1. A guide to creating a better email newsletter

    Email has been described as a soul-sucking distraction, counter-productivity tool, and old-school artifact that should have died around the same time as dial-up. And yet, some 40 years on — despite many reports to the contrary — it’s still here, not just enduring but killing it.

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  2. 5 ways to keep visitors on your website longer

    We live in a world of instant gratification and infinite distraction. From steady streams of information to constant interruptions from our phones, it’s not surprising that the human attention span is now less than that of a goldfish.

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  3. Customize your site with WordPress shortcodes

    WordPress themes are great: pick a design, plug in some content and your logo, and boom, you’ve got a functioning website in under an hour. It might even look good.  That is, until you realize you picked the same theme as 3 million other people, and your portfolio looks a lot like this fashion blog and this…

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  4. Make your website responsive, for Google’s sake

    If you’ve ever questioned whether a blog post could change the world, Ethan Marcotte’s 2010 article on responsive design provides a definitive answer. The introduction of fluid grids, flexible images, and media queries has dramatically altered the way we design and interact with the web.

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  5. How to make icons that make sense

    We use icons to convey ideas and actions in their most instantly recognizable terms, to save on space and lengthy explanations, and, if we’re being totally honest, because they look cool.

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  6. Teach yourself the basics of WordPress

    From a developer’s perspective, WordPress is a dream platform — it’s versatile, powerful and enticingly easy to use. But for the uninitiated business owner or creative, it can be a bewildering place. 

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  7. Good images make for good content

    If social scientists and literacy experts are to be believed, the internet has turned us into a bunch of skimmers and scanners, capable of digesting no more than 140 characters at a time and easily derailed by memes and clickbait.

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PSA: As of Sept. 29, 2017, you can no longer purchase themes from this website. We will continue to provide limited support, including bug fixes and security updates, until March 31, 2018. Thank you for everything. We'll miss you dearly.
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