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10 tips for designing your own website (without having a breakdown)

When I’m not writing books in the wee hours of the morning, I’m a web designer. Actually, I am a web designer most of the time. It’s been my full-time day job for more than five years (and most recently, I designed this, this, and this).

A few weeks ago, someone asked me the best way to go about building a new website. It’s a question I get a lot—with so many awesome platforms out there, it can be totally overwhelming for a beginner. It’s a lot to keep track of: figuring out branding; deciding whether to use a template, create your own, or tweak someone else’s; wireframing; copywriting; finding or shooting beautiful stock images; styling your pages; learning SEO… got a headache yet?

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Women are gold

You guys, I have some incredibly special news today.

For the past several months, my dear friend Kara at McFarlane Photography and I have been working on a super secret project. At the beginning of this year, she introduced me to a retailer based in Cambodia called Penh Lenh - they employ female artisans overcoming trauma and working to build new lives for themselves and their families, and craft the most gorgeous handmade jewelry, apparel, and accessories.

I instantly fell in love with the hearts behind this business; it's so beautiful to me that such painful situations can be redeemed through sisterhood (the word penh lenh means "whole").

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