Our Latest Blog Posts

Below are our latest web design blog posts - simply click a title or image to read the entire story.

Outsmart Carbs Report (Month 1)

It’s been one month since we officially launched our affiliate website experiment OutsmartCarbs.com and we want to share all the numbers with you… including revenue. Part of us starting this affiliate website experiment is to be able to share with you what we are doing and what we are learning (what worked and what didn’t).…

Mechanical Turk: How we created a business machine for less than a dollar

Mechanical Turk gives your website the instant power of 200,000 people who are ready to accomplish any digital task to help grow your website. This tutorial will walk you through your first Mechanical Turk Project. I recently read the (gigantic) book by Ray Dalio named Principles. If you are not familiar with him, Ray Dalio…

Setting up Custom Post Types (and Custom Fields) using Toolset

Custom Post Types allow you to have advanced functionality in WordPress.  Combine that with custom fields and you’ve got yourself a system to create complex database driven websites. It’s one thing to create a “brochure” website. A brochure website is simply a website that looks pretty and exists to distribute information. These types of website…

Say hello to OutsmartCarbs.com

It’s one thing for us to write about designing websites… it’s another thing to actually do it and then show you exactly what we did. OutsmartCarbs.com will be our new teaching tool and great example of what’s possible. Like all great stories, this one starts with pizza. After a terrible week of clients freaking out…

Dynamic population (via URL variables) to Gravity Forms

Dynamic population in Gravity Forms is an easy way to get pieces of data from Page A to Page B… like when you order a pizza and then it gets delivered to your house.  You didn’t make the pizza at home, but yet here it is. Before we get into the HOW of dynamic population of…

Add An Announcement Bar To Your Entire WordPress Website (Without A Plugin)

An Announcement Bar is an easy way to get the word out about a limited time special offer across your entire website.  The best part is that you don’t need any additional plugins. It’s very EZ to put a message on your homepage about that special deal you are having BUT unless the visitor goes…

Beaver Themer Tutorial: Create A Custom 404 Error Page

What does a swearing dog, firing incompetant employees and a ladder have in common? They are all hella-great ideas for custom 404 error pages that you can create with this Beaver Themer Tutorial. Now sure how to use Beaver Themer? This article will show you. WTF is Beaver Themer? The very first thing you need to…

top wordpress plugins

27 Of The Top WordPress Plugins For 2018

With tens of thousands of WordPress plugins available, finding the ones you need can be a challenge to say the least.  When we were putting together the list of what we think are the top WordPress plugins, we took many things into consideration.  We wanted to create a comprehensive list that includes everything from the…