Archive for the ‘web design’ Category

Atom Custom File Type Detection

Mar 12, 2019 code, OpenCart, web design

In this example I will show you how you can set OpenCart’s .tpl file extension to read as PHP when opening in Atom Editor. Open your config.cson file. Underneath core: add: text.html.php is the “source” and the tpl is the file extension. Now when you open a .tpl file it will read as a PHP […]


Gulp, SCSS and WordPress

Feb 08, 2019 code, web design, wordpress

Ive been using gulp and live reload for many years now. It’s super efficient. Gulp, SCSS aka (sass) and WordPress can be a bit tricky though. Mostly because the typical SCSS structure is to put the final files in directories that aren’t necessarily WordPress friendly or WordPress structured. Also if you are trying to compress […]


SEO tips – Don’t believe everything you read online

Dec 14, 2014 seo, web design

Was browsing archives in and came across an old post based on how Google says they don’t use meta description as a ranking factor in their search engine. Below is a snippet: I feel sorry for meta descriptions. Google has long held that meta descriptions do not impact search engine rankings. From a 2007 post on […]


Subtle Background Patterns and Textures for Web Design

Nov 04, 2013 photoshop, web design

When designing a website, you can spend quite a bit amount of time researching layouts and designs. Getting ideas for the site you are about to design. And usually part of that process is getting some nice textures for enhancing the overall site and making it look really polished. While in the process of that […]


OpenCart Remove Required Telephone on Checkout

Feb 26, 2013 articles, code, web design

Ive been doing quite a few OpenCart customization sites lately. And one thing I always have to do is take out the required telephone field on the checkout page. I haven’t done it in a while, and well when I searched Google for the template pages to go to and find the code, it took […]


Exact Match Domain Names

Jan 15, 2013 articles, seo, web design

Keywords in the URL We have all seen the sites that show up on the first page of a search engine that has the exact same domain name as the phrase you just typed in.  And usually since it has the exact phrase we are searching, we will click on the link. And for the […]


Is your web design company legitimate?

Dec 11, 2012 articles, seo, web design, wordpress

Is the company or individual you are about to hire a legitimate web design or development firm or person? Or are they just template builders that charge excess fees for changing out content on a template based design. As an open source content management system, WordPress has become one of the most popular FREE CMS […]


Launched Craig’s New WordPress Design

Oct 06, 2012 portfolio, web design, wordpress

Welcome to the new site It’s been a few years since I did a new design on my website. And I finally found some time to get in a new design on my current WordPress installation. The ultimate goal was to create something new and innovative. There are so many WordPress sites out there that […]


Dallas Website Design

Jun 22, 2012 articles, seo, web design

Today I was browsing my competition for the keyword Dallas Website Design. As I am writing this I am on the first page of Google for this search term. Just the 10th spot for now. But after looking at other sites that are ranking for Dallas Website Design, I am blown away that a company […]


Fastest Ruby on Rails Install Guide

May 24, 2012 articles, web design

I tried to install Ruby on Rails on my computer about 6 months ago because I want to play around with the language and it’s capabilities. I watched some tutorials on how to install on YouTube, found some documentation on it as well. Problem is I couldn’t get it to work. There were so many […]