Icon Fonts are very mainstream now. Icon Fonts are CSS generated images such as Facebook icons, arrows, currency symbols and so on. Basically we're able to use Icon Fonts (also called Glyphs or Pictograms) where we used to use images. In this Post I'll describe the key benefits of using Icon fonts … [Read more...] about Which Icon Font to use
In my ongoing obsession for Website Speed (especially WordPress Website speed and SEO implications), I've tried many Plugins (e.g. W3 Total Cache and WP Super Cache), CDNs (the mighty AWS CloudFront and MaxCDN), good DNS hosting (notably AWS Route 53 and CloudFlare) and Web Content Optimization … [Read more...] about This is how good CloudFlare really is!
For my students on the Diploma of Website Development (ICA50611) course, the slides below show a very simplistic example of how a Webhost makes your Website available on the Internet. In the slides I've illustrated cPanel as the Website management software/hosting control panel as this is most … [Read more...] about What Webhosts do
Given the choice, I'd far rather use PHP, HTML, CSS etc. script/code to create a desired visual effect in place of editing images using Photoshop or similar. I therefore just love LESS CSS (I haven't used SASS much so can't comment on it) and Font Icons/Glyphs as it allows me to 'design' visual … [Read more...] about How to make images Grayscale with LESS CSS
I often get asked the question, is it worth advertising Online? Generally small businesses and individuals are referring to Google Adwords , Bing Ads or Yahoo Search Marketing and specifically to the text adverts that appear in the Search Results Pages (SERPs). There is no simple yes/no answer as … [Read more...] about How much should you pay for Google Adwords?
Just in case anyone else in Australia is having problems accessing some Websites, there has been a 'targeted attack against CloudFlare routers'. I use CloudFlare for DNS hosting and CDN. Various times today I've received messages from Pingdom (who I use to monitor whether my WordPress Site is up or … [Read more...] about Today's Website Problems
A number of my clients to whom I provide one-on-one WordPress tutorials have urged me to make more instructional WordPress videos. Well, here we go. The video below shows how to create a MySQL database in cPanel as well as add a new user and assign the correct permissions to the database. These … [Read more...] about How to create a database for WordPress in cPanel
Google have announced that they will retire Google Reader in July 2013. Google, I am not impressed! I use Google Reader on my desktop and Android devices very often. Besides Google Chrome and Google Apps (Gmail), Google Reader is the app I use most often. I'll be moving across to Feedly but, … [Read more...] about Not Happy Google!
For my main WordPress Services Website I use VPS hosting. Specifically the virtual server uses Cpanel, WHM and Parallels Power Panel. This morning, upon logging in to WHM there were various updates to apply which I did. Upon performing a Graceful Server Reboot in WHM I received the following error … [Read more...] about Fix Database Problems on WHM Update