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How to connect your domain name to your website

How to connect your domain name to your website

If you purchased your domain name from one company and then decided you wanted to host your website with another company, then at some point, you will need to connect the two.

The process of connecting your domain name to your web host is fairly simple; you just need to know where to go and what information to look for.

In this video tutorial, I'll show you how to make the connection. I use GoDaddy to buy domains because they have some great deals on domain names.

I'm currently using SiteGround to host my website, and so far, they are a great host. You can learn more about how to set up a new website using Siteground in this article.

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How Web Design Therapy can help you with your blog or web design

how to create a website with web design therapy sessions

Raise your hand if you have a blog or a website that causes you frustration when things aren't working as they should. And how about that template you purchased, does it look the way you thought it would or do you find yourself wondering "how can I make this site look better?"

Honestly, my hand is in the air right along with yours. Over the years I've built websites for a wide range of companies and individuals and no matter what type of site it is, there is always a level of frustration in creating it.

I've often found that when I can work with someone on a project, well, two heads are often better than one.

I know you could search online for tutorials on anything and everything website related, but I have a feeling that you may not have time for that.

 

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2 Part Video Series: How to Optimize Images for Your Website or Blog

How to optimize images for the web or for blogs

If you didn't catch video one in this 2 part video series, you can watch it here. I'm giving you a look at how to reduce the size of images for the web using Photoshop.

It's an important, yet often overlooked step before adding photos to a website or blog.

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2 Part Video Series: How to Optimize Images for Your Website or Blog

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Do you optimize your images before you load them to your blog or website? This very important step often gets overlooked and can lead to your website loading very slowly.

I totally get it, it's just one more to do in a long list of things you have to do to get a blog post up or a new page created. And if you have several images to load, you just want to get them up as quickly as possible.

But you may not realize what happens to your site when you load lots of images that bigger than you really need - your site slows down to a crawl. When your site is not loading as quickly as it should, this can result in loss of traffic.

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Branding and Web Design Inspiration: Jessica Jeremiah Photography

Branding and Web Design: Jessica Jeremiah Photography

Can I just tell you how much I loved working on this project for Jessica Jeremiah Photography?  And when you get to work with such a sweet friend . . . BONUS!

I met Jessica Jeremiah about a year ago at where else . . .  girls bunco night! That's right, I said bunco. What could be more fun than sitting around with a bunch of fun ladies throwing dice? Not much I tell ya!

Jessica and I discovered that we had a lot in common and quickly became friends. She approached me about helping her build a website for her growing photography business and I was excited about the opportunity.  

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5 Handwriting Fonts that will Look Great on Your Blog

5 Handwriting Fonts that will Look Great on Your Blog

When it comes to creating a beautiful website, choosing the right fonts can make all the difference to your design. They add character and personality to your content.

There is something to be said about a well-paired set of fonts that are just oh so lovely to look at.

But choosing a great font is not always that easy. Why is that? Because there are so many beautiful fonts to choose from. The endless amount of choices can be overwhelming.

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Learn how to quickly create beautiful blog and social media graphics

Learn how to quickly create beautiful blog and social media graphics

Do you design your own blog and social media graphics? Do you feel like your current process takes up way too much of your time? Are you looking for a quick and easy way to create graphics to post to all platforms, all while keeping a beautifully cohesive look?

Then please allow me to introduce you to one of the coolest tools I have found for quickly and easily creating graphics for blog and social media posts.

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5 Easy Ways to Make Your Blog Design Look Great

5 Easy Ways to Make Your Blog Design Look Great

They say you only get one chance to make a first impression, or something along those lines. Do you feel like your blog design or website layout is making a great first impression? 

I’ve always felt a beautiful and well-designed site speaks to the credibility of a company or individual. Having great content on your site is critical, but how you package it up and deliver it is also tremendously important.

It’s easy to make a few adjustments to your site in order to make a big impact.

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FREE DOWNLOAD: Fun Colorful Styled Desktop Mockups

Free Styled Desktop Mockups

Today's fun freebie is a colorful set of styled desktop mockups. You get three high-resolution mockups which can be used for blog headers, social media posts or however you see fit.

The vibrant colors will make your posts stand out and grab your visitors attention.

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How to Design a Cute Logo for Your Blog in 5 Easy Steps

How to Design a Cute Logo for Your Blog in 5 Easy Steps

How adorable is this logo? Pretty cute, right?

Would you believe it only took me about 10 minutes to put together? I know what you are thinking, “but I’m not a graphic designer, I can't do that.” Well, I'm here to tell you, you absolutely can!

It's not as hard as you may think to come up with a really great logo you can use for your blog or website.

I'll walk you through 5 steps I use when creating a custom logo and show you how simple it was to design this Cute Bird logo.

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How a Successful Fundraiser Design Helped Raise Over $100,000 for Kidney Transplant Costs

How a Successful Fundraiser Design Helped Raise Over $100,000 for Kidney Transplant Costs

Most of us are lucky enough to have a best friend at some point in our life. Some of us are blessed to have that same best friend throughout our lives.Only a lucky few of us have the honor of working on a project meant to help that best friend's sweet little boy on his journey to getting a new kidney.

I am one of the lucky few.

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