An odd mixture of developer notes, project writings, and general observations
October 21, 2011
I am putting the final touches on a spec for a new website that we are going to get started on shortly (hooray!).  As I read through emails from the early stages of conversation with the client I saw a great question posed as to how on earth websites can cost more to build now than they did during the dot-com bubble.
October 18, 2011
According to the American Heritage Dictionary and the Collins English Dictionary, courtesy of The Free Dictionary, there are several definitions for the word objective. Here are a couple summarized definitions.
September 29, 2011
Our most recent project, a fantastic new website for Care by April out of Ankeny, Iowa, is a website with a lot of character. One reason for that is Care by April is a non-medical home care company that serves Des Moines and its suburbs like Altoona, Ames, and Beaverdale. Care by April specializes in helping folks with all sorts of services including personal care, companionship, transportation, and respite/overnight care. The caregivers will also assist in basic home cleanup. Care by April serves people of all ages who need some help with their own special routine. I would say that the caregivers at Care by April are like super family members who are specially trained in tender loving care. They are pros.
September 8, 2011
Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Julie who loved to draw. She loved art and painting as well. Little Julie enjoyed drawing animals like birds, horses, and fish. Sometimes Julie would even design her own creative animals. When Julie was in the 4th grade, her class was given an art project by Julie’s favorite teacher Mrs. Gatehouse. Mrs. Gatehouse told all of her students that they were to draw many animals and plants of different sizes on a large sheet of Manila paper. The class was going to make jungle collages.  Julie learned from Mrs. Gatehouse that she needed to draw large animals and big plants for the foreground of her collage. Also, small sized vegetation and creatures were needed for the background. These differences in sizes were important in designing a collage that had depth and perspective.
September 2, 2011
This week at Covenant Web Design, we launched a new website for Reflections Dance of McKinney. First I will go over a little bit of information about this very neat McKinney, Texas dance studio and then I will review some of the website building and design elements that were important for this project.
August 18, 2011
As I have mentioned before, one of the things that I enjoy about McKinney, Texas is the plethora of trees. While I was driving around today I noticed several varieties that I recognized such as Bradford Pear, Pecan, and Oak trees. And then I became curious about which specific trees were most suited for McKinney, Texas.
August 8, 2011
After installing Crafty on Debian in the previous post I happily got playing, but had ignored two errors that came back to haunt me.
August 4, 2011
One of our clients is a National Chess Master.  He is pretty good at chess.  The kids he and his staff coach are half decent.  They used to beat me, but they do not beat anymore.  That is because I will not play them anymore.  I am a bit competitive so it is not good for my psyche.
August 2, 2011
Texas Summers are hot, and this year is no exception.  One resource that has been on my mind lately is water. What are the policies for water conservation in McKinney, Texas? Where does McKinney get their water supply?
July 21, 2011
So here is the search engine experiment. I searched for “Weather McKinney Texas” because I wanted to see which websites were the most handy for atmospheric information.