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Blog Building: Who Controls Your Blog? You? Your Host?

Do You Own Your Website? by Healthy Web Design takes a good look at the hidden pain and suffering and control that comes from choosing a cheap web host for your blog compared to making a conscious business decision on how to host your blog. It’s true, companies such as Yahoo!, SiteBuilder, and Homestead offer […]

Writing Effective, Attention-Getting Headlines and Titles on Your Blog

If it bleeds, it leads. Punchy. Catchy. Attention-getting. Insightful. Instructive. Incentive. Luring. Fishing. Bait. Hook. These are all terms used to describe an effectively written title or headline for an article. The words chosen must provide a powerful incentive to make the reader want to read. To make them want to buy the magazine, newspaper, […]

Review of Best Minimalist WordPress Themes

Are you looking for a simple, clean, and very basic looking WordPress Theme design? has reviewed many WordPress Themes and recommends “The Best Minimalist WordPress Themes”. I’m sharing some of the best—and more interesting—minimalist WordPress themes that are publicly available. Many may react to these by thinking of all the ways they could be […]

One Year Anniversary Review: Choosing a WordPress Theme

One of the slick features with all WordPress and blogs is the ability to change the look of your blog in seconds. This feature was added in WordPress 1.5 in the beginning of 2005 and continues to be one of the most fascinating and exciting features WordPress has to offer. With WordPress, you can […]

Web Page Design and Styles: Let The One Who Has Never Hacked A Stylesheet Throw The First Stone At Me

I will have graphic details on the new design of this blog, as well as tips and tricks for working with the new CSS Editor on and Sandbox Theme shortly as life has gotten in the way. Until then, take a look at this brilliantly written, and perfectly descriptive, essay by Mandarin on “Stylesheet […]

Using WordPress to Publish a Magazine or News Site

Max Limpag of Cybercafe Experiments explains how to use WordPress to run a magazine and/or news website. Once in a while, I see blogs that seem better off presented as online magazines or news websites rather than as blogs. WordPress, however, is an extensible website content management system that can be used to run magazine-type […] Custom CSS – All The Styles for the Sandbox Theme

While not complete, here is my first attempt to put all the styles together from within the new Sandbox Theme stylesheet. You can copy the styles from this CSS file. This style sheet does not include the core layout architecture. You choose that from the “skins” after selecting the Sandbox Theme, setting the columns […]

Genealogy Blog: The Blog Budget – How Much Does a Blog Cost?

I’ve talked about making a plan and determining which features I will need for my family history blog. Are you overwhelmed yet? In order to determine what you want in your blog, you should start with a plan and that involves asking the easy and hard questions to determine what you want, as well as […]

Customize Your Blog’s Look and Theme

Hang onto your hats. You can now customize your own blog. I will be playing with this soon, but to get you started, here is the news. has announced release of a Sandbox Theme by Scott Allan Wallick and Andy Skelton. It allows you to customize your own blog’s look. This […]

Genealogy Blog: Determining What Features I Want in My Blog

Before I can figure out how much this is going to cost as part of my blog budget, I need to know what I want, how much it will cost, and what I’m willing to pay for. To start, I need to look at the features I want in my blog. While I might want […]

Nightmare Forms Made Pretty

A List Apart’s Nick Rigby offers “Prettier Accessible Forms”, a great tutorial on making a solid basic form in HTML and CSS. I’ve tried to create a form-styling solution that is both accessible and portable (in the sense that I can move the code from one project to the next). Floats have often provided a […]

Accessibility: For Everyone, Including the Colorblind

I know that you all may think that it’s my mantra, but accessibility is a critical factor to take into consideration when designing a web page. With more than 25% of Internet users disabled in some way, you need to know that 1 in 4 visitors may be viewing your website or blog with limited […]

Fixing Browsers: Bugs and Hacks

While the CSS and HTML web standards are in place, they are still a growing and evolving entity. As Internet browsers get more advanced, the codes change with them. Before standards became the norm, a designer would have to design their web pages to accommodate all the different browsers out there and the different ways […]

More Than You Want to Know – Search Engine Articles, Information, and Resources

Our Articles on Search Engines How Search Engines See, Search, and Visit Your Website How People Search the Web and How They Can Find Your Blog Google Page Ranks, Google News, Google Gossip, Google Blues Website Development – Search Engine Submission Preparation Blog Site Search Engine Submissions RSSTop55 – Best Blog Directory And RSS Submission […]

Site Optimization: Optimizing Bandwidth and Cleaning Out the Code Closet

The number one complaint by users has little to do with design elements. It has to do with how long it takes for a web page to load and how willing they are to wait for it. While most people just accept and tolerate the long waits for pages to load, they don’t have to. […]


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