Website design

Website Speed Tests

Pingdom GTmetrix WebPageTest.org Test My Site – Think With Google Some references from Chris Lema’s article Is your site running slowly?

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CSS URL Path to Background Image / or ./ or ../ or ../../

I always forget the CSS URL path to background images. Thanks TechGnome from the WordPress.org Support Forums. If the path to CSS (or any file for that matter) leads off with the / that means go to the root and begin look there. A single DOT in front of the slash means look in current dir, and…

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Stop Hotlinking With HTAccess – Resources

Resources to stop Hotlinking via HTAccess Preventing hot linking of images and other file types – JavaScriptKit RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^$ RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http://(www.)?mydomain.com/.*$ [NC] RewriteRule .(gif|jpg|js|css)$ – [F] Prevent hotlinking with a .htaccess file – MediaTemple RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^$ RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http://(www.)example.com/.*$ [NC] RewriteRule .(gif|jpg|jpeg|bmp|zip|rar|mp3|flv|swf|xml|php|png|css|pdf)$ – [F] Smarter Way To Prevent…

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Cart32 – Set Shipping For Lower 48 States

Setting Cart32 to ship to only the lower 48 States of the United States: by disallowing Hawaii and Alaska. Cart32 admin > Shopping Cart > Shipping> Shipping Types > Click “Edit” In the Edit Shipping Types popup window: Area Settings – Field: “Shipping State” to “Not Equal To”: AK;HI Still need to test.

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301 Redirect Htaccess Rules

How to force HTTPS using the .htaccess file – InMotion Hosting To force all web traffic to use HTTPS insert the following lines of code in the .htaccess file: RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} 80 RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://www.example.com/$1 [R,L] Note: Be sure to replace www.example.com with your actual domain name. Setting up Permanent 301 Redirects –…

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Web Design Contract

Contract Killer – The popular open-source contract for web designers and developers – Andrew Clarke Contract Killer 3 is also available on Github and Docracy. Retainer Agreement – Docracy (A retainer agreement for design services) Contract of Works for Web Design – Dan Wong (Based heavily on Andy Clarke’s Contract Killer, above) Designers: Know Your Rights! 4 Must-Have Clauses In…

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Mobile Emulation – Test Mobile and Responsive Sites in Browser

MobileTest.me – Mobile emulation to test your mobile sites and web applications right from your browser. iPadPeek.com – iPad & iPhone simulator to quickly check your content on an iPad and iPhone from within the browser. ProtoFluid – Effortless responsive design testing. This application gives you a form to enter your URL – which can be a local URL – and…

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What Should I Put on the Homepage? – MOZ

Rand Fishkin from MOZ does an excellent Whiteboard Friday to kick off the New Year, entitled: What Should I Put on the Homepage? Great breakdown of the old way a home page was laid out, and the new 2014 super-hero way of laying out your site’s home page. Excerpt: Homepages were once the ultra-authoritative one-stop shops…

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