Converting a Template to a WordPress Theme

Update: Since writing this post back in January, there has been a Dreamweaver extension released called ThemeDreamer. It is hands down the best tool for creating and customizing WordPress themes in Dreamweaver and it’s definitely worth a look. There are a ton of free WordPress templates available, but what if you find a commercial or […]

WebAssist Pro Maps for Google Review

WebAssist Pro Maps for Google is a new extension from WebAssist that makes adding interactive Google maps a snap in Dreamweaver.  The extension is installed via the extension manager, and adds a menu option for easy access to the extension.  This Pro Maps for Google review takes a look at the functionality provided by this […]

Top Firefox Extensions for Design & Development

Designing a standards-compliant website that is cross-browser compatible is tough.  Really tough in some cases.  Accessibility is one issue, IE is another altogether and visual appeal is the third element that makes designing a good website a balance of usability, browser-compatible code and stylesheets and an efficient user interface to allow site visitors to find […]

Troubleshooting your Google Adwords Quality Score

I run several websites that I use Google Adwords to attract traffic to via PPC advertising.  I’m definitely an Adwords noob, and I’m learning as I make mistakes along the way.  One of my websites is in a very heavily advertised market, with CPC amounts upwards of $30.  Now this works out great for my […]

Creating Date Icons for WordPress

As I was setting up the new blog, I wanted to incorporate a date icon (the little graphic to the left of the post titles on the home page) to add a little flair (not unlike Office Space) to my blog. I Googled a few terms and found a couple of really useful blogs that […]

WebAssist Makes Web Design Easier

As a web designer, I’m always looking for ways to make life easier.  I have a bad tendency to find a solution only to forget where I found it the next time I need it.  That’s one of the reasons I started this blog.  So I have a place to jot down where I found […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Google Analytics

Google Analytics, formerly called Urchin, is a free service offered by Google that allows website owners to track information on virtually every aspect of their website.  To sign up, go to Google Analytics and get a free account.  You will be provided a small JavaScript code that you place on the pages you would like […]

Move your Website to a New Hosting Server in Six Easy Steps

Many first-time website owners make the mistake of hosting their website with a cheap web hosting provider.  There are literally hundreds if not thousands of these hosting providers available, and there may come a time when it is necessary to move the web site to a hosting company that provides faster response time, less server […]

Use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to Maximize the Performance of Your Small Business Website

Cascading Style Sheets, or CSS, is a method of website design that allows for the separation of content and design. By incorporating CSS into the design of your small business website, you can increase the ability of search engines to spider your website, reduce your small business website page load time, make your site more […]

Create Dynamic Database Driven CSS Navigation Menus with Dreamweaver, PHP and MySQL

Since originally writing this article, there has been a new Dreamweaver extension released that can build your database-driven CSS drop-down menus for you. It’s CSS Menu Writer 2 from WebAssist. It creates unlimited levels of menu navigation in horizontal or vertical formats. It comes will a bunch of preset styles, so you can either use […]

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