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The art of web content

By Lindsay McComb / Posted 4.15.2014 / In Tips, Content Tips / 0 comments

There are many elements to good SEO. It's all about having good content, and good content isn't just a nice "About" page or some meta descriptions. Think bigger.

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The UI kit is not dead

By Shire Lyon / Posted 4.8.2014 / In Design, Tips / 1 comment

The UI kit is not dead. UI or "user interface" kits save time and money. Using one isn’t stealing, being lazy, or not being a creative web designer. These kits improve workflow, your paycheck, and your websites. Guest Contributor Shire Lyon wants you to work smarter, not harder. Find out why she uses UI kits.

How do you make a post go viral? Learn the science of social media brought to you by The META Q

How do you make a post go viral? Learn the science of social media

By Lindsay McComb / Posted 4.1.2014 / In Business, Tips / 0 comments

The allure behind social media isn’t just the emotional imagery of cute cat pictures or hilarious memes; there’s actually some real science behind it. Social media sharing has a lot to do with the human brain. Get ready for some science, because I’m about to blow your mind.

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Go-to web fonts for all your designs

By Holly Gerard / Posted 1.28.2014 / In Design, Design Process, Typography, Tips, Design Tips / 0 comments

I sometimes feel like I get stuck in a bit of a web-font rut. Not that that is necessarily a bad thing – in fact I feel like as long as you have a collection of favorites, keep using them until they start feeling a little stale to you. From my vault of fonts – here is a collection of my current favorites, in no particular order.

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Yaml and PHP: Simple yet powerful

By Mike Wenger / Posted 12.3.2013 / In Code, PHP, Tips, Code Tips / 1 comment

In the search for a simple yet flexible method for storing content, creating configuration files and serving a myriad of other purposes, YAML does the trick.

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5 placeholder image sites to make your prototypes fun

By Lindsay McComb / Posted 11.26.2013 / In Design, Tips / 0 comments

Tired of the same old iStockphotos? Could your dev sites use a little pizzaz in the placeholder department? Could you benefit from more cute creatures and/or Bill Murray in your design work?

How to configure your local MAMP environment to run under an HTTPS connection brought to you by The META Q

How to configure your local MAMP environment to run under an HTTPS connection

By Clinton Reeves / Posted 10.29.2013 / In Code, Code Process, Tips, Code Tips / 0 comments

Information security isn't just for production level systems. In this article, we'll walk you through setting up your local MAMP Stack to run under an SSL Connection.

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Solving zip extraction without SSH

By Clinton Reeves / Posted 8.20.2013 / In Code, PHP, Tips, Code Tips / 2 comments

Sometimes the easiest solutions take the longest time to come up with. In this article, Meta Q contributor Clinton Reeves walks you through a quick and easy way to extract a zip file via PHP.

Your best hours: Find your peak work times for maximum productivity or creativity brought to you by The META Q

Your best hours: Find your peak work times for maximum productivity or creativity

By Susan Snipes / Posted 8.6.2013 / In Business, Tips / 2 comments

I am obsessed with finding my peak work times. The idea is that there are certain times of day when I’m super productive or hyper creative. If I’m working at my non-peak times, am I just wasting time? It seems like it would be good to know when the best time to work is, but how does anyone figure out what their own best hours are?

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Custom Virtual Hosts for your MAMP or WAMP Server

By Clinton Reeves / Posted 6.18.2013 / In Code, Tips, Code Tips / 2 comments

In this article, we'll walk you through how to quickly configure custom Virtual Hosts for your local WAMP/MAMP Server.

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How to get clicks

By Susan Snipes / Posted 5.17.2013 / In Design, Tips, Design Tips / 0 comments

We all want higher web conversions and buttons that people actually click, right? After all, that’s what a website is all about – getting a user to take a desired action: buying a product, requesting a demo, making a donation, sharing your articles, becoming a customer. This week, I’ve gathered some articles about how to get better web conversions – utilizing design, buttons, content and layout.

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