Tips & Tricks

Great MOOCs

I love to learn! But sometimes its hard to go out and enroll in lengthy time-consuming classes. So, for me the answer has become MOOCs, Massive Open Online Courses. Below is a small list of my favorite resources I use on a regular basis to learn a wide-range of topics. Coursera Ed2Go EdX iTunes U Khan… Read More

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Keeping Standards & Staying Current

Usually, during the first few months of the year, a ton of news and blog articles about current design trends are published. While design trends are great to look into for inspiration, too many people become fixated on these trends and forget about standards. So, we put together a short list of items that you… Read More

Design & Development Tips & Tricks

Three tools to take your WordPress theme to the next level

What started as a relatively simple blogging platform has become the content management system that powers 20% of the web. That’s right, one out of five websites on the internet are built with WordPress. That’s over 60 million sites, some percentage of which don’t even have a blog at all. The secret to the rapid… Read More

Design & Development Tips & Tricks

Creating a Staging Environment on your WP-Engine powered WordPress Website

We have been in the process of moving our hosted WordPress websites over to WP-Engine, and with that comes a few added benefits that were not available in our legacy system. One of these new features is the ability to create your own staging environment for your website. The staging environment is basically a clone… Read More

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Remove “Not” from Your Discussion

Forgive me if this is preachy. Forgive me if it seems like a rant. I was sitting in the Dean’s office of the university where I teach and we were having a discussion about the program. One thing that was a brief side note was how it’s become a common characteristic of people to always… Read More

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Settings for WordPress Admins to Avoid

Below is a list of settings / buttons that you should avoid as a non-technical WordPress admin. Delete Menu Found on the “Menu” page under “Appearance”, this button will permanently remove a menu. It will not placed in a recycle bin or put into a revision, it will simply be gone forever. In older versions… Read More

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Etsy.com For Everything Else

It amazes me how many people still haven’t heard about Etsy.com —what a wonderful site for all of the handcrafted, vintage and artistic-type items that you used to only find at flea markets and craft shows. For over 8 years, Etsy, based in Brooklyn, NY, has been allowing independent artists and collectors to sell a… Read More

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How to Respond to Negative Comments on Social Media

By now, you’ve probably heard about Amy’s Baking Company, the wreck of a restaurant featured on the popular Gordon Ramsey show, Kitchen Nightmares. Their infamy spread as they began to abuse and berate people who left poor reviews on their Yelp and Facebook pages, cursing and threatening the whole lot. Obviously, this is a very extreme case.… Read More

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Is Your Password on the “Worst Passwords” List?

The annual “Worst Passwords” list has come out and though we have shared similar lists in years past, we felt compelled to share it with you again. While some “good” ol’ standbys are still on this list (password, 123456, abc123), there are some new and interesting, albeit NOT safe, passwords that have joined the ranks… Read More

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Still See Your Old Website?

Whenever we launch a new website and move website hosts, we often notice that clients experience a delay in seeing their new website. Most of the time, it’s just a matter of time. DNS propagation, which in a nutshell is the process in which a domain (www.yourwebsite.com) is routed to a website, can sometimes take anywhere from… Read More

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