Web Design

I co-own and operate a web design studio, that I work at after hours (English: After my real job). I want to share web design ideas and some humor here on this page. 

I started web design while I was in the Marine Corps, one of my tasks at my last command was to convert all of our course material to HTML, which include learning HTML and basic design elements. Now keep in mind that this was in the late 90s well before web design became what it is today. We are talking about BBS services, and pages with the dancing baby on their time frame (though I would never be caught dead using the dancing baby on a web page). 

Around that time frame, I converted my computer repair and service business that I ran on the side, to a web design business and moved out of the Hampton Roads area. 

The web design studio that my wife and I operate has been serving area customers for over 20 years.

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Adventures in Website Photos

October 15, 2023

Adventures in Website Photos One of the most annoying things I must deal with in web design is when a client sends me tiny photos and they want them used on something like the splash screen slider on the home page. I once had a client send me legit thumbnail-sized...

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Web Design vs Clients

September 3, 2023

Web Design vs Clients This was sent to me by a really good friend of mine, who does commercial web design. As I dabble in web design and have done some paid work, I can totally relate.  “I love it! But there are a few more changes I think we...

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Website Sitemap

September 2, 2023

Website Sitemaps What is a sitemap? The Sitemaps protocol allows a webmaster to inform search engines about URLs on a website that are available for crawling. A Sitemap is an XML file that lists the URLs for a site. It allows webmasters to include additional information about each URL: when...

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There Are Psycho Clients Abound

March 12, 2023

There Are Psycho Clients Abound I once had a web design client that turned into a very whiny stalker. This was before we had an office and some 10-plus years ago when we ran the business out of our home and this client would call us daily, whining that his...

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Overseas Website Designers Stories

January 20, 2023

Overseas Website Designers Stories One of the biggest ways web design companies keep their costs low is for them to be nothing more than a middleman for overseas designers. We have actually done this a few times at the request of the client. It can be interesting, to say the...

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A Dysfunctional Website

October 24, 2022

A Dysfunctional Website I was online looking for a part for the wife’s car. I had been to several dozen websites, with all of them stating that the part I was looking for was discontinued. It was a rather scarce part, but when I found it, I was happy and...

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