Going Through the Phases of a New Business

I am happy to report that things here at Brian Johnson Design are going well. I have a full workload of new websites and jobs to work on. Now my job is to figure out how to manage my time and get all of this done, so that I can go out and get even more new business As recently … Read More

New Website for Lakeville Insurance Agent Josh Havlik

I am pleased to present my newest site to go live! Josh Havlik is an insurance agent based out of Lakeville, MN, dealing with insurance policies for home, auto, etc. He wanted a very basic, one page site where he could say what he needs to say and generally have a place where people could find his contact information. The … Read More

Website for Minneapolis Musician Jamison Murphy

This website has actually been up for quite some time now, but I am just getting to writing about it today. If you haven’t heard of Jamison Murphy before, check out his debut music video here. If you notice, I am actually in the first shot of the video sitting at a table! Why is this, you ask? Because I … Read More

Fix: Unable to Approve, Edit, or Spam Comments in WordPress

This is a common problem for people using the plugin, “Advanced Access Manager.” If you do not have this plugin, your problem is something else. If you use Advanced Access Manager and have noticed that since installing, the checkbox next to each comment is missing, there is an easy fix for you. It took me a while to track down … Read More

Use Photo as Layer Mask in Photoshop: Tutorial

Have you ever wondered how to use an image as a mask in Photoshop but just couldn’t figure out how to do it? The solution is actually fairly simple, but Adobe hasn’t done you any favors with how unintuitive it is. With just a few easy steps, you can use any picture or graphic to mask specific parts of a … Read More

SEO Problem for Lakeville Karate/TaeKwonDo Academy

So I have been trying to work through a problem I have been having helping a great Lakeville/Rosemount TaeKwonDo Academy. They have been around a little while and teach primarily TaeKwonDo, which from what I understand is technically distinct from Karate. I know they do good work and they have done a great job gaining and maintaining students. But they … Read More

Deblur Feature in Photoshop CS6 Beta Absent

Edit 02-12-2013 –¬†According to prodesigntools.com, based on something the Adobe CEO said during an interview back in October 2012, they are still developing the deblur tool, and will most likely be featuring it ONLY in the cloud subscription-based versions of the software. Bad news if you are a perpetual license owner! Looks like those of us who forked over the … Read More

How to Make Larger-Than-Window Element Visible But Not Scrollable

In this tutorial, I will show you how to make an element that is too big for some screens visible when it does fit, but not trigger scrolling when it doesn’t. I’ll also show you how to center it. Essentially, we can make an element in a website behave just like the background of the <body> element. It took me … Read More

The Greatest Song Ever Written

Random post today. I just wanted to share with everyone a song which I think might quite possible be the greatest song ever written. Many of you may have heard it before. In my case, it comes from my childhood. At the time I didn’t think twice about it. After all, what kid cares about music without words? Revisiting this … Read More