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4 Tips To Writing Great HTML

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In a time where we have so many templates and frameworks to choose from in designing and developing web sites, does it even matter any more to know how to write good HTML? It sure does! In fact, now more than ever. Take mobile, which is all that anyone ever talks about. Sloppy, bloated code   …Continue Reading


Hiding The Page Title In WordPress

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This post was penned by a former student, Julia Nourok, who keeps up Print To Digital, an interesting blog about a print designer and her feelings about The Electronic Canvas. Or Should I Call This “The Page Title vs. The Menu Bar War?” I’m a floor to ceiling kind of person. If I don’t have   …Continue Reading


WEBINAR: How To Move Your WordPress.com Blog To Your Own Self-Hosted WordPress Site

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The way to get the most out of your wordpress.com blog is to move it to the real deal — the self-hosted version of WordPress. If you have a blog on wordpress.com, I’m going to show you how to move your blog to a fully functional, self-hosted WordPress site. In This Webinar You Will Learn:   …Continue Reading


Ask Google?

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What’s going on here? Are Ask and Google about to merge? Not exactly, so let me explain. That face you see when you go to Google looks pretty much the same as it did when they launched 15 years ago. But don’t let that fool you. What happens when you do a Google search is   …Continue Reading


After Words: The Q And A Continues For WordPress A To Z Webinar Series

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There were a lot of great questions asked in today’s first of four webinars on WordPress being given by the Editorial Freelancers Association. I went over the major components to WordPress – the pages, posts and themes. So much to do and so little time to do it. There are more webinars to come and   …Continue Reading


Is Learning How To Make A Web Site Online For You?

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Online learning is a convenient, interactive, hands-on, and fun way to learn. My experience shows that there are certain attributes which favor your chances of successfully learning web design online. As you’ll see, what’s required for learning online is not much different from the skills needed to learn in a classroom. My observations apply to   …Continue Reading


When The Leaves Turn It’s Time To Turn Back To Class

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Are you going to waste your Fall just picking apples, drinking cider and watching football? Or are you going to be learning something really fun and useful – like HTML, CSS, and WordPress? Come join me starring September in a cozy and comfortable lab. Or just snuggle up next to your favorite machine and learn   …Continue Reading


It’s A Wild Web Out There. Better Practice Safe WordPress

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Students of mine – especially my WordPress students – have often heard me profess the need to practice “Safe WordPress.” In other words, you need to take precautionary steps to prevent your site from getting destroyed by a hacker. Way long time ago, when I was learning WP, I had a practice site hacked. It   …Continue Reading


Hot Fun In The Summer Time

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Are you going to waste your summer on a hot and sweaty beach instead of learning something really fun and useful – like HTML, CSS, and WordPress? WordPress (way more than a blogging tool) is hotter than the sun….and you don’t need gobs of oily sunscreen to use it!! Come join me in July in   …Continue Reading


Spring To These Upcoming Classes

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Ready to have some fun and learn HTML and CSS? How about WordPress which is way more than blogging software? WordPress is hot stuff!! Here are my upcoming classes in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Both of these classes are for beginners. It’s Spring – time to learn things that are both fun and useful. If you’ve   …Continue Reading