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Bootstrap vs. WordPress

I received a phone call from a potential client that knew a little bit about web implementation who asked if I could make a bootstrap website for him. Of course, I replied. Bootstrap is as simple as it gets when making a website but I was curious as to why bootstrap and not straight HTML […]

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Why you need HdG Design?

This year I began a new company after working for other people as an Internet Developer since 1994.  I called it Havre de Grace Design, which means “Harbor of Grace Design” in English. It scares the living daylights out of me to be completely open about it.  There were many questions. Would people understand what […]

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The lifestyle of a Web Designer

A day in the life of a web designer I looked at Quora.com this morning and there was a question about getting into web design just sitting there waiting to be answered.  I got the assumption that the person asking the question figured it was an easy life, easy job.  I want to put that […]

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Marketing

Allocating your Advertising Dollars

How you should spend your businesses money? I have been expanding the search engine optimization portion of this blog for a few days now.  I hope these short tutorials have been useful in your business.  Today I want to touch on how your business should tie together the SEO portion of your website marketing/business marketing […]

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Researching the Competition with Google Alerts

Google Alerts = Automated Research A lot of business people ask me to divulge which tools I use to research their competitors and how I come up with ideas for website promotion.  Although I am not quite ready to give away all my secrets let me share one that every business person should be using, […]

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Wordpress

Learning WordPress

Web Designers Should Learn WordPress I think it has finally happened.  The web design community is realizing the value of WordPress for its clients.  Makes sense to me too.  Face it, your client will want to change the wording of a document, pictures, functionality, and much more over the course of owning their business website and […]

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THE DO NOT of SEO

THE TO DON’T LIST of SEO I get a lot of people here in Harford County, Maryland that want to know what to do as far as optimizing their websites or what is referred to as SEO.  When it comes to search engine optimization for a website owner, I think it might be better for […]

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How to Improve your Search Engine Optimization

How to Improve Search Engine Optimization Recently a client asked me to help him improve his visibility on the search engines.  I took a look at his site, which was nicely done by a company in India back in February.  He paid around $1,500 for it but there was not much put into it in […]

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Welcome New Client Llojenn Endoscope Repair

Llojenn Inc Endoscope Repairs Havre de Grace Design welcomes Lloyd Shue of Llojenn Inc. This remarkable company repairs the bending section of endoscopes. Most medical facilities needed to replace the unit before Mr. Shue began repairing them many years ago. Llojenn Inc, Churchville Road, Churchville, MD – 21028 – 410-734-0333

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Ecommerce for Web Designers

Ecommerce for New Web Designers Chris called from Mt. Rainier Maryland called to ask me about shopping carts for a website he created from HTML.  The site sold infused berries and needed approximately six variations for each type of berry.  Since Chris installed this site in HTML and because I looked at the site, I […]

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