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How to Customize your Paypal Checkout Page

Please follow a Paypal button on your site and see what the checkout page looks like. No business name? Then you need to convert your Paypal membership to a business membership. If you are one of my clients who uses Paypal on your site, then your checkout page used to...

How to Make an Attractive Event Calendar

Have you noticed that a lot of event calendars online look dorky, like boring printed grid calendars? I have! Lately I needed to create an event calendar for a musician, me actually, and I wanted it to look cool and be responsive for mobile devices. I found the Event...

Security – Update Your Site

Do you have a Joomla or WordPress site? These platforms are cool because they allow you to update your site more easily than the old fashioned “static html” sites made in Dreamweaver or other HTML builders. But the downside of...

Heading to WordPress-Nerd-Heaven in Phoenix

I’m super excited about heading to my first Wordcamp, in Phoenix, AZ, tomorrow. These WordPress conferences have a fabulous reputation, as does WordPress, of course! According to Wikipedia: WordPress was used by more than 26.4% of the top 10 million websites as...

Improve Your Site Speed – Optimize Your Images

Have you checked your website page speed lately? If not, visit this Web Page Test site, and see how many seconds your home page takes to load. Two seconds is ideal for the first time load, but I find that very hard to achieve. I’m happy if the first load is 4...

How to Block Youtube Related Videos

Do you have Youtube videos on your site? If so, when the video ends, does it display thumbnails with “related videos”, like the ones shown here? These thumbnails can take your visitor away from your site and most site owners would rather they did not...

Best WordPress Hosting

Hosting Advice from Santa Fe Web Design owner, Hope Kiah NOTE: Hope Kiah is a proud affiliate with Cloud Access. All the links to Cloud Access on this site are affiliate links which can generate income for her. Since 1998, I have been designing websites...
Humpback Whales!

Humpback Whales!

I promise not to pepper this blog with personal musings, but we did recently get back from our first cruise, to Alaska, and I’m sharing a video of the first whales we ever saw. The tour guide was super excited and really loud! So I replaced the audio with recent...

Video Demo of a Mobile Display

Visit the desktop version of Winterowd Fine Art’s mobile WordPress site and compare it to this mobile demo. All the content is accessible and legible on any mobile device, with a completely different format than the desktop version. This is what Google wants: a...

What is the Press This tool in WordPress?

What is the Press This Tool in WordPress? What does the Press This tool do and how to use it to write posts in WordPress. Wondering what to blog about? Why not take advantage of other people’s websites and information? I ADORE this tool which is included in the...

Start Smart, Start Small, Start FREE!

My step-grand, at 16(!), is starting a new Soccer Training Equipment business called Albatross Athletics. His first product is a soccer training resistance band which he designed himself. Check out the video and product photos below. I built him a landing page using...
Let Mailchimp Automate Your Newsletter

Let Mailchimp Automate Your Newsletter

I’m so excited to see what Mailchimp is up to these days. Mailchimp is a free newsletter “client” that lets you not only design and send newsletters for free (for up to 2000 subscribers) but it lets you send messages automatically from your blog, also for free.

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