How I work

Maybe there's something here to help you

I’m going to periodically post about plugins and services I discover in my quest to build and maintain websites. This information is not only for my current and potential clients – who wonder just what it is exactly that I do – but for other website designers and developers.

None of these posts are made at the request of the companies I mention. I just want to help others like me who are looking for effective tools for their business.

I hope that my honest, real-world perspective is helpful!


By julie | Sep 22, 2023
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In memory…

By julie | Apr 22, 2016

Today my family is grieving the loss of our sweet Rascal, “co-founder”, namesake, and #1 supporter of Rascal Graphics.

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Stock Photos & Vectors

By julie | Oct 27, 2015

I would love to be able to spend more time creating designs from scratch, but I don’t have time for that luxury.  So I rely heavily on stock photos and vectors in my work as a design’s starting point or maybe just for inspiration. Over the years I’ve tried multiple stock sites, and my favorite…

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Recent work

By julie | Aug 3, 2015

I’ve recently finished doing a book layout for Dr. David Ball of Batesville, Mississippi.  I’ve worked with Dr. Ball for many years on a variety of projects from a monthly magazine to PowerPoint presentations to his website ( This is our second book to do together.  While he has definite ideas about what he wants, he…

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My lifesaver…

By julie | Apr 24, 2015

I’ve been using iControlWP for about a year now… Not only is it affordable, but it saves me so much time and worry! I’m just going to touch on a few reasons why I can’t do without this plugin… Price You are billed monthly – no contract needed! – on a per-site basis. As of this…

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A great WP site builder I discovered

By julie | Apr 24, 2015

With the help of the The WordPress Chick, I’ve recently discovered Beaver Builder WordPress page builder. It is available as a free (lite) plugin through the WordPress plugin directory, or you can purchase the full version (Standard) plugin as well as a Pro and Agency version. I tried the free plugin first, and I knew it was something…

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By julie | Mar 10, 2015

This site has just been set up, so please come back soon!

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