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All the latest news, tutorials, and resources here at Creekside.
What is Gutenberg?

What is Gutenberg?

WordPress is about to go through a major overhaul, and for those of you who edit your own sites and write your own blog posts, you will notice a major difference in the back end editor. This new editor is called…

Gutenberg.

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Upload PDF to WordPress and Add to Menu

A common question that I get from clients is how to upload a PDF to WordPress and add to the menu that you have on the site. Like a lot of things in Wordpress, it’s easy but not necessarily intuitive. Let me show you how.

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Websites 101 for Small Business

A client recently asked me to speak to a class for new business owners about the basics of what they should consider when building a brand new website. What follows are—in no particular order—the most common terms and concepts I end up going over with clients building a new website. Websites 101.

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Divi Theme Basics

Most of the sites I build for clients use the Divi Theme for Wordpress. This theme allows for huge amounts of design control in creating and editing a site. THAT being said, it can seem a little overwhelming at first to someone more accustomed to the basic Wordpress...

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How Do I Make My Blog Look Good on Facebook?

How Do I Make My Blog Look Good on Facebook? This is a frequent question from clients, and one I thought easiest to address in a long-overdue blog post. This post is intended for past or future clients, as it assumes website features that are standard with the...

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Nonprofit Websites

Need a New Website for your Organization? It can be a tricky task to balance the needs of donors, patrons, and staff, while keeping costs under control. While every nonprofit website has different requirements, here are a few of the most common considerations I've...

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Re: Design

RE: Design. A (hopefully) regular feature on my blog featuring the best of the many web design related articles I read in the course of a week. This week: content management systems and the seemingly irrational cognitive processes that drive user choices.

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Our Web Design Process

Creekside Collaborative Web Design Process A successful website turns site visitors into customers, and a lot goes on behind the scenes to make this happen. Everyone has their own variation on the theme. Here's how it works at Creekside. Step 1 Research What goals do...

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Help Desk

Help Desk To ensure the speediest possible solution to your problem, please fill out the form below rather than sending an email or making a call. It sends to a special email address that notifies me immediately. In the event that I'm not personally available to help...

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Siteground Hosting

Siteground hosting is the best. As a disclaimer, I am a Site Ground hosting affiliate. But there's a reason. I found myself in the position of recommending Siteground hosting to every client, so thought I might as well get on their affiliate plan, as I was advertising...

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Website Content – Let Me Help!

Look, I get it. Writing can be a challenge for most of us, and creating website content even more so. Writing about ourselves and what we have to offer can be difficult for even the best writers. It's amazing to me how many people can write a brilliant novel, but then...

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WordPress Categories

Wordpress categories are very simple and easy to use. However, the use of categories can be a difficult thing to grasp immediately when you first begin using Wordpress. What follows is my simple video explanation. For more information, please check the Wordpress Codex...

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WordPress Maintenance

Maintaining a healthy Wordpress site is a lot like maintaining a garden. Today's web is a constantly changing, dynamic environment—complete with weeds and pests—and keeping your site functioning properly will require a certain amount of regular basic maintenance....

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Desktop Server: I’m a Fan!

The first time I needed to migrate a Wordpress site from one domain/hosting platform to a different one for a client, I lost at least a day and a half in billable hours, and took at least that much off my life in the stress it caused. I researched, I followed...

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Web Design: Favorite Texture Resources

"Skulls" pattern by Adam at subtlepatterns.com. I am always on the lookout for great patterns and textures to use in web design. They help to break up the space, guide the eye, and create a sense of depth in a site. For some great examples, check out this article at...

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