Posts by Katie O'Brien

How to Best Optimize Images for your WordPress Website

I just started on a brand new redesign for a client. She’s got a smokin’ hot new logo and branding (from my go-to-gal Meghan Turner Design Studios) and some fresh copy. Basically, her whole site is getting torn down and built back up in the best possible way! Except for her blog posts. She’s written some…

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Why Everyone Really Loves Danielle LaPorte’s Website

Sometimes things are just so beautiful that we want to duplicate them. Ya know, replicate them and then call them our own? Websites fall victim to this a lot. Especially gorgeous websites from those we admire. But it’s pretty illegal and downright crummy to copy a designer’s work. Danielle LaPorte’s website is usually at the…

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Monthly Maintenance To-Dos for Your WordPress Website

Just as you’d take your car in for its routine oil change and take yourself to the dentist for a cleaning… your website needs regular maintenance, too. This is something you can hire out to your designer or developer or something you can take care of yourself if you’re committed to remembering. Keeping your site…

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How to Setup a PayPal Button and Add it to your Website

Have you ever wondered how people get paid from their website? This short tutorial shows you how you can easily add a button to your website that allows your clients to instantly send you money and pay for your services. Go to your PayPal Account Click Tools Click + Open PayPal Buttons Click Create new…

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How to Create an Outline for Your Website

When I first meet with clients during a strategy session, one of my top priorities is to understand the basic outline of their site. Understanding the basic outline and user flow of your site is just as important as a classy new design. If you’re DIYing, this step can be taken on your own… but…

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Web Design for Financial Coach, Jennifer Faherty

The Before Shot “Katie was so easy to work with. She answered all of my questions, was organized and got back to me right away when I had questions. Plus, I love the end result. She created a clean, beautiful website that I hope to have for a long time.I would certainly recommend Katie, not…

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Web Design for Executive Transition Coach, Bryan Nadeau

“I loved Katie’s positive attitude and quick responses. I’d definitely recommend Katie to others. She does really great work, easy to work with and takes your suggestions and turns them into a beautiful website. It’s been a pleasure working with her.” Bryan Nadeau, Vision to Reality Coaching Click the images below to enlarge & view…

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How to Ensure You’ll Get the Best Headshots for Your Website

One of the greatest investments you can make for your business is getting hooked up with some professional headshots that truly reflect who you are and what your brand represents. But sometimes my clients tend to get stuck on this step, wondering who to book, what to wear, how to pose… they usually circle back…

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Where to Find Inspiration for Your New Website Design

You might have already started browsing the internet for some new web design inspiration but are feeling a little overwhelmed with so many options… Some web design+development professionals might first encourage you to get all of the copy (aka words, text, body) for each of your pages (aka Home, About, Services, etc) together and the technical…

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5 Steps to Take When You’re Ready for Website a Makeover

You’ve been ready for a new website for a little while now and you think you’re ready to dive right into hiring a pro. But did you know there are some vital steps that should be taken before hiring your web designer? A great web designer will certainly coach and guide you through all of…

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Coming Soon Web Design for Lifestyle Blogger, Maria Meier

“Initially, the process of finding a web designer was daunting. There are so many options out there, and having been new to it all, I was certainly intimidated and cautious. I knew after reviewing Katie’s site and hosting a consult call that she would be someone I would enjoy partnering and working alongside for my…

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