How To Build A Website From Scratch: A Step-by-Step Guide to Starting Your Own Ecommerce Site

Introduction Image Source: FreeImages ‍ Did you know that the e-commerce market is currently worth over 200 billion dollars? That’s an increase of almost 20% in just the last year alone. And it doesn’t look like growth will slow down anytime soon. Even outside of this thriving industry, many businesses are moving online to streamline … Read more


It’s that time in the release cycle again, when all the features are basically done, and we’re just squashing bugs. To the brave of heart and giving of soul: Won’t you help us test the new version of WordPress? More: WordPress 3.1 Beta 1

CSS Code Snippets

CSS has never been my forte, but I do have some snippets that I refer to often. Change Link Color, Site-Wide a, a:link, a:visited { color: #F73838; text-decoration: none; } Adjust the Space Between Rows p { line-height: 150%; } 2 Column divs <div style=”width: 50%; float: left;”>#left content in here</div> <div style=”width: 50%; float: … Read more

Monthly Website Audits

In order to make sure things are running smoothly, I try to check each site every 21 days. I’ve tried shorter and longer periods between audits, but 3 weeks seems about right for the types of sites I manage. Check Indexing The first thing I do is look up every new post in Google to … Read more

Email Doesn’t Work After Switching to Cloudflare

Ran into an issue with one of my personal websites where email wouldn’t work. I had recently switched the site to Cloudflare, so I did a search for “Cloudflare Email”. This page on Cloudflare’s website explained the issue. “Many hosting companies use the domain name for MX records and resolve the mail server internally. When using Cloudflare, … Read more


The Guardian has a great article online which features numerous quotes from PollDaddy co-founder and project lead David Lenehan on various business aspects of PollDaddy. In the article which is more like an interview, we learn that the company has been cash flow positive since the beginning with revenues doubling since they’ve started. When it … Read more