Do I Need a Website?

We specifically mention small businesses here because most medium-to-large businesses have staff and associates who advise and advocate on such matters for them. If you’ve asked this question, chances are good that, deep down, you already know. Sometimes the question is not if, but when. As in, “We’re a start-up, when will it make good […]

Hawaii web development with aloha

Aunt Anita was married to my uncle, a man of some mystery and much affection in the family. An intelligent, articulate, and strong woman, Anita was living in active retirement up on the slope of the Punchbowl, overlooking Honolulu on Oʻahu, when we reconnected. I learned she was a real-estate agent, a realty arbitrator, and […]

Get Right with GDPR

Anyone who does business with Europe — that is, any website that gets or uses information about European site visitors — has heard of its online-privacy protection, even if they don’t know it’s called General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The regulations are intended to serve more than just bureaucratic purposes: GDPR gives better control of […]

Picking (At) a Successful Design

A new client, apropos of nothing, interjected, “Why do committees usually produce crappy design?” That client is not a designer, so it was an insightful question and difficult to answer in concise talking points. We do not intend to enshrine designers, but there seems to be something intangible at play in their best work. Something […]

Policy change: sharing links on Facebook

Social-media managers, webmasters, and others must remain aware of industry’s changing practices. Here we discuss a big change in how sharing links works when it comes to Facebook pages. Until now, it has been easy for users of Hootsuite and other social-sharing tools to link to a web page and completely customize (even replace) the […]

Using SVG graphics in WordPress

Scalable, crisp vector art for websites Dec. 8 2018 Update: WordPress 5.0 doesn’t require a plugin just to import SVG graphics into the media library. When inserted via the Customizer interface (e.g., for a header image), SVG graphics no longer cause errors or dead-ends at the cropping stage. After inserting an SVG image, it might […]