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Most Website Platforms are the Worst and WordPress is the Best

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wordpress-loveAs a sometimes website builder, I often get asked as to which platform is “the best.” Generally after someone has already put money into a project or started the venture themselves. For anyone with future website questions, here’s my answer: WordPress forever and for always. (I might even help you navigate their waters if you’d come to me first next time.)

When it comes to building websites, I’m a real platform snob. WordPress for life. Not only is it what I use each and every day, it’s user friendly, offers an almost unlimited amount of customizations, and there are free resources (and forms of support) all across the Internet. There are built-in stats, the ability to create a website from a visual standpoint or with HTML (you know, if you’re into that type of thing...

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The Blogging Sweet Spot: How Often Should you Post?

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sweet spot sucker digital designEver website owner struggles with the practice of blogging. While it may be easy (allegedly anyway), it’s a task that doesn’t always bring instant results, or even direct ones. Rather, it’s a practice that informs and educates readers, allowing them to circle back to a business over time. The unsung hero of the Internet world. Additionally, actually setting aside the time to write, schedule, and share a blog can sound like more trouble than it’s worth. (Even us professional bloggers don’t always find the time to write our own content.)

However, failing to do so can also cause you to miss out on incredible opportunities, such as increased traffic, word of mouth, and more. Not to mention increased website clout and continual web bot crawling...

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The Need for Quality Photos

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Images are important. There’s just no way around it. As the reach of Internet-based posts continues to grow, so does the importance of using photos that won’t blur or pixelate on a web page. The same goes for printed materials, which can easily smudge as soon as ink hits paper. And as cameras continue to advance, even those that are built directly into our phones, there’s really no excuse for hosting a bad photo. (That is, unless you’re taking screen shots from a favorite 90s TV show, which is itself blurry.)

But with clear images also comes the need for quality poses and facial expressions. (When a questionable picture is clear, it just means you’ll look that much more awkward when making a face...

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This Captcha Alternative is a Million Times Better than Alphabet Soup

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captcha game alternativeIn the past, I’ve made no secret about my hatred toward captchas. They’re awkward, confusing, and half the time, absolutely impossible to solve. It’s as if the search engine wants you to fail. And even though Google seems to think I’m half spam-bot (I get at least one Google-prompted captcha per working day, which I’ll take as a compliment), I’m still not accustomed to their difficult nature.

Which is why I was super pumped to hear about a growing captcha alternative. One that lets you play games (games!) instead of muddling your way through unrecognizable letters. Just match the correct food items or play a single hole of put-put golf and you’re on your way to the next web destination. Without having to deal with retrys or angry pops up.

The Captcha Solution

Known as Are You...

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Startup Creates Online Memorial Space … In a Non-Creepy Way

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candle pictureHow many times have you logged into Facebook to see a memorial or in-memory-of page? Smack dab in the middle of your newsfeed and surrounded by an eCard and an offensive meme. Whether the pages was recent or developed to last for the long haul, these memorials offer many a much-needed outlet to cope with a loss. But while the thinking behind it may be solid, in practice it never quite comes off as sincere. Or as if it’s in the right place. “I miss you” posts get jumbled within the rest of the Facebook community, creating an awkward read and a platform that doesn’t do the messages justice. They become just another piece of the Facebook puzzle.

Which is why a new startup, Shadhanjai.com, created an outside, more appropriate place to put them...

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