Writings by Tamara

You need a website. What next?

July 25, 2016 ConfusedClients

You need a website. But what's next? Should you build it yourself? Should you hire someone? An introduction to some basic terminology and frequently asked questions.

Why I Recommend WPEngine

April 14, 2016 LoveWPEngine

Why do we love WPEngine? Let us count the ways. Find out why Tamara Olson Designs enthusiastically recommends WPEngine to our clients, every time, and what you're getting in return for your money.

How to use the Yoast SEO plugin for WordPress

September 24, 2015 YoastSEO

Although SEO techniques should always come from a larger marketing strategy, here's a basic rundown of what you need to know about keyword research, basic SEO, and using the Yoast plugin for WordPress.

What is User Experience Design?

August 25, 2015 ToiletKitchen

I’ve always been jealous of teachers, lawyers, and doctors. They go to a bar, a party, or even home for the holidays, mention what they do, and everyone nods, understands, and moves along. This isn’t the case for UX design … “Wait, a what?”

Five retro Geocities web patterns worth resurrecting

October 26, 2014 Geocities

In honor of the five year anniversary of the wrongful death of Geocities, we bring you five retro Geocities web patterns worth resurrecting -- one for each year since they shut down our humble little home in the Heartland neighborhood.

Looking for an online image resizer?

September 20, 2014 PhotoResizer

If you're on the hunt for a free online image resizer, there are many to choose from that will help you chop your photos to the right dimensions. Here are three of our favorites.