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What to do when your name’s domain name is taken

By | January 26th, 2015|Blog, Business, Hacks, How To, Web Design|

Yourname.com is owned by somebody else. Does that mean you are exiled from the internet? Of course not! This is an opportunity to get clever about how to shoehorn your name into a website URL. Here are three options: Option one - Check the other TLDs. Around the world, .com is seen as the most 'reputable' [...]

Apostrophe and Backslash error in WordPress – it’s Magic Quotes

By | January 28th, 2013|Blog, Hacks, How To, Web Design|

On a high quality self-marketing blog that I manage, when someone would add a comment that included an apostrophe, the apostrophe would populate on the page with a backslash behind it. From ' to /' every time. I could manually edit these in the Wordpress backend, or even use a search and replace plugin on [...]

Alternative Homes Today

By | September 19th, 2012|Blog, Web Design|

Ross Lukeman had studied a lot of online marketing. He knew that he could leverage his unique expertise in sustainable home design into building a community - once he had a platform. The platform he needed was a mix of newsletters, social media, and a video-friendly website. When we began working together, he already had [...]

Squarespace website design

By | May 24th, 2012|Content Marketing, Web Design|

Although I primarily work in Wordpress, there are times I really like working in other platforms. I'd been itching to take the new Squarespace platform out for a spin. Priority Payments NW had a website in Squarespace 5, and came to Pura Vida MultiMedia with a need to upgrade. The New Squarespace 6 I'll admit, [...]

Real Estate and Tours in the Land of Summer

By | January 2nd, 2012|Blog, Content Marketing, Costa Rica, Graphic Design, Web Design|

This was one of my favorite projects; a new website, new logo, new brand. Jane Gregson is a real estate agent who is well known in Southern Costa Rica. She also has a tour company, guiding people from retirees to honeymooners around the country. When someone wants to know how to get hings done here, [...]

Upgrading my Job Title

By | January 1st, 2012|Blog, Content Marketing, Entrepreneur, Video, Web Design|

For the last couple of years, I have styled myself by my favorite, all time best job title of my life: DIGITAL NINJA. As my business is growing, from a one-man shop into an agency, and my role in my projects is changing from artist to manager, I have decided it is time for an [...]

Gluten Free Cowgirl

By | December 5th, 2011|Blog, Content Marketing, Graphic Design, Portland, Web Design|

Sarah Hahn wanted to be more than just an ordinary blogger. She wanted a revenue stream. By combining two niche subjects - Gluten-Free baking and Natural Horsemanship - she has cleverly invited both demographics to overlap on her website. The Content Marketing plan involves using natural horsemanship philosophy and horse training tips with amazing recipes for [...]

A New Realm of Fitness

By | October 17th, 2011|Blog, Content Marketing, Graphic Design, Portland, Web Design|

Ramman Turner is a mover, a dancer, and a personal trainer. His fitness classes incorporate his unique movement philosophy, and he wanted a website that could serve as the platform for his ideas. He had spend a lot of time on Blogspot in the past, but was unable to customize the layout of his website [...]

Cafe / Restaurant Website

By | August 12th, 2011|Blog, Graphic Design, Portland, Web Design|

I am, unashamedly, an avid lover of Anna Bannanas Cafe. This St. Johns neighborhood coffee shop has been my favorite haunt for five years. I jokingly refer to it as "my office." When someone needs to meet me in person, I always try and meet them at Annas, since I'm there all the time anyways. [...]

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