Privacy Awareness Week

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an announcement promoting Privacy Awareness Week (PAW). PAW is an annual event fostering awareness of privacy issues and the importance of protecting personal information. This year’s theme, “Protecting Privacy is Everyone’s Responsibility,” focuses on promoting privacy awareness for consumers and businesses. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages consumers and organizations to … Read More

How to Fix the ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED Error in Chrome (9 Tips)

In a digital world hooked on instant gratification, one of the last things you want to experience when browsing is an error message. This can be incredibly frustrating, and may even be a sign that something serious has gone wrong. For average users, the really confusing errors are the ones where it can sometimes hard to distinguish between a problem … Read More

WordPress Security – 19 Steps to Lock Down Your Site (2019)

Via Kinsta, the one-stop website for what you need to know about WordPress: “Is WordPress Secure? The first question you’re probably wondering, is WordPress secure? For the most part, yes. However, WordPress usually gets a bad rap for being prone to security vulnerabilities and inherently not being a safe platform to use for a business. More often than not this … Read More

Best WordPress Q&A Plugins to Stir Up Conversations in 2019

Kinsta does it again.  Check out this great article on how to build a Q&A website! “Q&A sites like Yahoo! Answers, Quora, Reddit, and Stack Exchange are great for asking questions or browsing for answers that people around the world come up with. From hypotheticals on who really won WWII to industry-specific questions like “What’s the most cost-effective website builder?” … Read More

Google Dropping Pages Out Of The Search Index

Apr 5, 2019 Google Search Engine Optimization Source: Google Dropping Pages Out Of The Search Index “Something weird is going on with the Google search index. I am seeing wide spread reports of SEOs and webmasters complaining that their URLs and web pages are being removed from the Google Index. Lots of folks are noticing that a nice percentage of … Read More

How long does it take to build a website?

Excerpts from Bill Erickson: “The short answer is: longer than you would expect, but don’t rush it. There are three main factors in a project’s timeline: How soon can they start? High quality WordPress developers are usually booked, so can’t start on your website immediately. There could be some delay from when you first hire the developer to when they actually get started. How long before a … Read More

27 Reasons Why WordPress Crushes Squarespace Every Time

Having developed websites on WordPress, Wix and Squarespace, I have to agree.  WordPress crushes everytime. Here’s an insightful article with 27 reasons why WordPress beats SquareSpace.  You can assume WordPress is superlative over Wix for the same reasons.  Trust me. Source: 27 Reasons Why WordPress Crushes Squarespace Every Time – WPMU DEV

WordPress 5.0.1 Security Release – Immediate Update Recommended

WordPress 5.0.1 was released Wednesday night, less than a week after the much anticipated release of WordPress 5.0. This security release fixes seven security vulnerabilities, a few of which are quite serious.Sites running versions in the 4.x branch of WordPress core are also impacted by some of the issues. WordPress 4.9.9 was released along with 5.0.1 to address the issues … Read More

Why You Can’t Scrimp on Your Web Designer

Excellent article on why spending $10,000 on a Website Design is equivalent to a $30,000 investment in your company. A must-read for those who are hesitant to invest in something that others say – erroneously – can be done for free. Source: Why You Can’t Afford That Cheap Web Designer

10 Golden Rules of Good UI Design for Every Web Design Project

Can you name the 10 Rules of Good UI Design? Tom Ewar identifies them in his excellent article on the 10 best practices applicable for UI design in web projects. Have a look:  10 Rules of Good UI Design to Follow On Every Web Design Project | Elegant Themes Blog