When you redesign a website, you often have to change the URLs of some or all of the pages in the site. And when you do, you risk breaking links to your website, and confusing Google, which can hurt your page rankings in search engine results. Google recommends that if you change the URL of […]Read More
Why are traffic reports from Google Analytics different from Blogger, Adobe Feeds, and other services?
Hi Janine, Do you have any idea whats wrong with Google Analytics. Google Analytics shows me a ridiculously low number of page views including today’s post. Through Adobe Feeds alone, I have 140 clicks but Google Analytics shows me only 78 page views. For the same post, Blogger reports 560 views. Who should I believe? […]Read More SEO
I have a custom WordPress design, do I dare change the theme?
I just clicked the button to purchase your wonderful course on creativeLIVE. Wow… i love that place and learn so much. I missed getting to ask a question in the chat room and thought you might answer me by email. I have a WordPress website (blog) that was “created” by a person who did design at one […]Read More customize blog appearance, themes, wordpress
How to redesign a live website
I’ve had several people ask me this question — “How do you redesign a WordPress site (or any other site) without messing up the “live” site while you work on the new site design?” It’s such a great question, I’m creating an entire course on redesigning and moving websites for creativeLIVE. (You can find links […]Read More
Do I need a certification in web design?
Janine, If I wanted to get started in web design and if things go well enough, do it for a living, is it necessary to get some kind of certification…whether it be in html or the program you use for the webpage, like Dreamweaver? What did you do, did you just start making pages and […]Read More
Should I use a higher image resolution than 72 ppi for my photographs on the web?
Hi Janine: I’ve been watching your creativeLIVE program and you may have mentioned it but somehow I missed whether High Resolution would be useful (or not) for photography websites– especially seeing as this seems to be the trend for devices. Are there pros and cons? Thanks, Teresa Hi Teresa, I have also been asking the […]Read More
How do I move my domain name?
Dear Janine, I really learned a lot during your WordPress workshop on creativeLIVE and now I’m attempting to put all the pieces together & would appreciate any guidance on how to transfer my domain name. I have a Smugmug Photo website that I am going to stop using & cancel so I can make my […]Read More
What’s the difference between web hosting and domain registration?
Domain registration and hosting are two separate services. Many companies offer both, but they are completely different services. Here’s a metaphor that may help you understand the difference (it confuses a lot of people): Think of a hosting company like an apartment you rent, a place where your web site can live. Think of the […]Read More web design, web hosting
Why am I getting an error because of Active X controls or scripts?
Why am I getting the error message: “To help protect your security, Internet Explorer has restricted this webpage from running scripts or ActiveX controls that could access your computer.” I created a tabbed panel on one of my pages. When I preview it in a browser, the page has this restriction message about scripts and […]Read More browsers, css, dwcs3, dwcs4, dwcs5, dwcs6, expression-web, wordpress
How do you back up a WordPress blog?
Setting up a basic WordPress blog these days is easy, but as you add more posts, how do you back it all up so you don’t lose everything you’ve created? Like most things on the Web, there are multiple options, and they come with varying levels of complexity and cost. Backup Buddy: According to a […]Read More browsers, web hosting, wordpress