- Elaine Griffin DesignsOwner and Designer, 2006 - present
- QuinstreetFreelance Writer and Researcher, 2009 - present
I am Elaine Griffin, owner and principle designer at Elaine Griffin Designs. Also known as Laine (Lay-nee) I’m a freelance WordPress designer, content creator, and speaker. I bring my background as a sociologist, advocate, and educator, to my work and writing, which has been featured on BlogHer and The SITS Girls.
I design beautiful websites and help you take care of all of your print and online marketing needs.
I am an obsessive list maker.
On my business blog, Elaine Griffin Designs, I write easy to follow tutorials about WordPress, social media, SEO, and blogging.
On my personal blog, The Laine List I spill my guts about life, motherhood, and balancing work and family. I also sprinkle in some fun recipe and cocktail posts, and the occasional review.
I am frequently spotted dancing to music in grocery store aisles and to Weather Channel muzac at home.
Working from my home office in Finger Lakes Region of NY, I am a wine lover, and I also enjoy the beauty of living in wine country!
My life pretty much kicks ass.
- Ithaca CollegeSociology, 2003
Remembering Former Love, Brandon Lee, 20 Years After His Death on the Mo...
He kisses me. It’s a sweet kiss. It asks permission and makes no assumptions. I return his kiss, which turns out to be more than a kiss. It’
Search Engine Optimization Basic Principles | Elaine Griffin Designs
Search engine optimization for beginners covers such questions as, "what is SEO?" and "what are meta descriptions?"
Tips for Working at Home with Kids | The Laine List
Laine offers her tips on how to stay sane while working from home and keeping kids happy.
Basic SEO for Images, Videos, Vlogs, and Podcasts | Elaine Griffin Designs
Learn basic SEO principles for optimizing images, videos, vlogs, and podcasts.
Four Web Design Trends for 2013 | WordPress Theme Customization |
Web design trends for 2013 include responsive design, minimalist design, full page backgrounds and custom photography, and designed typogrop
13 Google Web Fonts for 2013 | WordPress Theme Customization |
13 of the best Google web fonts for 2013 to use with the 4 best web design trends of 2013 by Elaine Griffin Designs
Just Say NO to Blogging Contests (and other rules about compensation for...
As I celebrated my third “blogoversary” this week, or the third anniversary of my very first post on my personal blog I took a little time t
Pasta and Seasonal Vegetables with Hillshire Farm Sausage #Giveaway
As a mother with no time and a house full of fairly picky eaters, I rely heavily on what I call all-in-one dishes. Casseroles, crock pot mea
Facebook Timeline Apps - an Update on Pinterest and More
A few months ago I wrote a tutorial about how to create your own Pinterest app for your Facebook page.
How to Change the Default Text Selection Color with CSS
Make your website beautiful by customizing the color of your highlighted text with some simple CSS.