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Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 365 Now Available

Xara has released the latest version of their Photo & Graphic Designer. Below is the press release describing the new version. Links are included if you want to download the free trial or purchase a copy. New Release – Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 365 Xara announces a new release …

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Updating the Social Media Branding for Unleashed

Social media is an ever changing space and Unleashed has also undergone some significant changes in the past year with all the new properties we’ve launched. So it was time to redo the branding on our social media properties. The right branding for your properties really depends on your own …

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SanDisk USB Flash Drive Puts 64GB In Your Pocket

SanDisk Ultra CZ48 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive

It seems like once a year I look at the latest and greatest USB flash drives and each year I find the capacities have gotten larger and the prices have gotten smaller. My latest search show that the trend continues. While I can easily suggest smaller capacity drives, it just …

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Dramatic SEO Improvement With Minor Page Changes

Authentic Nelson Mandela Ballot from 1994 South Africa election

Search Engine Optimization can sometimes be very frustrating. If you are trying to improve your ranking in a very competitive segment, moving a page up even a spot or two in the rankings can take a lot of work. But we had a recent situation where some minor page changes …

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Moving Mailings to MailChimp and Lists We Offer

A week ago, I shared Evaluating Different Mailing Services and discussed that we were testing a new service to send mailings to subscribed readers. The tests all went very well and we have now migrated all of our lists and mailings to MailChimp. We were already familiar with the service …

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Review of Xara Web Designer 365 Premium

The folks at Xara are not only keeping up with what Web designers want & need, they’re pushing Web design boundaries in all the right ways. The bells & whistles are all there in Xara Web Designer 365 – parallax scrolling effects, sticky elements, animations, photo grids, smart shapes, clipart, …

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Supermarket Wants a Designer to Work For Free

I feel the pain as do many designers. There are constant requests to do projects without pay. Along with the requests come all kinds of reasons (excuses?) why this particular job should be done for free. Of course artists will sometimes use their creativity for an awesome response. A Sainsbury …

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Evaluating Different Newsletter Service

There have been numerous changes in our online properties in the past couple of years. One thing has remained mostly unchanged and that is the provider we used to send both daily and weekly e-mails to subscribers. The only significant change was Mail List Cleansing Saves Money, Removes Idle Subscribers. …

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How To Disable Automatic Updates in Windows 10

Loyal readers know that I finally decided to upgrade one of my computers to Windows 10 as described in Free Upgrades to Windows 10 End On July 29, 2016. One of my biggest concerns about upgrading was that Windows 10 forcibly installs updates as described in Is It Time to …

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Motoraux 600Mbps Dual Band Wireless USB WiFi Adapter

Motoraux 600Mbps Dual Band Wireless USB WiFi Adapter

If you have gotten a laptop in the last decade, it likely came with a WiFi adapter. That is also true of some desktop computers, but not all of them. What happens if you have a WiFi adapter that isn’t as fast as you’d like or simply stops working. In …

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Testing Web Site Speed to Identify Slow Elements

Last week I wrote how Google Tag Manager Simplifies Code, Speeds Site and the various techniques we used in Shaving 66% Off WordPress Web Site Loading Speed. Sure you can just visit a site yourself as a way to test the speed, but it isn’t the most accurate measure. Ideally …

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Free Upgrades to Windows 10 End On July 29, 2016

Windows 10 Upgrade

When Microsoft first made the announcement that Windows 10 upgrades would be free, they said the offer would only be good for a year. Of course many of us wondered if they would change their mind and make upgrades free for a longer period of time. The official word has …

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Six Free Kindle Books for Mother’s Day

It’s Mother’s Day and a nice gift you can give mom would be some good books. Even better if you can get them for free so you can get her something else nice. I’ve put together a list of a few free books for your mom. And if she needs …

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Shaving 66% Off WordPress Web Site Loading Speed

Loyal readers know that I’ve really been focused on making our Web sites load faster. First I wrote The Many Elements of Web Site Speed and then Google Tag Manager Simplifies Code, Speeds Site. Now that I’ve completed a number of tweaks, I want to describe the steps and results. …

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