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Chapter 1: Naming and Branding Your Own Website

Naming and Branding Your Own Website

Starting your own website from scratch may seem like a daunting task at first, but we’re going to break it down with a step-by-step approach that will make it much more approachable for you. If you follow our guide and make the necessary preparations, you’ll save yourself a lot of pain down the road. We’re going to cover naming your business, securing a domain name, some legal aspects such as incorporating and financial structuring, and branding element such as logo design. Once you’ve completed this chapter, you’ll be ready to set up hosting, choose your website platform, and work on your design/layout. But, first things first…

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How To Transfer Your Website and Maintain Search Ranking

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There are many reasons to decide to move a website. These range from moving to a new server because you’ve decided to switch hosting providers, to simply redirecting your existing files to a new domain name. Either way, when you move your website, your search engine rankings may be affected. Here’s some common website moving …

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Stop Spoof Email in a Poof!

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We recently had a problem where the root email address associated with a few domains was being spoofed to death. That is, spam messages were arriving and being processed as bounce messages but not being deleted. As a result, our inbox would fill rapidly, putting our disk quota at risk of being exceeded. How to solve this problem? Read on…

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The Ultimate Guide: Setting Up Your Facebook Custom URL

How to get a Custom URL for Facebook

When you are starting a business or website, the first thing you might think to do is to buy the domain so you can lock it in before anyone else does. What you might not think about doing though (but should) is to also snag your social media account domains (including a custom URL for your Facebook page). Read on to find out the importance of getting a custom Facebook URL, how to set it up and what to use for your custom URL…

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Interview with Jay Shapiro, AppMakr Founder & CEO

Jay Shapiro

Jay Shapiro has quite the list of accomplishments – he’s built and sold a global marketing agency, traveled the world extensively with his family and co-founded a non-profit Do Good As You Go with his wife, just to name a few. He also happens to be the guy behind AppMakr, one of our top picks for best mobile app builder. Jay is passionate about his virtual team and, as the founder and CEO of an app making company, uses a number of apps and tools to make his life productive. He has a fascinating story to tell and we are honored to get the chance to share it with you in our latest “People Who Rock the Web” interview…

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Force Firefox to Save Your Password

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Trying to login to Paypal, your bank or credit card account, airline website, Yahoo, MSN, or any number of other online sites and for some reason Firefox doesn’t ask you if you want to save your password? So, you have to type it in every time you want to log in. We show you how to force it to remember your passwords…

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View into Microsoft Super Preview for Expression Web

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Microsoft has finally acknowledged the need for a way for developers and Web designers alike to test webpages in various versions of their market dominating Internet Explorer browser. That acknowledgment is known as Microsoft Super Preview. Super Preview allows you to view your website on Internet Explorer 6,7, and 8 – so you can make sure your website looks as intended (ie. the same) in each browser…

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Comprehensive Guide to Testing Browser Compatibility

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Woman on computerIt’s important for any web developer to thoroughly test the rendering of their pages by various browsers in use today. The question is – how do we know which browsers are currently being used? There are many sites out there that offer various browser usage statistics, but more often than not, the data is simply a reflection of visitor-usage stats for that particular site. For specific client bases, this may not be a problem.

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