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Posts and Pages in WordPress

WordPress has two general types of ways to display content: posts and pages. Do you know the difference between posts and pages in WordPress? Similarities between Posts and Pages in WordPress Whether you click “Add New” under Posts or Pages, you will get a similar screen showing a place for a title, the editor (the…

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My Favorite WordPress Plugins

With over 20,000 WordPress plugins available on WordPress.org — and who knows how many there are available scattered throughout the Internet — how do you decide which ones deserve your attention? One thing I look at is the ratings and people have given it. I also pay attention to the reputation of the developer. If…

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Top 5 Reasons Your Typography Is Turning Away Visitors

typography

Business owners often think that the most important aspect of their website is the content. They focus their efforts on the products, the descriptions of services, or the photographs. They hire professionals to write blogs and to post comments. But what many of these business owners fail to realize is that something much simpler might…

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What’s Next?

From time to time we all struggle with the question, “What’s next?” We get so lost in the busy-ness of life that we look back at recent days, weeks, even months and wonder what we have really accomplished. One thing I have re-learned recently is that you must have goals, even in day-to-day living. Where…

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Types of Web Hosting

If you are going to publish a business website, then you need a place from which it is served. Many large companies host their websites on their own internal servers. You need a strong, reliable connection to the Internet, an experienced staff capable of managing all of the technical aspects and reliable telecommunication services. For…

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New Web Design Trends – 2012

Website designing is a cluster of well organized features such as color, theme, design, accessibility and many related aspects. It is rated as top priority because it is the one that is responsible for pulling traffic towards a site; which in turn increases its sales with brand awareness. The ultimate goal of getting the site…

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The Psychology of Color

the psychology of color

Color has such power to make you feel that you have to be careful in your choice of colors for your projects. There are also cultural beliefs about color that you need to be aware if your intended audience is one of that particular group. Because of these factors, it is important to know the…

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Can I “Do” WordPress on My Own?

As a small business owner, you may have asked yourself, “Can I do WordPress on my own?” The answer is both “Yes” and “No.” With little or no technical knowledge, you can create a free site on WordPress.com. For additional fees, they will add on some premium features such as your own custom domain name…

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WordPress: Is It For You?

Who uses WordPress? WordPress (WP) is used by these famous blogs: Boing Boing, I Can Has Cheezburger, BuzzMachine, Mashable and Laughing Squid. News agencies such as The New York Times, CNN, Forbes, Reuters and Maclean’s also use WordPress. Music and Fashion sites such as Arcade Fire, Jay-Z, Katy Perry, Lollapalooza, MP3.com, Kineda, Modelinia, StyleWatch (PEOPLE),…

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Why WordPress (and not Joomla, Drupal, or something else)?

First, you need to know the difference between a content management system and a blog. “A content management system (CMS) is a computer system that allows publishing, editing, and modifying content as well as site maintenance from a central page” [Wikipedia.org, “Content Management System,” accessed 4 July 2012]. It provides a collection of procedures used…

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Making your web site accessible

focus on accessibility

Keep in mind the needs of disabled visitors when you are designing your web site, especially for those who are blind or partially sighted Besides keeping your web site focused, it is also import to consider web site accessibility. Some of the people who visit your web site will be suing different monitors that yours…

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Web Design Software

spiders have no need for web design software

I have to confess … please don’t hate me — I loved FrontPage as a web design software. I began using FrontPage when it was first owned by Vermeer in the mid-90′s. I have owned every version from that initial version and have been using Microsoft Expression Web 4 with one of our data-driven sites…

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