The 20 Best Productivity and Personal Development Blogs

One of the things that many freelancers struggle with is that we find it hard to manage time. No matter how much we wish there were more hours in a day, the fact is that a day is only going to consist of 24 hours. If we can't straighten our priorities, our productivity level and creativity isn't going through shine through our work. Having said good bye to 2009, it's time to take control of our career and … [Read more...]

10 Essential Plugins Every Modern WordPress Site Should Have

One of the many benefits to WordPress, one of the most popular blogging platform and Content Management System (CMS), is that it is open source software with a very large and dedicated community. There are so many great developers working to make WordPress the best that it can be, that there are thousands of free plugins available to enhance the platform's default functionality. There are, of course, too many … [Read more...]

15 Incredible WordPress Theme Customizations

Given the quality of WordPress, it's no surprise that it's become the platform of choice for many web professionals. Due to its incredible popularity, though, the majority of WordPress sites look very similar. It can be hard to find a site without the same-old header, footer, and sidebar that is seen on the majority of themes. But those sites do exist. If you look hard enough, you can find the incredibly … [Read more...]

10 SEO Techniques All Top Web Sites Should Use

We recently discussed the 15 Key Elements All Top Web Sites Should Have. This post focused on elements relating to design, content and development. This time, we'll move onto the important issue of Search Engine Optimization (SEO). SEO is such a hot topic these days. How do you get your web site within the first page or two of the search engines? How do you increase your Google page rank? There are … [Read more...]

15 Key Elements All Top Web Sites Should Have

There are a lot of details to consider when designing and developing a web site. In reality, it can seem like an endless list -- but if you look carefully you'll see that there are certain elements that are more important than others, elements that are used consistently among the most successful sites. Once you've completed the planning Stage of your website, the rest of the elements fall into broad … [Read more...]