- Elaine Griffin DesignsOwner and Designer, 2006 - present
- QuinstreetFreelance Writer and Researcher, 2009 - present
I am Elaine, also known as Laine (Lay-nee), and my derby name, Crazy Eyeris. I'm a fresh meat derby girl, mother, wife, and WordPress designer. I spend my days juggling kids and work, making plans and making lists, and contemplating what it’s like to be an organized disaster.
I am frequently spotted dancing to music in grocery store aisles and to Weather Channel muzac at home. Word.
I like wine, cooking, autumn, Christmas, birthdays, and watching my kids when they don’t realize it. I have an extensive collection of black clothing and can’t seem to buy colors. No I am not in mourning. I just like black, it’s slimming.
Prior to starting my business, Elaine Griffin Designs, I was a stay at home mother and owner of a handmade clothing business. My love of graphic and web design was born out of this business, while I was working with the designer of my site. Many books, tutorials and hundreds of practicing hours later, here I am, doing something that I absolutely love.
This, combined with my background in sociology gives me a unique perspective that allows me to relate to my clients on a personal level, teach them how to use their sites, and ease their fears.
When I'm not working with clients or taking care of my family, I blog about WordPress, social media, and SEO, the work/life balance, and roller derby! Check out the posts at Elaine Griffin Designs and The Laine List.
- 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.