So...you started out with a new hosting account, and had plenty of disk space. But now you've had your website for a while, and you're running out of space. How did that happen? It is perfectly natural for the amount of space your website needs to grow over time. After all, you add webpages, blog posts, images, and maybe music or video files, all of which add to your disk space usage. As your site grows older, the log files associated with it grow incrementally as well. These files include statistics about your website visitors and various processes, and any errors which have occurred. … [Read more...] about 12 tips to reduce your site’s disk space usage.
This website was created for the estate of the late poet, L.G. Hertz, in order to share poems drawn from his four published collections of poetry and increase his readership. The original website was built over 5 years ago, before the advent of tablets and smartphones. The time had come to modernize it, making it mobile-responsive so that it's easily viewable on any mobile device, as well as on desktop and laptop computers. L.G. Hertz's poems often reference or are inspired by classical themes. To reflect this, he owners of the Hertz website asked for a combination of modern and … [Read more...] about L.G. Hertz, Poet
Gregory Ormson writes about yoga, motorcycling, writing, and music. He needed an elegant new website which would help him to keep in touch with his readers, and to share his articles and news. It needed to neatly organize his blog posts on various topics, convey his expertise, and portray his personality. It also needed to present him in the best possible light as he sends out his yoga book proposal to agents. The background is a photo taken by Greg. The visual design is carefully balanced and blends a strong red with softer shades of sky and earth. Visit GregoryOrmson.com. … [Read more...] about Gregory Ormson, writer
So...you wrote a book. Congratulations! But, what do you do now? There are 3 things you should be looking at with regard to marketing your books. They all work together. Each of these topics could be a series of blog posts in itself. (And, in the future, they will be.) 1. Marketing your book offline. 2. Marketing your book online. 3. Your website, which should be the hub around which your marketing efforts are built. (They feed each other.) But first, a word on the content and design of your books: Your book marketing campaign should actually begin before it's published. … [Read more...] about Here’s a 3-part plan for marketing your self-published books!
Traffic. If you're stuck in it, it's not such a good thing. But if we're talking about web traffic -- the visitors who come to your site -- it is exactly what you want. So, how do you get people to come to your site? So, how do you drive traffic to your website NOW? Links Links still matter. They are still very important. But now you want to be sure that they are coming from diverse sources. If your links are mostly from directories, that's a problem. They should be from many different types of websites. - Ask anyone you know who has a webpage to link to yours (friends, … [Read more...] about How to drive traffic to your website now
Award-winning poet Ed Romond has had his own website for many years, but finally, it was time for a change. Ed wanted to more elegantly present the growing amount of information on his website, which includes books, readings, his biography, photo galleries, songs, and more. He also wanted a fresh, minimalist design to replace his current site, which had a dark wood theme. More and more people every day are visiting websites from their mobile devices such as cell phone and tablets. So, it's become increasingly important for websites to be built to be easily viewable on mobile devices as … [Read more...] about Edwin Romond, Poet