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Fourth of July Sale! 20% Off Everything!

Vortex Design is having a BIG Independence day sale! Whether it’s the flat fee services and products in our shop or a custom consultation and estimate, it’s all 20% Off until the end of July. Just use the Coupon Code: VORTEX20 for anything in our shop (even if it’s on sale) or, for custom quotes,…

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The Pros and Cons of Premium WordPress Themes

Back in the old days of web design, templates, or pre-made websites were generally scorned.  Custom solutions were always best and usually pretty easy to make.  I can’t even tell you how many of the pre-made templates I used to make fun of for numerous reasons. Something happened a few years back though.  The themes you could…

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The WordPress Tree: An Analogy

Recently, I consulted with a PHP developer on a code fix.   Unfortunately, he wasn’t familiar with WordPress and couldn’t help much.  I later heard that he thought the site I was working on (still in BETA phase, I might add) was a horrid mish mash of code snippets. I was a bit upset to hear…

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The Evolution of Long Term Web Design Clients….

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Vortex Design is a bit of a niche design & development company.  The vast majority of my business has been from a relatively small number of long term clients. I find it funny that, with my most loyal clients, you can watch their projects evolve over time.  The effect is especially pronounced among my web…

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