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Content

Website Quality Assurance: Check Your Pages for Issues & Errors

Website quality assurance is a key part of the process when designing and developing a new site. Check out our top tips!
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5 Principles Of Visual Symphony In A Website Design
Design

5 Principles of Visual Symphony in Website Design

If you know AndiSites, you know that we focus on creating websites in partnership with our clients that are functional and emotionally engaging–selecting and combining ...
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Accessibility

The Importance of Inclusive Language

The reasons for using inclusive language are becoming increasingly important in today’s society. In this article, we discuss what inclusive language means, and how it ...
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Design

Happy 15th Anniversary, AndiSites! 🙂

Dear Friends and Clients, and Friends-and-Clients-To-Be, Here’s a message from me, Andi, as we celebrate our 15th anniversary: I fell in love with coding in ...
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How-To

4 Quick DIY Wins to Improve Your Website’s SEO

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a long game that requires attention and patience. However, there are some things you can do yourself right now to ...
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Google Tools

Use GA4’s Engagement Metrics to Make Website Users Stay Longer

Google Analytics’ recent switch from Universal Analytics (UA) to GA4 added some neat new data, including all things engagement. Here’s how you can use the new GA4 ...
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How-To

How to Choose an SEO Agency

Do you need help with your SEO? Finding a good partner is important. Here are our top tips on how to choose an SEO agency: ...
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Page Broken after Switching to Elementor?
How-To

Page Broken after Switching to Elementor?

Have you ever been working on a page and accidentally switched it to Elementor Blocks, only to realize that your formatting and customizations were completely ...
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Using AI to Write Blog Posts - AI Generated Image
Content

The Pros and Cons of Using AI to Write Blog Posts

Have you considered using AI to write blog posts? Read our analysis of this new technology - written by an AI bot.
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Best Practices for Launching a New Website
Marketing

Best Practices for Launching a New Website

If you’re planning on launching a new website, check out our best practice guidelines, including when to promote and how. Congratulations on your new website! ...
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Development

XML Sitemap vs Visual Sitemap: What’s the Difference?

Are you confused about the difference between an “XML sitemap” and a “visual sitemap”? Keep reading to discover the differences between these important website components.  ...
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Google Search Console for WordPress
Google Tools

Google Search Console for WordPress

Here’s our guide to Google Search Console for WordPress, including how to install and use this free SEO tool. What is Google Search Console used ...
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How To Create Web Block Anchor Links In WordPress
Development

How to Create Web Block Anchor Links in WordPress

Here’s our guide on how to create web block anchor links in WordPress. So what are block links? These links are similar to anchor links, ...
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Tips For Conversion Rate Optimization
Design

Tips For Conversion Rate Optimization

If you’re looking to improve your conversion rate optimization – whether it’s sales, subscribing, or more – check out our top tips! What is Conversion ...
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AndiSites Homepage - Website Redesign
Design

The AndiSites Website Redesign

You may have noticed that the AndiSites website recently got a makeover! Our goal for this redesign was to make it faster, cleaner, easier to ...
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How to Backup a Website
Development

How to Backup a Website

Are you keeping nightly backups of your website? Things happen, and backups are crucial to getting you up and running again. They’re also good to ...
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An Update on GDPR
GDPR

An Update on GDPR

Here’s an update on GDPR – a law that came into effect in 2018 to protect citizens of the European Union. Update on GDPR We ...
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Updating WordPress Plugins: A Guide
Development

Updating WordPress Plugins: A Guide

Are you unsure about updating WordPress plugins? Here’s our summary of this essential website maintenance task. As we mentioned in our article on the top ...
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How to Disable XML-RPC to Improve Site Security and Performance
Development

How to Disable XML-RPC to Improve Site Security

Here’s our recommendations for how to disable xml-rpc in WordPress, and how this may improve your site security and performance. What is XML-RPC? When you ...
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What is Cornerstone Content
SEO

What is Cornerstone Content?

Have you heard about cornerstone content but not sure what it is? Here’s what SEO experts Yoast have to say: “Some articles on your site ...
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New Website

How Much Does a Website Cost?

How much does a website cost? What a great question – one where the answer is continually changing That is because digital marketing, which includes ...
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What is Web Accessibility?
Accessibility

8 Things AndiSites Does to Ensure Website Accessibility

The principles of web accessibility are known by the acronym “POUR”: Perceivable   Operable   Understandable   Robust   Accessibility, as it applies to the web, can be best ...
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Website Terminology
New Website

Website Terminology

Does website terminology confuse you? You’re certainly not alone! Luckily we’re here to explain what all of those abbreviations and terms mean. Learning the Language ...
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Top Five Crucial Steps for WordPress Maintenance
Security

Top Five Crucial Steps for WordPress Maintenance

If you want to know more about successful WordPress maintenance for your site, here’s our top five crucial steps that you don’t want to ignore! ...
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5 Ways to Make Your WordPress Website Faster
Development

5 Ways to Make Your WordPress Website Faster

Do you want to make your WordPress website faster? Here are our five top tips to make your site go vroooooom! 5 Ways To Make ...
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How-To

5 Key Tips for Managing a Website Project

An experienced website agency will provide a plan and will excel at managing a website project – ensuring that everything is completed on time and ...
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Boosting SEO with Internal Links
Content

Boosting SEO Using Internal Links

One of the best ways for boosting SEO on your site is to focus on internal links – which very simply means connecting related content ...
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Your Website is the Best PR Tool
Design

Your Website: the Best PR Tool

The best PR tool is right on your doorstep! Checking out a company’s website is one of the first things people do to learn more. ...
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How to Create Anchor Links in WordPress
Development

How to Create Anchor Links (AKA “Jump Links”) in WordPress

Here’s our guide on how to create anchor links in WordPress – also known as jump links. So what are anchor links? Have you seen ...
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Do I Really Need to Care About GDPR?
GDPR

Do I Really Need to Care About GDPR? Maybe.

Do you think that GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) doesn’t apply to your organization? You might want to think again. Update on GDPR 2022 update: Read ...
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Command Line: Save 15 Minutes or More on WordPress
How-To

Command Line: Save 15 Minutes or More on WordPress

Are you using the Command Line? If not, keep reading to find out how it will speed up your work and help you to become ...
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Ode to The Sidebar
Design

Ode to The Sidebar

Do you love or hate sidebars in website design? To find out what we think here at AndiSites, here’s our Ode to the Sidebar. The ...
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Design

The Return of the Beautiful Web

Why is a beautiful web important? Does the “simple web” make us happy? Here’s our views on making the world a prettier place. Website Design ...
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Design

Creating Solutions Beyond the Obvious: Ideation

So what is ideation? Read on to find out more! As proud members of the Interaction Design Foundation, we love creating online user experiences that ...
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Content

5 Ways to Build Trust With Your Website

Do you think that you build trust with your website? The Internet can be a daunting place to some people – especially when they’re planning ...
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Choosing WordPress Plugins: Kid in a Candy Store
Development

Choosing WordPress Plugins: Like Being a Kid in a Candy Store

Do you have difficulty choosing WordPress plugins? If you find the whole experience overwhelming – like being a kid in a candy store – read ...
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Reflecting Your Brand Values In Your Website Design
Design

Reflecting Your Brand Values in Your Website Design

Defining your brand values is crucial to the success of your business. Knowing what your company stands for aligns and strengthens your team. Defining your ...
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How to Embed Video into a WordPress Page or Post
Content

How to Embed Video into a WordPress Page or Post

If you want to know how to embed video into WordPress, here’s our tutorial! Why Use Video? If content is king, then video is a ...
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How To Write An SEO-Friendly Blog Post
Content

How to Write an SEO-Friendly Blog Post

Want to write a SEO-Friendly blog post? Here’s our guide to making sure your posts impress Google and are relevant to your readers. There are ...
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Securing Your WordPress Login Page
Development

Securing Your WordPress Login Page

Do you know about securing your WordPress login page? Here’s what you need to know. Recently we helped thwart a hacker who was trying to ...
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Design

Carousel Best Practices

Follow our Carousel Best Practices for the most efficient use of home page space! Carousels (also known as sliders) are widely used on home pages. ...
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We Like Big Buttons and We Cannot Lie
Design

We Like Big Buttons and We Cannot Lie

A button is one of the easiest, most effective calls to action on a website. Bold and big buttons, prominently displayed and properly labeled, will help your ...
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WordPress Security: How to Avoid Getting Hacked
Security

WordPress Security: How to Avoid Getting Hacked

Are you up-to-date with your WordPress security? Here’s what you need to know: According to Sucuri‘s Website Hacked Trend Report, the “explosion and dominance of Content Management ...
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DNS Records: Find me if you can!
Development

DNS Records: Find me if you can!

What are DNS Records? DNS stands for “Domain Name System”. It relates IP addresses to their corresponding names, specifically, domain names. For example, when you ...
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Content

Clean Content Promotes Professionalism

What is meant by “clean content”? And how do you achieve it? Read on to find out more! Attention to Detail Attention to detail is ...
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Making Your Website Speak to Actual Human Brains
Design

Making Your Website Speak to Actual Human Brains

Want to learn how to make your website speak so that real humans can interact with it? Here’s our thoughts and comments. How Does a ...
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Website Sidebar
Design

Website Sidebar: Yes or No?

Sites with a sidebar have been a mainstay of website designs for years. They provide a handy content area for navigation, summaries, calls to action, ...
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How to Clear Your Browser and Computer DNS Cache
How-To

How to Clear Your Browser and Computer DNS Cache

Here’s our guide showing you how to clear your browser and your computer DNS cache – and why you might need to do it. Have ...
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Custom Variables in Google Analytics
Development

Custom Variables in Google Analytics

In our last two posts, we learned:  to setup a Google Analytics account; add a tracking code to each page of our website; and setup valuable ...
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Match your website design to your target audience
Design

Match your Website Design to your Target Audience

When designing a website, it’s vital to create a design that matches your target audience.  Whether designing a website yourself or through an agency, it’s easy to ...
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Tips for Getting More Done Without Working More Hours
Productivity

Tips for Getting More Done Without Working More Hours

Getting more done without working extra hours sounds like a pipe dream, but it IS possible. Here’s our top tips. Too much to do, and ...
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Custom Variables in Google Analytics
Google Tools

Tracking Events in Google Analytics

Based on our previous post, “How to begin with Google Analytics”, you now have the power to install Google Analytics and track your users’ interactions ...
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How to Begin with Google Analytics
Google Tools

How to Begin with Google Analytics

If you’re looking to begin with Google Analytics, here’s everything that you need to know! What is Google Analytics? Google Analytics is a web analytics ...
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WordPress Training & Education Are Vital to Your Website Project
Project Process

WordPress Training & Education Are Vital to Your Website Project

WordPress training and education are vital to the success of your website project – here’s why we know this! You have a WordPress website. Congratulations! ...
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Quick Tips for Choosing a WordPress Plugin
Development

Quick Tips for Choosing a WordPress Plugin

If you need help choosing a WordPress plugin, we’re here to make it easier! Check out our top tips for keeping your site functioning and ...
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The Battle Against the Hacks
Development

The Battle Against the Hacks

Are you tired of the battle against the hacks? Here’s our thoughts on the latest situation with WordPress websites. If you are at all related ...
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Elements of Successful UX Design
Design

Elements of Successful UX Design

Here are our top tips for successful UX design. A website with good UX – User Experience – is vital for anyone visiting your site. ...
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Six Tips For Better Dialogue
Content

Six Tips For Better Dialogue

Want to learn more about writing better dialogue? Here’s our top six tips – and why it’s important! Want your website to engage your users ...
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Creating a Landing Page Website that Converts
Design

Creating a Landing Page Website that Converts

Here’s how to create a landing page website that actually converts! Read our top tips for converting visitors into customers. What is a Landing Page ...
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Tips For Effective Navigation Design
Design

Tips For Effective Navigation Design

Here’s our top tips for effective navigation design and why it is so important to both you and your website’s users. What is Navigation? Well, ...
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How to Write Successful Copy
Content

How to Write Successful Copy

Want to write successful copy for your website? Here are our top tips and why it is so important to get it right. What is ...
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Why You Should Update WordPress
Development

Why You Should Update WordPress

Why should you update WordPress? Aside from putting in new content, there are some very important reasons you should keep your WordPress core software and plugins ...
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Could You Have Too Many Plugins?
Development

Could You Have Too Many Plugins?

Do you think you have too many plugins? Here’s what we think about this common concern. Website Load Time is Important The 8 Second Rule ...
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How to Give Helpful Feedback to Your Web Designer
How-To

How to Give Helpful Feedback to Your Web Designer

Do you need to give feedback to your web designer? Here’s our guide to ensuring your design team is getting what they need. It’s easy ...
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The Best Forms Plugins for Your WordPress Website
Development

The Best Forms Plugins for Your WordPress Website

What are the best forms plugins? Keep reading to find my analysis on the current available options and how best to use them. Below is ...
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Why We Use Style Tiles
Design

Why We Use Style Tiles

Style Tiles aren’t a new thing in the web design world, but they’re not a standard tool used in most firms. Style Tiles were created ...
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Best Practices for Managing Your WordPress Website
How-To

Best Practices for Managing Your WordPress Website

If you’re managing your WordPress website, here’s our best practices for success. WPMU has a fantastic resource called the “Best Practices for Managing Your WordPress ...
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What is User Experience (UX), Really?
Design

What is User Experience (UX), Really?

It’s no secret that we love Paul Boag and pattern ourselves after his UK company, Headscape. They are down-to-earth, passionate, and compassionate experts. Who (like ...
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Things to Consider When Hiring a Website Pro
New Website

Things to Consider When Hiring a Website Pro

Are you hiring a website pro? Here are some top things to consider when doing your research and making a choice. Top 5 Tips for ...
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The Basics of Good Information Architecture - Roadmap
Design

The Basics of Good Information Architecture

What is Information Architecture (IA)? Information architecture is the roadmap of your website–the structure that makes it easy for people to find what they’re looking for. ...
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How to Stop WordPress Spam
How-To

How to Stop WordPress Spam

Do you get too much WordPress spam in your inbox? Here’s how to stop it. Comment spam and registration spam are incredibly frustrating. They stuff ...
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IY Website Builder vs. Hiring a WordPress Pro
New Website

DIY Website Builder vs. Hiring a WordPress Pro

Are you considering a DIY website builder? Or hiring a WordPress agency? Here’s how you know which is right for you. Ads for do-it-yourself website ...
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How to Lower Bounce Rate and Keep Users on Your Site
Design

How to Lower Bounce Rate and Keep Users on Your Site

Are you looking to lower bounce rate on your site? Find out how to do it and why it’s so important to keep users on ...
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How to Update WordPress Without Breaking Stuff
Development

How to Update WordPress (Without Breaking Stuff)

Do you need to know how to update WordPress without everything breaking? If you’re ever hesitant, read our top tips on updating safely. How to ...
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Color Theory and UX Design
Design

Color Theory and UX Design

Do you know the color theory behind UX (User Experience) design? Here we discuss the different color meanings and when they are used. What is ...
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5 UX Myths and Why They’re Wrong
Design

5 UX Myths and Why They’re Wrong

In this article we take five popular UX myths and explain why we think that they’re wrong. If you’re looking to improve your site’s User ...
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Responsive Design vs Mobile Apps
Design

Responsive Design vs Mobile Apps

Is a responsive design better than a mobile app? In most cases, we say yes! Here’s why we think it is the way to go. ...
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Evaluating your Website Redesign: Questions to Ask
Design

Evaluating Website Redesign: Questions to Ask

When it comes to evaluating website redesign, here are the top five questions that we think you should be asking.   We do a lot ...
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Site Architecture Tips: Help People Love your Site
Design

Site Architecture Tips: Help People Love your Site

Are you looking to improve your site architecture? Here are our top seven tips and why it is so important to get it right. What ...
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Does Your Website Tell Your Story?
Content

Does Your Website Tell Your Story?

Does your website tell your story? Follow our five top tips to make sure that your site is all about you and your company – ...
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How to Secure a WordPress Website
How-To

How to Secure a WordPress Website

Do you need to secure a WordPress website? Here are our top three strategies to keep your site running and hackers out. Secure a WordPress ...
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How to Customize a Child Theme
Development

How to Customize a Child Theme

Do you want to learn how to customize a child theme on your WordPress website? If so, keep reading – it’s time for a quick ...
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Content

Featuring your Unique Value Proposition on your Site

What’s your Unique Value Proposition? And are you featuring it on your website? Here’s a look at how to develop one and use it successfully. ...
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Why Simple Features and Functions are Important
Accessibility

Why Simple Features and Functions are Important

Simple features and easy-to-use functions are so important for UX (User Experience). Here’s our thoughts and top tips for streamlining your website. Views on Simple ...
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Improve Your Site Navigation and Anchor Links
Design

Improve Your Site Navigation

Are you looking to improve your site navigation? Here’s why it’s so important and our top five tips for how to make it better. If ...
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Make Your Website Personal
Content

Make Your Website Personal

You really need to make your website personal. Here’s why, and some easy straightforward steps on how to achieve this. Websites can be cold, technical, ...
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Be Different and Stand Out
Content

Be Different

In a world of websites, it’s okay to be different. Sure, there are some usability standards and best practices you’ll want to follow: Best Practices ...
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