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How to Choose the Best WordPress Plugins

Posted on February 18, 2015

Why is WordPress such a popular content management system? One word: plugins.

Built by a large and passionate community of developers, these (mostly) free or low-cost plugins add functionality to WordPress that would otherwise take hundreds of hours to build. And although many plugins are a time- and cost-effective way to create a robust site, using poorly programmed plugins can actually harm your website. To avoid slow load speeds, broken functionality or, worse, a dangerous security risk, follow these five tips:

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6 Website Design Trends to Watch for in 2015

Posted on January 16, 2015

The only guaranteed thing about web design? It’s always changing. Here’s what we think is on the horizon for 2015.

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"The Big Bang Theory" & Their Unrealistically Profitable Hair Accessories Website

Posted on April 9, 2012

"The Big Bang Theory" is my favorite television show, hands down. But just because I laugh so hard I almost pee my pants during every episode doesn't mean I won't point out its horrible inaccuracies when it comes to web design.

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"2 Broke Girls" & Their Unrealistically Cheap Cupcake Website

Posted on March 23, 2012

My husband has a li'l obsession with the CBS comedy "2 Broke Girls." (Well, more like he has a crush on Max, the sassy waitress played by Kat Dennings [the one on the left.]) And, being the good wife that I am (ha!), I've watched every single episode with him.

For those not familiar with the show, two waitresses are trying to launch a cupcake venture out of their (unrealistically large) apartment in Brooklyn so they can ditch their crappy lifestyle and become rich n' famous. As part of their journey, business-smart Caroline (who mentions that she has an MBA from Wharton in just about every episode) decides that they need to build a website to boost cupcake sales. She finds a super hot web designer (who she ends up hooking up with) to build their site for $600. But in a future episode, she remarks how disappointed she is that her "expensive" website hasn't resulted in a single sale.

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