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How The Coronavirus Has Affected Pixel Garden Studio

April 9, 2020

Well, quite a bit has changed since my last post hasn't it? At the time of this writing, the Coronavirus has taken over the world and most of the country is under a stay at home order. All non-essential workers have been sent home. Luckily for me, I can work at home rather easily.

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My Website Optimization Journey - Part 3 - Speed

December 13, 2016

Welcome to another exciting edition of “Making My Website Suck Less”. Since I started this journey to re-align my goals and bring my website back from the depths I had gone from beyond page 11 when searching for “web design” green bay wi” to somewhere around page 6 depending on the day and time.

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My Website Optimization Journey - Part 2 - Meta Tags

November 29, 2016

In my last article I realized I had some issues with my website and taking my own advice I decided to act on them. I did that by first completing some pages that were either missing, unfinished, or didn't represent me or my capabilities properly. Today I am going to go through some meta tag issues.

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My Website Optimization Journey - Part 1

November 22, 2016

Recently I had decided that if I was going to make something of this business I had better get at it. The site had basically been sitting idle since the birth of my youngest daughter in January of 2014.

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Pictures Sell Products

February 2, 2015

I often assist or have conversations with people who want to sell their inventions, products or collectables online and too be perfectly honest, a lot of the time I am underwhelmed at the images we use on those websites. When I receive them and ask if they have any others the general reaction is similar to the one I have when I step bare footed into a cat hairball. Unpleasant.

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Pixel Works Is Getting SaaSy [UPDATE]

June 19, 2014

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Diagram of a SaaS model

UPDATE 10/7/14: The unified version of Pixel Works is up and running with its first project in Dietproof Swimsuit. It's been a longer road than I initially planned but I'm very happy to be moving on to migrating client sites and stamping out any minor bugs I come across.

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SEO Scams and How to Avoid Them

January 28, 2014

Last week Expedia was hit with a 25% drop in search results for some of their most prominent keywords on Google. This was because of what Google deemed unnatural links. Similar to what happened to Rap Genius in December of 2013.

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A Simple Responsive Skeleton

January 10, 2014

When I first started to dabble with responsive design I looked at a lot of CSS frameworks. I was looking for something basic, lightweight, and easy to use in my CMS. I found that a lot of them required JavaScript or a CSS compiler to make the site work well on smaller devices and I wanted something that was mostly pure CSS.

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Your Website Isn't Doing Its Job. Now What?

January 1, 2014

A good portion of the time when I'm contacted to look at a website that's performing poorly the owner will have a tendency to want to throw the baby out with the bathwater and start from scratch.

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Getting Over Social Media Fear

May 22, 2013

Facebook launched to everyone in 2006. It has become the commercial image of what we think of social media today. Yet here we are seven years later and there are still organizations that fear social media like the Black Death of the mid 1300's. Why?

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