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Fix Contact Form 7 Emails Going To Spam In Gmail

By John Locke Oct 21, 2014 in Front End Development, Web Design, WordPress

Fix Contact Form 7 Emails Going To Spam In Gmail

Contact Form 7 is a common plugin used on WordPress sites. It works great for simple contact forms. But recently, I noticed many Contact Form 7 emails going to spam in Gmail. I figured out how to fix this in my situation. Here’s a few troubleshooting tips to try when you’re debugging this problem.

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Getting Help From People In Your Industry

By John Locke Oct 20, 2014 in Business and Entrepreneurship, Marketing Strategy

Getting Help From People In Your Industry

Today, Matt Medeiros published an article called How To Make It In WordPress. One thing that spoke to me was that this was not about WordPress specifically, or even web development. This was speaking about how to grow any type of business when no one knows who you are, and the right and wrong ways to go about it.

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The Case For Content Marketing

The Case For Content Marketing

I understand your hesitation to try something different.

You may be reluctant to start a blog. You may not see the point of making videos or starting a podcast. Perhaps you see it as a waste of time. You find it difficult to conceive how this could possibly improve your business. But content marketing is increasingly becoming the main reason some businesses are perceived as experts in their field, and others are not.

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How To Responsively Rearrange Elements With CSS

How To Responsively Rearrange Elements With CSS

Responsive web design presents a number of layout challenges for developers. Sometimes, page content needs to be presented differently on desktop and mobile. If the order needs to be rearranged, what are the options?

It helps to remember that page elements are boxes within boxes, inside of a large box, the device window. If there is a section displayed on the bottom of the page on desktop, but we need it to be at the top of the page on mobile, how do we move that box without changing the HTML?

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Why You Should Be Gathering Web Content Early

By John Locke Sep 30, 2014 in Content Strategy and Blogging, Storytelling, Web Design

Why You Should Be Gathering Web Content Early

There’s something amiss about the way most of us are designing and producing websites today. I’ve been noticing it for a long time, and it’s something that almost every designer I know is guilty of. I can’t even say I’m calling anyone out on this, because it feels like 95% of freelancers, agencies, and consultancies are guilty of this practice. In my eyes, it’s one of the biggest opportunities our industry has to deliver better projects for our clients and reduce our internal stress. As web professionals, we need to be gathering web content much earlier in our projects than we are.

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