Farming, Websites, and SEO Fertilizer


Spring is a busy time for Nebraska farmers. The weather is warming up and everyone is gearing up for planting season. Driving across eastern Nebraska today I saw a few farmers who had already started putting seeds in the ground. Spring is a critical time because it sets the tone for the entire growing season. Fertilizer applications, tillage, and seed selection are critical to a successful harvest come fall. Driving around looking at fields this afternoon made me think about how growing a crop is similar to building a successful website.

Responsive Design

Responsive design refers to the ability of a website to “expand” or “contract” to fit the screen it’s being displayed on. I’ve spent the past few months studying and learning how to create responsive websites. I recently updated this website to a responsive framework. Check it out by re-sizing your browser window! Notice how the elements change and adapt to the screen size? You will also notice that the menu becomes more “mobile friendly” with a standard hamburger icon menu when the viewing space shrinks.

Five Loaves Website Featured in Thought For Food Challenge Documentary


Last fall I had the opportunity to make a website for Five Loaves.  This group from UNL was a finalist for the 2013 Thought For Food Challenge. The idea behind Five Loves is to help consumers donate to organizations currently making a difference in food security. Participating restaurants feature a meal that is nutritious with smaller portion sizes as a “Five Loaves” meal. When the customer orders that dish, part of the proceeds go to a partner organization fighting global food insecurity.

TFF Challenge recently released a documentary they filmed about the finalist teams. Five Loaves is featured at 11:00 with yours truly designing their website at the 13:14 mark.

Unfortunately the documentary video has sharing permissions restricted so I can’t embed it into this post. Please visit follow this link to see the video on the TFF Challenge site.