Blog your way to a thriving website

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The starting point for many freelance designers is typically a relatively small webpage, maybe 4 or 5 pages. There are hundreds of other graphic design websites out there, and while we would all like ours to be the one that appears at the top of Google and gets the visitor, if you think logically – and honestly – about it, your brand new website isn’t really any better or more deserving of visitors than any of others that are already online.

Regular blogging can be an excellent means to overcome this and continually increase the number of potential clients that land on your website.

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An alternative to Askimet spam filtering: GASP

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For some time the Askimet plugin/service has been the go-to spam filter for WordPress websites. Although Askimet is good in a lot of ways, it’s not without its problems.

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Most common screen resolution(s) and best size for web design: A 100,000 visitor analysis

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The most common screen resolution, screen size and best practices when it comes to size for web design are common topics of discussion among web designers. Opinions are divided on what size is best, but luckily there is plenty of cold, hard data to help you decide.

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Judging a business by its email

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They say “you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover” but lets face it, we do.

It just about makes me cringe when someone is investing proper time, effort and money with me to design a brand identity for their new business, and the email address they provide for their stationery is something like fuzzy_woodle_376@hotmail.com.

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A concise Google plus review

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Yes, I have a Google+ Account, and while it is something I expect may be productive in the future, I can’t help but share the sentiments expressed in UK illustrator Jamie Smart’s “review” of Google Plus as illustrated above.

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Want to grow your brand? Start writing guest posts

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In this guest article, writer Alvina Lopez highlights the benefits of writing guest posts to build your brand.

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How to remove your WordPress post date stamp from Google SERPS

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Just about every WordPress blog theme displays the date a post was published which can be useful to your readers, if the date isn’t relevant to your posts however it can be disruptive to the appearance of your content is Google’s SERPS.

Here’s what you can do to stop Google from showing the post date before your content description.

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How graphic designers find a wife

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graphic designer wife

A fool-proof method for sure.

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Information for guest authors

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Due to receiving a steady stream of enquiries about submitting guests articles, I thought an F.A.Q. was in order. If you are a writer interested in submitting content to www.andrewkeir.com, then this is for you.

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0 to 255. Colour finder tool for web designers

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“0 to 255″ is a simple, web based tool for web designers that makes choosing colours, and finding variations of them a breeze.

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