now it’s much easier, faster and quicker for anyone to learn more about issues with their car and submit complaints about them.…

Online tools for non-profits

15 September 2021

For the past 20+ years I’ve been working primarily with non-profits. About 15 years ago there was a brief window in time where there was a really cool, easy to use and reasonably priced toolkit. I may be biased because I led the team that built it. Unfortunately, now there is a mass consolidation in…

How far can we push WordPress?

16 June 2021

About ten years ago when a client would mention WordPress I’d cringe. It wasn’t good. For the first few years it looked liked a hobby project that got out of hand. There were much better options for CMS needs such as Concrete 5. When WordPress version 4 came out my opinion started to change. Now…

Virtual Tour version 1

12 March 2021

Covid forced many museums to re-think how to bring in visitors. The American Museum of Tort Law (ever seen the movies Erin Brokoveich, The Insider or A Civil Action? If so you have some understanding of tort law.) is one of those museums. Last spring we started with a Zoom based interview series. The subscriber…

Ditching Google Analytics

23 October 2020

I’m not sure when it happened (15 years ago?) when I started treating Google Analytics as a default add-on to every website I built. It was better than processing raw server logs and I could present clients with fancy charts. Everyone loves fancy charts and the code was easy to add. As a bonus it’s…

Motion – Apple’s weirdest UI

13 October 2020

Maybe there are too many options. Maybe I need to spend more time with it. Or maybe Motion is a weird program. Apple Motion is a very cool motion graphics tool for video but it’s weird and overwhelming. I’ve spend the last few days reading the manual and then watching videos because the manual is…

Pods – the WordPress secret weapon

10 September 2020

WordPress is pretty good. This site is built on it and we use it for a lot of client projects. Pods makes it really good. Pods is a plug-in that allows you to add in custom content types, custom taxonomies, extend relationships, eat healthier, become happier and a better person. This is different than Advanced…