Tag Archives: web design

Vermont Women’s Business Center: Making a website in a handful of hours.

One of my recent “Take Gahlord to Lunch” clients was the Vermont Women’s Business Center. They were in a tough situation with their website. Hackers had managed to destroy their existing website leaving them with no way to update their constituents about upcoming events. Redesign and development of a website without the benefit of planning […]

Site speed

Will Google penalize me for having a slow website? Can I improve my search rankings if I have a faster website?

Resources for making your site load faster, the new SEO ranking factor

Image by gahlord via Flickr As noted previously, Google is using site load time to help rank sites. I put together a quick list of further resources to help get everyone rolling on optimizing site speed for SEO. Making a website load fast requires the help of everyone on your web team. The person making […]

h1 tag

Is the h1 tag important for SEO?

What to do if you don’t have room for an H1 tag, visually in your website design.

Image via Wikipedia I had a blast at the HomeQuest/FATCo/PHATCO event in Portland. I’ve got about three or four followup posts to write, based on questions. But to start off I wanted to address this one about web design (I’m teaching my weekly web design class tonight so it’s top of mind for me). A […]

Facebook changing business pages

Just a quick heads up that Facebook is changing some things about business pages. Here’s a slide deck to help you adjust: Fb Pages Transition Jan2010 View more presentations from Alisa Leonard-Hansen.

Gahlord Dewald teaching an Interactive Web Design Course through Burlington Public Schools Continuing Education

Image by curiouslee via Flickr Thoughtfaucet President/Janitor, Gahlord Dewald, will be teaching an introductory web design course for Burlington Public Schools this spring. The class is 10 sessions, from 6pm to 9pm on Thursdays starting February 4, 2010. The class meets at Burlington High School and is open to all ages. This class will be […]

Getting started with a website on the cheap.

Image via Wikipedia Note: If you already know a lot about your customers, your corporate design sense, your product and your broader marketplace this article is obviously not for you. If, on the other hand, you’re just starting a business and want to get going on the right foot but aren’t sure how to do […]

Web Typography: Using Em Units.

Image by Network Osaka via Flickr Making things online often means using text and typography. Fiddling with font sizes online can be a real pain. This is because all the computer platforms are a little different in how they treat text and pixels. Also, since I’m a fan of making websites that people can use […]