Community Foundation of NCW Rebrand

This is a special one. I had the opportunity to rebrand the Community Foundation of NCW (CFNCW). CFNCW is a philanthropic organization that helps individuals, families, businesses, and agencies support charitable causes throughout Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan counties. I’ve admired them for the huge impact that they have on our region. It was pertinent that…

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Website redesign for Cordell Neher & Company, PLLC

Just wrapped up a complete website redesign for Cordell, Neher & Company, PLLC (CNC). CNC’s old website was a bit cumbersome to update and the website was actually split into two separate sites. One for accounting and tax services and the other for financial services.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared…

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Open Source vs Paid Platform Website Builders

It’s becoming increasingly popular to use a paid platform content management system (CMS) to build websites. There are all kinds of them out there, from the most popular, Squarespace, to the more generic, GoDaddy Site Builder. It’s never been easier for someone to have a presence online. But choosing the right platform to build your…

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New website for the Animal Hospital of Wenatchee

Just launched a fresh new website for the Animal Hospital of Wenatchee. Fully responsive and streamlined for a variety of screen sizes and devices. New owner, Dr. Ben Harmeling, wanted to give his site an updated look and improve the clinic’s presence online.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Pixel…

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WordPress Recent Post Date On New Line

The default widget, “Recent Posts” list for WordPress is nice, but for some reason the date doesn’t skip to the next line by default. Add this to your custom css stylesheet to do so: .post-date { display: block; padding-top: 5px; padding-bottom: 5px; font-style: italic; }

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VirtualBox and Internet Explorer

If you’re a web designer and on a Mac like me, then you’ve probably experienced the difficulties that go along with testing sites in Internet Explorer. There are those great resources out there like BrowserStack and Adobe Browser Labs (sadly discontinued), but what if you don’t want to pay $20 bucks a month just to test…

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Position: Absolute; (Centered)

It’s pretty easy to center a relatively positioned div: #div { position: relative; margin: 0 auto; } However, sometimes centering a div that has an absolute position can be a little tricky. Here’s a workaround that I’ve been using that seems to get the job done. Say you have a logo that you want to center in…

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Validated by the Validator

I remember when I first started making websites, I lived by the Validator. It was code up a site, check the validator, make adjustments, check the validator; Validate, Validate, Validate! It more or less became this goal to slap a W3C logo on the footer of every site I made. To my dismay, I learned that…

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Coda 2, Where Have You Been?

After finally trying out Coda 2 a few months back I feel like I’ve been living in a cave for the past few years. My workflow used to be as follows: design a mockup, open up text-wrangler, code up a site, and then FTP away. Before that I was even on Adobe Dreamweaver *chuckles*. These methods…

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Drafted. Finally…

So, recently, after nine months of sitting on the bench, I was drafted on Dribbble. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Dribbble, it’s basically a social network for designers. You start out as a prospect, create a profile, post your website/portfolio to your account, sit, and wait. Wait to be drafted by an…

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