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What is Caching and How Do I Clear My Browser Cache?

While not unique to WordPress, if you have a WordPress website, you have probably heard of caching or browser caching, and been told a few times to “clear your cache.” (Note, this is different from clearing your CASH, which is not usually a good idea). Caching in a Nutshell There…

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What is my Local Host File and How (and Why) Do I Edit It?

I am working on a big blog post about what I have learned over the past 3 weeks about website speed and performance. In the meantime, I wanted to share this quick tip. In my testing process I had a few versions of my site on different web hosts. I…

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Get over your fear! SVGs are not SCARY Vector Graphics

If you’re like me, there is never enough time to learn ALL the things you want to. I keep hearing about how amazing SVGs are, but have been scared to learn how to create them and work with them. Even more intimidating…. Adding animation! Why SVG? You might first wonder…

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Breadcrumbs did not help Hansel and Gretel but they can help your Website

Breadcrumbs are  a secondary navigation format that reveals the user’s location in a website. The term actually comes from the Hansel and Gretel fairy tale …. you know the one with the scary, cannibalistic witch and yet another evil stepmother? In the story, Hansel and Gretel drop breadcrumbs while walking…

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How to Use the Chrome Inspector to Edit Your Website CSS

My life as a web designer was changed once I figured out that I can use the Chrome Developer Tools Inspector to play with the CSS on my websites. There are many uses for these great tools, but here I am focusing on using it for CSS specifically. I did…

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How to Make a Widget Area in a Custom Genesis Theme

I have talked about how much I love working with the Genesis framework for WordPress. While some developers don’t favor the widgetized home page often found in Genesis themes, I like this feature. This makes a Home page very flexible, so my clients can easily change the content on the…

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