It takes 25 hours of classroom training, 6 hours of behind-the-wheel training, and another 50 hours of practice just to get your first driver’s license in California—yet most Californians are confident that they can learn to drive. People take car ownership for granted, even though it’s expensive, complicated, and dangerous, but expect to be able to create and manage a website with no training at all. Continue Reading Are You Qualified to Drive That Website? Web development clients have responsibilities, too.
Unlike your car, which has warning lights and beeps for every conceivable problem, your website won’t always tell you when something is wrong. Take some time right now to check for problems, and save yourself embarrassment and lost business. Continue Reading Are You Sure Your Website Is Still Working? Ten things to check to make sure nothing is broken
The problem with upgrade, cross-sell, and review request messages for plugins is the execution. To avoid annoying your users into writing negative reviews, restrict your notifications to screens that only people who are actively choosing and installing plugins will see and phrase your review requests carefully. Continue Reading The Problem with Plugin Review Requests I’m not sure plugin developers are thinking this through.
The usability and client-friendliness of WordPress have been on my mind for a while. I got together with my colleague Jon Leland from Combridges to discuss when SquareSpace is a better option–and when it isn’t. Continue Reading Website Truthtellers: Experts Discuss WordPress & Squarespace Web Design & Marketing
Do all website building tools over-promise and under-deliver? Jon Leland and Sallie Goetsch discuss Squarespace, WordPress, and marketing hype Tuesday at 4 PM Pacific: http://bit.ly/website-truth Continue Reading Is Squarespace as Easy as People Think? Join us Tuesday on Blab to find out