Introducing: PageCrafter

After many months of careful planning, we are extremely pleased to announce that Brian Johnson Design is now PageCrafter! We first opened our doors (figuratively) in the fall of 2011 and since that time we’ve continued to grow and improve. It’s been a long and rewarding journey and we’ve met some amazing people along the way. Along with this growth … Read More

How to ACTUALLY Get a Google Maps API Key Easily

Page on Google Maps API Key Site

They’ve got all the money in the world and the best and brightest minds from across the globe, and yet somehow Google seems to have no idea how to make things intuitive. If you’re like me, you thought it would be the easiest thing in the world to get a new Google Maps API key, but found yourself on sales … Read More

When Competition Comes Together

Union Falls

Recently one of my largest clients had a major website emergency. Out of nowhere, they were unable to accept credit card payments properly on their website, and the complaints were starting to mount. We deal with issues like this all the time, but this time was a bit tricky. The issue was that their plugin they used to accept these … Read More

New Website for Division 12 of the APA Launched

We are proud to announce the launch of a new website for Dissemination & Implementation, a project of the Society of Clinical Psychology. This is a project we’ve been collaborating with for some time and are happy to reveal to the general public. One of the biggest concerns from Division 12 (SCP) was regarding the extensive blocks of content that … Read More

How to Prevent SSL Warning When Redirecting to Non-SSL

This is just one of those things that’s just so annoying to deal with as a developer. For whatever reason, you have traffic coming to an HTTPS link on your website, even though you don’t have an SSL. “Not a problem,” you say to yourself. “I’ll just redirect it to HTTP!” If only it were that easy. You’ll find if … Read More

The 9 Best Manufacturing Website Examples in Minnesota

The current state of Manufacturing websites in Minnesota is, quite frankly, very poor at the moment. I looked through hundreds of websites and was disheartened at the lack of quality I found. It seems many manufacturing and industrial companies don’t put much stock in their website design, which is a shame. Even for B2B companies and those in Manufacturing and … Read More

How to Pass a PHP Variable to JavaScript – Easy Way

For something seemingly so straight-forward, you would think that the information out there would be a bit better on this subject. Passing a variable from PHP to JavaScript is actually very easy! There are just a couple things you need to keep in mind and some ways to do it to ensure it actually works. I find that putting the … Read More

Redirection Plugin Not Working for HTML Pages

Today I want to focus on a very simple problem that’s pretty easy to solve. This problem occurs when using the Redirection plugin for WordPress and attempting to redirect .html or .htm pages and having it not work. This could also apply to any instance of a static page ending in .php, .txt, .zip, or whatever else you might have. … Read More

Making Section Mobile-Only with Cornerstone

A question I get asked a lot is how to make a section within Cornerstone display only on mobile devices, or even to display completely different content for mobile devices. Luckily, X Theme and Cornerstone make this significantly easier to do than would be possible with WordPress by itself. There is an entire suite of functionality related exactly to this. … Read More

New Responsive WordPress Website for Burnsville Marketing Company

We recently completed a new website for the fantastic company Wild Fig Marketing based out of Burnsville, MN. We’ve been partners with them for many years and are excited to be releasing their new website. The site is notable for a few of its attributes: Utilizes a fully-responsive design Parallax scrolling Side navigation WordPress X Theme and Cornerstone Frontend editor … Read More