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Why you don’t want a canned theme for your website

Why you don’t want a canned theme for your website

I almost didn’t write this article. I didn’t want to introduce the idea of canned template themes. The last thing I want to do is advertise them to people and potential clients who didn’t know they exist — and it sounds self serving for me to tell you NOT to use them. But, it dawned on me…

How Does Safari’s Login Feature Work?

How Does Safari’s Login Feature Work?

Question Can you talk a bit about Safari offering to supply a username and password? I’ve wondered about that but know nothing about how it would work. Does Safari automatically remember it? Does my iPhone know them? Answer When you log into a website, Safari will ask you if you want to save your login…

Lena’s Favorite Password Management Software: 1Password

Lena’s Favorite Password Management Software: 1Password

I use a LOT of passwords. I have my passwords, my husband’s passwords, my client’s passwords — and probably passwords for my dog somewhere too. As of this writing, I have over 3200 passwords. And while I like to think I’m smart enough to remember them all, let’s get real. I’m not that brainy. But…

Buying the Best Website for Your Business, Without Wasting Time and Money

Buying the Best Website for Your Business, Without Wasting Time and Money

You have a business, and you need a website. Or perhaps you already have a website and you think it needs to be working harder for you — after all, you’re paying for it. We all know that sales of rainbow-scented widgets are rising nationally… but sales are flat. That isn’t going to do. So…

How to Stop Spam Commenting on Your WordPress Site

How to Stop Spam Commenting on Your WordPress Site

Question Is there a way to block or stop the comment attack happening on my Wodrpress website? I’ve received 5 fake comments so far.  Betsy, Mildred, Flora, Marilee, and now Ice have all left fake comments on my site as of this morning … starting at 7:19 this morning.  I went in and marked the…

13 Web Design Trends for 2017

13 Web Design Trends for 2017

There is a constant list of web trends. Some are logic-based, while others are less so, and will become dated quickly. Below, are a collection of some trends that I think are good ones to watch for the upcoming year and consider for your website. Responsive Design: This means designing your site so that it…

5 Reasons Not to Upload Videos on Your Web Site

5 Reasons Not to Upload Videos on Your Web Site

Videos have become really popular on websites. Just take a quick look at Facebook or some of the websites you frequent and you’ll notice them. Videos are a great way to engage your audience. But, there are a five things you should know before you upload them to your website. Video Challenges 1. You will…

How to Turn Off Adobe Typekit

How to Turn Off Adobe Typekit

I use Adobe’s Creative Cloud and I also use font management software. I don’t use TypeKit and was growing tired of having Adobe’s Typekit popping up every time I needed a font. I finally spend some time finding out where to turn it off. It’s not hard to do. Just not intuitive. Look at the menu…

Domain Name Gmail Tips

Domain Name Gmail Tips

Here are some answers to common questions about your domain name gmail account: Where do I log in? Go to: accounts.google.com or mail.google.com Help! I lost my password. Go to: accounts.google.com or mail.google.com Click the “Need help?” icon. It will guide you to recover your password using your back up email address Why do I…

My Scanner Driver Won’t Work

My Scanner Driver Won’t Work

Question: I’m trying to see if I can find a driver for my ancient flatbed scanner. Is there a site you use to look for stuff like this that isn’t spammy or virusey? Answer: I had the same exact problem. My old Canon flatbed scanner needed an updated driver, and Canon’s answer seems to be,…

Industry Interview: Chrystal Boulanger

Industry Interview: Chrystal Boulanger

One of the things I like to do to is to learn from my fellow designers. This post features my fellow friend and designer Chrystal Boulanger, the professional dynamo from Chrystal Faith Design…for Moxie Businesses. Read along as I pick her brain to see how she handles the life of a designer. How do you…

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