It’s mid-winter and, in Vancouver, it’s snowing for the third day in a row – which is unusual and delightful (especially when you work from home like me). I’ve just launched a couple of large projects and I have a couple of large projects on the horizon, but they aren’t ready to start yet. So…I’m … Read more Mid-winter sale: custom templated WordPress websites at a discount
Ever since last month’s big story on Cambridge Analytica and Facebook our social media channels, that never really felt private or secure, have started to feel downright sinister. So what to do? If you’re like me, and not ready to miss out on clothing swap invites or distant family updates, there are some things you can … Read more Social media security after the Cambridge Analytica scandal
If you’re new to WordPress, you may be confused between WordPress.com and WordPress.org. What’s the difference? While both are on the open-source WordPress framework, WordPress.com is hosted by Automattic and often thought of as a “light version” of WordPress. WordPress.org is the “full version” – you can fully customize your site in any way you … Read more WordPress.com vs WordPress.org
I’ve been making websites on WordPress for about 10 years now. In that time many website platforms, like SquareSpace and Wix, have entered the market. If you’re running a non-profit on limited resources, or are starting out as an artist or business-owner, it can be overwhelming to figure out how to make your website affordably … Read more 10 Reasons to Make Your Website on WordPress
You have 3 passwords that you randomly choose between for every site you log into. You haven’t updated your passwords in over 5 years. Your password has your pet’s name or your birthday in it. Your password has been on a leaked list but you still haven’t changed it. You accidentally tweeted out your password. … Read more Stop using that terrible password. Password managers demystified.
This is the first in a series of posts about online security in the new political era. Friends, this is a dark time. I don’t need to remind you what’s happening in the US on January 20th. If ever we need to take privacy and security seriously it is now. If you need more convincing … Read more Trump is coming, here’s how to encrypt everything
I graduated from coding school a year ago today. I quit my day job as a graphic designer at the Vancouver Public Library a few months earlier and aimed to freelance full-time. It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Here are some things I’ve learned in my first year of freelancing. 1. Don’t … Read more 9 things I’ve learned in my first year as a freelance developer