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Healing in Nature

A study done 40-plus years ago at the University of Wisconsin found that the plant has two substances that inhibit the growth of tumors - elephantin and elephantopin. Both are cytotoxic, they kill living cells  and could have some usefulness in treating...

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Nature & Art, Healing Our Connection to Self

Nature & Art, Healing Our Connection to Self painting by Lois Reed, feather from a baby Great Horned Owl Nature is Life. We are Nature. We are One. Our connection to nature is related to our connection to Self.To Learn From Animal Being Nearer to the earth's...

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color, color meanings in your website

what colors are best for your website? download colorwheel “Color directly influences the soul. Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammers, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another purposively, to...

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Somewhere an artist’s pixels are crying …

... you study design and art all of your life. You go to art school and learn about      color theory             typography                   font matching balance      the need for the eye to rest on white space              contrast  .... And you take all of that...

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Improve your website with this feedback

48% of people cited a website’s design as the number one factor in deciding the credibility of a business 94% of people cited a website's design, if poorly planned or designed, as the reason they mistrusted or rejected a website 72% of people entrusted online reviews...

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Why is Google forcing SSL certificates?

What is an SSL Certificate? Have you ever noticed how sometimes websites start with “http://” and then sometimes they start with “https://” and have a green padlock nearby? If you have, you’ve seen the end result of an SSL certificate. But what you haven’t seen is...

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“New” Website, rebuilt for ever changing technologies

Colleen Hintz is a force of creativity! I immediately  fell in love with her work, and knew that I wanted to create sliding banners for each page, as well as use her vestments as a background for the body. The Fruit of the Vine website was originally built in static...

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The DIVI Line

Hide the DIVI line The Divi line that you dread, and can't remove I found the css code to remove the DIVI header line once and for all. Add this to your style.css: @media all and (min-width: 981px) {...

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The fight for net neutrality has only just begun

  Urge lawmakers to reverse the FCC vote today. What is Net Neutrality? Net Neutrality is the internet’s guiding principle: It preserves our right to communicate freely online. Net Neutrality means an internet that enables and protects free speech. It means that ISPs...

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New website build, MDC

The Marine Discovery Center, Discover Amazing! I have spent many hours giving eco-tours and volunteering for MDC. As a result, building this website was a labor of the heart. With an emphasis on conservation, eco-tours and camps I coined the line...

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A little bit about fonts …

Selecting the right typeface is a mixture of rules and intuition, and takes years of experience to develop a feeling for the right mixture. For many beginners, the task of picking fonts is a daunting process. There seem to be endless choices — from normal,...

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Is Your Website Mobile Ready?

A recent New York Times article states that Google is ready to put moble friendly sites at the top of its' search pages. Is your site ready? Try the Google tester here and see how you rank: https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/ Mobile Sites to Be...

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WordPress Plug In Updates

Most users of WordPress are accustomed to seeing a number next to the plugin tab telling them to update one of their plugins, but do you know why it is important to keep your plugin versions up to date? There are a number of reasons a plugin will need to update its'...

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