Aug
10
2017

It’s been quiet here for a while! That’s not likely to change in the near future, as our lives are in a more… stationary stage for the time being. We’re enjoying our time with our remaining dog in sunny Mexico, working hard to build our business and thinking about the future when we’re once again footloose and fancy-free. In any case, this post corresponds to a big milestone for us, and therefore merits (in my mind) some sort of marker, as much for ourselves as the blog.

Let me tell you about a dog named Emmy Lou.

Here in Mexico some say you die three deaths. The first is when your body stops working. The second is when you are returned to the earth. The third, and most definitive, is when there is no one left alive to remember you.

So I write this with the hope that Emmy Lou will make her way into the memory of a few more people, since she died her first death August 29, 2016 at 7:52 a.m. and died her second death later that same day. I desperately, and likely foolishly, hope she never meets her third.

Mar
21
2016

Part of subcontracted work to update an existing client’s website, this smaller project nevertheless had some interesting aspects with regards to client requirements.

From surprise reciprocity fees to our bank card being blocked to incorrect directions to our hostel, our first day traveling in Colombia (after 6 months of easy living in Playa del Carmen, Mexico) was a trial-by-fire that put our dusty backpacking skills to the test!

Dec
15
2015

The client wanted to integrate with an online calendar that would simplify the frequent updates to class schedules and make the site easier for potential customers to browse. They also wanted to integrate with their MailChimp lists to manage their numerous newsletters and e-mail blasts. The old site was old and needed to move from […]

Dec
15
2015

Despite using an out of the box theme, there was no shortage of work to be done. The client needed a full, custom API integration with their MailChimp account in order to support their numerous subscription methods and sweeps campaigns working with sponsors. We had been setting their sweeps campaigns up before, but the old […]

Update the site. Maintain organic search rankings. Move from HTML to WordPress. Keep the same look and feel. All in a day’s work!

Dec
14
2015

The idea was that she would add five words every week that all related to each other in some way. Then she would add her own research and insight into the usage, history and meaning of the words. She needed a very custom frontend and a backend that was easy to work with. She wanted […]

After three and a half years of running this site (wow!) we decided it was time for an update. In truth, we decided it was time for an update about a year ago, but between travel and work things sort of… fell through the cracks.

Combine advanced back-end functionality with comprehensive front-end data availability and you have the recipe for this site. Two main functions of the site — the calendar and the staff directory — were web-serviced based frameworks that had no less than three APIs between them that required full integration into WordPress. Add to that a myriad […]

Dec
03
2015

This couple wanted their theme to focus on their beautiful photographs, so we designed a look that would put their photography in focus. We gave them huge featured images, plenty of galleries and lots of white space to let their content shine.  

Dec
03
2015

The owner of this property wanted a site that would really show off everything her service offered potential clients. She wanted something clean, professional, but also attention-getting. She knew she loved the color green. Challenge accepted.  

Being a not-for-profit organization makes it tough to afford the very best in website design, however we were able to meet their budget and deliver a site that checked all the boxes for them.

The firm had the design, but needed someone to write the code. We needed to take a design from a Photoshop file and make it into a real, live website.  

Dec
03
2015