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Jun 12, 2015

Lessons Learned in Agency

I've been doing agency development and design work for almost a decade, and customer service for almost 2. But I learned a lot when the tables were turned.

Nov 18, 2014

Easy Feedback To-dos with Gmail and Asana

I recently needed feedback on a product I'm creating and wanted to figure out the easiest way to get feedback from contacts who were generous enough to give it. Maybe this will work for you too.

Apr 21, 2014

Why Open Source? Why For Sale?

A question I’m often asked by friends and colleagues is how I decide what I sell and what I give away. There’s no formula but there is a rationale.

Jan 10, 2012

Working with a web designer: help us help you

This post is about helping me help you to come up with the best design we possibly can.

Jul 12, 2011

Create your own Social Network or Online Community - 10 tools

Here are 10 tools you can use to create a community or social network online for free (in most cases).

Apr 12, 2011

Choosing Keyword Phrases for Content Pages

A step-by-step guide on how to choose the right keywords for your site content.

Mar 15, 2011

Web Literacy for Business Owners

This is a pool of topics that I consider essential for business owners to understand, the collection of which define basic web literacy for business owners.

Nov 30, 2010

Simple introduction to incoming links

The incoming link concept is one of those things that is hard to get your head around but one of the key concepts of having an maintaining a healthy website.

Nov 09, 2009

Succeed by Finding Your Audience

I think the fundamental issue with many, many websites out there is that few people have identified what activities contribute the most to their bottom line.

Oct 27, 2009

Do it, then do it better: an iterative mindset

Though I haven’t eliminated repetition from my professional life entirely, I’m aware of something very different at work. Creating websites from scratch can be tedious but it has taught me something critical about iteration.

Oct 20, 2009

Is having your own website a dated concept

For the record, this is one of the reasons I find immense value in Twitter: exposure to a broad range of opinions on an equally broad range of topics. Since this particular option pertained to what I do, I figured I’d chime in.

Oct 09, 2009

Recommended reading for web site owners

These are must-reads for anyone who has or thinks they should have a website out there and gathering eyeballs.

Jul 24, 2009

9 Great Web Strategy Links for July 24th 2009

This week I’ve got some great links about SEO, Twitter, and marketing. I save and send out a lot of links during the week and I like going back through them and explaining why I think they are important.

Jul 17, 2009

Web strategy links and Resources for July 17th

These are links that I’ve saved on Delicious or sent over Twitter since last Friday that you might find useful.

Jul 10, 2009

Josh Can Help: Helpful web strategy links for July 10th

Every Friday, I’m going to collect the best links I’ve saved and sent out and list out the ones I think the are the most useful.

Jun 18, 2009

What Is Web Strategy?

I've realized in the last year that my passion is centered around the web and how people connect to one another, use simple online tools to solve their problems, and create a name for themselves or their business in a way that was never possible before.

May 11, 2009

The three things every business owner needs to understand about web sites

I find myself often explaining how a website works, what is needed to get one on-line, and what needs to be maintained. About half of the information I give is good to know and the other half is vital to protecting your business, your brand, and your security.

Mar 02, 2009

Path forward: How Josh Can Help Plans and Approaches Building a New Web Site from Scratch

When I create a website, I have a plan but it might be good to share this with everyone who is curious about what goes into building a web site from scratch.

Feb 11, 2009

Facebook Group vs A Blog: What's a Company to Do?

I was having a virtual conversation with a colleague last week and the topic of Facebook group pages versus blogs came up. I wanted to share this conversation because I think it’s essential to exchange ideas like this, especially ideas that pertain to experimentation and exploration.

Feb 05, 2009

Website page titles - how to pick one and what they are for

Sometimes it’s the things you don’t see that make the biggest difference.

Aug 28, 2008

One component of Josh Can Help's website philosophy - Understanding

One of the most challenging and interesting parts of what I do is bridging the gap between potentially confusing technology and people who are far removed from how it works.

Aug 15, 2008

Building a homepage from a blog: Part 2: Finalizing the design and planning out mark-up and CSS structure.

After weeks of stressing out in Illustrator, I finally decided on a design I like.

Aug 07, 2008

Building a homepage from a blog: Part 1: Conceptualization and Planning

When I’m complete, joshcanhelp.com will point to a home page on this blog, directing people to information about me and what I do.