Work Related Gems

MAMP - run a local webserver
Visual Studio Code - write your own code (html, css, js, php, etc)
FileZilla - the free FTP solution
Bootstrap - opensource framework to build responsive web pages
Bootsnipp - free Bootstrap coding snippets for web developers
W3Schools - tutorials and references for web language
Dynamic Menus using PHP - building your pages using php and can't get an active class to stay? This worked for me!

WordPress Favorites

This lightweight theme is made in Canada, has fantastic support, easy to use and only $39.95! GeneratePress

Elementor is a page builder plugin. Also easy to use and straight forward. Free or Pro versions. Elementor

Code Snippets plugin to inject php into WordPress where needed.

Useful things

Facebook Cover Photo 2018: width:height ratio is 16:9. 1920 pixels by 1080 pixels is a good size and will display nicely on all devices. Make sure that faces, text or important info is towards the middle of the image so that any cropping won't be noticed.

Louise M. has updated template sizes to help if you need more details.

Unsplash - find beautiful stock photos here for free! UnSplash

While a developer can quickly get you up and running on a platform of your choosing, sometimes you want to try it out for yourself. Here's a good document about the pros and cons of each of the most popular website builders in 2018.

WordPress.org, Sitebuilder.com, Wix, BoldGrid, Shopify, Weebly, Squarespace, iPage Website Builder, GoDaddy Website Builder, WordPress.com, Webs.com

How to the choose the best website builder

Coming soon.

Companies you should check out

Norwex - improving quality of life
La La Lips with Laurel - smudgeproof Lipsense
Skoah - healthy skin with plant-sourced products
Pure Focus Apparel - high quality athletic gear
DoMuch Concepts - looking for 1 shirt, 3 shirts, 10? Custom made local