Perhaps it's the Myers-Briggs J in me, but lists are appealing to me. And when I went to a conference led by Molly Holzschlag where she showed us that nearly everything in life (and web design) is a list, I was in heaven. Of course, most people I talk to don't get as excited about styling unordered lists (and ordered lists and definition lists...) as I do. But trust me, go forth and use lists! You won't be sorry!
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This time of year inspires me to do two things: 1. lay outside in my hammock and 2. organize and clean my house. But there's no reason why you can't organize and clean your website too, especially when it's too chilly to lay in the hammock. These two articles will help you find a few things to do to give your site an update even if you don't have time for a full-on redesign.
If you're ready to start a work-from-home business as a web designer, there are a lot of things you need to do to prepare and be ready. The key is creating a business plan. If you treat your home business like a business from the start you'll be better off in the long run and have a more lucrative business.
Read the article: Learn How to Write a Professional Web Design Business Plan
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Sometimes it feels like I'm caught in a spam avalanche. There are so many spammers out there and they have so many tricks and techniques it can be frustrating to try and stay ahead of them.
I learned lately that spammers are now starting to employ low-paid people to submit their spam messages. Which explains why more spam seems to be getting through, despite my efforts. Today I posted a list of six of the most modern techniques available for fighting spam. I've used all of them, and I can tell you that they do work. Some work better than others, and some are more effective as an add-on, but they do help turn the avalanche into a more manageable trickle of spam.
STRONGtag is an easy tag to learn and use. It's just
<strong>this text is bold</strong>. Find out all the stats on this important HTML tag. And if you want to learn more about other HTML tags, you can read about them in my HTML Tag Library.
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Most of you already know what HTML stands for (HyperText Markup Language), but what should it stand for? How to Mold Lapdogs? Heavy Turnstiles Mangle Legs? Hippo Tongues Make Leather?
Find out some of the possible meanings for the abbreviation HTML in this article: What Should HTML Stand For? or post a comment with your own definitions.
Maybe HTML should stand for "How to Milk Llamas"
Happy April Fools Day!
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A cute baby panda
After the Panda changes Google started in 2011, I have a lot of friends who don't like visiting the National Zoo because they have to see the pandas there. But it's been four years, it's time to stop being afraid of one little bear and start focusing on our quality content instead.
In this article Don't Fear the Panda - SEO in a World After Panda I look at the reasons why you shouldn't be worried about the Panda algorithm changes and what you can do instead to improve your web pages.
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Many websites look like these CDs--hundreds of pages just put anywhere in any pile. At least they're neatly stacked, right?
Finding the right CMS for your business is more than just finding the cheapest one you can find. There are lots of tools out there, but it can still be hard to decide.
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