You may have heard that Wordpress, the core software that runs your website, has recently released a major update called Gutenberg 5.0. Yes, the inventor of…read more
The onset of Autumn has a way of amping things up–the kids are back in school, Orgeon is on fire, and not one, but two hurricanes are bearing down on Florida right now. My best guess is you probably don't want to hear about the changes Google is about to implement in...read more
An introduction to WordPress Security for the savvy site owner, Part 1 :: Points of Entry for Hacksread more
With all the web design options available to business owners, making the decision between a prefabricated "templated" website and a unique, custom design can be difficult to wrap your head around. So we wondered... is there another industry out there that offers...read more
Two years ago I made a promise to myself to recommit to the practice of photography. Before shifting into what was called “new media” a couple decades ago, I made my living as a professional photographer, but…read more
An introduction to WordPress Security for the savvy site owner, Part 2read more
A tutorial on setting up two-factor authorization for those customers who have signed up for our WebCare Plans. Protect your website!read more
This morning I finally lit my first fire of the season. I say finally because even though the firewood was delivered and stacked weeks ago, I wanted the first spark to be lit at the right moment, with reverence and a prayer for peace in a very dark season. So when I...read more
If you’ve had any interest in promoting your business in recent years, you’ve probably been exposed to a tidal wave of information about storytelling marketing. In a nutshell, the movement was and continues to be catalyzed by brain research which highlights what we’ve intuitively known all along…read more
Wordpress security is a hot topic recently, and there’s little question why. In the last year alone, the US Army, Sony Pictures and Target’s websites have been hacked, with Target shelling out $10 million in a lawsuit over a massive data breach. As a matter of fact, just a few a weeks ago…read more
Having worked in corporate environments in the past, I am familiar with of some of the issues mentioned in the article, which are by no means isolated to in-house designers. Understanding how creative people work and engaging with us in the spirit of collaboration can pay off in tangible ways…read more
One of values which informs the way I plan and design websites is simplicity. I keep a sharp eye on ease-of-use for each website I build, making sure copy is concise and clear and the site structure…read more
I wish I could remember how I found out about the Momentum extension–a surprisingly sweet add-on for Google Chrome that short-circuits the moment we are unwittingly enticed away from what needs to get done into the bottomless pit that is SCREEN SUCKING. Yes, I wish I could…read more
“What is it about animation, graphics, illustrations that create meaning?” This is the question information designer, Tom Wujec, asks as he embarks on an exploration of how our brains visualize the world. In this TedTalk, How the Brain Creates Meaning from Images, he makes a very compelling case…read more
Storytelling is good business. In fact, it has obtained so much popularity in recent years the search phrase “storytelling in business” churned up over 63,200,000 results when I consulted The Google this morning while researching this article. Why all the interest? Storytelling is humanity’s oldest…read more
If you could choose how to learn to fling your body off a high dive while doing a flying forward somersault, would you prefer being told how to do it, or would it be safer if somebody showed you? Unless you’re an adrenaline junkie with a death wish, I’m guessing you’d say, “I’d rather not kill myself…read more
So you’ve come to the conclusion you need a website! Whether the thing that will enchant you the most is a brand new responsive website or an upgrade of your current one, Clearly Presentable has put together a list of bullet points to help you prepare an RFP (Request...read more
Up until about the age of three, I had a bit of a compulsion to always be first. “Me foist!” is what I’d yelp out whenever a queue formed. I loved being at the head of the pack, forging new territory with a red balloon in one hand and a Golden Book in the other. That...read more
What an incredible treat it was to see the Dalai Lama in person in Washington, DC a couple years ago. I'm not sure what I expected, but simply being in the same room with this wise and kind master deeply moved me. He spoke of all the word's religious traditions and...read more
I came across this startlingly creative and entertaining video on Typography via Vimeo.com a couple years ago. It speaks even more authoritatively to me today. In a world filled with...read more
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Founder, Bold in Business
Principal, Lawlor Architects
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Nancy L. Seibel, M.Ed., NCC, BCC
Owner & Principal, Keys to Change, LLC
President, Connecting Cultures