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How to Protect Your WordPress Website From Hackers

How to Protect Your WordPress Website From Hackers

In the last month I've had several conversations with individuals who've had their Wordpress sites' hacked and the cost in time and money to restore their sites.Here are a few of the tips I provided to them so their misfortune does not happen to you.1. Invest in a...

How to ‘Boss Up’ Your Content Production

How to ‘Boss Up’ Your Content Production

It’s tempting to look at the website of an aspirational brand and want the same offerings for your site. Stop and ask yourself the following questions: 1. Would this work for my brand? 2. What will it take for me to implement something similar? The first...

Show Your Work

Show Your Work

Sometimes big insights come in small sizes and this was the case with Austin Kleon’s book Show Your Work. Show Your Work is a manifesto for aspiring creatives to start sharing your process, inspirations and of course your work even if it not perfect. It's...

Dropbox Is Why I Learned to Stop Worrying About Backups

Dropbox Is Why I Learned to Stop Worrying About Backups

Back in the day, my team at Eflat had a real problem sharing files amongst ourselves. We were always generating massive PSD files and we'd resort to sharing using USB flash drives around the office as Wifi was too slow and FTP was too clunky. To fix this...

Is Your Website the Eye of the Storm?

Is Your Website the Eye of the Storm?

The eye of the storm is a region of calmer weather found at the center of strong tropical cyclones. Wikipedia It seems as if all the action online revolves social media, namely Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube. A consistent theme in my recent...

Backup Buddy – How Much is Peace of Mind Worth?

Backup Buddy – How Much is Peace of Mind Worth?

During a recent web server migration for a client, one tool played a prominent role in the backup and testing process - BackupBuddy. I initially came across Backup Buddy as a means to quickly transfer websites to avoid having to manually migrate databases and copying...

Unsplash – Free Photos for Your Next Project

Unsplash – Free Photos for Your Next Project

Lousy imagery is ruining the web. I don't mean memes on Instagram; instead, I'm referring to the trend of using low res pictures or clip art on blogs and websites. Commisioning professional photos are expensive and time-consuming. For years royalty photo sites such as...

Using Trello for Project Management

Using Trello for Project Management

Recently a client asked me about a project management tool he could implement with his team. It needed to be free and intuitive to use to secure the approval of his procurement department. My mind immediately thought of Trello. Having used Basecamp, Asana and myriad...

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