Photos From South Africa!

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As a follow-up to my last blog post about website photography I wanted to share a few photos of my own. For the past couple of weeks, I have been in South Africa visiting friends with Lizzie. During our time so far we have truly been treated by the beauty of South Africa. At the beginning of our trip we saw lions, elephants, rhinos and many other animals during our safari in Pilanesberg National Park. Our time in Cape Town has been highlighted by seeing the vast ocean, breathtaking scenes from Table Mountain, dramatic cliffs at Cape Point, and the brilliant gardens of Kirstenbosch. Cape Town is one of the coolest places on earth. I’d highly recommend it to anyone looking for a beautiful sightseeing vacation!

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Photography Can Make or Break Your Website

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The quality of your photos can make a world of difference to your website’s credibility. High quality, engaging, professional-looking photos increase trust and give a positive opinion of your brand. Dark, grainy, low-quality photos don’t give off that same vibe. I’m constantly amazed at the dramatic improvement a few well-placed photos can have on a website.

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Backup Your Website Using Dropbox

Backing up your WordPress website regularly is one of the easiest and most important things you can do to protect yourself. Having a backup system gives you peace of mind in case your site needs to be restored. You’ve spent hours creating content, uploading files, and crafting blog posts. Back up it all up now or you could be sorry later!

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What Font Size Should I Use?

Font size can be one of the most maddening design decisions when creating any document. We all know that headings should be big, body text smaller and subheadings somewhere in the middle, but there is no standard size the text should be. I used to waste a lot of time and energy playing with font sizes; bumping them up or down a size until it looked right to my eye. While this method worked for individual projects, my designs weren’t consistent. As a result, when I started a new project, I had to ask myself the same font size questions again and again. Were headings size 32 or 36 last time? Should the body text be 14 or 15? Maybe 16 works better?

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How to Make Your Content Look Great On Facebook

Have you ever posted a link to Facebook and it doesn’t look like you thought it would? The featured image is of some random page element and the description is in Lorem Ipsum. While you may not be able to change the way links appear from other sources, you can change how links from your own website appear in Facebook.

In simple terms, Facebook looks for lines of code in your website called Open Graph Tags. These tags tell Facebook the headline, image, and description to grab from your site when a link is shared. If this code isn’t available, Facebook will try to guess. Sometimes it guesses correctly, but a lot of the time it doesn’t. Don’t take that risk! Take control of how your shared content looks on Facebook! Here are two ways you can implement Open Graph Tags on your website. (more…)