What I learned at WordCamp Boston – Day 2

Sunday’s talks started at 11 am with Cain and Obenland in the Morning, a comedy duo starring Konstantine Obenland and Michael Cain from Automattic. Automattic is the WordPress founding company based in San Francisco. There are many Automatticians around the...

What I learned at WordCamp Boston 2016

I attended my first ever WordCamp in Boston last weekend. WordCamp is a conference for WordPress user enthusiasts held in various cities around this time of year. Today I selected eight TED type talks to attend on a range of topics, that perhaps only nerdy web...

Why You Should Maintain a WordPress Website

Perhaps your friend or an agency designed your website awhile ago and now there are problems because it hasn’t been maintained. But, do you have time or the inclination to do it yourself? The best way to stay on top of things is to use a maintenance plan that...

New business marketing tools better than the old

Most of my clients know I have been in the graphic design and web design business a long time. Maybe its the gray hair that gives it away! After I worked at the Boston Globe for ten years from 1978 to 1988 as an information graphic artist, I started my own company. At...

How About Some WordPress Swag?

If your business site is sporting the best website software and you are proud of it, why not sport a cool t-shirt as well? Try this t-shirt from the official WordPress Swag Store, only $15. A few years back I ordered several of these in different colors. One in dark...

Six skills to look for in a web designer

The Best Designer’s Skillset When you hire a web designer or developer you should know what you are buying. Are you getting services from someone who is more of a techie with no design skills? Or someone who is creative but no has no chops when it comes to code...

Best time to publish posts

You have written a great post and you want the most activity from your hard work of writing and editing. Here’s an informative article from Coschedule with some good infographics explaining the best times of the week and day to publish depending on your desired...

Latest news on WordPress security

As a web developer I am aware that security is getting difficult in manage and we need to be proactive to prevent our websites from being compromised. Security Week writes “Attackers have been abusing an XML-RPC method to amplify their brute force attacks...

Ten common misconceptions clients have about WordPress

Elegant Themes had another good post yesterday which is helpful for both web developers and clients. Do you recognize yourself?  Luckily, I haven’t had many clients who think this way, but its always good to be prepared. If you want, check out the original post...