AHA! at Briarcliff

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Last year we created this site for an amazin’ organization in Austin. AHA! (aka Accessible Housing Austin!)

AHA! at Briarcliff, is a new, integrated, 27-unit apartment complex for very low-income people both with and without disabilities.

So far they have raised 92% of the construction costs! We invite you to help us raise the last $360,000!

Read more about the project here: http://www.ahaustin.org/aha-at-briarcliff/ And You can donate directly to AHA! via Paypal.

Accessible Housing Austin! was founded in 2005 by disability rights advocates who recognized that the scarcity of housing was a critical issue for people with disabilities. AHA! is the only housing non-profit in Austin led by members of the disability community whose mission is to provide affordable, accessible, integrated housing for low-income people with disabilities.

Responsive Web Design

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If your website is not responsive then you need to contact me. www.ericbullet.info/contact

Responsive web design (RWD) is an approach to web design aimed at crafting sites to provide an optimal viewing and interaction experience—easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling—across a wide range of devices (from desktop computer monitors to mobile phones).

Always Up-to-Date Guide to Social Media Image Sizes

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When creating images and graphics for social media it’s imperative you use the correct sizes for your imagery if you want to be seen as a professional and taken seriously. This begs the question — what sizes should I use?

Searching through help sections for each and every social site or even worse browsing forums takes hours. Luckily there’s a handy guide which is always updated online.

In this quick-scroll world of social media, the visual face of your brand is often times the first thing your audience sees and it might be the one thing they remember. You can’t cut and paste an image and reuse it across all of your social networks — each one has different and constantly-evolving guidelines for images.

To optimize your social presence, you must ensure that the images you’re using to represent you or your brand are the highest quality and the best fit for the various networks and placements. To help, we’ve outlined the best image sizes for each social network and image types; and to ensure you’re as up-to-date as possible, we’ll revise the article as the networks change their formats.

Read the rest at ttp://sproutsocial.com/insights/social-media-image-sizes-guide/

WordPress 4.3 “Billie” Named After Jazz Singer Billie Holiday Is Available for Download

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Noteworthy Changes

  • Comments are turned off on pages by default.
  • PHP-4 Style constructors have been deprecated to prepare for the release of PHP 7.
  • Singular.php was added to the WordPress template hierarchy.
  • Changes to customizer panels and sections.
  • The old Distraction Free Writing (DFW) code has been removed.
  • The code that powered the old theme preview has been removed.
  • List tables have undergone API and UI changes, with the introduction of a primary column concept and easier subclassing.

Why Build an Email List?

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More than 70% of users who abandon your website will probably never come back unless they buy something from you, or you successfully get them to subscribe to your email list.
Email is private, personal, and by far the most direct form of communication on the internet. Most people check their inbox more than their social media streams. An email will stay in the inbox unless a user takes action on it. On social media, your message will get buried into user’s timeline.

Want to send email updates to subscribers when you publish a new blog post? check out this Guide to Using MailChimp and WordPress

How to master SEO

How to master SEO

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Most people make SEO (search engine optimization) out to be complicated. But SEO only appears complicated because you haven’t been given the necessary information to fully understand it.

Once you have this information, you can make an informed decision about whether you want to handle building great SEO for yourself or hire someone. And, if you do choose to hire an expert, you can be smarter about selecting the right person or firm.

The truth about SEO

·      If you want clients to find your website so they can hire you, you need good SEO.

·      To get good SEO your website needs to be respected by the major search engines.

·      To get respected by the major search engines, your site needs to be built with code and structural integrity.

·      When your site “breaks the rules” of code and structural integrity, you get graded lower by the search engines.

·      When your site follows the rules, SEO happens on its own; it’s just that it takes at least six months to get that respect, short of buying your way there (which I don’t recommend.)

Get the definitive SEO guide

The first place to go to is Google’s SEO guide.

Read More at https://www.freelancersunion.org

WordPress Plugin Security Update: FancyBox and WordPress SEO

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WordPress SEO by Yoast

According to thewhir.com, millions of WordPress installations are at risk of blind SQL injection through the WordPress SEO plugin by Yoast. For a detailed technical description of the vulnerability, click here. In short, version 1.7.3.3 and older are vulnerable and considered very risky. The issue was resolved in version 1.4. If you are running WordPress SEO, please make sure it is up-to-date ASAP. You may refer to the same WordPress.org guide on managing plugins, or you may click here for Yoast’s own instructions.

FancyBox for WordPress

This vulnerability may allow for a SQL injection attack or a privilege escalation attack. Both are quite serious and could allow a malicious user to interfere with your software and/or content. Click here for more information.

There is also a statement on WordPress.org about this issue and the need to update the plugin:
https://wordpress.org/plugins/fancybox-for-wordpress/faq/

Beyond the recommendations outlined above, please also take a moment to look over your domains for any possible negative side effects of using either of the aforementioned plugins. It is also a good idea to review your WordPress user list to check for any signs that an outside party has gained access.

Why you shouldn’t stick solely with Etsy as your online shop.

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Want to know why you shouldn’t stick solely with Etsy as your online shop and presence?

Let’s go through the 10 Reasons Why Etsy is a Starting Point (but only a starting point).

10. If your customer’s friend asks them where they got your product, they’ll answer, ‘Etsy!’ And then what are the chances they’ll be able to search Etsy effectively enough to find you?

9. Every time Etsy changes something, you’re stuck adhering to those changes, no matter if it destroys your SEO unless you spend 8 hours re-configuring every tag and description in your class.

8. You’re limited in how many videos you can show off.

7. You can’t have a mailing list sign-up and thus you can’t keep in contact with your past customers. Did you know that a mailing list is your #1 money maker?

6. You get hit by double fees every time you sell something.

5. You’re stuck in the low price atmosphere that Etsy users have created and thus the customers are sucked into it too.

4. Everyone can see how successful (or not) you are thanks to the stats on the side. It doesn’t let you quite ‘fake it till you make it’.

3. Etsy can’t automatically send files if you have a digital item. Thus it’s more work for you.

2. You can’t tie it to your blog in terms of one website for Google search engines.

1. It holds you back from developing your own site and becoming a true maker and business owner, not just an Etsy seller. Mentally, you have a harder time seeing yourself as a business owner.

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