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What is a Content Delivery Network?

Content Delivery Networks In this day and age we have little patience for slow loading websites.  You may look back with great nostalgia to the times when pages took minutes to load, but I assure you that you would be in the minority.  At present, we generally want to...

How Do I Optimize Images for my Website?

We all expect websites to load quickly these days.  One of the best ways we can accomplish a fast load is to optimize images.  Below is a quick tutorial video that can help you make sure your images are sized correctly and compressed in a way that will make them load...

Should I Encrypt My Website, and How?

I remember a simpler time in history when I could just take my trash out to a can outside, and not have to worry about somebody combing through it for sensitive information which they could use to steal my identity and wreak havoc in my life.  Now I have to go through...

Landing Pages: Why Use Them, & How To Make Them More Effective

If you’ve been around the world of online marketing for any length of time, undoubtedly you’ve heard the term “landing page” bounce around quite a bit.  This can be a little confusing, since technically a landing page just to refers to whatever page on a site that you...

The Call to Action: A Good Salesman

A website is an investment for any business or organization.  As a business owner, you can put quite a bit of time and resources into building a website that looks great, loads quickly, and yet be underwhelmed by the results.  As a web designer, I often see a critical...

Planning and Preparing Content For Your Website

Doug is a fictitious small business owner who's business has been building widgets since the 1970’s.  Several years ago Doug had a website built by his nephew, who was in high school at the time.  The site is now pretty outdated, and Doug occasionally...

Using A Blog Teaser

There's nothing more frustrating than spending hours creating an awesome piece of content for your website only to have it seen by your Mom, and her quilting group...and no one else.  We've all had the experience of getting no return on investment for the time we've...

Beware the Domain Slamming Scam

If you own a website, and you don’t know what I mean by “Domain Slamming” please read the following post. Domain registration is a critical part of owning a website. Your domain is your address on the World Wide Web, or at least it is for people....

Multi-User Networks

When is a website not a website?  ishe answer is when it’s two websites, or three, or more.  There are occasions when an organization may want multiple sites; not autonomous from one another, yet independent.  For those of us in the WordPress community, we’re familiar...