I‘ve been in Santa Cruz County since 1981, designing and maintaining websites since 1996. You can be confident of my skills (yes, I’m delighted that your nephew builds websites, too!) because as a business owner myself, I want to help you grow your business. Melody Sharp Web Design has developed hundreds of websites–from standard HTML to WordPress CMS–but specializes in collaborating with smaller clients and nonprofits to give them a unique and successful online presence.
Melody Sharp Web Design is small enough to give you one-on-one service, yet well-connected enough to recommend other local professionals for larger projects, including project managers, marketing people, logo designers, programmers and search engine optimization gurus. We collaborate to offer content creation, blogging, SEO, SEM, e-mail marketing, Web analytics and social media.
So sweet..yet somewhat frightening, too. Yes, things have changed here since 1955.read more
Many hosting company are getting bought out by big corporations and/or are just getting greedy. Add to that, it takes me three times as long to develop a WordPress site on GoDaddy because I have to wait for their bloated servers to respond. Yes, their customer service...read more
Yes, we all need to be mobile friendly since people are moving from desktops to doing everything on their phone. And, of course, Google says your site won't show up in searches on mobile devices if it's not built for mobile. Nice article link that explains the...read more
Perhaps you've heard that authorship is a big deal and Google Plus authorship is even more important? Like many things for WordPress clients, "There's a plugin for that!" But, you do need to setup up a Google+ profile and plugin WP-Buddy author (wp-buddy) has given...read more
Having so much fun this month, starting with helping local police chief John Weiss with his cartoon website. Current projects include building a new WordPress website for the Santa Cruz Veterans as they re-open their building in January and a new WordPress site for...read more
You can install this plugin in an effort to make your site visible on Mobile Devices. But, if you are developing a new site, it needs to be mobile friendly. Below is a great infographic from Kirsti Scott at HotDesign. Bottom line is that Business mobile use in 2016...read more
What to do if you want to install WordPress and get things going fast? Things can evolve...but sometimes they don't evolve fast enough or your client decides that they want to change their mind? There's a plugin for that. This one is $23 but they do offer a free...read more
What happens when you have a "staging site" at any hosting service and then launch? Well, sometimes things go smoothly and then--often--all links don't update so you end up with "missing image" errors. Bummer. But, like so many things in WordPress, "there's a plugin...read more