Image of 'ckwrites' identity that I created

New Web Site Published

Today was a big day of sorts. I completed design and development work on new website. It is a custom designed website in form and function. It’s a significantly modified version of Thesis [ #thesiswp ] running on the latest install of WordPress (presently 2.9.1). The site is http://www.ckwrites.com I learned a great deal more about […]

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What are you waiting for? Publish!

I’ve been meaning to publish a post like this for a while. The irony of that combined with the topic is not lost on me and I find quite priceless. Have a look+listen and let me know what you think in the comments below. Do you publish? or Do you wait?

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Taking time to update

I’ve been remiss in updating the blog. This is for various sorted reasons. Suffice it to say that I am back. Here is a video to help catch up.

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I was moved to action...

I was moved to action…

There was a tipping point for me. I was watching the video coming in from Haiti. When I heard that 80% of Haiti’s population is living in poverty and the average salary is around $500 PER YEAR, I had to do something. I donated $100. It’s not much …

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Information Graphic Brilliance

I was sent this information graphic today and was struck by how effective it is. There is something that resonates with me. It puts your brand at the center of the page and graphically shows you how everything encircles and supports said brand. The guys at the site provided this fantastic embeddable graphic below for you interactive […]

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A Website Realignment: Day 105: Content and Its Function

This next phase of the overall Re-Alignment of Berchman.com as I stated in my first post for this project is to “define purpose, guiding principles, and desired outcomes” with this website. (more…)

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Thesis Tutorial: Funky Header Navigation

Sometimes one has the need to create a custom, or “funky” header navigation and today is the day for me. So I thought I would document the process of what I do to help you with a custom navigation challenge. We want to create a vertical navigation as is seen below in the previous version […]

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How Long Does Making My WordPress Website Take?

I hear this question quite often from clients and thought I would answer it as best I could. If you are in the market to hire someone to build your website, or if you are a designer/developer perhaps this explanation will help. I’ve decided to use the power of video to convey my answer. I […]

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Thesis 1.6 Out of Beta

DIYThemes has unleashed the final version of Thesis 1.6. While the beta has been out for weeks I never downloaded it from a combination of busyness and being prudent. How many times have you been burned for being an early adopter? For me too many, so in the words of Yoda, “Patient you must be.” […]

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A Website Realignment: Day 56: Branding Berchman

This post is the first in what may be many video posts (ie., vlog posts). I am exploring new content formats so this may appear to be a bit ‘raw’ and unrehearsed, but it is real. I’m not reading a script (although you do see me look off and pause—I’m looking at a whiteboard with […]

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