Low Cost or Free Stock Photography sites

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 get quite expensive quickly.

Here’s where “Microstock Photography” comes to the rescue. Listed are some less expensive stock photography sites that we’ve come across. We’ll catalog them as we use them. At the bottom of the list are sites we’ve stumbled across but haven’t actually used yet.

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Plugins We Install on Every WordPress Site

(In No Particular Order) Google XML Sitemaps – Arne Brachhold Contact Form 7 – Takayuki Miyoshi Contact Form 7 to Database Extension – Michael Simpson Cloudflare – Ian Pye (CloudFlare Team) All in One SEO Pack – Michael Torbert Broken Link Checker – Janis Elsts Redirection – John Godley MailChimp List Subscribe Form – MailChimp … Read more

Color Theory in Web Design

So your website is up and running. You’ve followed the advice about not over-cluttering your website and you’ve ensured that it is organized in an intuitive way. All the links are up and running and hits are starting to roll in.

But how do you maximize the number of hits you get outside of what you’ve already done? There are many things one can do to achieve this, however, something that many don’t consider is color and how color theory plays a very important part in how we feel about certain things.

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Rocket Past Your Competition Using WordPress

WordPress is, by far the heavy hitter in open source content management systems (CMS). With a WordPress CMS all the power of a world class online presence is delivered, stable and at a click of a button. Not only does WordPress provide the ultimate in content management it also is highly extensible using a myriad of freely available plugins for your site. Everything from event calendars to photo galleries can instantly be integrated into your web presence giving you new ways to interact with your target audience.

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14 of our Favorite WordPress Plugins

WordPress has grown vastly from a blogging platform in 2003 to being very popularly used broadly by bloggers, designers and developers alike. This largely is due to the fact that people looking for a simple CMS with lots of useful plugins have found it in WordPress. It comes with an arsenal of plugins available which can make your life so much easier. Your site can be customized to endless possibilities with the use of WordPress Plugins. WordPress offers a flexibility and versatility to enhance online portfolios, online galleries, photo blogs, news, magazine sites or even article libraries.

In no particular order, Here are our top 14 plugins that seem to make it into every site we build:

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Woodworking Business

We were recently asked to look at a woodworking site. The quality of woodworking capabilities that was displayed was amazing, but unfortunately the site was not doing these artists any good.

The site wasn’t bad, but it needed a lot more content. If you turned off the images on the site, you had no idea what is was that they did. Yes, a picture is worth a thousand words, but the search engines are blind when it comes to pictures.

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