No more wasting my time searching for the right theme to use. I have found the end-all theme that is now my go-to theme for whichever flavor site I am building. I am sure many of you follow the same process I would follow when starting a new website. 1. Have an idea for a […]
The focus on this list is for the beginning webmaster starting out with all 100% free software and using a windows based PC. FTP Client: The best choice here is Filezilla. Filezilla has now been around for many years and has the benefit of being free, and is continually being updated. I have used Filezilla […]
Being a fan of WordPress for it’s well written, and very active development community for code, plugins, and themes, and also because it is free and open source. I have always been a little mystified why anyone would want to use typepad, because it is missing many of those components listed above. The big questions […]
Smush_it update: Smush_it is now a Yahoo tool and can be found here: www.smushit.com/ysmush.it/ Smush_It will smush a few extra bytes out of your images to make them smaller. In my experience it shaves a little bit off each image, but if you add up a few “k” off each image, it could add up […]
Now that you have your websites up and running it’s time for some essential tasks. One of the most important tasks to do with your website is to monitor it. How will you know if you website goes down? It could be hours, it could be days, but if you are not able to check […]
If you are looking for a secure and reliable contact form for your website. Please check out www.dagondesign.com/articles/secure-php-form-mailer-script/ The emphases here is on secure, many times these scripts are terribly exploited by spammers, this one seems to be well done. I use this very form on many sites, and it works fabulously. Here is a […]
If you are looking for e-commerce software to meet these goals: SEO friendly (keyword, and urls) Easy to use (template driven) Low cost (under $200) Ownership (not leased or rented software) Then I would recommend using CubeCart. I found this CubeCart review very helpful as well.
Seobook has released a very nice firefox extension call Rank Checker. This is a free open-source tool that will show your rank for specific keywords on Google, Yahoo, and MSN. Using a rank checking tool is a real time saver. Rather than try to dig through results to find your site, this will give you […]
Do you have a small business and want to get a website up and running quickly. WordPress just may be your answer. WordPress is quite easy to learn and can create very professional looking results. There are lots of plugins and themes available to make your site exactly how you want it to look. You […]
For me , web statistics are the lifeblood of your website. It is really the only good way to see how your site is doing. I look forward each day to browsing over my sites stats to see what is doing what. It is also a great tool to find problems with your site such […]
A must have for webmasters is a free little software tool called ColorPic. This tool lets you select virtually any color from anywhere on your screen. This can be useful when you see a color you like, simply fire up the software and grab the color.