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How to Spot Trouble Clients

For any creative, dealing with clients is a fact of life. Good ones come few and far between and the bad ones can really make life miserable. Not to mention put a dent in your wallet. So here are some…

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Why Your Designer Hates You

When you are used to running your own business you make all the decisions. But if you want your designer to do their best work, they have to own the project. That is, they must have some personal stake in…

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Why Great Designers Quit Designing

The design field is one that tons of people want to be a part of, and yet the turnover rate is incredibly high. Many good designers don’t make it more than ten years. For a very sought after field that…

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Quick Tips to Improve Your SEO

Search engine optimization is something you want to keep in the back of your mind whenever you are creating new web content. Here are 5 quick tips to make sure you write content that is search engine friendly.

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Tips For Making Your Website Load Faster

The speed at which your site loads has a direct impact on both your search engine results and the likelihood that a visitor will become a repeat visitor. Slow is bad. Luckily, there are plenty of techniques to increase your page load times. Here are a few of them.

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Complete ExpressionEngine for Beginners Resource List

I’ve put together a collection of tutorials, books, articles and videos for ExpressionEngine newbies and novices. Smashing Magazine had a similar collection but it is now pretty dated being from 2008. I tried to find as many free examples as I could but ultimately I went with the resources I felt were the best, paid or otherwise. So this list will have some paid stuff but you can learn ExpressionEngine for free if you so choose.

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Posting Content Faster

Starting this site I had no real idea how much time it takes to produce good content. So here are some of the changes I’ve made to my process to get content out faster.

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SEO Friendly ExpressionEngine Templates Part 1

It is a great feeling when you finally get that ExpressionEngine site live. You set up Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools, and submit your Sitemap. And when the site gets crawled and you see the results and are confronted with a slew of HTML Suggestions that need to be fixed. I will go over how to set up your templates so your HTML Suggestions start and stay empty, as in unique Meta Descriptions and Title tags for every single pages on your site.

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ExpressionEngine for Designers: Displaying and Resizing Images

Uploading and displaying images in your entries is an essential part of any content management system. With ExpressionEngine 2.2.2 (I think) new tags were created to allow for easy resizing and cropping of images. In this post I'll go over how to set up your File Upload Directories, create new re-sized images for use in your templates as well as the markup to display the resized images in your templates.

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Couchable is a web design blog created by Tyler Herman. Not really updated anymore because I'm busy doing freelance design work and busy launching my little WordPress theme shop Real Theme Co. You can read a little more about my at my personal site