Every month, my work is seen and used by hundreds of thousands of people. I am available for hire with building new web sites, and managing existing sites, help with updates, consulting, new features, training, etc…
I work with directly with business owners to build streamlined, effective web sites. I also work with advertising agencies and marketing consultants on their clients' sites.
The large majority of my projects are built using Wordpress, Drupal, and Joomla, although I also support Magento, OSCommerce, and almost any other open-source platform.
Covington Creations, LLC (CEO)
Builds and maintain web sites for small and medium businesses, mainly in the PA/NJ/MD area. Main focus is customizing open-source content management systems, frequently working with graphic designers, photographers, copy writers, and project managers to produce and implement cutting-edge web applications. Over 15 years of programming experience.
Mangos, Inc. (Internship in Account Management)
As an intern with Mangos, an award-winning full-service ad agency, I assisted account managers with competitive research, worked alongside creative directors, as well as various designers, writers, and managers. Worked within all three major departments – account management, creative, and production.
Graduated from the Marketing Program at Shippensburg University with a BSBA. During his final semester, was hired by the College of Business to redesign the school’s web site. Coursework included a concentration in sociology, psychology, and art.
Programming (HTML, CSS, PHP, etc)
Mac and PC
Adobe Creative Suite
Microsoft Office (including Access)
Slack, Asana, other collaboration tools
Beware of these types of messages that are coming through website's contact forms:
Message: Hi, I'm Donnie,
I recently saw that there's the "error 500" showing on many of your website pages. I'm positive that all these errors will not be appreciated by your current customers and you are literally losing profits as a result, and additionally they can significantly decrease the volume of visits from Google.
Your website or a website that your company hosts is violating the copyright protected images owned by our company
I've been getting these spammy messages through my contact forms lately, figured I would share so that others don't get rattled by this type of nonsense.
I made the following video to walk through and discuss the traditional "hamburger" menu as it compares to the Off-Canvas sidebar.
The short version is the off-canvas sidebar option gives a lot more power: it can be used for more than just the mobile menu.
Watch the video to discover the ins and outs!
Lately I've been wondering if the Google Analytics script is going extinct. A recent political campaign gave me some statistics to examine, and I'm having a tough time reconciling Google Analytics data with my web server stats. It seems the web server, and the CMS, are reporting a lot more traffic than Google recognizes, likely because Google Analytics' script is blocked by many ad block scripts, privacy oriented browsers, etc.
Google is announcing Core Web Vitals will become ranking signals in May 2021 in an update that will also combine existing UX-related signals.
The ‘page experience’ signal combines Core Web Vitals with the following signals:
Core Web Vitals were introduced earlier this and are designed to measure how users experience the speed, responsiveness, and visual stability of a page.
My client forwarded me this scam-solicitation earlier today and I am posting it as a warning to everyone - watch out for this "Web Envy Solutions" based out of Stafford, TX.
The interesting part about this particular scam is they didn't email it to my client: they FAXED it!
End-to-end encryption is one of the key features promised by ProtonMail, with a zero-access setup ensuring that not even ProtonMail can see what your messages are about. What’s more, the code and cryptography that ProtonMail is built on open source and available for anyone to see, so there’s no chance of any back doors being hidden away.
On top of the encryption, the service offers other features designed to protect your privacy. You don’t need to provide any personal details when you sign up, for example, and ProtonMail doesn’t keep IP logs of your account access. There’s also the option to set an expiration date for sent email messages, so you can use your email account more like you use Snapchat.
I noticed recently that a handful of sites had broken pagination: clicking through "Page 1 - 2 - 3 - 4" at the bottom of my blog pages, for example, were leading to URL issues where it didn't matter if you clicked on Page 3 or page 4, both pages were linking to /page-2.html or similar.
Deciding whether or not to show the number of or "hits" or "views" that an article has received is easy with Joomla: you toggle them globally, and on a per-article basis. So if you have an blog with relatively low traffic, but you have a popular article where you want to show how a hit counter, it's easy: disable the view count globally and enable it for the individual article.
After a while, this starts to get old, because you generally post an article without the hit counter showing and then if it gets a lot of traffic, you want to turn it on.
Your day-to-day wallet will probably be tied to a centralized bitcoin exchange, like a Coinbase account. With Coinbase, you can create multiple wallet addresses under a single account (suppose you have 3 or 4 businesses, each could have their own Wallet Address that gets used for receiving payments). I think of Coinbase as your starting point: you'll most likely be using Coinbase to convert your $USD-based checking account funds into Bitcoin (or whichever cryptocurrency you choose).
Create your free Coinbase account now!
Your second wallet should be created manually, not connected with Coinbase.
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