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Anatomy of a Web Address

Anatomy of a Web Address

So you’re surfing the web.  Perhaps you start out at a site like Amazon.  After browsing a while you find a product that you like.  You share that product with someone via text message, and man does that seem like a complicated address.  Perhaps you could care less...

DNS Explained

DNS Explained

As a web designer, one very technical concept that I have had to try to communicate with my clients is DNS. What is DNS? What are DNS records, what is DNS propagation? These are some of the questions I am going to try to answer in as non-technical a way as possible....

What Is Website Hosting

What Is Website Hosting

One area where I see a lot of confusion is web hosting. It may not always be obvious about what hosting is, or what the difference is between hosting that costs $5 per month, and hosting that costs $500 per month. in this video, I give a quick overview.

Optimizing Images for Web

Optimizing Images for Web

I have often seen websites that run very slowly because of images that are far too large for the web. Full-Size stock images can be several megabytes in size, and even a large image on a web page needs to be much, much smaller. In this video, I will run through a...

The Anatomy of A Button

The Anatomy of A Button

In this video we used the free Brackets Code editor by Adobe.  You can download it at: http://brackets.io The Code We used: &nbsp;<br> <div> <a href="#" class="button" style"font-family: georgia">Donate Now!</a> </div> <style>...

Help! My Google Maps is broken.

Help! My Google Maps is broken.

  What's the Plan In this post, I will walk you through setting up a Google developer account, including billing, and getting a Google Maps API Key for your website.  Once you have this setup, you can plug the key into your website and get Google maps up and...