Website for Minneapolis Sportswear BE OWN

I recently completed a brand new website and ecommerce store for BE OWN Sportswear. They are a great new company based near Minneapolis, Minnesota that donates 50% of all proceeds to help support kids in developing countries. You can check out the new sportswear website here (update: link removed, site no longer exists). They are really a great new brand, … Read More

WordPress Gallery Plugin: Warning: array_merge() Error

When you try to update you gallery using the WordPress Gallery Plugin, are you getting a string of php errors reading something alone the lines of: “Warning: array_merge() [function.array-merge]: Argument #1 is not an array?” If that’s the case, there may be a simple solution. 1. Exit the gallery post. 2. Reload the post. 3. Make sure the post has a title (This … Read More

Microsoft Doesn’t Understand Twitter

That’s right, Microsoft does not understand Twitter. Today they launched a page (update – page has been deleted) where viewers of the President’s State of the Union Address can keep track of their favorite topics such as gun control, unemployment, and climate change in real time, displaying whether recent social media posts about those topics tend to be positive or negative. … Read More

Facebook Cover Photo Design Contest Winner for CouponPal.com

I’m proud to announce that my design has been chosen as the new cover photo for CouponPal.com’s Facebook Page! As part of their Show Me The Savings: Adobe Creative Suite Giveaway, I submitted an entry to be considered among many others for the top prize of Adobe Creative Suite 6, which includes some amazing software from Adobe. After about a week … Read More

How to Import and Export a WordPress Database with Godaddy Properly: Tutorial

DISCLAIMER: Unless you know exactly what you are doing, please back up your database in multiple ways before attempting this. I am not responsible for any lost data if you remove or otherwise change your database without it being backed up properly. See also: What to do if your WordPress site does go down. If you’re like me, you have … Read More

How to Enable and Use Custom Fields in WordPress Without Plugins

An annoying problem I’ve had lately that somehow is almost impossible to troubleshoot online, is enabling or finding custom fields in WordPress without adding a plugin like Advanced Custom Fields (which is typically what I recommend using). This should work I believe with any version of WordPress after about 3.1 as well, where the Custom Fields are hidden by default. … Read More

How to Remove the Bezier Handle in Photoshop CS5

If you are like me, you have spent many frustrating hours working with Photoshop and the pen tool trying to figure out the same thing. How can you get rid of, delete, or otherwise remove the Bezier Handles attached to an anchor point?

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