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5 Website Essentials to set up your site for Success

5 Website Essentials to set up your site for Success

I love digging into the back-end systems that help a website go from “meh” to “awesome”.  I’ve been working with websites for a while, and I’ve seen a couple of similarities amongst the sites that I think are beautiful and effective.  In this post, I’m going to chat...

Tips for Choosing Plugins on WordPress

Tips for Choosing Plugins on WordPress

Last week, I wrote about what you need to know about plugins. In this post, I'm giving you a few notes on choosing plugins for your website. As always, I recommend starting with a strategy.  Write down the features that you’d like your website to have, and then look...

What are WordPress Plugins?

What are WordPress Plugins?

In this post, I’ll cover what you need to know about WordPress plugins and things to be cautious of when adding them to your website.   Plugin Basics A plugin is a piece of software (free or paid) that you install on your WordPress-based website to add to the...

Why I Use WordPress to Design Websites

Why I Use WordPress to Design Websites

I’ve made no secret of the fact that I build websites on WordPress and I recommend this system to all my clients.  To me, the most important part of your business is your website, which should be updated frequently with new content and maintained with software...

Website Hosting 101

Website Hosting 101

There are many hosting providers in the world, and you have a huge choice when setting up your website.  I use WebAfrica because their fees are reasonable, their client onboarding process is clear, and their customer support team is excellent.  This is not a sponsored...

How to Set up Your Website:  New Series

How to Set up Your Website: New Series

I set up, design and maintain websites as part of my service to my clients.  The most exciting part of having a website is frequently updating it with content.  This keeps your website relevant and valuable to your audience.  Even more importantly, keeping your...

Website Redesign – Part 2:  Overall Events

Website Redesign – Part 2: Overall Events

Last week, I wrote a post sharing images of the Overall Events website before I worked on the site's redesign.  In today's post, I'm sharing images of what the site looks like now that the project is complete. I wanted the logo to be more than "just a logo" or a...

Website Redesign:  Overall Events

Website Redesign: Overall Events

Earlier this year I was contracted to redesign the website for Overall Events.  This woman-owned business is a Port Elizabeth based company specialising in event design and stakeholder relations. To appreciate the transformation, I saved screengrabs of what the...

Business Strategy and Mickey Mouse Plasters

Business Strategy and Mickey Mouse Plasters

Last week, I was chatting to Emma Weise from FreshSage.  We were on a call for a mastermind she put together to create a 1-page business plan (that’s another blog post entirely).  I’m a huge fan of her work, I’m a member of her Facebook group, and it’s because of her...

Productivity & Writing Tools:  My Favourites

Productivity & Writing Tools: My Favourites

I spend my entire day at my desk.  I write, design and generally get through to-do lists, as well as take small bites out of bigger projects that I'm working on.  I also like finding ways that I can increase meaningful productivity during the day.  Productivity for...

Melissa De Klerk

Writer, Web Designer, Digital Media Strategist, Typophile, Inspiration Junkie, Yogi

Melissa is the owner and creative brain behind Fox & Owl Media.  She loves creating websites and digital media strategies, and has considerable experience with Website Design and Brand Management.

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