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About the Author:
Brad Gardner is the owner of Qwodtech, llc and loves helping small to medium size business grow their bottom lines with a mix of online strategies. Born in upstate NY he moved to Wilmington to finish undergrad at UNCW and enjoys bicycling, music and is undeniably addicted to a quality cup of coffee.

Adjusting the Header Logo Size in Divi 3.0

This actually took me some digging to find the solution to.

If using a child theme, add this code and make sure to use the !important notation.

.et_header_style_left .logo_container {
position: relative;
width: 40% !important;

.et_header_style_left .et-fixed-header .logo_container {
width: 28% !important;

Note: The second CSS entry is for when you scroll down and the logo gets smaller.

Adjust the % accordingly to your size preferences.  Also, you may want to add media queries to adjust the logo on different screen sizes.  Hope this helps!



A Simple Guide for Best Hashtag Results on Social Media

A Simple Guide for Best Hashtag Results on Social Media

Hashtags are a simple way for those outside (and inside) your online social network to find content you’re sharing.

Here’s a quick rundown of some useful tips and best practices for using Hashtags to help you get your message out, and more importantly, seen. Read the rest of this entry »

Client Spotlight: Bold & Beautiful Clothing

Owner of Bold & Beautiful, Tracy Ngyuen, stays busy with her day job in the pharmaceutical industry and running her sparkly new clothing store. Clothing and fashion has been an interest and passion for her.  I am happy I was able to help her a be a part in making that dream come true by building her online store.

Her vision from the start with is to present visitors with a clean, easy to navigate site with quality photos that showcase her affordable and fashionable items.

Bold&Beautiful website by Brad Gardner @ Qwodtech

Average Value of a Facebook Brand Fan Increases 28%

Average Value of a Facebook Brand Fan Increases 28%

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The average value of a brand fan on Facebook in key consumer categories increased to $174 in 2012, from $136 in 2010, according to a new report from Syncapse.

The 28% increase was driven by Facebook fans’ tendency to be super consumers: On average fans spend 43% more than non-fans in respective categories, despite not having higher incomes. … Read the rest of this entry »

Before & After: Charleston Uplighting

CUL_Logo_oval_websiteRecently, I finished up a website redesign project for Charleston Uplighting, an up-and-coming small business in Charleston, SC that adds mood enhancing lighting to their client’s special events.

I completely rebuilt the website working closely with Tonia and Rob on creating the specific look and feel they were looking for.  With the incorporation of a dynamic slider, vivid colors to accentuate their lighting and classy fonts I was able to create a website they were thrilled with. Read the rest of this entry »

Google Power Search Status: Achieved

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Google Power SearchEnlightening course I took recently on getting the most out of the searches I enter into Google.  Basically, a very good class for anyone that researches or just spends a lot of time on the PC.  With my Job, I fall into the latter category.

As with all Google courses it was informative and I recommend it.

Before & After: Eastern Energy Solutions

Recently, I finished up a website redesign project for Eastern Energy Solutions.  They are a fast-growing, leading energy contracting & consulting firm in NY State.

They came to me looking to do three things:

1.  Update the old .html/flash code to better reflect their fresh and professional image

2.  Make their website easier and more appealing to navigate

3. Remove the outdated flash components that weren’t rendering on some mobile devices (increase device compatibility)

This was a rather large project due to the large amount of content and case studies we added to the site. Read the rest of this entry »

Golf Courses Reaching Out More With Social Media

Golf courses are finding that reaching out to the new generation of golfers requires speaking their language.

More specifically, engaging with them on Facebook and social media.

Bobby Jones facebook

If Facebook was around then, Mr. Jones would have been all over it…

This article I came across in PGA Magazine addresses this new need for golf courses to revise their digital strategy. Read the rest of this entry »

Google Drive Review & Installation Walk-Through Highlights.


Google Drive taking over cloud storage?!… users will decide that.

Google Drive is the new kid on the block in file syncing and cloud drive storage market.  I’m hoping it will take everything good that Dropbox does and do it better, faster & cheaper.  Knowing Google, they might just do that.

This will most likely be the case for Android users.  I’m an iPhone user and will have to wait for a native iOS app to arrive.  The following is the first steps installing and running Google Drive for the first time… Read the rest of this entry »