How to Build a Website From Scratch – For Complete Beginners

How to create a website from scratch

Most of us use websites every day. If you’re reading this, you’re using a website right now. Facebook, Google, Yahoo, etc are all websites that started somewhere from scratch by someone who had the same idea as you do: “I want to make a website”. While most of us use websites everyday, there is a … Read more

How to Create Website Downtime Alerts using New Relic

Website uptime is important, and every second your site is down means lost visitors and potentially missed revenue. Making sure that you have monitoring in place to check that your site is operating as expected is critical, but you also need to be alerted as soon as something goes wrong. With New Relic, you can … Read more

How To Setup A WordPress Instance On DigitalOcean (Step by Step Guide)

DigitalOcean is a cloud computing company that gives you great control over the way your site operates, much more than traditional web hosts. With that said, there are a lot of advanced options included with DigitalOcean that will break your site if you’re not familiar with how it all works, so it’s important to make … Read more

What are WordPress Pingbacks? How do you disable Pingbacks?

Occasionally you will receive a notification or even an email that informs you that a post on your blog has a “pingback” from another website. I’ve had a lot of these in the past and noticed pretty quickly that 90% of the ping backs I was getting ended up to be spam, but it’s not … Read more

How to use SpyFu.com for niche site keyword research

How to use SpyFu for niche keyword research

SpyFu is an awesome tool which will show you some great details about a particular set of keywords. I use SpyFu when picking a niche website topic, or when I am trying to figure out what types of competition I will face if I create a website about a specific topic. SpyFu does have a … Read more

How to choose the right color scheme for a website

How to find out the best color scheme to use on your website

Choosing a color scheme can be a difficult part in the design process of your website. Everything from the background to the text color and sidebar colors can be difficult to decide on especially if you don’t have a few matching colors in mind. Luckily, there are many ways to solveĀ this problem, and a few … Read more