This year, I’ve been spending more time on myself. Filling in the cracks to the knowledge that I already have building sites with Search Engine Optimization (SEO) structures. Encouraging my clients to follow the basics of SEO that I’ve written about already. Continue reading “SEO, Marketing and Web Programming, Oh My!”
The basics of WordPress security begins with your hosting platform. I use HostGator. Use a non-shared hosting plan. If you can afford the bill, sign up for Managed WordPress or VPS account. Continue reading “The Basics of WordPress Security”
I’ve been sick as a dog since Sunday (28-Dec) with a sore throat and cold. I hardly want to talk because it hurts and when I do talk (would prefer not to), my voice is full bass and staggered/monotone so I don’t cough. I chose a simple project, because thinking hard was too much for this sick dog.
Twitter has a widget that you can put on your website to allow users who are already signed in to follow you automatically and send you a message. There’s a problem that happens when installing this tool that Twitter doesn’t make you aware of, at the time of this writing, on their website.
I had a WordPress site I was working with and using Open Graph Meta Tags’ og:image to get the post’s Featured Image but that wasn’t working so I switched the header code to look for the first image in the post and that worked.
You need clients to provide you with an outlet for creative design and they need you for their business to grow. When I first started, I just wanted to work for someone and get it done. As I went through several contacts, I realized that I needed to focus more on who they were and what their business was about. I put my foot down and said to myself, this is most important before we discuss business.
Before you choose your clients, you need to figure who you are first. What are your expectations in life? What do you aspire to be? Who do you role model after? How do you want to be treated? Do you want to be loved or scorned?