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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How to display your latest WordPress blog posts on a static web page

By Keith on July 29, 2010

Many bloggers use Feedburner to publish their feed for their blog. There are many obvious benefits to using Feedburner, such as measuring your subscriber count, using email subscriptions, and the ability to change your feed location without losing subscribers. There are also countless free options that come along with Feedburner, like the ability to convert […]

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Stripey Business Card Template

By Keith on July 21, 2010

DOWNLOAD THE PSD FILE HERE Requirements: Any version of Photoshop A computer A print shop This business card template would work great for freelancers, students, and personal use. The cards are in the CMYK color space and are sized with bleeds so that you can bring them to a professional print shop easily. If you […]

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Google Analytics Traffic Sources Overview

By Keith on July 07, 2010

One of the most useful tools in Google Analytics are the traffic sources tools, which show you how visitors came to your website. This post will show you an in-depth look at the traffic sources features and how to interpret them. Note: For the sake of simplicity, this post will not cover AdWords or other […]

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