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Recommended Website Hosts

0 At White Buffalo Websites, we work with many website hosts. From that experience, we have found that some website hosts are better than others. If you need website hosting, we recommend two website hosts, Flywheel and SiteGround. We can help you choose which website hosting is better for you. Flywheel: Managed WordPress Hosting We…

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Phishing or Fraud Alert

1 Have you received an email message that starts like this: Hello there! This is Meleena and I am a certified photographer. I was discouraged, to put it nicely, when I recognised my images at your web-site. If you use a copyrighted image without an owner’s permission, you’d better know that you could be sued…

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Why I Love Coding

After working 30 years in health care administration, I was bored at my job and wanted to do something completely different. I had opportunities to make job changes within Health Care Administration, but none of those appealed to me.

On on whim, I went on to Amazon.com and looked for a book on programming. The book I picked out was actually for teens, a book on how to learn to program with GameMaker by Yoyogames.com. On a Saturday afternoon, I opened up the book and started to go through the first tutorial. After a few hours, I had followed all of the many steps in the tutorial, and I was ready to push the “Compile” or “Run” button, to see the result.

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Purchasing a Domain Name

1 Ready, Set, Go! Purchasing your domain name is your first step in making a website. Purchasing a domain name is one of the most important and lowest-cost tasks on your to do list in making a website. All you do is go to a website registrar, like Hover.com, and start to type in domain…

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Domain Registry Scam

1 Don’t be fooled by an official-looking letter from Domain Registry. If you have purchased a domain name and not added privacy services, your personal information, like your email address, home address, and phone number, are available on the World Wide Web. You will receive emails from a variety of Internet scammers who would like…

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Website Files and Folders: Explaining the Magic

A website is a set of files and folders that work together. When I first started making websites, I had a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that a website is made up of a host of folders and files that work together to make the app. The files and folders reference each other based on their location in relation to each other.

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What should I study after learning HTML and CSS?

After learning HTML and CSS, what’s your next challenge? Well, that likely depends on what you liked most about learning HTML and CSS languages. HTML and CSS may be your first coding languages and are a great introduction to the coding world. At the same time, learning HTML and CSS teaches you to design websites.

Answering this question may help to see your best direction. When you were learning HTML and CSS, which did you enjoy more?

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Using Your Web Page Meta Description to Increase Traffic

There is more to Search Engine Optimization than being listed in a Google search results. You need your customer to choose your web page from all of the others in the search results. In other words, you need a meta description for your web page.

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SEO 1-2-3: A Simple Explanation of how SEO works

0 Thinking of search engine optimization (SEO) through the eyes of your customer will help you understand how SEO works and improve SEO on your own website. Let’s step into the shoes of your customer. For example, let’s pretend you have a pet store and you sell axolotls. Your typical customer wants to buy an…

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Escaping the Corporate World

0 Is it better to work as a freelancer or as a corporate employee? Whether you would be happier as a freelancer or in a corporate job depends on many factors. After working in a corporate job for 30 years, I left the corporate world and became a freelancer. I love freelancing and wouldn’t go…

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