A Friendly January Reminder

Today I just want to give you a reminder from your friendly, neighborhood website designer.  It’s a new year, and if you’re like me, then it may take you a few tries of writing the new year before you remember it without effort.  And… you just might forget to update that little copyright year notice […]

Geek Speak: Website Maintenance

Today I’m talking about “The Big M,” also known as maintenance.  Do you remember these lines from Mr. Incredible? No matter how many times you save the world, it always manages to get back in jeopardy again. Sometimes I just want it to stay saved! You know, for a little bit? I feel like the […]

GDPR Compliance

Geek Speak: GDPR

The 2018 GDPR compliance d-day is almost upon us: May 25.  Duh-duh-duh!  So why does it matter? Well, it matters if: You currently do business with clients in the European Union or might want to in the future. Your website might get traffic from the EU. You might get subscribers to your newsletter or other […]


Geek Speak: What is SEO?

***We are the first to admit that we’re not SEO experts.  There are fantastic specialists in SEO out there, and if SEO is a big point for you and your business, then we recommend looking for and hiring one of those brilliant people to play the SEO game for you or teach you how to […]

Geek Speak: WordPress Backup Plug-in Recommendation

Aaaahhhh.  Backups.  Like a digital hug and insurance policy in one, they give us the safety and security of knowing that even if something goes wrong with a WordPress site, all is not lost.  The website can be restored from that lovely little copy we stashed away for just such a time as this. Depending […]

Creative Speak: Fonts

How do you see what you say?  When you’re doing a project that requires some kind of written words that will be visible to others, you have to think about what those words will actually look like and what fantastic fonts you’ll use. Now, what most people call “fonts” are actually typefaces (all those amazing […]

Geek Speak: Choosing a Website Type – Coding

Today I’m talking about levels of coding and what they mean for your website.  But first I must digress just a bit and ask if you maybe watched the movie “Elf” over the holiday season?  If you didn’t, I’m sorry you missed out on such delightful holiday enjoyment.  In any case, Buddy the Elf tells […]

Geek Speak: Website Builders

So what’s the dealio with website building services?  There are plenty of fantastic website builders out there these days, like Squarespace, Wix, Weebly, etc.  If you’d like to know if using one is a good choice for you, read on, friend, read on.   The Good Stuff We’ll start with what’s good about website building […]

Geek Speak: Theme Decisions

Oh, you’re looking at choosing a WordPress theme.  Well, my condolences then. I kid. I kid. But in all seriousness, theme decisions can seem intimidating.  There are sooooo many options.  However, if you are working with a website designer, like me at Flannel Creative, you have the comfort of knowing it’s not just you riding […]