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Paying for web design is *almost certainly* a huge mistake.

Here's the approach you should take instead...

A very wise THREAD based on 14 years of experience with overbuilt, broken, and downright expensive websites:
WHAT YOU WANT:

A totally custom look that fits you or your business.

You're cool. You're interesting. You're special!

You need a design that reflects these obvious truths.

Also, you don't want to look like everyone else—that's super boring!
THE PROBLEM:

You have a TON of idiosyncratic needs/wants.

You may not feel this way now—

"I just need this little thing...and that little thing...and this other thing. It's pretty simple, really!"

Every one of those molehills is, in fact, a mountain.
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If you’re a fan of analogies AND #WordPress core wanting to hack people’s websites based on grandiose assumptions, then this is the blog post for you.

make.wordpress.org/core/2019/08/0…
I need someone to document all of the analogies used in this thread. And then do a dramatic reading.
I would also highly support an interpretive dance.
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1/ Today I’m nervously hitting the publish button on a big project. For the past month I’ve been obsessively analyzing over 150,000 small business websites to find out what makes them tick. That’s roughly 1% of all small businesses in the US.
freshchalk.com/blog/150k-smal…
2/ I call it the 150k Small Business Website Teardown 2019. A lot of folks helped out with this gigantic project. Special thanks to @danaditomaso, @darrenshaw_, @davidmihm, @JoyanneHawkins, @lauratroyani, @randfish and @RobOusbey for putting up with my questions.
3/ To complement the crawl I ran hundreds of Google searches to see how these websites stack up in the rankings. I fetched #PageSpeed scores to see which sites were speedy and which were slow. Ultimately I collected over 300 data points for each website.
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Anyone else doing some weekend reading of the #Gutenberg #accessibility audit report?

wpcampus.org/2019/05/gutenb…

#WordPress #a11y A screenshot of the cover page for the Gutenberg Accessibility Audit Report. Gutenberg is the new WordPress editor.
I’m going through and taking notes. The report is fascinating.

Seriously taken aback at page 5 of the UX report.
Time for the last document, and main event: the 329 page long-form technical report describing the logged issues in detail.
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#observations after @YoastCon
1/6
The ordeal that brought forth my #renaissance climaxed almost exactly 10 yrs ago (late Jan 2009). Reclaiming myself (=healing) took about 8 years. Full destruction was necessary for rebirth. Once healed, I began rebuilding: myself ...
2/6
... my self esteem, my business, my brand.
Because of how life is, I basically had to do this on my own, with no true financial support from a partner or a family.
I was, though, emotionally and affectionately supported by a small crew of friends ...
3/6
In this process, I encountered and fell in love with the #WordPress #Community at what I discover over and over having been a magical nexus: #WCEU2016 in Vienna.
A relationship that gets rocky at times (as most do) but that also manages to always offer inspiration ...
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👉 How to increase your sales from 1 customer.

What is a #salesfunnel and why should I be a #funnelhacker?

Funnels, simply put, are web pages that are designed specifically to sell your product or service.

Check my great little graphic here to see the typical process.
We use services like #Clickfunnels, #Instapages or #Wordpress to build sites like this.

They are proven to work online over and over because generally 99% of businesses online that have a website, haven't optimized it for actually selling their products.
About us, contact and blog pages are all apart of a business and shouldn't be dismissed at all however sales pages are a necessity because:
1. People's attention is limited.
2. People are stupid and they need to be pointing in the right direction.
3. Upsells.
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I am incredibly sad to see @RianRietveld's announcement today. This is a huge hit, and *should* prompt the #WordPress core and #Gutenberg teams to reconsider and reexamine their priorities.

rianrietveld.com/2018/10/09/i-h…
I'm not a core contributor, but I do follow along in the WP Slack. @RianRietveld (and others, especially @afercia!) have done an extraordinary job working to address a11y issues in WordPress as a whole and Gutenberg in particular.
There are others in the community with accessibility expertise, but relatively few who have the bandwidth to put in the hard work of organizing and managing an open source team.

I'm glad Rian will still be involved in WP. But that leadership will be sorely missed.
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Hello #WordPress ecosystem.
I have been invited to share my #knowledge at an upcoming #WordCamp in #Africa.
Unfortunately I can’t afford the travel expenses, so I’m sending out this “message in a bottle” to see if any company out there is willing to #sponsor me.
#design
#workshop
1/5
I need to expand on this, I guess.
Yes, wonderful @yoast has established a #diversityfund and has graciously sponsored 2 of the 9 #WordCamp I have spoken at this year.
Me has sponsored all the rest, investing close to 3000€ to date.
2/5
I am self employed and a sole provider. This means that I can only rely on myself to sustain my mortgage and my living costs.
It also means that when I travel to speak at Camps I can’t work, so I am spending and not earning.
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Pioneering Digital Project Manager who leads global initiatives for a wide variety of corporations and individuals; often with the direct responsibility for all stages of production of websites, apps, sales materials, and advertising. #Resume #Consulting /1
Frequently serves as primary liaison between business stakeholders and technical developers due to extensive experience in #SDLC which includes #coding, #wireframes, original #graphics asset #design.
#Resume #Consulting /2
Expert in translating business needs into creative and technical requirements.
#Resume #Consulting /3
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My concern with WordPress #Gutenberg is that WordPress core developers don't have anyone to nag them with the authoritative voice of the user.

Let me explain...
Here's what I mean. I've worked at 3 software companies and I've seen a dynamic play out that drives great product development.

Great products are developed when Sales and Support lobby Engineering over The Roadmap.
When Support has to save customer after customer because of the same problem, you best believe they will be in Engineering's ear

When a Sales woman loses a deal (and her commission) because of the lack of a feature, you better believe Engineering will hear about it

#Wordpress
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Thread ini lanjutan untuk melengkapi thread yang sebelumnya tentang cara bikin website kemarin.

Biar nantinya tutorial itu lengkap, gue coba share tentang cara migrasi dari blog ke website.

Mulai dari:

CARA PINDAH DARI
WORDPRESS .COM (BLOG)
KE WORDPRESS .ORG (WEB)

🤓
Sebelum kalian baca thread ini, gue asumsikan kalian udah pernah baca soal thread di bawah ini. Karena thread ini hanya pelengkap aja.

Dan buat yang bingung apa bedanya wordpress .com dan wordpress .org

Gue udah pernah bikin thread nya ini. 👇🏼

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My @Uber driver last night, going home from airport asked me where was I coming from.
Told here about #WCEU
- what is that, she asked.
- the European Conference for #WordPress, I said.
Her eyes sparkling, she grabbed the wheel firm, looked in the rear view mirror at me and said,
almost whispering:
- I installed that last week on my own, I want to sell accessories for women online, to support my kids.
No wedding ring on her hand, but I did not ask details, not sure if single mom or not.
Instead, once we arrived, I spent 30’ going over ecommerce options
for WordPress, recommended @WooCommerce, explained #SSL and #GDPR.
She only interrupted a few times to say “wait, wait!” as she was writing notes on her phone.
I was cold, exhausted, my family waiting inside, yet I was fascinated to share as much as possible with her. #WCEU
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R3D001: Statrted @udacity Front End NanoDegree (FEND) yesterday. #100DaysOfCode #GrowWithGoogle #udacity
R3D002: Cruising through HTML and CSS, filling in gaps. #100DaysOfCode #GrowWithGoogle
R3D003: Re-doing Animal Trading Card (HTML/CSS) in @udacity Front End Nanodegree #100DaysofCode #GrowWithGoogle
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Usually, people learn languages + tools to start or further a career as a programmer, engineer, etc. Otherwise, people typically stick to what is easily available / understandable to them (e.g., smartphone apps, consumer applications and OS's, typically no programming).
Both these options are fine, but I don't think there needs to be a divide between technologists and non-technologists, programmers and non-programmers. Time will blur and destroy this divide, like it did with previous soft technologies writing + money (breakingsmart.com/en/season-1/a-…).
I'm not taking either path right now. Learning to use technologies like shells, text editors, and programming languages has been pleasurable and useful for me. I don't want to focus or define my career around them, though.
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I think we will look back at 2017 and see it as the year the #WordPress project started to fracture. As much as the community desperately wants to see WordPress as an enterprise CMS, projects like #Gutenberg show it is anything but.
Gutenberg is a phenomenal piece of software and everyone involved in it should be proud of what they have achieved. But we also shouldn't be afraid to call it what it is. It's a move toward WordPress being a site builder.
It's a shift away from fellow PHP-based CMSs like @CraftCMS, #EE, @statamic, @getgrav, @grabaperch, @drupal and the countless other custom-field based CMSs out there. It's a move away from one of the key features of a real enterprise ready CMS. Native structured content.
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