One Typeface – How to use fonts effectively

How many fonts should I use on my website? Well, it depends.  As a general rule, you should probably stick with 2 or 3 fonts for your website. Design Generally speaking, using 2 or 3 fonts will ensure that your site has a consistent look and feel. Establishing a visual hierarchy for your users will […]


WordPress vs Squarespace

At Dhali we design most of our sites using WordPress. WordPress is a powerful open source software and tool for building websites and apps. Some estimate that over 25% of ALL websites are currently built with WordPress. The most common use for a WordPress site is as a content management system, or CMS. This allows […]


Update Your WordPress Website

Clients often ask what the benefits are of updating their WordPress site, including plugins and themes. While some of the benefits include fixing/addressing bugs, adding key features and increased functionality, the main reason why it is vital to be on top of your WordPress site maintenance is security reasons. According to WPBeginner, more than 80% […]


Is Your Website ADA Compliant?

Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in places of public accommodation. Both large and small businesses and corporations, are affected by the ADA. Title III of the ADA is best known for its applicability to things such as lack of wheelchair access, recognition of service […]



Changing Database Prefix in WordPress

The following blog post over at DigWp.com has a great step by step tutorial on changing your database prefix in WordPress database tables. You will definitely come across this scenario when working on WordPress websites. Change Your Database Prefix to Improve Security What I found really helpful is that you can run an SQL command […]


Think Lightweight – Logo and branding

THINK LIGHTWEIGHT   Think Lightweight is a company that focuses on applying lightweight engineering principals to traditional solid wood applications. As the company continues to grow, we worked with them to update both their website and branding. You can visit the official Think Lightweight website here. The Logo   When creating the Think Lightweight logo, we […]


Upgrade Wamp Server to PHP 7

We recently upgraded our development and production servers to PHP 7. We develop locally using Wamp Server so we needed to install PHP 7 on our computers as well. After digging around and some trial and errors I found the youtube video below. Install Microsoft Packages Install both of the following packages from Microsoft https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48145 […]


Dhali Icons

DHALI WEB DESIGN ICONS Creating a more cohesive look for Dhali’s Website. Home Page Icons At Dhali Web Design, our core business involves making the web an accessible and enjoyable environment for our clients. We do this by building a majority of websites on WordPress, which allows them access to their own content and media. […]


WordPress Core Update – 4.6.0

UPDATING WORDPRESS CORE “New features in 4.6 help you to focus on the important things while feeling more at home.” Why Updating your WordPress site is so important These updates are included in your WordPress hosting with Dhali. There are five main reasons for keeping every aspect of your WordPress site up to date, which are: […]


Email Account Greylisted

If you’re seeing the following message in Outlook. “The server responded 451 Greylisted…” Below is how you can fix the error. Step 1: Go to your Account Settings Step 2: Click More Settings > Outgoing Server > Check My Outgoing Server (SMTP) requires authentication > Use same settings as my incoming mail server   Step 6: Click […]


White Glove Data

This week most of my attention was directed to a new client of ours, White Glove Data. After the initial meeting I began work on the logo that will be used on the site and branding. When this process was completed and approved, I began work on the website layout. A larger version of the […]