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Web Design

Five Ways to Secure Your Hosting Account

After dealing with some site/server security issues with one of our clients recently, 5 Ways to Secure Your Hosting Account is a very timely article we found that may help you avoid such a circumstance.  The average webmaster probably needs to spend between 4 and 8 hours boosting the security of their websites, accounts, and servers. Hopefully…

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Online Marketing Tools for Small Business Owners

We attended the Dallas SEO/SEM Meetup last night regarding Tips and Tools to Help Small Businesses Succeed. Christine Churchill from KeyRelevance was able to recommend several tools for online marketing that small business owners can use to gain more traction online. Here are just a few of them:

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Free Design Tools to help Ease Web Design Workflow

Finding material that can be used by graphic designers to help ease workflow is sometimes hard. According to a recent article by Template Monster, the best place to start looking, of course, is online. Anything from fonts and icons, to color schemes and custom forms can be found. These online tools, found on Adam’s post,…

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Google Testing New Image Search Preview

It looks like Google is testing a new version of their image search preview function. Please note that you may not experience the same visual experience, as it appears they are only rolling this out to certain users (A/B Testing).

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Make Copyright the Current Year on PHP Website

We’ve got a quick tip today. If you are using WordPress or another PHP based platform, you can place the following code in your footer, next to a copyright ( © ) symbol and it will always display the current year. Note: The code in the snippets below needs to be in php tags. Not…

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CSS3 Text Shadows

Text Shadow… pretty! OK, that was a little extreme. But seriously, text shadow can be sexy, and it’s really easy. So stop using images for text in your banners and call-to-actions! The CSS3 text-shadow property shouldn’t be overused, but it allows web designers and developers an excellent alternative to using text, with shadows, as images…

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Backup Your Databases!

This guide refers to phpMyAdmin based databases that are commonly the back end for popular content management systems (CMS) like WordPress and Joomla Yes, it happened to me. So… I was clearing out my web server files, databases, etc, to make room for the new website coming online, and I forgot to make a copy…

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