House Bill 2 a year later - now even dumber than ever

North Carolina HB2

It's been almost a year since the North Carolina general assembly passed the controversial, stupid and discriminatory House Bill 2 (or HB2) also infamously known as the "bathroom bill".

Since the bill passed in late March 2016, millions of lives of innocent bible thumping North Carolinians have been saved from … Continue Reading

The dreaded "C" word and the inspiring "C" word

"Cancer can take away all of my physical abilities. It cannot touch my mind, it cannot touch my heart, and it cannot touch my soul. "
-Jim Valvano

Cancer Cancer is often a death sentence. Sometimes sooner, sometimes later. Many do survive and defeat cancer, so a diagnosis doesn’t mean a … Continue Reading

Content is King when it comes to SEO

Content is King

When it comes to SEO content is king. Not just any content will do though. You need to have the right content pertinent to your business and marketing efforts and you need to ensure that content is filled with keywords in the right places.

Visits are definitely important for your … Continue Reading

WordPress vs. Drupal overview

WordPress Vs. Drupal

WordPress and Drupal are two common open-source Content Management Systems. By open source I mean they are free to download and use, and they are powered by PHP and MySQL on the back-end. These systems are constantly evolving and being improved upon by a community of developers.

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Welcome Roy Cooper, a governor for us all!

North Carolina Governor - Roy Cooper

The Good

Roy Cooper was recently elected the governor of North Carolina and he is the best choice to get the state back on track after helping to repeal HB2, bring back businesses and entertainment events that left the state due to HB2 and overall his leadership will make North … Continue Reading

so long 2016, welcome 2017!

Get your website ready for 2017

2016 was not the best year for me. In a lot of ways, 2016 was like taking a step backward as opposed to moving forward.

2016 was also a bad year for my home state of North Carolina. A discriminatory law was passed by the state legislature early in the … Continue Reading

Semantic HTML and Modular CSS

Semantic HTML and Modular CSS

The definition of semantic is relating to meaning in language or logic. Semantic elements are not only smart when coding HTML, but also are important for other reasons as well. In this blog post I will elaborate more as to why it is important to create semantic HTML markup.

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Give your website a face-lift and checkup in 2017!

2017 Website Checklist

O.k, first things first. You have a business or portfolio website. Maybe you have had the same site for a while and it is working well for you or maybe you have a snazzy new redesign. Either way, there are quite a few steps to take to make sure your … Continue Reading

website accessibility should not be an afterthought or ignored

Web AccessabilityIt is a requirement that all government related websites meet section 508 accessibility guidelines, and your business website should as well. Accessibility is a right, not a privilege.

Common visual problems are due to cataracts, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, corneal opacity, diabetic retinopathy, childhood blindness, trachoma and onchocerclasis.

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I'm not with him...

I'm not with him - Donald Trump

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from

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