Articles, by Heather Wood

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Heather Wood

Next to being a famous writer, I already live my dream job. I wake up and do what I love for a living, everyday. Because of this, I have had the benefit of teaching other up and coming web developers how to run a web design business. I pay it forward by providing free useful articles and videos to the web. I’m fortunate to work amongst the leaders of the web community

How To Create Your Google Accounts

How To Create Your Google Accounts

When you are trying to create a social network, your Google account is going to be the most important one you will create. ONE Google account will give you access to Google Analytics, YouTube, G+, Gmail, Drive, and more. In the past I have witnessed clients whom have...

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Completely Remove Programs from a Mac

Completely Remove Programs from a Mac

When you are trying to create a social network, your Google account is going to be the most important one you will create. ONE Google account will give you access to Google Analytics, YouTube, G+, Gmail, Drive, and more. In the past I have witnessed clients whom have...

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Create a Custom Message for Outbound Links in WordPress

Create a Custom Message for Outbound Links in WordPress

If you're a Wordpress developer/designer, especially a freelance developer, you know how beneficial it is to develop a site while it's live. Not only is it helpful when debugging plugins/themes/etc...but it's great to be able to give your clients a URL that will allow...

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How To Become a Freelance Web Designer

How To Become a Freelance Web Designer

Recently I had to create a custom message that would warn users before they left the current website they were on. The user also had to have the option to cancel if they did not want to move forward with going to the outbound link. This is an awesome alternative if...

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Is web “DESIGN” important to visitors?

Is web “DESIGN” important to visitors?

Over the 5 years I've been a freelance web designer, I've had many people contact me wondering how I got started and asking me several questions as to the life of freelancing. So I decided to create this post that will benefit many people if they are indecisive about...

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Spokane’s Top Rated Web Designer, It’s ME!

Spokane’s Top Rated Web Designer, It’s ME!

On occasion I get a prospective client or two who sincerely ask me, "Does it really matter what the website looks like?". Every time I hear something like this, I have a little heart attack and shake my head. Have you ever seen an episode of the popular ABC show Shark...

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Why I Won’t Use Managed WordPress Hosting

Why I Won’t Use Managed WordPress Hosting

It can be very difficult to achieve any kind of rating as a web designer. And don't let a rating fool you either. I mean, I'm very happy to be labeled a Top web designer by Thumbtack, such a large corporation, but in reality, it's just an automated process. I just...

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FusionInvoice – Client Invoicing & Management

FusionInvoice – Client Invoicing & Management

Social Buzz is a unique approach to a social media sharing plugin for wordpress. It adds a couple features you may not see in other social plugins. First, a total of shares displayed very prominently at view. When other people have shared an article, it entices other...

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Why You Should Never Make a Free Website

Why You Should Never Make a Free Website

As a freelance web designer, I normally like to do most tasks myself. Invoicing and client management being one of them. A few years back when I started my freelance business, I researched a TON of different solutions that would allow me to keep track of my client's...

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Should My Business Start a Facebook Page?

Should My Business Start a Facebook Page?

Many prospective clients call me asking lots of questions. One question that comes up often is "what is the difference from building a free (or cheap) website and hiring a professional designer to build a website?" Here is what I tell them. Problem 1: You never own...

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How To Center The Menu In Genesis Executive Pro Theme

How To Center The Menu In Genesis Executive Pro Theme

When you are trying to create a social network, your Google account is going to be the most important one you will create. ONE Google account will give you access to Google Analytics, YouTube, G+, Gmail, Drive, and more. In the past I have witnessed clients whom have...

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13 Google Resources to Charge Up your Business

13 Google Resources to Charge Up your Business

I work primarily with WordPress and WordPress-specific sites, so I require a host, not only for my own websites, but which offers the infrastructure I need to ensure that I'm taking care of my clients websites as well. SiteGround offers the essential services needed...

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