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Scam alert – web designers targeted – hearing impaired wants agroamerica site

First read the Forum post here: http://www.graphicdesignforum.com/forum/forum/graphic-design/general/1584508-scam-alert Ultimately, he wanted to send me the amount of the project plus an additional $2700 which I was then to pay his content manager. Post any online classified ad and you’ll get a bunch of quick replies from people “interested in your item” they all use this we’ll send […]

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Safari 7.1.4 Where is “Empty Cache”

Speaking of food metaphors…. an Apple moved the cheese. Trying to clear cache in Safari 7.1.4? It’s no longer under the “Safari” menu. Here’s how to clear the cache in the new Safari. Select “Preferences” from the Safari Menu and then follow these steps… Select the “Advanced” tab and check the “Show Develop menu in menu bar” box […]

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Fake reviews at Yelp, Amazon Books – authenticity engine details

An interesting new report from PBS NewsHour about fake reviews on Yelp and Bazaarvoice: They don’t mention the services that sell Facebook friends and other social media followers but that’s in the same dishonest ball park. Reminds me of Amazon’s decision to delete thousands of book reviews that generated an uproar — the company never […]

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Notes from WooConf 2014

WooConf was full of interesting talks and it was great to meet up with Woo-enthusiasts… I liked that part of the presentations were technical and part were marketing driven – my goal is to help my small business ecommerce clients understand how to use marketing tools to optimize the performance of the websites I build for them. I’m […]

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Creative WordPress Archive Pages – Posts in Grids

I use “Snazzy” Archives (wp.org page) and you can view mine but it is more interesting when you go back in time to view months where I have more posts. It has not been updated in a while but it still works great. Another great option is the JetPack Infinite Scroll + Masonry and some detailed notes on making a […]

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Review of WordPress Face Detection Cropping Plugin: My Eyes Are Up Here

What a great name for a plugin: “My Eyes Are Up Here” It helps get around the problem of WordPress cropped thumbnails that always take the center of an image – but sometimes you have a a face or other point of interest that is not in the center.  From an aesthetic point of view, if […]

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Notes on WordPress 4.0 – “evolutionary”

Evolutionary but not revolutionary. It’s a big new number but a “regular” number of new features—some really useful, however. The other good news is that fewer big changes means fewer chances of breakage while updating. WordPress 4.0 “Benny” has been released today. Here’s the intro video   Features new media library uses space more effectively: […]

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Alternatives to Hello Bar: WordPress Notification Bar Plugins

Hello Bar is a SaaS which charges based on the number of clicks the bar receives. If your bar receives 7,500 clicks per month, HelloBar would cost you $50/month. It’s a great service and includes it’s own analytics but many sites will benefit from a simpler option without ongoing fees. Foobar ($14) Foobar is my favorite […]

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Google “local” “places” and “+”

It’s another Google riddle: What’s local yet keeps moving? I had a listing on Google “local” and then that became a Google “places” page and now it’s a “Google+” page. I’m sure they’ll change it again soon enough but for now it’s nice to have more integration with reviewers identities. BTW if you are a client that I have worked […]

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Akismet Error Code #10003

This is a pretty new development. Akismet is not free anymore – but they do have a free version for “personal” use (well, it’s listed as “pay what you want”). If you see this error then don’t panic. For that matter, in general, don’t panic. I think for now you can leave things as-is and my guess […]

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