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

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

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

Color Information

When working with colors on your website palette, do you know the difference between shade, tint and tone? A shade is obtained by adding black to the original color, which reduces its lightness. A tint is obtained by adding white to the original color, which increases its lightness. A tone is obtained by adding gray to the original color.

The 10 Best WordPress Themes for Sporting Clubs and Organizations

Here’s another excellent article by WordPress Content guru, Raelene Morey. Raelene highlights 10 of the best WordPress themes designed especially for sports clubs and leagues. Each theme offers a modern design and many include features like fixtures lists and scoreboards, team and player profiles, and WooCommerce integration. Source: 10 Best WordPress Themes for Sporting Clubs and Organizations – Envato

Criteria for a Good Font in 2018?

I believe that color and a well-chosen font are the two most important elements to good website design. One of my favorite fonts is Brandon Grotesque, but I’m beginning to see how it could be a poor choice at times. Here’s an article on what makes a good font: What Makes a Good Font in 2018? – Envato

Back in 15 Minutes: The Best Way Close Down Your Site for a Day

Whether you need to perform site maintenance, close for the day for religious practices, or you just want to take a vacation, there are times when you might need to temporarily shut down your site. We consider three simple options available to ensure your site’s search presence isn’t affected by doing so. Source: Back in 15 Minutes: Best Practices for … Read More