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  • The fastpitch! home page at full size.

    Fastpitch

    Project: jaxfastpitch.com For: CoWork Jax Date: April 2013 Description: fastpitch! is a monthly event, at which five entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to a crowd of investors, spectators, and fellow entrepreneurs. The event…

  • The jaxfastpitch.com Countdown Timer

    In my last post, I discussed my efforts now to explain some of the work I’ve done, partly so that others might benefit from it and partly so that I can develop…

  • Custom Post Types on jaxfastpitch.com

    In February, Smashing WordPress published a post offering advice to WordPress newbies, and one piece of advice that’s really stuck with me was “Write. You learn best when you are explaining what you do…

  • Development servers are great, and this is why.

    When it comes to developing full web sites, I’ve realized that I love to work locally. There was a time (oh, the wretched days before XAMPP) when I’d get the rough site…

  • Featured Plugin: Ultimate Coming Soon Page

    I’m not always a big proponent of coming soon pages, but, in the development process of the Jax fastpitch! web site, I definitely found a need for one. I reached a point…

  • Featured Plugin: WordPress SEO

    I’ve talked before about my hesitation to put all my eggs in the SEO basket, but that definitely doesn’t mean I’m averse to applying SEO to my sites. Although you shouldn’t rely…

  • Featured Plugin: W3 Total Cache

    Page speed is everything. If your page takes any longer than 3 seconds to load, users are going to give up, and they aren’t likely to return. Now, 3 seconds is plenty…

  • Featured Plugin: Countdown Timer

    When I first had the idea to include a countdown timer on the web page for fastpitch!, I had my doubts. I’m a believer in not turning away an idea just because…

  • Featured Plugin: Broken Link Checker

    Sometimes you stumble across plugin you never knew you wanted. Today, that plugin was the Broken Link Checker. This plugin does exactly what it suggests. It crawls your site and examines every…

  • Why I chose a blank WordPress theme

    There are many ways you can go about creating a WordPress theme: you can develop a child theme based on an existing theme, you can work from a WordPress framework, you can…