PHP CLI (Command line Interface)

I just discovered you can run a PHP file from the command line and don’t even have to fire up your local server. This is huge! And opens the possibilities wide open! Im sure you’ve see other tools that you type in command line options or commands and it does a lot of things in […]

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Mar
23
2015

Google now forces your site to be responsive

In the last few days I have been getting a few notices via Webmaster tools from Google stating that some of my personal sites are not mobile friendly. Aka responsive. Google states that this will indeed result in lowering search rankings on mobile search. So Google is now forcing you to have a responsive website! […]

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Mar
20
2015

Remove first line of CVS file

Recently I needed to run  a script to remove the first line of a CVS file and was getting stumped! Finally after some testing and trouble shooting and a little Google help I found a solution. And I am hoping this post will find it’s way to others with similar needs. And credit to stackoverflow. […]

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Mar
15
2015

Why you need to be Mr. know it all

Running a web design business is much more than just being a web designer. So many companies out there learn a little bit about WordPress backend and market themselves as a web design company. But they are lacking in so many other areas. Reasons why you need to be a Mr. know it all A […]

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Concrete 5 image align left margin or padding

Adding images in Concrete 5 is simple, just like any other WYSIWY editor. Just click the image icon choose your image from either the image manager, or from your computer and done! And of course you usually want to align/float the image left or right, Concrete has this option as well. But it’s lacking one […]

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Migrating Concrete5 to new server

Guide to Migrating Concrete5 There are a couple issues when you are transferring your local development site to a live server. 1. Turn off pretty urls if you have them set on your site. I ran into htaccess issues spitting out a 500 error, so best to turn pretty urls off first. 2. Second zip […]

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Jan
09
2015

SEO tips – Don’t believe everything you read online

Was browsing archives in searchenginejournal.com and came across an old post based on how Google says they don’t use meta description as a ranking factor in their search engine. Bleow is a snippet: I feel sorry for meta descriptions. Google has long held that meta descriptions do not impact search engine rankings. From a 2007 post on […]

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Dec
14
2014

Google Penguin Recovery – SEO

How to recover from Google Penguin update So your site was killing it in rankings, and then the new Penguin 3.0 algorithm came and now your seo rankings are in the gutter! Why? How? If you found this post you more than likely already know why or how penguin works. It’s about over optimized anchor text. […]

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Dec
05
2014

Product Photography done right!

Today I was looking up product photographers to see some competition. I found some good ones and not so good ones. Then I stumbled onto some tutorials and of course I had to take a gander! Now the funny thing about the internet is there is good content and generic piece of crap content that […]

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Nov
01
2014

Flat and minimalist is the trend not generic!

So the trend is going flat and minimalist. Artistic negative space and keeping things simple is a good thing, but why is it then are websites starting to become generic? I am not sure how or when companies started to think that flat and minimalist is all about being generic. Sorry you still need to […]

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Aug
31
2014

Engaging Mobile Users via Responsive Web Design

When a user first visits your website, they should feel like they’re visiting your home. It should be tidy, organized, and easily accessible for them. First impressions are crucial, and a poor experience will leave a bad taste in a user’s mouth, decreasing the chance of them returning to your site again. That’s why it’s […]

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Why you suck as a business owner

Some characteristics that you might want to evaluate before you become a business owner. 1. Technical Skills You own or want a website but the extent of your computer skills is checking email. 2. Time is Money You don’t value other people’s time. 3. All Talk You talk the talk but don’t walk the walk. […]

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Jul
13
2014

Shortcode output at top of page content in WordPress

Come across a shortcode glitch a while back when I was building custom interface for a client site. The shortcode’s output was displaying at the top of the page content, no matter where I dropped the shortcode. Searched around for quite a bit until I found the fix. Hopefully you will find this blog post […]

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Jun
17
2014

Writing the Perfect Blog Post

Blogging has become more of a way to get traffic through organic search than it is about writing small snippets of blog entries. Most blog posts are thought out, pre-planned, keyword researched, and generally looking at what other people have posted on the subject matter. It is much more involved if you are blogging to […]

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May
17
2014