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Duffweb Website Process – Doughnut Infographic

I like Donuts (regardless of how it's spelled) and after I asked our Creative Director Erica to break down our process as an infographic I said "And hey, while you're at it, can you throw donuts in there somewhere?" She, as usual, delivered in spades and here it is for you mouth-watering approval: The [...]

Surprisingly Effective Productivity Hack

Here's a surprisingly effective productivity hack. All of us are super busy with careers, side hustles, kids, spouses, family, pets and every once in a while even some recreation too! I understand.  Aside from running Duffweb, I'm also co-founder of DroneStock.com, a recently-launched stock marketplace for imagery shot by drones, I'm writing a book, helping my [...]

By |2017-08-09T22:22:07-04:00May 7th, 2017|Business, Tips & Tricks|0 Comments

Bulletproof WordPress Backups

Technical level: Intermediate || Please read this whole thing and understand it before you start in on any of the steps. Let us know if you have any questions. Why You Need To Know This WordPress is possibly the most widely used website creation platform. It's flexible and robust and has [...]

By |2017-08-09T22:22:43-04:00April 4th, 2017|Design, Web Design, Website Planning, Security|0 Comments

Why Google Wants Your Website To Be Secure

How Secure is Secure? Google likes it when your website uses what's called an SSL. I'll explain why later but first: SSL stands for Secure Socket Layers. That's the official geek term for the technology that encrypts information while it is sent from your host server to a web browser, or mailbox, etc. Remember those [...]

By |2017-08-09T22:23:09-04:00January 23rd, 2017|Design, Web Design, Website Planning, Tips & Tricks, Security|0 Comments

How to tell if a CDN (Content Delivery Network) is right for your website

What IS a CDN? CDN stands for Content Delivery Network and simply put, it's a series of computers in multiple data centers strategically scattered throughout the world available to deliver content. Did I say "simply put"? OK, stick with me. What does a CDN do? The goal of a CDN is speed. This is achieved by [...]

By |2017-08-09T22:23:22-04:00January 5th, 2017|Web Design, Tips & Tricks|0 Comments

Upgrade your WordPress Memory Limit in 6 Simple Steps

So you got a memory error, something like: "Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 12345678 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 2345678 bytes) in /home/your-username/public_html/wp-includes/plugin.php on line..." Don't worry. You'll be fine. Themes are getting more robust and require more resources than the default limit WordPress gives you.  And it appears that different hosts have different requirements, making it [...]

By |2017-08-09T22:23:50-04:00September 12th, 2016|Web Design, Tips & Tricks|0 Comments

10 Critical Mistakes to Avoid when Choosing a Web Designer

1. Will your site hold up under the stress of a large inflow of clients? You found an inexpensive web designer and finally launch your new site. You then send out a big marketing campaign to drive customers to it, only to find that as soon as lots of people visit, the site goes down. [...]

What Does a Website Cost?

When someone asks me “What does a website cost?” I’ll usually ask them: “What does it cost to build a house?” Is it a 1 bedroom, 1 bath little cottage? Or a 16 bedroom mansion with 2 kitchens and a pool? There can be quite a cost spread with a house, and the same is [...]

By |2017-09-04T20:59:44-04:00March 7th, 2016|Web Design, Tips & Tricks|Comments Off on What Does a Website Cost?

6 Simple Steps to Plan Your New Site

You’ve decided it’s time to revamp your old website and finally make it really work for you. Smart move. OK, so now what? With over 15 years experience we’ve got this process quite streamlined and here are some important things we look at which you can use to plan your new site. 1. Decide What [...]

By |2017-03-06T17:36:35-04:00March 1st, 2016|Web Design, Tips & Tricks|Comments Off on 6 Simple Steps to Plan Your New Site