Tag: Website Design

Inside Every Racer is a Faster One!


I don’t often share my website design work in my POSTS + UPDATES. Mostly, I like to write about my observations and stories of art, love, Las Vegas, and beyond. Well, that and cars and some tech stuff, which I love. So, while most of my readers know me for my art, few here know my design background. Not that any of that matters here; it’s just that I also love creating dynamic websites, and want to share a special one with you.

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Happy Launch Day 2022 - ADCook.com live since 1996

26 Years Ago Today

Officially launched on October 23rd, 1996, the ADCook.com website has always been about art & design and the celebration of creativity! Since its beginning, the website has grown to over 140 artworks, 500 posts & articles, 66 pages, and over 2,500 images (yikes!).

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Bonsai Tree in Contemporary Home

Pruning The Bonsai

Sometimes, when chatting with my fellow web designers about developing and growing a website, I reference the process to a bonsai tree. Before I get too far into my story, I must confess that I have never owned a bonsai tree, but I’ve built plenty of websites.

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Search Engine Optimization

Search Me

With the new Advanced Search feature, it’s easier than ever to search the ADCook.com website.

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FutureStarRacing.com Home page screenshot 021822

The All-New FutureStarRacing.com

Those who follow my posts know that I enjoy creating for the web when I’m not at the easel. Sometimes I’m blessed when my design life and fine art life are in harmony with one another.

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ADCook.com Brilliantly Safe! for content & links

Sur.ly Safe

Brilliantly Safe for Content & Links. I’m honored to share that the ADCook.com website has received a Sur.ly award for Internet safety.

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ADCook.com Mobile-Friendly featuring Indian Summer


28%* of You are Reading this on Your SmartPhone (I know that because Google tells me so). That’s why the ADCook.com website has been mobile-friendly for a long-time, since early 2011. That’s when I first became aware of WordPress responsive websites. WordPress made creating sites more flexible, from a creator’s perspective, while creating a better user experience for visitors.

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ADCook.com Alexa Top 100k Global Rank

Thank You, Alexa

In today’s Internet world, an artist has to be a creative entrepreneur, a web designer, and a marketer, along with a lot of other skills to succeed on any level, both online and on the Internet. It can be a lot to keep up with and still make time to create art. For years, I relied on Alexa.com to keep me informed of my website’s status and have continuously increased my global and US rankings.

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Translate Languages at ADCook.com

Art Translated

A lot can be said about art in most any language. You can now read about artist A.D. Cook and related artworks on this website in 12 languages; Chinese (simplified), English, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish.

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Elfsight Widgets

Elfsight is Alright

I admit that I am a massive fan of Elfsight as a compliment to Webflow. Coming from a WordPress background, I am a big fan of wiz-bang and clean design.

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Astra WordPress Theme

The Perfect Theme for WordPress

“Let’s build a website. It’ll be fun” How many times have you thought that? Or heard that? I get that a lot from people who want to build a website and think that it just pops up overnight. That’s usually followed by an “If we build it, they will come” mindset.

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ConradWestGallery.com Nov 24, 2019

Gary Conrad Testimonial

I had decided that I would open a Virtual Art Gallery. I began searching for the “Right” individual to help me develop this dream. Like most people, my knowledge of the internet was based on being a user rather than a developer. I have learned there is a vast difference between the two.

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