Just found an extremely handy tool. We are assisting a new client and their WordPress install just seemed sluggish. We weren’t sure if we were imagining things or just being impatient. As we like to say: “There’s a plugin for that”, so after searching we found a plugin simply and aptly titled “Benchmark” by Mark Continue Reading

Nothing like trying to get some images ready for a social media site and not remembering what size it’s supposed to be (this week). Now, in one handy location, A complete list of every social (important) network’s image dimensions! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16zR402-MriVnvXcPk-1JpOUwwfAJvYGF16VBpNlkVH0/edit#gid=476246499

One of our few disappointments with WordPress is that the Text Widget is pure HTML. That makes it really hard to turn over any sidebar text for the end users to manage. Here’s a plugin to make that worry go away: Black Studio TinyMCE Widget. This plugin simply creates a widget called “Black Studio TinyMCE” Continue Reading

You hear everybody talking about the dangers of SOPA and PIPA, but Wikipedia has taken it a step further and gives us all a vivid example of what the internet could look like if SOPA and PIPA are enacted. Wikipedia has shut down the english language encyclopedia for a 24 hour period. I never realized Continue Reading

Ever had a plugin that worked wonderfully in “single site” WordPress, but when switching to multi-user mode (WPMU), it doesn’t work on any other site than the initial site? Here’s why. And even better “there’s a plugin for that!” This handy plugin will make some of those stubborn plugins work beautifully under WPMU. http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/proper-network-activation/ From Continue Reading

Stumbled across an interesting possible alternative to EventBrite. It’s called “Event Expresso“, and it looks like it can be a completely self-hosted equivalent to EventBrite. In some ways, it may be more trouble than it is worth, but if you run a number of paid events through EventBrite, it will definitely be cheaper to buy Continue Reading

Minuteman Press in Stow, OH offers one of the best summaries of how color affects buyers: Whether you know it or not, your buying decisions are oftentimes based on color. The next time you’re looking at an advertisement or packaging for an item you’re considering, pay special attention to the colors you see. Observe how Continue Reading

Adding video to a website can make it easier to get your message across. Nowadays you can record video on many handheld devices. Unfortunately, many times there’s additional material in your video clip that is unnecessary and distracting.

One of our favorite off the shelf themes is Techozoic Fluid. It is extremely customizable and very easy to use. Every once in a while we come across something that we wish Techozoic Fluid could do and we’ve found the author of the theme to be very accommodating. We’ve seen many of our suggestions and Continue Reading

When developing a website, it’s always very handy to have stock photography to work with. Problem is, the starting costs at big-name stock photography sites can be $20-$50. If you’re searching for that perfect image for an ad campaign, it’s worth every penny. If you’re looking for some filler images for your website, that can Continue Reading