Articles2022-08-29T16:15:26+00:00

25 Percent of People Have a Visual Disability

Did you know that if your site passes accessibility tests you will rank higher in Google's search results? You may have already known that 25% of people have some sort of visual disability. This can be something not very noticeable such as being colorblind. There are several variations of colorblindness.  It may be they have difficulty with contrast. With some simple adjustments to how you post content to [...]

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7 Step checklist before you decide on a new logo.

Advertising and branding has been a part of our households since before we met. Bob Roush, my dad, taught me the importance of logos, typefaces, clean styles, readability when I was nine. As a cheerleader in 9th grade I learned how to reproduce type from Letraset catalogs for larger banners that needed to be legible and convey emotion each week as we challenged local teams. Janie Frigge Longo [...]

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We don’t want to be tracked, but sometimes we need it.

If you are having difficulty loading your site or working in the admin, there may be a few reasons. If you are having difficulty loading other sites, or logging in to your accounts, you may have locked it down a bit too much for functionality. This is a problem as we are beginning to have a strong desire to stop giving away our data, our activity, and our [...]

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Send your English teacher a thank you note

If you’re lucky enough, you have at least one teacher in your life who makes an everlasting impact. Me, I can think of more than half a dozen teachers whose wisdom, tough love, and determination made me who I am today. But as I spend every day doing a job I love where I get to write all day, I think back to the teacher who taught me [...]

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Reformed GoDaddy Reseller Has New Hosting Hero in Rocket.net

Written by Savannah Finch (Susan's daughter) From an early age, I formed an opinion on GoDaddy. And it wasn’t a favorable opinion for a 10-year-old to have of a hosting company. I knew GoDaddy as “the reason my mom can’t listen to the story of my bus ride home.” Weekly, at least, I’d walk through the front door after a long day of fourth grade and hear the [...]

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You Don’t Have to Bake Cupcakes If You Don’t Want To

In my senior year of high school, we all were asked to take aptitude tests, to show us what kind of career would be a good fit for our strengths and weaknesses. Of course, the teacher started off the assignment by saying "this is just an online test, it doesn't mean you can or can't have your dream job." A sweet sentiment, but we all knew we'd take [...]

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The Double Comma Club Top Episodes Since August 2019

We are celebrating two years of the Double Comma Club, with over 100 episodes. Thank you to Nicole's listeners. Here are the top 10 episodes. You may find some of these helpful, especially if you missed them when they were published originally. 10. What Consumers Need to Know About Appraisals Nicole's guest, Joey Pizzi of JP Appraisal Services wants consumers to know a few things about the appraisal [...]

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Take Time to Research the Context

Let's start with a bit of humor taken from my role as Jester at my weekly Toastmasters meeting. A joke to give you a visual of context. In a hurry to get to a special dinner party, the guest speaker arrives and sat down, only to realize he'd forgotten his false teeth. He explained his dilemma to the man sitting next to him. The man said, "No problem," [...]

Categories: Blog, SoMe - Social Media, Strategic Content|

Keep Your Unlisted YouTube Videos from Breaking Your Website

Let's keep things from breaking! AS of JULY 23, 2021 - YouTube is making changes to the way they handle UNLISTED videos. We've all used unlisted videos when we want people we choose to see the video, but not have it widely found through YouTube. This is common for training videos, testimonials, intro videos to landing pages. You have a decision to make for each of your unlisted [...]

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NRBA Conference Book and Invitation 2021

This organization has an annual education conference. It's more like a family reunion. They are all crazy about each other. They get fantastic speakers, the food is amazing and people look forward to this each year. I've worked on several of these books. This latest design was started a couple of years ago - bold, loud and really draws attention to the members. Their speakers are the most [...]

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Akadimi Foundation Website

This foundation was established a few years ago. So much has changed in healthcare leadership since then, they wanted to do a refresh on messaging and presentation. They are very pleased, as am I with the new version of their site. The Akadimi Foundation (The Akadimi) exists to enable health sector and community welfare organizations to be mission-driven and performance enhanced. Their consulting services support physician, administrative and [...]

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How to help tech support help you quicker.

For those of you who have to regularly or even periodically contact tech or IT support via email, there are some ways you can help them solve your issues quickly and with fewer back and forth emails. It’s similar to walking into a restaurant hungry.  Ordering: “I’d like lunch today.” When actually you were interested in the daily vegan specials that were gluten free due to your intolerance, [...]

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