Making the Switch from Mac to Windows

My Mac Mini and I have had a good run, but this past April it was time for a change. The mid-2011 model just couldn’t keep up with the demands of Photoshop and running a local web dev environment put a ton of stress on the system’s resources. So, I headed to the Apple store … Read more

Diving into the Genesis Framework

WordPress PHP Code

My very first WordPress website was for myself back in 2007; next came websites for friends and family. In 2011, I formed an LLC, Republic Insights to build websites for political candidates. As I professionalized my operation, one part of WordPress development that became increasingly frustrating was the learning curve that came with each new … Read more

Four WordPress Plugins I Always Use

Person writing a blog post on WordPress

WordPress is a great content management system for simple to moderately complex websites. I’ve been building WordPress sites since 2007 for everything from candidates running for local office, to a property development company, to a national franchise system. Over the last decade, WordPress has substantially evolved, and my development skillset has become more sophisticated. Today, … Read more

Right at Home

Feature Image RAH Website Design

The Right at Home content management system (CMS) posed a unique set of challenges. The CMS was built 5 years before I started at Right at Home, and in the intervening years, web design had significantly changed. Franchise owners expected a modern look on a platform that wasn’t built with the flexibility to allow much customization. This … Read more