WordPress. It keeps getting cooler and cooler doesn’t it? The premiere blogging platform has recently one-upped itself with the release of ‘Thelonious’ (WP 3.0). As updates go it is mostly free of glitches and bugs. However, there have been some compatibility issues with certain themes. As the geniuses over at WordPress work that out, we decided to scour the web and collate twenty-five amazing(and free) themes that are sure to work with the new update.
Until recently, the font-world has evolved slower than a dinosaur stuck in superglue. This holds especially true for people on the web, who have been stuck with the same old fonts(Arial, Georgia, Verdana, Times New Roman) since, well, forever.
The Google Font API is here to change all of that. At it’s heart, the Font API is a databaes of “web fonts.” Web Fonts are, obviously, fonts for use on the web. The Google system is so much more than that, though.
Small businesses have it tough. Their web budgets are usually much smaller than that of large companies. At the same time their need for web exposure is much greater. However, instead of just curling up and giving up, many small businesses have begun to wow competition by offering up some innovative and cool ideas. “Where there’s a will, there’s a way” springs to mind.
Presentations. They are a terrifying and important part of adult life. How else to emphatically get information across to a large group of people at the same time. And no, the Internet doesn’t count. Still, it takes a certain kind of person to really knock presentations out of the ballpark. Or does it? Read along and practice these tips and you are sure to have them rolling in the aisles. Don’t worry, you won’t have to imagine anyone in the audience naked….Plan. Plan. Plan.
Unique keywords. We all need them, right? They send traffic to websites, among other things. The more unique keywords you get, the more trust search engines have placed in your website. It’s a win-win.
Google Analytics, among other things, can give you a glimpse into how many unique keyphrases you are garnering. Check it out on the Traffic Sources ? Keywords page. One tip. Be sure to select ‘non-paid’ to exclude any CPC campaigns.
Hackers. They aren’t just Hollywood archetypes. They actually exist, and they do mean to cause your website and company harm. How can you protect yourself from these threats? Well, first of all by taking it seriously. Now, I’m not talking “lose a bunch of sleep and buy a bunch of stuff” seriously. Just recognize the threat and make the necessary changes to your infrastructure to minimize it.
Small fonts are a conundrum. Once you go below the 9px mark, they tend to become unreadable. It’s at this point you need to call in the, um, “big” guns. Mini-pixel fonts. These handy and popular fonts have a variety of uses. They show up in Flash applications and various other webapps. Sadly, they are under-used throughout the rest of the web world. There is no denying these teeny fonts have an understated air of elegance about them, so why not break them out more?
Back in 1999, when Prince’s song was a reality and reality television took up only sixty percent of the market, online start-ups began to discover CPC ad networks. This was an exciting time for the Internet. Money seemed to literally grow on trees(virtual ones anyways.) Flycast, Valueclick, Lycos, Go. These were all hot buzzwords among the new generation of web marketers and advertisers. Just pay for a few clicks and you were well on your way. In short, it was an exciting time to be online.
Those new to the wonders of Photoshop absolutely fall in love with the handy, dandy Clonestamp tool. And why shouldn’t they? It’s simply a blast to remove people from photographs, fixing up damaged photographs or just having a grand old time adding bits and filling things in. In short, the Clone tool is an amazing tool to have for Photoshop newbies and veterans alike. It’s also fantastic for retouchers. So, how does this thing work?