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Five myths about WordPress

1. WordPress is for blogging WordPress was originally created as a free and open-source blogging tool in 2003 but it has grown much more than that. I The reasons for its popularity might have  a lot to do with the “free and open source” part. With a lot of people free to tinker with it,…Continue Reading

Selecting the WordPress theme that is right for you

Selecting the WordPress theme that is right for you

If you are new to WordPress, your first task is selecting a theme. There are literally tens of thousands that are available. How do you get started? Your WordPress site already has a theme installed, most likely a default WordPress theme, like Twenty Fourteen (they come out with a new one each year).  If you…Continue Reading

My favorite Google fonts and how to use them

My favorite Google fonts and how to use them

Long gone are the days when web designers were limited to a small selection of fonts. Now you can use fonts whether or not the user has them stored on their computer. Google has played a large role in this change by offering hundreds of free, open source, fonts that can be used on any…Continue Reading

Using a logo in the header: Best WordPress practices

Using a logo in the header: Best WordPress practices

Though a logo is pretty standard identification for most businesses (what would a MacBook be without the apple insignia? A white box?) by default WordPress uses the site title and description to identify your site. Some themes will have the option to replace those with a logo but, if not, how do you do that?…Continue Reading

Mobile First: A new approach to website design

Mobile First: A new approach to website design

What’s in your pocket? Your iPhone, or Droid or whatever, of course. And, sure, you use it to check out a website now and then. But should it be the driving factor in how websites of the future should look? There is new thinking now to do just that, to put the mobile phone at…Continue Reading

Extending Online Forms

Extending Online Forms

Online forms are crucial in connecting to your audience and collecting valuable information, but they are often overlooked. Most websites have a form on the contact page that collects a user’s name and email and a short message. But what if your forms could do a whole lot more? A recent case study from the website Which…Continue Reading