Jack St. Clair, Inc. (JSI)

This is a recent copywriting and website project I did for my dad’s company, and it’s the newest part of my online portfolio. When your business is built on 60 years of excellence, you have that same expectation for your website. Terry St. Clair, the owner of Jack St. Clair, Inc. (JSI), is also my … Read more

Eugene Suzuki Music Academy

Eugene Suzuki Music Academy (ESMA)

  When families sign up their children for music lessons, they aren’t just signing up their children for music lessons. They’re demonstrating their trust in the teacher. They’re saying that they’ve found a good match of personality and temperament that won’t just make for better music-playing, but that can help their children be better people. … Read more

Mid-Valley Chapter, Willamette Writers

As Oregon’s largest organization for writers and authors, Willamette Writers maintains local chapters throughout the state. In 2011 I joined the Eugene-based Mid-Valley Chapter, where I started a WordPress-based chapter website and eventually took over management of the chapter from a long-time chair who had decided to step down. I served as co-chair until September … Read more

First Responder Grants

When your time is dedicated to working remotely and on-site with clients all over the United States, how do you keep your website current? How do you stay in touch with customers and prospects? Those were the questions First Responder Grants was trying to answer. We examined their services and products, and discussed where they … Read more

CHIEF Public Safety Equipment & Apparel

e-Commerce & Digital Marketing Police officers, firefighters and emergency medical personnel are busy peopleā€”but they also have to take time to get the gear they need to perform their duties. During 7 years as the Web Editor for the USA’s 2nd-largest national distributor of public safety equipment, I grew e-commerce sales and increased online marketing … Read more

Text sizing & positioning in 10 browsers

*geek alert* With screenshot examples and code used. Link: index of individual text sizing examples. More on text sizing issues. Very interesting… if you’re that concerned over baselines and font edges and all that good fun webgeek stuff. Thanks for putting it all together, Owen Briggs (inflight connection) Different site, but the Web Design Group … Read more

A cure for the CSS woes?

Ask and ye shall receive. Further to last night’s CSS layout malaise — or melee — this morning’s SitePoint newsletter has given something well worth checking out: css-discuss “Specifics, the nitty-gritty of writing good stylesheets.” The first list on this site sounds like just what I’m looking for: CssLayouts, FixedLayouts, AbsoluteLayouts, FloatLayouts, TwoColumnLayouts, ThreeColumnLayouts, FooterInfo. … Read more

Wireless pirate

Saturday afternoon is americano time at my favorite cafe, Perugino. I’m heading to Roseburg in a couple of hours, but first, some coffee and a little quality time with a CSS book and a site I’m working on. The CSS is giving me a headache — I’m having a hellish time wrapping my mind around … Read more

The geek at night: learning CSS

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Have you ever “viewed source” on a webpage? It’s frightening. All these nice layouts and pretty fonts… and then you flip things around, and suddenly it’s all a plain text mess. Ever wonder what it is, what all those little “” and weird codes and values mean? Probably not. Which is very wise. But if you have…

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