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I began my work on web sites in 1996, just as the graphical web was truly coming alive. After many years of consulting in a variety of industries, I decided to focus my attention -- and my company -- on the online presence of mission-driven companies and organizations. I am dedicated to using open-source software as often as possible, to creating web sites that organizations can maintain themselves, and to helping my clients put as many resources as possible into the ways they're bettering the world.
Thanks, Lorraine. I attended your talk at CMS Expo a few years ago and have used your analogy about the singles bar social media party and web site home often in talking with my clients. It's a great point. Having new clients able to reach you only mid-conversation on your Twitter or Facebook page is disorienting for them. A web site allows you to craft a careful picture of all the great things your business does, and your prospective customers arrive to see a nice, tidy presentation of the most important things just where you want them.
Love these actionable tips! The H1, H2, etc. issue is so often mishandled. It's not just for consistency -- it's also a major issue in usability for any reader using a screen reader or other assistive technology to scan an article. Thanks for sharing these!
Thanks, Rob. I agree that no one should ignore SEO -- just that they should approach it with the intention of getting expert advice when they're ready to take it to a higher-than-basic level. Thanks for the reminder about the meta description -- that's definitely true, and I can't tell you how many times I see the default description for the site's chosen CMS as the description in their search results!
How SPECIAL are you? Does your #website need to be as UNIQUE as you are? Maybe not. http://t.co/xiueip0CZS http://t.co/rr0dbR7JWA
What's your favorite small business #CRM?
Excellent customer service shoutout to @digitpeak software for their help patching DPCalendar for our installation. Great job!
Great article @brianteeman @dbhurley. Also applies to things described w/ a superlative which, although very good/useful, are not "awesome."
@VA_Israel We one-woman-shops have a great ratio!