How can I get a good deal on my website?

Sample request for proposal

Free request for proposal

How can I get a good deal on my website?

Let’s assume by “deal” you mean

1. a website that makes you money

2. a website delivered at its most competitive price. (more…)

How is WordPress like a Honda Civic?

Honda Civic

How is WordPress like a Honda Civic? Photo by Ktr101

How is WordPress like a Honda Civic? Hang in there for a moment.

WordPress isn’t the program I knew last year this time, and especially not the one I knew five years ago. (more…)

Domain Registry Services is a scam

Domain Registry Services is a scamIf you receive an invoice (usually postal, because it looks pretty official) to renew a domain name through Domain Registry Services, know that it’s a scam meant to charge you more than four times the price you should pay to lease your website’s URL.

The really wicked thing about this scam is that “Domain Registry Services” does know when your domain name expires. In fact, anyone can find out any domain’s expiration date by doing a simple internet search that looks like the following: whois website.com. (more…)

Own the URL for your own name

own the URL for your own name

 Own the URL for your own name, and do it today.

Sure, it will cost you $7–12 dollars a year, depending on your subscription period.

But it’s worth it.

Suppose, tomorrow morning you wake up to find that a family member or yourself were in grave trouble with the law, or that you were even an eyewitness to a big crime. (more…)

Two spaces after a period? Please

Chicago Manual of Style
Once upon a time, when typography involved letters that each took up the same space (as each other), it was the norm to type two spaces after a period. Wow. That’s been, like, more than 70 years ago.

Wikimedia says: From around 1950, single sentence spacing became standard in books, magazines and newspapers.[11] However some sources still state that additional spacing is correct or acceptable. The debate continues,[4] notably on the World Wide Web—as many people use search engines to try to find what is correct.[12] Many people prefer double sentence spacing for informal use because that was how they were taught to type.[13] There is a debate on which convention is more readable, but the few recent direct studies conducted since 2002 have produced inconclusive results.[14]Associated Press Stylebook

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