The Golden Ratio in Website Design Theory

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Optimizing Your Web Design Work According To Nature If you are designing sites, graphics, or artwork, you need to understand how the Golden Ratio (aka “divine proportion” or aka “Fibonacci numbers”) plays a role in determining eye appeal. The golden ratio also is called the golden mean or golden section (Latin: sectio aurea). Other names […]

Using IP Deny Manager To Reduce Fake Visitors and Improve Site Security

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Every single visitor and bot that visits your site uses your precious server resources to serve up pages.  That’s great when they are REAL visitors with GOOD intentions – or real GOOGLEBOT – but, unfortunately, nefarious visitors can soak up resources too.  There’re a lot of different ways to tackle problematic bots, but today I’m […]

WordPress Optimization: Time To First Byte

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Optimizing TTFB “Time To First Byte” is an optimization metric that tells you the time your browser spends waiting on the web server to send back the data. A number of factors go into the TTFB but many of those points can be improved on through optimization. It is worth noting though that optimizing TTFB […]

CleanTalk Anti-Spam: A Modern Anti-Spam Solution

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CleanTalk Anti-Spam PluginFor WordPress Recently, I fired my spam control plugins.  Even with a rather elaborate setup, there was just too much getting through, and too many false positives.  False positives are when a valid post by a real person lands in the spam bin… you have to go dig these out. It’s time-consuming. And […]

How To Quickly & Easily Convert WordPress Posts Into Pages (And Vise Versa)

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Now It’s A PostNow It’s A Page! As WordPress users, we tend to think of posts and pages (rightly) as their own separate things. Generally speaking… Posts are for chronological and time relevant items and generally used for community discussion. Pages a for long term evergreen content and often used with comments disabled. Posts also […]

WordPress Plugin Review: Frame Breaker (Tell Toolbars to Stop Traffic Stealing)

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You Can’t Frame Me! We’ve recently seen a resurgence in scammers utilizing frames in order to display our content without letting the traffic actually visit our site.  This often isn’t easy to recognize at first when we see OUR content on their domain but a quick check of the code usually reveals an <iframe> enclosing […]