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How to change your Author Blog into an Author Website

How to change your Author Blog into an Author Website

In the olden days many author websites were set up as blogs first, with a few pages tacked on almost as an afterthought. Web design was easy in that era; you put a column of blog posts on the left, and a sidebar on the right for things like sign up forms, related...

Nine steps you can take to speed up a WordPress site

Nine steps you can take to speed up a WordPress site

Along with security and page size, a site's speed is one of the most important keys to its success. If you can get your site to load in less time you will make visitors happy, and more likely to do business with you; you will also make Google happy, and get a better...

How to Diagnose why your site is so danged slow

How to Diagnose why your site is so danged slow

Speed is the bane of every website owner. Visitors are quick to leave a slow-loading site, Google will drop a site's position in its search results, and frankly time is money, as the saying goes. That is why many website owners devote countless hours to making sure...

Nate’s Grand Unified Theory of Home Page Design (1.0)

Nate’s Grand Unified Theory of Home Page Design (1.0)

If there is one thing I have learned in my years of building websites, it’s that laying out a website’s homepage is the single most difficult part of designing a site. It doesn’t matter whether the site is new or years old, choosing what to feature on the homepage is...

How to Prep for a Major Website Refresh

How to Prep for a Major Website Refresh

When I started the process to update this site a few weeks back, I wrote out a list of the steps required. Now that the project is done, I decided to go ahead and publish the list so everyone could benefit. I hope this helps you as much as it helped me! * * * I'm...

How to Choose a Site Design or Theme for Your Website

How to Choose a Site Design or Theme for Your Website

The design of your website can be either as generic as the school uniform issued to kids, or as personal as the tailored outfit you put on this morning. The one thing it does not have to be is ridiculously expensive, and that's a lesson I learned from the field of...

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