New 2016 Web Design Trends

Of course, everyone has their own ideas about what looks new and fresh. I found this article pretty interesting, though: Web Trends of 2016 – A Definitive Guide

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Learning HTML5 for Free

Well, I was thinking today that it might be about time to get a jump start on HTML5. So, I started looking for good tutorials.  The best one I’ve found so far is http://www.w3schools.com/html5/default.asp, although it was so much information that I quickly got into overload.  A couple others I will try are: http://net.tutsplus.com/tutorials/html-css-techniques/25-html5-features-tips-and-techniques-you-must-know/ and the video http://vimeo.com/6691519.  Good luck!  Let me know if you find any good, simple ones for...

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The Best FREE (or Cheap) Stockart Sites

The  biggest problem I’ve found with free stockart sites is that their search engines are horrible and/or they have a zillion clicks to get to the pictures through ads.  You search for something like “computer keyboard” and the search turns up everything from pictures of a blue platypus (yea, Agent P) to photos of barn doors. After alot of searching and trial and error, here are some of the better ones I’ve found: FREE: http://pixeldef.com (personal use only – see their legal page) http://freepixels.com http://freefoto.com http://www.sxc.hu/ http://urbandirty.com/gallery/ (GREAT textures for free)   CHEAP: http://istockphoto.com (of course) http://www.veer.com/ http://www.bigstockphoto.com/ http://us.fotolia.com/   Most of the time it is generally better to pay something for them, even if it’s just a small amount, just to save time and effort.  The free ones are out there if you look hard enough, though.  Good...

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How to Add Google Analytics to your WordPress code

First, you’ll need to get your tracking code. Here are the steps (taken from Google): Log in to Google Analytics at http://www.google.com/analytics From the Overview page, select the account that has the profile for the tracking code you’re looking for Select the profile from the accounts Overview page. From that profile’s Actions column  on the end, far right, click Edit At the top right of the ‘Main Website Profile Information’ box, click Check Status Your tracking code can be copied and pasted from the text box in the Instructions for adding tracking section Now, you will need an FTP program (a free one can be found at Filezilla-project.org) Login to your server (you might need to contact your hosting provider if you need a username, hostname and password for this) Next, open your WordPress theme folder (located in wp-content/themes/nameofyourtheme) and find a file called header.php Copy this file to your computer using the FTP program. Using a HTML editor or  “Notepad” on a PC, open header.php on your computer Copy and paste the tracking code from the Google site into the head section of your HTML code, immediately preceding the </head> tag. Upload header.php to your site into the same folder listed above using the FTP program —————————————————– After a while, login to http://google.com/analytics and make sure there is a checkmark under status to know you did everything correctly. That’s...

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Top Five Webmaster Resources

There are alot of great resources out there on the internet.  Here are some of my bookmarks that I use constantly. Hopefully, they’ll help you out as well. Strong Password Generator – Does just what it says Lorem Ipsum – Generates placeholder text in mock-Latin Icon Search Engine – FREE and searchable Google Analytics – FREE stats that measure everything imaginable Favicon Generator – Makes those cool little icons for the tabs on top of your...

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