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Brutalist Web Design?

Brutalism in architecture

I know.  Less is more, right? But then there is this thing called Brutalist Web Design.  As with the Brutalism movement in architecture, a stark and sparse utility is of paramount importance.  Or perhaps unimportance? The following WPMU Dev article arrived in my newsletter feed this morning

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A Challenging Conversion Project – Drupal to WordPress

Drupal to WordPress conversion

While it hasn’t launched yet, I am on the home stretch of a project with numerous technical challenges and a combination of requirements making it a significant endeavor.   To what do I speak?  Converting an outdated Drupal to WordPress website — maintaining not only all content in three

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Postman SMTP Replaced by Post SMTP


SMTP to the rescue for WordPress email non-delivery WordPress has a built-in mail script, but unfortunately, there is a high rate of delivery failure using wp_mail(), as many Internet Service Providers consider it insecure and block.  There is a presumption that the email being sent via WordPress

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What Exactly is W3C WCAG 2-AA Compliance?

W3C WCAG 2-AA Compliance
Overview to W3C WCAG 2-AA Compliance The W3C, also known as the World Wide Web Consortium, has created Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 and amongst the entire scope, the most popular goal should be W3C WCAG 2-AA Compliance.  These standards are go-to for organizations including the Department ofRead more

WordPress Maintenance: Is it a necessity?

website maintenance
WordPress maintenance is not an option Do you think it's wise to never update your personal computer or even your mobile device operating systems and applications?  Likely you would never intentionally skip those updates and taking care to safeguard your devices for anti-virus and making appropriate backupsRead more

Check Your WordPress Plugins for SI Captcha

No Spam wanted
This morning I received a WPMU Blog Post reporting that the very popular plugin SI Captcha has been permanently removed from the WordPress(.org) Plugin Repository.  Why?  Ironically, because the new plugin owner & developer (since June 2017) embedded the plugin with spam code! If you are aRead more

What is a Chocolate Penguin

Chocolate Penguin
Chocolate Penguin Facts The concept of a Chocolate Penguin is not a total fantasy.  While a bit whimsical, as well as an integral component of  Creative by Clark branding, there is a factual story about chocolate-colored penguins. King Penguins as adults are black and white, but asRead more

The Accessibility Imperative : a legal mandate now exists

website accessibility imperative icon
web·site  ac·ces·si·bil·i·ty Definition:  "the inclusive practice of removing barriers that prevent interaction with, or access to websites, by people with disabilities. When sites are correctly designed, developed and edited, all users have equal access to information and functionality." Source: Hence... the accessibility imperative. A few months ago, I wroteRead more

The WWW Cunundrom

www yes or no
The recent move to migrating websites to SSL based on the Google mandate has made the usage of www as a yes or no an issue requiring action. In a recent article, iThemes discussed this topic in detail and provide a terrific tutorial that I will certainly useRead more

Bluehost Offering Free WordPress SSL

Comodo SSL
Bluehost is among several hosts now offering free WordPress SSL certificates without the requirement for dedicated IP addresses. Frankly, this news came as a surprise today, as I was planning to add a Comodo Positive SSL certificate in a cart so that the client could log inRead more
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