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Online tools for non-profits

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?

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

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

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

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

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…