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Avoiding orphan Column Gutenberg blocks in full site editing

WordPress’s new full site editing (FSE) method of building websites has also created some interesting issues. One of them involves stacking of the Columns block. Basically, you’re all good if you use an even number of Column blocks because they will stack evenly. However, if you use a 3-col or an odd number of Column […]

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Why choose WordPress for website development in Vancouver

One of the questions I ask all the time is “Do you want to be able to edit your own site?” This represents one of the most important questions because if the answer is “yes”, then I will almost always choose WordPress. The only other content management system (CMS) that I would recommend is Strapi […]

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Strapi vs WordPress: What I recommend to clients

I am a big fan of Strapi and WordPress because they have helped my clients achieve their goals. But what works for you?

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Overlap images using CSS Grid and NextJS/Image

This tutorial works regardless if you use NextJS’s Image component or just a regular img tag. But the genesis of this solution came from NextJS’s Image component not working well with the traditional position:relative/absolute method. I needed to overlay a smoke layer on the skier so that he “blends” into the white page. While I […]

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How to create images for a website

If you are trying to add content to your own website, you definitely need images. Why bother with an image if my content is 100% text? When you go to a bookstore, you will see many books that have a cover. Somewhere in the process, the author or the publishing company decided that the manuscript […]

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Website management for small business (do this annually)

If you have a website for your business, website management should rank at the top of your priorities. Why? Google will only care about your website if you care about it. Gaining Google’s favour happens to be a key way to propel your business forward, so I’d suggest that all small business owners review their […]

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How to create a one page website and host for free (WordPress & Netlify)

I found a method to create simple websites that is easy and costs nothing to host. This method is especially useful if you are a person who needs an easy website just to present your work. For example, let’s say you’re a journalist who wants to present your work. You just want a page that […]

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How long does it take to create a website?

A common question asked by small business owners is, “How long does it take to create a website.” In my experience with my clients, a website can be done as quickly as one week to several months. Overview of my web development timelines Most websites are built in four phases. 1) Discovery phase of creating […]

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How to delete all posts from Facebook page

I created a script that you can run in your console on Facebook that will help you delete all your Facebook posts in a page. I had an old page that I wanted to repurpose. Its links linked to a website that is no longer there. But to delete posts one by one … uh […]

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Portrait photography in Vancouver, BC

Dave Photo shoot for online use Photographed in Trout Lake I photographed Dave at Trout Lake Community Centre. Vancouver photography offers us many nice places for different kinds of looks. I think Trout Lake is one of my favourites. Not only do you have an indoor area, you also have the mountains, the lake and […]