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Developer Journal: Redesigning my MailChimp Blog Updater Email Campaign

Earlier this month I spent quite a bit of time researching, redesigining, and tweaking my MailChimp email autoresponder campaign. This campaign updates users automatically in their email whenever I post something on my blog. I wanted to learn how to design a better MailChimp campaign email. I went from something that looked like the Before […]

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Gimp Tutorial: 125 pixel WordPress Ad Widget banner

This tutorial is for Gimp version 2.8 and is intended to teach users how to design a 125px x 125px advertising banner for use in website sidebars and elsewhere. These advertisement banners are perfect to use on your WordPress site with the WordPress Ad Widget plugin (https://wordpress.org/plugins/ad-widget/), though 125×125 pixels is a common and popular […]

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Design Journal: Researching Web Design Portfolios and Case Studies

I’ve recently discovered the need for a decent web developer portfolio. Now, I’ve been aware of web developer portfolios for a while and I’ve seen some good ones. But, usually the ones I came across were quite by accident, and part of someone’s larger design portfolio. These design portfolios consist of mostly graphic design and […]

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Developer Journal: Making ShopIsle Theme Search Page Display Excerpts Instead of Full Content [without plugin] – Pt. 01

This is part of a new series I’m starting called Developer Journal. Posts in this series discuss my challenges — various programming and design topics I’m trying to figure out. I take you on my journey of learning and discovery. You get to experience my process for problem solving and troubleshooting technical issues. While these […]

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How The Incredible Hulk and Arnold Schwarzenegger Inspired My Bodybuilding Journey

In December of 2008, I was working for Hewlett-Packard (now HPE) on contract through a contracting agency called Synova. I had been a workaholic for three years — literally taking my work home with me. Now, I was trying to have a social life. I had done some online project management training earlier that summer, […]