How To Increase the Consumption of Your Blog Content

Creating quality content requires a lot of time and effort. A well researched 1000-1500 word blog post can take you between 2 to 5 hours (sometimes even more) to write. But is your hard work really worth it? Is anyone reading your content? According to Hubspot, more than 60% of readers never read more than […]

Upgrading the Core WordPress Custom Menu Widget

In this article, I walk through upgrading the Custom Menu widget for WordPress to offer the ability to use the Menu Name as the Title for the menu, without the redundancy of having to retype it. I do not hack the core to make these changes. I add code to the functions.php file of a […]

Top 12 Reasons Your Website Needs to be Responsive to grow Your Business

Have you been outside lately? You know how you are seeing more people using tablets and smartphones? Well, it’s not a trend as much as the norm any more. Walking around, we are plugged in to our mobile device. At some restaurants, the waiter or waitress takes our order. Mobile is ubiquitous. So why, why, […]

How to Effectively Use the Color Red On Your Web Site

This article  is a continuation of the color, theme and design tips article series that I have been covering on this site. You may want to read the following two articles first (if you haven’t done so already) Color psychology and how it affects your site Color theory tips In this article I talk about designing with […]

The Importance of Buttons and Strong Calls to Action

Whether you are trying to convert targeted visitors to buyers, or curious web surfers to “FREE” members, the recipe you will usually need to follow when constructing your landing page is the same: that is, you must strive to have an unambiguous and clear call to action on your web page. Some Internet Marketers like […]

How to Use Firebug to Modify Your WordPress Site’s CSS (Video Tutorial)

In this video tutorial I will show you how you can customize the style of your WordPress site easily using a FireFox addon called Firebug. You can do the same thing using Google Chrome’s inspector tool too. I will do this by walking you through a live example in which I will make a selection […]

A Cloud With a Silk Lining & The Kindle Fire

When Amazon launched the Kindle Fire recently you could be excused if your initial thoughts were whether we really need another mobile tablet device on the market. However, when the features and capabilities were revealed it quickly became apparent that this is not just another tablet device akin to the very popular iPad or the […]

6 Best JQuery Lightbox Scripts to Show Your Images Using Lightbox Effect

Do you remember life without the lightbox? It wasn’t that long ago, yet lightboxes are popping up everywhere, literally. In 2006, the first lightbox script was released by Lokesh Dhakar and has become a staple for websites and blogs alike. Though they’re mainly used for larger items, even companies like Facebook have adopted lightboxes to […]

Basic Guide to CSS

Many people want to make simple CSS changes but do not know where to start or are afraid that they will change the wrong thing. As a result of this I get asked a lot of CSS related questions from new WordPress users. The fact is that learning CSS is not really that hard. Once […]

Spice up your WordPress Site with JQuery

Designing your site with a slick, stylish look, along with some cool Ajax-y features definitely impresses the visitors. They’ll come to your site more, the traffic goes up and the revenue grows. Yes, it does require a lot of work involving CSS/JavaScript and HTML, but that’s why JQuery is here for! This lightweight JavaScript framework […]