WordPress for Artists – WordCamp Ottawa 2017 [PRESENTATION]

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Last year, I attended my first WordCamp ever (WordCamp Miami 2016) and I had a great time. Meeting others in the WordPress community reminded me of why I have chosen this medium for the last decade or so, lol.  This year, I decided I wanted to speak at a WordCamp. I would have returned to WordCamp Miami but I had a clash so I didn’t even apply to speak. Looking at others that were “nearby”, I decided to try for WordCamp Ottawa. They accepted my talk “Perfect Platform: WordPress for Artists” and the rest is history… I ended up also …

Website Design for Arts Nonprofits

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I was doing some volunteer work recently, helping out a US-based arts nonprofit organisation. I was really just doing some troubleshooting for them to fix some errors on their site, but it got me thinking about website design for arts nonprofits. They are in need of a site refresh as the design is outdated, the theme has custom work they can’t update and they want to add quite a bit to the site. Arts nonprofits have an interesting challenge where it comes to their websites, as typically they have multiple audiences they need to target. They need to show off their …

Do I really need a website if I have a …?

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No matter what you finish that question with, the answer to “do I really need a website?” is probably yes. Some of the endings I have heard include Tumblr page, Facebook page or profile, Twitter/Instagram/Snapchat/[insert latest new social media network here]. Here’s the thing about all of those — you don’t own them. I know you think you do because you created your account and uploaded all your content and have been using for a really long time (or not). But the companies behind all of those platforms own those profiles and pages. In most cases, you’ve granted them a licence …

Website Design for Recording Studios

Website Design for Recording Studios

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A nice small project recently came my way, which was actually a project that had been put on hold a couple years ago. The business is a small project studio run by a local producer. He has been getting more business and decided he was ready for a professional face (aka website). He didn’t know much about website design for recording studios and wanted some guidance. Recording studios fall into that interesting space between creative and business. They need to stand out as a creative place so they attract the creative artists and musicians they want to work with. At the same …