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4 lessons learned from famous design flaws

View the original post As designers, we can point out brilliant design in a second and poor design in a half-second. In fact, bad design is so noticeable that there are whole subreddits dedicated to it. We’re just trained to think through intuitive solutions that are also visually appealing, so when we see something with […]

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Best Practices

6 WordPress security tips & best practices every site owner should know

View the original post WordPress security is one of the most important topics for any site owner. Whether you’re managing a boutique eCommerce shop or 50 client sites, experiencing a security breach can mean a loss in time, money, and credibility — all things no one wants to face. While there’s no “one-size-fits-all” security solution for […]

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How to easily fix the “connection to the site is not secure” warning in Chrome with SSL

View the original post Have you seen “Not Secure” warnings popping up in the URL bar? Are you aware of the security changes for internet browsers? What’s the deal? As an everyday internet user, these security warnings can be helpful. A secure site connection is a great way to know whether or not you can […]

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32 inspiring WordPress website designs

View the original post Looking for web design inspiration? When you’re building or redesigning a website, sometimes you need a little spark to get you moving. No matter what kind of website you’re working on, there are brilliant (and successful) examples out there that can show you how to make WordPress beautiful! What makes an […]

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Typography & Fonts

How to make your own font template

View the original post If you’re here, you’ve probably been scouring the internet for hours looking for that perfect font — and you didn’t find it. You’re under a lot of pressure to make this look *just right* as the bar for creative brand storytelling rises higher and higher. Now, your plan of attack is […]

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Forms

How to use Ninja Forms

View the original post If you’re trying to grow leads for yourself or your clients, adding effective contact forms is a great place to start.  While you can build your own custom forms from scratch, there are also great WordPress form plugins readily available today that can automate the process with added functionality, helping you […]

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Forms

How to use Contact Form 7

View the original post Including easy-to-find contact information on the websites you build is a great way to help users get ahold of you (or your clients!) Sometimes, an email address is all you need, but if you’d like to automate the process with a little more functionality, a contact form can help ensure that […]

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7 website goals to grow your business this year

View the original post With a never-ending to-do list and limited time in your day, it can be hard to prioritize the work you do and the goals you set for your business — specifically your website! So I’m taking a data-informed approach to feasible ways you can grow your business (whether it’s sales or […]