25 April

My Switch to the Genesis Framework

My Switch to the Genesis Framework

If you’ve been to my website in the past, you may have noticed that I’ve drastically changed the look. It’s long overdue, primarily because I wanted to switch to a responsive design. But I was also getting restless with the design and wanted to try hand-designing a WordPress theme so that I have more control […]

25 March

What’s All the Fuss About Responsive Websites?

What’s All the Fuss About Responsive Websites?

Responsive web design is quickly becoming the standard for all web design. What’s “responsive web design?” It’s a term to indicate that a website scales properly, generally no matter the size of the device being used to view it.

5 October

Akismet Comment Spam Protection

Akismet Comment Spam Protection

Akismet is one of the best comment spam protection plugins available and the first recommended plugin of my Essential WordPress Plugin series.

29 September

Essential WordPress Plugins

Essential WordPress Plugins

What are the essential WordPress plugins? Starting this week, I will go through all ten that I install for every WordPress site.

15 August

Adding an Avatar to Your Profile

Adding an Avatar to Your Profile

Call this WordPress 101, but adding avatar profile images to their web sites is often overlooked or misunderstood by most of my clients.

8 July

What’s New in WordPress 3.2

What’s New in WordPress 3.2

For most users, the biggest change is how the dashboard looks, with changes in the default font as well as some CSS shifts to move things around to make more space.

15 June

Why I Left the Bar

Why I Left the Bar

For those in Minnesota or elsewhere who know me, you may be wondering why I left a pretty awesome position at the Minnesota State Bar Association, where I oversaw the development of a lot of online services for members and blogged a lot about it at the Practice Blawg.

14 June

I’ve Got a New Site

I’ve Got a New Site

I finally convinced myself to try a new design and theme and went with Platform Pro, a great theme that is more like a framework than a straightforward theme.

27 September

Nothing Says Italy Like the McItaly

Nothing Says Italy Like the McItaly

Though we didn’t try it, I cracked up when I saw one of our paper placemats advertising the “McItaly.”

31 October

Firenze 2010

I am traveling with my wife, two kids, and 20 students to Florence in January 2010, as the ‘backup’ to my wife’s St. Olaf interim course in art history.