Web Design, Programming, and Business


Starting a Web Design Business: Part 1

The Big Picture: Is It Doable? The first step should always be planning: what are your goals and is it feasible? And beyond that, what’s the risks and rewards? What income and expenses will you have? For me, I’ve been itching to start my own company again for probably the last 2 years but it wasn’t until lately that it all started to really come together. The opportunities look...

Starting a Web Design Business: Intro

Wow, I’ve worked at Peak Systems now for 5 years! Although I’ve enjoyed working at Peak, it’s time to move on and start my own business again. This will be my 4th web design business, and each time I’ve started up a web design business, it’s been more successful and more rewarding. My last business, ABD Insights, was acquired by Peak Systems in 2007, and I brought...

Buffalo-Style Hot Wings

Here’s a new recipe that I put together in preparation for today’s Packer’s game. Perfect with a good blue cheese dip… 2lb bag of chicken wings 2 12-oz beers ½ teas. paprika ½ teas. cayenne pepper ½ teas. salt 1/2 cup flour ½ cup butter ½ cup Louisiana Hot Sauce 1 teas. Dave’s Insanity Sauce ½ teas. black pepper 4 cloves pressed garlic Marinate wings in fridge 12-24 hours...

Pods WordPress Plugin

A couple of weeks ago, I was introduced to Pods. I’ve been working in WordPress for a while but had never heard of Pods. I’ve now used it in 2 websites and have another one underway. Basically, if you’re looking for an easier way for you and your clients to manage information within WordPress, this is the perfect solution. It allows you to define your own content types and then:...

Web Design, Programming, and Business

Meet Aaron Day

Professionally building websites since 2002, I've worked at Microsoft, multiple agencies, and a few web design businesses of my own. I've been an owner of Thrive Web Designs since 2015. I've taught classes, run design groups and even ran a benefit auction for 4 years in my free time. I love sharing and giving back to the web/creative community.

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