Tips for Students

The Ugly Truth about Charging for Site Content

The Ugly Truth about Charging for Site Content

Do you have valuable content on your website?

Well, of course you think your website content is valuable: You worked hard and/or paid a good chunk of change to get it there. But here, the definition of “valuable content” is “something your site visitors would pay for.”

Still think you have valuable content? Want to cash in?

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Spot Crummy Web Designers with these 4 Questions

Spot Crummy Web Designers with these 4 Questions

You wake up one morning with the fabulous idea of redesigning your website. You send a quick email to your web designer, the one you’ve been using for years, to see if she can do lunch today to talk about it. You get an immediate out-of-office autoreply: “I won the state lottery and have moved to Trinidad. I don’t do web design anymore. See me on Facebook!” Indeed, her Facebook page is festooned with photo after mind-numbing photo of beautiful beach scenes.

Uh-oh. Time to shop for a new web designer.

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WordPress Terminology for Newbies

WordPress Terminology for Newbies

A Far Side panel from many years ago features a man with a bucket of paint and a brush that he has used to label various objects on (presumably) his property, such as “The House,” “The Tree,” “The Dog,” and so on. “Now!” he says. “That should clear up a few things around here!”

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All the News That’ll Fit: Designing Web Pages for Printing

All the News That’ll Fit: Designing Web Pages for Printing

When you’re designing websites, pay special attention to those sections that visitors might want to print out instead.

Remember the “paperless office”?

There was a time not so long ago when it was commonly believed that networked computers, email, databases and electronic signatures would make paper documents obsolete. No more would documents need to be printed out – you could just get them online, and they would always be the current version. Contracts would be signed electronically! File rooms would be repurposed for something more useful, like Foosball! Forests would regrow and landfills would empty!

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