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5 Cyber Monday deals for small businesses

I’ve put together a small collection of deals for Cyber Monday. These discounts all end at midnight tonight, so get to it!

1. Web Hosting
HostGator is the host I use and recommend. They’ve always been great with customer service and I’ve never had a problem with downtime. They’re also an environmentally friendly host. For Cyber Monday they’re offering 50% off a hosting plan! Sign up for 3 years to get the best deal. If you’re building a new website, or just thinking about changing hosts, I highly recommend them. Check out HostGator!

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7 essential free plugins for your WordPress website

WordPress pluginsNo matter what type of website or blog you have, these plugins have something to offer. These are the plugins I find myself using over and over again on the sites I develop. Download these plugins at the URLs provided, or simply go to Plugins from your WordPress dashboard. Click on Add New and then type the names exactly into the search box. The search function isn’t that great, so if you don’t type them in exactly, they might not come up. For example, if you type “contact buddy” instead of “contactbuddy,” you won’t find it. Nothing’s perfect!
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Preparing your pictures for the web, part two

This is part two of a three-part series on the different types of images used on the web, what types are best for which situations, and how to prepare your photos and graphics before uploading them to your website. This topic can get pretty technically complex, and to make things even more confusing, terms like pixels and resolution can mean different things depending on the context. For the purposes of this blog, I’ll keep it as simple and easy to understand as possible. In this post, we’ll cover how to measure what size your photo should be before you upload it.

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