The WordPress premium theme community (such as WooThemes, StudioPress, and ThemeForest) offer a ton of options to have a stunning website design. But when it comes to website or blog logo design – or really anything related to graphic design that makes your blog stand out – you’ll need expertise. And professional graphic design expertise [...]
Last month, Akismet (the anti-spam software I use) filtered 850 delicious bits of blog comment spam. I now have 324 comments in my queue tagged spam. And that’s just the automated stuff. I also get lots of bewildering comments such as, Good way of explaining, and fastidious post to obtain data regarding my presentation subject [...]
So you’re wondering “how many domain names should I buy? Well here’s a quick story before we dive into all the thou shalts and such. Let’s say that a person – let’s call him Fred – decides to learn a little bit about websites and marketing online. He finds how easy it is to install [...]
Lots of images on your website can drastically slow your site down. There are a couple online tools that will compress their size – without hurting quality. jpegMini helps compress your images in JPEG format, and tinyPNG can help you compress your PNG images. Compress, get a speed boost, and get happier visitors.
For many people, Blogger is the first blogging/website tool they ever use. And for good reason – it’s free (with free hosting), and it’s super-easy to use. However – it also has a lot of limitations, so anyone who’s serious about blogging and/or building a bit of a business – moves on. And hopefully, moves [...]
Does your website need some inexpensive images to spruce things up? Find tons of free, high-quality images at Flickr Creative Commons (be sure to give credit, though). Or you can get lots of affordable royalty-free stock photos from iStockPhoto.
Unless they go to a page with navigation…your pictures should not be clickable. For example, when you hover and click and image, does it go to another webpage or just the image? If it’s just the image…that’s bad navigation. Be sure to remove the link from the images and provide a better experience for your [...]
WordPress is software that basically helps you to store your website in a database. WordPress then builds the ‘look’ of your site with Themes. There’s a huge market for free and premium themes. The problem for designer and developers is that pre-built themes aren’t just right – especially for developing a custom website. However, building a [...]
You don’t have to be a web consultant to know that mobile usage is skyrocketing. And especially if you are a content website, or consumer product/service website – your customers are probably already visiting your website with their iPhones, Galaxies, Droids, etc, etc. (Even though – you can easily find out how many mobile visitors [...]
Imagine building your own house. Whether you or a contractor builds it – you will mainly care about the design, layout, and whether the cupboards have enough space, right? But – you’d also care on a certain level about the materials, engineering, and craftsmanship behind the scenes – even if you don’t know exactly how [...]
Sherlock Sites is a website platform for Private Investigators that I’ve just rolled out today. It helps Private Investigators get a professional website with no upfront cost (just $29/mo) and everything (hosting, SEO, support, etc) included so that they update it themselves and get more clients. Why should you – or anyone care? If you are or [...]
I’ve written 8 reasons you should use WordPress for your online store - and mentioned the tools to turn WordPress (which is usually just website software) into a powerful online store. But what kind of designs can you expect? Our favorite “plugin” for eCommerce, WooCommerce, works well with any design built by WooThemes. But there’s more [...]
Wondering if your site needs to be optimized for mobile devices yet? There’s an easy way to know for sure. Go to your Google Analytics –> Overview –> Devices. Is anyone looking at your site with smartphone? No? Feel comfortable putting it off for now. Yes? Think about asking your web designer about converting your [...]
Have you ever landed on a website and thought… “Wow, this would be a perfect site to advertise on!”? Then, you check out their Advertise Schedule…and your heart sinks. Way out of budget…and you don’t even know if you’ll get customers from the site. Make Sure Your Ads Aren’t Being Wasted There’s an old saying [...]