Web Development

March 13, 2014

35+ Resources to Become a Kick Ass WordPress Developer

Many of our clients run sites on the WordPress platform. Here is a list of resources I just came across that can help someone move beyond the basics of WordPress into a more advanced user. http://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/35-resources-for-kick-ass-wordpress-developers/
April 30, 2012

10 Plugins You Can’t Live Without

Hi again. At Hosting Nation we have a number of clients who use WordPress. 10 Plugins You Can’t Live Without is an  article from Website Magazine regarding 10 plugins that “should always deserve consideration.” It is a pretty useful list.    
October 27, 2010

The New Tofino Sea Kayaking Website

One of the projects that we having been working on, in association with our partners Fusion Creative and Harbour City SEO is the new website for Tofino Sea Kayaking, a kayaking tour and rental company in Tofino, BC. The website was launched this week and we invite you to check it out, www.tofinoseakayaking.com.
December 2, 2009

Ten Tell Tale Signs your Site is Sick

How do you know when it’s time to build a new website?  Most people wait until their current site stops working, but to me it’s like waiting for the engine on your car to seize before getting an oil change, or waiting to get really sick before going to a doctor.  Because we understand the need for a car and […]
October 16, 2009

Can I have that for less? Part Two

In Part One of “can I have that for less?” we explored some of the concepts behind the vendor-client relationship of web development services and how expectations can clash with reality when things aren’t spelled out in advance. In this part, we’re going to discuss some of the canned and affordable options available for non-existent and low budgets.  Custom design […]
September 23, 2009

Can I have that for less please?

There are no hard and fast rules for what a thing on the web should cost.   For instance, you can get a logo from 19dollarlogos.com starting at $19.00, yet Pepsi recently paid hundreds of millions for their new logo design (read the full 27 page brief explaining how Pepsi is at the center of the universe). Assuming that your budget […]
August 24, 2009

Client Profile – Leo Sawicki

Last week we completed a project for Leo Sawicki, Author and Life Management Consultant.  Leo has worked both as a children’s author, publishing books such as Anytime and Anywhere Stories; and working in business and community development with aboriginal communities and institutions across Canada. The scope of the project was to create a web site for Leo that would be […]
August 11, 2009

Google Image Search is not a Repository – Where to Find Rights Free Images

It’s not all business all the time.  It’s mostly business around here at Hosting Nation but when you’ve been at it all day, sometimes you need to unwind with something light and funny. The sites I browse when I’m kicking back and defragging range in theme and content though most of them are funny in one way or another.  Humour […]
July 14, 2009

How Not to Build and Market Your Website

Yep, that’s right – I said how NOT to build your website.  You’ve probably all read dozens of posts, articles, columns and even other blogs on what you should do to sign and market your site on the web. Well, on webpagesthatsuck.com I found a striking example of a site that’s doing essentially everything wrong.  Wrong navigation, wrong design and […]
July 13, 2009

Best of the Web, July 2009

I spend a lot of time not just working on our own websites and projects, but also looking at what the current trends are in design, development, programming and marketing.  There’s a definite rift between what has buzz, what the early adopters have grokked on to and what has actually made the effective transition to popular usage and while I […]