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Effective "About us" page tips, best practices, and guidelines

August 7, 2014

I scoured the Web for examples and best practices for About Us pages on websites and compiled an article with tips, best practices, and guidelines.

Introduction to feature specs in RSpec

July 29, 2014

Lately, I've decided to spend a lot of focus on writing feature specs with RSpec and Capybara.

New in the Playbook: "Contact us" pages

July 18, 2014

Now in the Playbook is an article with tips, best practices, and guidelines for creating an effective Contact Us page.

Using Dandelion for simple website deployments

June 22, 2014

Anyone building simple static websites has been there. You start out putting your website live by FTPing your files to the web server. Read on for a tutorial about a simple tool that I've found to be useful in helping me avoid these problems.

Quitting consulting

April 26, 2014

If you're just starting your business like I am, then you need to decide: Am I a freelancer or an entrepreneur?

New in the playbook: How I set up Google Analytics

February 17, 2014

While nothing we do is "future-proof," I do have a strong opinion on how Google Analytics should be set up and configured to avoid problems that can come along with future growth.

How to use the ZURB Foundation for Sites grid system without the meaningless class names

December 11, 2013

When you take a look at a front-end framework like Twitter Bootstrap or ZURB Foundation, do you cringe at the classes that you need to use to build a grid-based layout? I'll show you how to use Foundation's responsive grid system with your own semantic class names.

Introducing Playbook: more permanent than blog posts

November 21, 2013

I've been dissatisfied with blog posts lately because they feel too temporary. I write down my thoughts, click Publish, receive some attention for about a day, and then disappear into the ether. Enter my new Playbook, a collection of "evergreen" articles that explain my opinions on and preferences for web design and development.

Why you need a responsive design for your website

November 11, 2013

After urging a couple clients to update their websites to be responsive, I started reflecting a little bit on why I recommend responsive web design for most websites.

Spring cleaning: your data longs for your attention

March 27, 2013

Even a relatively small database can become a nightmare without any attention paid to tidiness. Learn the skill of organization and ruthless pruning, or continue to run a time-suck of an organization with unhappy employees. Your choice.

About Chris Peters

With over 20 years of experience, I help plan, execute, and optimize digital experiences.