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WooConf

WooConf

I just attended the WooCommerce Developers Conference (WooConf) in Seattle. The talks were great and very inspiring. For me, the biggest take-aways were: Performance improvements and scalability How to convince clients to use an open source solution for e-commerce Tips on upgrading an older install of WooCommerce Let’s break down these items: Performance Improvements and […]

Fun with Flexbox

Fun with Flexbox

While working on a re-do of a website, I had to create a desktop layout like this: I wanted to just be able to iterate over the list of link, keeping the order of text and images the same. In other words, I did not want the HTML to change order. With modern browsers, a […]

Google Fonts Issue

Google Fonts Issue

I was working on a project where the client noticed that the right quotes were not showing up. Instead of appearing as a right double quote in dark gray, they almost seemed a white single quote. At first, I thought that the text must be wrong or contain a strange character. But this was not […]

Creating Columns with CSS

Creating Columns with CSS

I am currently working on a project that places a list of items in two columns on a wide, desktop screen such as in the image below: The first challenge I faced in creating this layout was to have some simple for the client. Since projects change frequently, I did not want the client to […]

Coming Soon Pages

Coming Soon Pages

Coming soon pages are typically used to announce a new or revised website. While it is easy to quickly add a logo and a brief sentence, a coming soon page can be used as way to spark interest in business or even engage with potential customers. As an example, this page has a unique design […]

Web Hosting and Security

Web Hosting and Security

With the recent security issues over the “Wanna Cry” ransomware attack, internet security is once again in the news. In view of this, I wanted to mention a couple of new security features that SiteGround has launched. Anti-Bot System This system relies on artificial intelligence to prevent brute-force attacks. Read SiteGround’s blog post to learn […]

Avada Theme Tweaks

Avada Theme Tweaks

One of the most popular themes for WordPress is the Avada theme. While the theme does have its detractors, many site owners love its flexibility. But no matter how flexible a theme might be, website requirements may dictate functionality that the theme just does not support. This is where learning to code can come in […]

Is Your website Secure  – Part 3

Is Your website Secure – Part 3

Continuing with the subject of website security that I discussed in  Is Your Website Secure and Is Your Website Secure – Part 2, I want to address the issue of front-end security. I had been under the impression that once I had an SSL certificate installed, my site was as secure from the front-end as it could be. […]