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Using CSS to Preload Images Without JavaScript

Posted 2011-08-14 in Webmaster

Preloading images on your website can help eliminate flicker and laggy hover effects on your images. For a long time Web designers have used JavaScript to preload images. This has the benefit of loading images into the browser cache in the...

Glossy+ - Free Google+ Plus One Icons Set

Posted 2011-08-13 in Webmaster

Glossy+ is a completely free Google+ Plus One icon set from Scriptalicious! These icons are transparent PNG icons designed for a light background. Feel free to use these Google+ plus one icons on your website, theme designs, Web apps and...

Add Google+ Search to Your Website

Posted 2011-08-13 in Webmaster

Add Google+ Search to your website easily with these instructions. The Google+ project has grown rapidly since it was announced. Even though it is currently in beta, many Webmasters are looking for ways to implement Google+ on their Web sites. ...

The First Spreadsheet

Posted 2011-02-17 in Webmaster

Just a little nerdy humor for you today. :)

How to Ban an IP Address With .htaccess

Posted 2010-02-17 in Webmaster

Once in a while you might run into a suspicious IP address accessing your website. Maybe it's doing something funny like probing for vulnerabilities, or just spamming the heck out of your server. Being a responsible webmaster, you decide to...

Social Networking in Business

Posted 2010-01-23 in Webmaster

Social networking in business can be both highly rewarding and extremely distracting. Leveraging the strengths of social networking in your organization requires a strategic plan, education on social networking for key employees, and understanding...

Test DNS Transfer with Windows Hosts File

Posted 2010-01-01 in Webmaster

Here's a simple trick you can use to test DNS changes on a Windows PC. You can fake or override DNS lookups by manually entering an IP address for any domain name you want. Use it to see if yoursite.com looks OK on the new server or IP address...

8 Tests for Trademark Infringement

Posted 2009-12-23 in Webmaster

When is it okay to use a trademark on your website? Is your logo or product too much like the competitor's? When do you risk being shut down and possibly taken to court, even being sued for extensive damages? Combined with some common sense and...

Webmaster Forums List

Posted 2009-12-04 in Webmaster

Here’s a comprehensive, recently updated list of good Webmaster forums to check out. Currently 46 active Webmaster related forums for discussing Web design, coding, online business, development, online marketing, and other stuff that...

Improve CTR: Banner Placement for Best Click-Through-Rate

Posted 2009-11-18 in Webmaster

Improving your CTR is one of the best things you can do with your ads. You can earn more money for the same amount of traffic, and it's totally free to improve your CTR with some basic techniques. If you're getting paid for sending clicks with PPC...

Flippa – Sitepoint’s New Marketplace is Flippa.com

Posted 2009-06-17 in Webmaster

If you use the Sitepoint Marketplace to buy and sell online, prepare for a big change. Sitepoint is flipping things upside-down soon, and moving the marketplace to Flippa.com. Many people are saying WTF to Flippa, and with good reasons. Is this too...

Finding & Deleting Linux Core Dump Files Safely

Posted 2009-05-22 in Webmaster

Linux sometimes dumps a huge file when a script crashes. These core files can build up and eat away valuable disk space. Some other methods of deleting core files will damage your server. Here are a few simple commands I use to...

TinyMCE Themes

Posted 2009-05-07 in Webmaster

TinyMCE is a free WYSIWYG editor with two visual components – themes and skins. TinyMCE themes are very complex to customize but you can make your own TinyMCE theme. If you just want to customize the look & feel a little bit, you’re better off...

Using Free Software in Commercial Products

Posted 2009-04-25 in Webmaster

There are thousands of free PHP scripts to speed up development. Established PHP frameworks and JavaScript libraries abound. It's expensive to reinvent the wheel, and pointless besides. But when is it legal to use free code in your commercial apps,...

What is XMLHttpRequest?

Posted 2009-04-21 in Webmaster

What is XMLHttpRequest? The XMLHttpRequest object enables client-server requests in JavaScript. If you're writing Ajax enabled scripts, fetching remote data in a Firefox extension, or pulling data from another URL in any JavaScript app then...

10 Digital Products to Sell Online

Posted 2009-03-26 in Webmaster

If you want to make money online with digital goods, you need something that sells. Here are ten good digital product ideas to help you get started. You still need to do the work, but with this list of ten digital product ideas you're sure to...

25 Forums to Promote Your Directory

Posted 2009-03-25 in Webmaster

Here's a recently compiled list of 25 forums to promote your Web directory. Most of these are directory announcement forums with a few general site announcement and solicitations forums. For the serious/active directory owner you know it's...

50 Forums to Sell Your Website Scripts

Posted 2009-03-24 in Webmaster

Here's a huge list of free forums to sell your Website scripts. Make sure you register and read the rules of each forum. Perfect for selling your custom PHP apps and turnkey scripts to other Webmasters. It is very up to date since I recently...

How to Make an eBook & Sell it Online

Posted 2009-03-22 in Webmaster

Authoring your own digital book for fun or extra income is easy if you plan ahead. As mentioned in my recent post of ten ways to make money online, ebooks are digital products that almost anybody can create. This is wonderful because it means...

What is a Webmaster?

Posted 2009-03-19 in Webmaster

Exactly what is a Webmaster? This term is quite popular for anyone slinging Websites or online ads, but does that make somebody a Webmaster? I think the term has been liberated over the years, but is still adapting and in some cases struggles...

10 Ways to Make Money Online

Posted 2009-03-16 in Webmaster

10 Ways to Make Money Online

How To Display Web Browser-Like Text in Photoshop

Posted 2009-03-05 in Webmaster

If you're using Photoshop and want to see what text will actually look like in a Web browser, it's really pretty simple. Text in Photoshop is usually smoothed out, like this: Photoshop uses AntiAliasing to smooth out fonts and make them much...

What is AJAX?

Posted 2008-08-26 in Webmaster

The question is asked time and time again, and not always clear even to those who are working with Ajax! The term Ajax is short for Asynchronous JavaScript and XML. It was coined in 2005 by Jesse James Garrett. Ajax is not a specific programming...

Naming Your Website, Domain Name or Business

Posted 2006-11-26 in Webmaster

Anyone who has ever registered a domain, named a product or business, or otherwise had to come up with a suitable, catchy name for something, knows how hard it can be to find a unique and catchy name. Some names have almost...

 


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