Category: Web Design

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Hosting WordPress Sites with Flywheel – The Honest Review

What’s the mark of a great WordPress host? After 10+ hosts I’ve learned that it all comes down to this: How often you have to think about them? When you have to ask “Why is my website so slow?” or “Why is my website down?” or “Should I update to the latest version of WordPress?”, that’s time away from things that actually matter to...




New Google Search Ads Are a Case-study in Poor Design

Google has always been expert in design, mastering the art of clean, user-focused pages, but their new ad format does just the opposite. Google’s latest ads occupy nearly the entire search page above the fold, requiring users to scroll down to see anything past the first result. It makes Google unusable, without adblock. It’s so sad, when a company turns away from its mission...




Can We Really Trust Web Hosting Companies?

I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking I’m insane. Maybe if you’ve ever searched something remotely close to “web hosting” on Google, you’ve noticed the thousands of different providers. It seems like a free and open market, with a deal to be found. Well, it isn’t. Ok. Just Short of a Hosting Monopoly You might be surprised to find out that 6 of the...




How To Install WordPress on a mac in 5 Clicks for free

Webmaster, bloggers, and designers often need to work on wordpress design on a test site before sending something over to a live site, but most solutions for getting wordpress installs onto a mac involve complex virtual servers, and manual uploading and setup. There’s an easier way. Here’s how to set up a fully manipulable test install of WordPress on a mac in only five...




34 Blogging and Webmaster Resources

There are a ton of startups out there to help you with your business, or blog. Here’s a giant list of services that may interest you. Aweber: Popular Email marketing Solution Mailchimp: Also popular Email Marketing Solution- generous free plan Mixrank: “Spy” on your competitor’s marketing with this cool analytical app. Google Analytics: Professional Site Metrics program. completely free Lighthouse: issue tracking software Launchrock:...