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Category : WordPress

SEO is changing. Gone are the days of ranking signals that are easy to game with keyword stuffing and dubious link building tactics. The advent of semantic search is bringing huge changes to the SERPs and the mechanisms that Google uses to populate them. If you’re attentive to the results that Google returns, you’ll have […]

October 10, 2013

Producing sufficient high-quality content to feed a successful content marketing campaign can be both time consuming and expensive. Content is one of the most sustainable forms of marketing: once you’ve published content you own, it will continue to generate traffic and engagement well into the future, but, there are other ways that content can be […]

October 03, 2013

Flat is the new black when it comes to user interface design. Gone are the days of extensive drop shadows and lavish textures. In their place we find simple, bold color palettes, an absence of depth, and ample white space. The trend is heavily influenced by the design aesthetic behind Microsoft’s Modern UI, and is […]

September 30, 2013

One of the strengths of WordPress is the massive range of themes that are available, both free and premium. WordPress sites can take almost any form a site owner wants. However, chances are that a theme will require some modification to tailor the site to its individual requirements. Themes are a great way to get […]

September 26, 2013

A few years ago, if you landed on a WordPress site, the chances are you’d quickly be able tell which platform it was running on. The design tropes used by WordPress theme developers were easily recognizable. But, in the intervening years, WordPress themes have become so diverse that it’s often difficult to identify a WordPress […]

September 23, 2013

It’s that time of the year again. Twice a year, WordPress users get to install a new version that usually comes packed with goodies that improve the WordPress experience. This release is no exception, with a plethora of additional features that make publishing workflows, especially for sites with multiple authors, run much more smoothly. Before […]

September 16, 2013

Web apps have come a long way in recent years, both in their design and user experience. However, web apps still have trouble offering the kind of user experience that a native application can. That’s particularly true of applications that have been around for a long time and haven’t yet overcome the clunky interface of […]

September 09, 2013

In a move that further signals Google’s intentions to move away from the standard ten blue links approach and towards more meaningful search results, the search giant has introduced a new section to the SERPs for what it terms “in-depth articles”. The idea is to provide links to articles that Google considers to provide particularly […]

August 28, 2013

Onsite search is often unduly neglected. Every site owner puts tremendous effort into optimizing their site for external search engines, like Google, but onsite search provision is frequently left to the default WordPress search box, which works adequately, but doesn’t provide users with the experience they’ve come to expect from search. Google does a great […]

August 22, 2013

Passwords suck. In theory, they’re an excellent way of verifying identity, provided a few fairly simple rules are followed. In practice, most users follow almost none of those rules, which undermines any identity validation and security functions that passwords are supposed to provide. Users tend to choose simple passwords that are easy to remember and […]

August 19, 2013
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