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Inspect Element Web Development Tool

Our favourite Browser extension is Firebug (inspect element) – an open source web development tool. As a web designer and developer, I use Firebug regularly to find elements on a page that I want to style or change. With Inspect Element, you can easily pinpoint a CSS class for a given selector. It is a great tool for modifying styling of a WordPress theme or plugin. This browser extension simplifies making changes to your website. Modern browsers include

Help! My website is down

At some point most website owners experience panic mode. Your website is down! What’s wrong? Is it a hosting issue? Did you forget to renew your domain name? Is there an outdated WordPress plugin? Is WordPress stuck in Maintenance mode? Have you been hacked!? Don’t Panic Web servers are quite often momentarily inaccessible due to maintenance and backups. If there isn’t any error message and you haven’t just made an update and you know for

Take back the ownership of your website

Whether setting up your own website or hiring a web designer to handle the process for you, make sure you own your own site and know exactly where to locate all the important account usernames and passwords. If you decide to move to a different web designer, you’ll be glad that you have organized your website documentation. Do yourself a favour and keep up-to-date records of all website documentation in one place. Here is a

How to use Feedburner and What is an RSS Feed?

What is Feedburner? Feedburner is a Google service for bloggers or anyone who publishes content online. Feedburner delivers your new posts and updates to your subscribers via email or via Google Reader (or other readers).  Feedburner provides another way to share your content with your community. What is an RSS feed? RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. RSS is a way to let your subscribers know that you have fresh content on your blog.RSS feeds

Edit & Size Your Blog images for Free

Blog posts and web pages really look much better when they include a picture or two. In the most recent versions of WordPress, you have the ability to edit your media library images in the wp-admin.   But there is a problem… if an image is too large you can’t upload it to the media library. There are restrictions on the size of file your host will allow you to upload. Photoshop and Illustrator are image

4 Tips for Choosing a Domain Name

Choosing a good domain name for your website or blog is becoming harder and harder. So many times you think of what will be the perfect name only to find it is already taken. What makes a good domain name? The best names are brandable and contain keywords. 1. Choose a Brandable Domain When choosing a domain name also consider how you’re going to brand your business. A short easy-to-remember domain is highly valued. If

Dropbox – store, sync, and share files online

Dropbox is a file service which uses cloud computing to enable users to backup and share files and folders with others across the Internet using file synchronization. Why We Recommend and Use Dropbox File sharing is a flexible, easy way to share information without using email. Any file you put into a Dropbox folder is automatically backed up to their servers. By default, Dropbox keeps 30 days of history for all your files, so even if you’ve deleted a file

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