It’s Monday again and as usual, I’ll be putting my thoughts out there on a specific topic. As you can tell from the title, I’m going to attempt to define what minimalism is in terms of web development and why you should care.

What is it?

Minimalism, the art of less, is a popular modern design approach. Experimenting with colors, transitions, navigation, broken composition, or even the complete removal of all elements.

Use whitespace

Whitespace, or negative space, is the empty space between elements in a design. …


It’s Monday again and as usual, I’ll be putting my thoughts out there on a specific topic. As you can tell from the title I’m going to attempt to lay out 6 Reasons using WordPress is a good idea.

Your business can have a blog

Your business can finally have a blog. In a previous article called “Why content can make or break a website” I had stated that “Blogging is hard, but the simple fact is that people search the internet for answers to their questions. In the case of a swimming expert I might Google something like “How to get rid of green…


It’s Monday again and as usual, I’ll be putting my thoughts out there on a specific topic. As you can tell from the title I’m going to attempt to lay out 5 reasons you might need to change hosting.

You have slow load times

Speed is key on the web. Load times are basically what we are referring to in the previous statement. Optimizing a website for speed is a process no matter what hosting you use. Some hosting companies are better than others. My point isn’t to give you a list of the good and bad ones but merely to say that slow…


It’s Monday again and as usual, I’ll be putting my thoughts out there on a specific topic. As you can tell from the title I’m going to attempt to describe what clients I would hire if I could. In our business clients usually, hire us based on word of mouth or a portfolio or from another client. Here are the clients I would hire as a web developer.

Clients that can articulate their pain.

I would love it if my clients could articulate their pain. Let me be clear when I client looks at an initial design and comes back with feedback like “I want…


It’s Monday again and as usual, I’ll be putting my thoughts out there on a specific topic. As you can tell from the title I’m going to attempt to highlight what a sitemap is and why you need it.

An XML sitemap acts as a roadmap of your website which leads Google to all your important pages. XML sitemaps can be good for SEO, as they allow Google to quickly find your essential website pages, even if your internal linking isn’t perfect.

Now let’s talk about why sitemaps are important.

What websites need an XML sitemap?

This one is quite simple. Every website needs an…


It’s Monday again and as usual, I’ll be putting my thoughts out there on a specific topic. As you can tell from the title I’m going to attempt to highlight what wire-frames are and why they are so important.

What is a wire-frame?

Wire-frames are simple layouts that outline the specific size and placement of page elements, site features, conversion areas for your website. They are devoid of color, font choices, logos or any real design elements that take away from purely focusing on a site’s structure.

We often say that they are much like a blueprint to a home, where you can…


It’s Monday again and as usual, I’ll be putting my thoughts out there on a specific topic. As you can tell from the title I’m going to attempt to highlight why testimonials are important.

They Help Build Trust & Credibility

These days anyone can build a website, right? Well, if you read my articles regularly then you probably know I have a blog on my website. If you somehow landed on my website, then you will most likely see that I have testimonials on the homepage as well as a separate page for the entry of those testimonials. Reading through the testimonials you might find…


It’s Monday again and as usual, I’ll be putting my thoughts out there on a specific topic. As you can tell from the title I’m going to attempt to highlight why your website clients need to have all their passwords. Let me elaborate a little as to what I mean. A client comes to me and wants a website. I create the website and the client learns how to manage the website effectively. …


It’s Monday again and as usual, I’ll be putting my thoughts out there on a specific topic. As you can tell from the title I’m going to attempt to highlight a few reasons why you should teach your clients the importance of quality original copy. First, let me give a little background on the normal situation at least in my experience. A client comes in and says I want a website and oh yeah it needs to show up first on search engines like Google for example. Usual story, right? So, you request the content they have and it’s…


It’s Monday again and as usual I’ll be putting my thoughts out there on a specific topic. As you can tell from the title I’m going to attempt to highlight a few ways to handle your client’s expectations. Here goes:

Communicate Early

This one is quite simple, communicate early with your client when you are waiting on or expecting action on their part. Doing so gives you a record of a first communication date and leaves the ball in their court.

Monitor the Situation

As I said before the ball is now in the client’s court but, you actually still have a job to…

George Nicolaou

A Software developer. Using open source software, also provides Remote support, repairing software issues whether it be Mac OS X, Windows or LINUX

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