Landing Page Mistakes that Lose Conversions

– Posted in: Conversions

What’s a Landing Page? A landing page is the section of a website accessed by clicking a hyperlink on another web page, typically but not limited to, the website's home page. What are conversions? According to Google Analytics, "A conversion is the completion of an activity on your site that is important to the success [...]

What is a Context Menu?

– Posted in: Lingo, Plugins
Context Menu

I was installing a plugin for one of my new clients today. TinyMCE Advanced is a plugin that I install for all my clients. I love this plugin! I've tried others, but this one is simple enough to use without instruction, yet complex enough to make you feel like you have some neat toys in [...]

Upsurge In Phishing Attacks!

– Posted in: Security
Computer hacker phishing for password

Lately, there has been an upsurge of phishing attacks on my servers! Though I don't blog a lot, anyone who knows me or knows my posts, knows how much I hate dealing with phishing attacks. They leave an awful mess for me to clean up. So, I find that I repeat myself often, and I [...]

My Firefox May Be Blocked?

– Posted in: Browsers, SEO
Stop Firefox

I recently came across a web page that really surprised the heck out of me. I get it; I really do… but is it worth risking traffic to your website? I was reading an article on LiberalLogic.com, today. As the page loaded, a yellow banner opened at the top of the page. It says, “Firefox [...]

Heartbleed Server Security Threat

– Posted in: Security
heartbleed

There is a serious security hole, dubbed "Heartbleed," has been identified in “OpenSSL,” which provides secure connection services on thousands of servers across the world. This hole could potentially allow hackers to steal passwords, log in names, and secure data from your websites! Sources report that this vulnerability is due to a small coding error. A [...]

Learning PHP by the Seat of My Pants

– Posted in: PHP
Learning PHP

I'm not adept at writing in PHP. I have a very basic understanding of the scripting language. It's called, "Learning PHP by the seat of my pants." Many years ago, I wrote some web pages in PHP using your basic 'include' & 'require' functions. I even had some if/then statements that I added to the [...]

Comic Sans MS (circa Windows 95)

– Posted in: Comic Sans MS, Fonts, Web Design

Comic Sans MS is a sans-serif casual script typeface. In 1994, Vincent Connare designed this comic font, which classified as a casual font designed to imitate the historical look of comic book lettering. It was meant to be used informally for things like… well, comic speech bubbles. Microsoft supplied all Microsoft Windows users with this [...]