The Event Apart 2016 – Day 1

I am back at An Event Apart: Chicago again this year to get another shot of Web Development insight and inspiration. This is my third year and each AEA conference I’ve been to has packed my brain with new ideas I’m itching to try as soon as I get home. Today was day one of […]

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The Cheap and The Quick: Part 1

Speed is king on the web. Having a faster website than your competitor can mean the difference between keeping or losing a potential customer. A question that has been bugging me though is; should speed be king when it comes to having your site created?

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The Clarity

I know this place has been quiet lately, but there is good reason for it. For the last month or so I have been putting the finishing touches on my web design and development process. It has been over two years in the making, but I now have a comprehensive method to efficiently and intelligently […]

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Field Noted

A couple of weeks ago a good friend of mine, Heather, asked if I had time to meet for lunch. We picked a time and met at one of the many taquiera sprouting up here in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Normally we get together two or three times a year as an excuse to eat tacos […]

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The Return to Pulse

And just like that I’m moving my site back to Pulse CMS. Nothing against Statamic, I think it’s a great flat-file CMS, but I don’t have the luxury of time to learn its structure, syntax, YAML and the rest right now.

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The Start of Statamic

Over Labor Day weekend I got it in my head to change things up a bit with rustbelt.co. I had an unused license for Statamic going to waste, so I switched my site from WordPress. I decided to make the switch because I use WordPress almost exclusively at work, and I realized this site is […]

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The Explanation of the Name

So why “Rust Belt Co.?” At the turn of the 19th century, major changes were taking place in America’s Midwest.

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