Button Split Test using Divi

From July 17th to Nov 13th, I ran a split test on the main button on my homepage. I wanted to see what text converted better between “My Work” and “Get in Touch” I ran the split test using Divi theme’s built in split test feature, setting...

Simple Bank Review

I’ve been on the hunt for a great financial tool for a long time. Not only do I want one for my business (and have reviewed a business finance tool or two in the past), I also want one for my personal finances. When Simple Bank (aka: Simple Finance) launched...

Names and positions for buttons on iOS apps

As I’ve created a few apps of my own, I’ve thought more about the placement and naming of buttons. Take a look at the Save / Add / Done and Cancel / ‘Back’ buttons from five native iOS apps: Not only do the names vary, sometimes the...

Local Launch: Get feedback and iterate early

It can be tricky to balance between building an MVP (Minimum Viable Product) and taking future updates into consideration. I’m thinking specifically of building a mobile app, but this could be applied to just about any other product or launch. If you don’t...

Image sizes and dimensions for web

Dealing with images on your website or blog can be a frustrating experience. Many make the mistake of uploading images without reducing the file size or dimensions which can cause big problems in the long run – particularly with load time, user experience, and...

Lessons from Client Work – Designing Logos

Sometimes, when working with a client, we see eye to eye on things. Other times, we don’t and that’s okay! Part of taking on client work is balancing what your client wants and what you feel should be done. Let me share two examples this when designing a...

My First Experience with Squarespace

I’ve been aware of Squarespace for quite some time. I’ve been intrigued enough that they’ve stayed on my radar. I usually build sites with WordPress, and I think it’s a great platform, but I was open to give Squarespace a shot if it seemed like the right fit for a...

How to Create iOS/Android Shortcut Icons for Your Website

(Updated 5 July 2016) While I was working on a WordPress site, I came across a branding portion of the admin panel that allowed me to upload icons for my website. Icons for my website? Initially, I wasn’t sure what those were, but then I remembered that if you...

How can John Doe Understand His Blood Test?

Two years ago, I got a blood test. I had been feeling sick after eating certain foods and thought there was a small chance it might be gluten intolerance, so I went to get my blood tested to find out. The test was done at a standard blood lab – you go in, they...

Great Quote From Gentry Underwood (Founder and CEO of Mailbox)

I just listened to a portion of an interview at TechCrunch Disrupt NY, where Michael Abbott (A VC) interviewed Gentry Underwood, Founder and CEO of Mailbox. They talked about Gentry’s experience of being a first time founder. Here is a great quote: Michael :...