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Install this plug-in for Gmail! – Rapportive

By Keith on September 09, 2010

If you use Gmail you will love Rapportive. Rapportive is a Gmail plug-in released for Firefox and Chrome which replaces the Gmail advertisements with information about the person you are corresponding with. It also shows what social media platforms people are in so you can easily grow your Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn networks. Check out […]

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Move a Joomla website to a new server

By Keith on September 07, 2010

There are 5 main steps to moving a Joomla site to another web server: Step 1: Set up new server Step 2: Install Joomla Step 3: Dump the original MySQL database Step 4: Import the old database to the new database Step 5: Complete the move Step 1: Set up new server Download the latest […]

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How to Set Nameservers for Domains in Godaddy

By Keith on September 03, 2010

1)   Log into Godaddy. Use your username and password that you used when you signed up. 2)   Click on “advanced details” for the domain that needs a nameserver change. 3)   Click “Set Nameservers” at the bottom left of the screen. 4)   Make sure the “I have specific nameservers for my domains” radio button is selected. […]

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What makes a great 404 page?

By Keith on August 31, 2010

In a previous post I wrote about how to technically make a 404 page. This post will cover what should go on a 404 page so that your visitors will not be left in the dark. 404 Page Must Haves Some sort of description of what a 404 page is – Whether it is just […]

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Adding a 404 page to your website

By Keith on August 26, 2010

How often do you run into an error page on a website that look like these? (Click on the thumbnails to enlarge) These pages are called 404 error pages. A 404 error is when a page that you are trying to access on a website is not found. A lot of internet users do not […]

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W3C Web Standards Benefits

By Keith on August 24, 2010

Web standards – Web standards are a general term for the set of rules and technical specifications for website code established by the W3C and other standard bodies. World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) – an international industry consortium dedicated to “leading the Web to its full potential”. Websites and the technologies used to make them […]

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Web Hosting: Linux trumps Windows

By Keith on August 19, 2010

There are two main types of web server technologies, Linux and Windows. I would like to start out by stating that this post is probably a little biased. I’m sure that there are a few people who love Windows servers, but I don’t know any of those people. Linux is a great web hosting environment […]

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All About Favicons

By Keith on August 16, 2010

What is a favicon? A favicon (short for “favorite icon”) refers to the small icon that relates to a specific website. They are used to make the process of identifying a website easy. Favicons show up next to the tabbed website name in your browser, in your browser’s history bar and favorites list, and also […]

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My WordPress Blog Launch Checklist

By Keith on August 12, 2010

Launching a new WordPress blog can be a very exciting time, but it’s important that you don’t let your excitement lead you to launch your blog without everything properly set up. This post focuses on the technical aspects to launching a WordPress blog. I am not covering what you should do before you launch any […]

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How should a freelancer charge for a project?

By Keith on August 09, 2010

Why you shouldn’t charge hourly If you’re good at what you do, you short yourself. My main problem with charging hourly is that it punishes the freelancer for being fast and efficient. I purposely put time and effort into making reusable templates for different things that a project may need (a dropdown menu for example). […]

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How to minimize aging of your laptop battery

By Keith on August 06, 2010

Battery studies today are leaning heavily toward lithium-ion style batteries, like the one in your laptop. In many ways, these batteries are superior to other batteries that were previously used in portable devices. Laptop batteries are expensive, so it pays to take care of your battery to get the most life out of it. There […]

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How to stop Google Analytics from tracking your visits

By Keith on August 03, 2010

If you are constantly visiting your website, you may want to exclude yourself from the analytics data so that your stats can be more accurate. This is very simple to do. Log into Google Analytics On the bottom of the “Overview” Page, click Filter Manager Click Add Filter Give your filter a name (1 in […]

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