Web Advice

The Biggest Mistake in Choosing a Web Host (& How to Avoid it)

July 30, 2010
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Pretty much everyone looking for hosting the first time is overwhelmed in trying to make a decision. The most common method of making the decision is also the least helpful.

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GKH Featured on noupe.com: Setting Web Design Rates

January 8, 2010
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Good Karma Host featured in article on how to set web design rates – includes links to step-by-step advice for newbie web designers or caveats for not-so-newbies reevaluating their pricing practices.

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The Trouble With Sitebuilders

November 14, 2009
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Reasons why (and especially) why not use Sitebuilder Wizard-based templates to create your website. Take a look at the trade-offs you make with sitebuilder software so you can make informed choices.

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WP Quick Tip: Using Outdated WordPress Plugins Safely

May 4, 2009
How to tell if you should use your outdated Wordpress WP Plugin on your current WP installation.

The lure of Wordpress is largely in the huge variety of plugins. But sometimes the plugin you really want was made for an older version of WP. How to check out the plugin and safely see if it will still work for your needs.

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My Best (and Most Ignored) Advice for Small Business Websites

March 31, 2009
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It’s common for me to advise my clients–mostly small businesses, nonprofits and independent professionals–on all phases of setting up their websites. The best suggestion I give out routinely is, ironically, the most ignored by my clients. Maybe it can help you.

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13 Tips for Getting Tech Help From Support Forums

February 23, 2009
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When seeking assistance on tech support forums, there are some specific “dos and don’ts” that will greatly impact your chance of getting the help you need as well as impact the overall quality of your experience. If you follow these guidelines, I can promise you’ll fare better in your tech-help quest.

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