A backlink is a hyperlink that appears in someone else’s page or post and leads to your website. They’re (usually, mostly) good for your SEO.
Breadcrumbs are a trail that indicates your place on a website: little word maps showing where a page lands in your site’s hierarchy.
A canonical tag is an identifier used for multiple posts or pages containing similar content. It tells search engines which one to prioritize.
Alt Text, Image Descriptions, and Accessibility
Alternative (Alt) text, Caption, and Description. They all describe images, but when do you use them, and what does each one do?
Caching is data storage located in little pockets along the chain between your web search and the server a site is stored on. It decreases page load time.
Color blindness and website design
You want as many people as possible to be able to use your website. Color blindness is one area of accessibility that’s easy to address.
Image sizing for your website
Image size, aspect ratio, file size, resolution: what do these terms mean, and how do you apply them to your website’s pictures and graphics?
JPG, PNG, WebP: which type of image file is better for your website? Which one has the smallest file size or offers transparency?
Your website designer is trying to sell you a monthly website maintenance package. Should you buy it? Yes! And here’s why.
Search Engine Optimization
Search Engine Optimization is the practice of tailoring your content so browsers like Google and Safari understand the purpose of your page or post.
What are Keywords?
Keywords are labels, strategically chosen and assigned to pages & posts. They categorize content so search engines can guide users accurately.
What is a Website Host?
A website host is a company that provides software & storage for a site’s files. It’s like a smart filing cabinet that allows browsers to access a site.
Website responsiveness is how well a web page adjusts its appearance on different screen shapes and sizes: desktops, tablets, and phones.
What is a featured image?
What is a featured image on a website? It’s the picture or graphic which you assign to represent a post or page. Mine is quite silly.
What’s in a (domain) name?
Confused about domain and subdomain names? Here, you’ll find a succinct answer to the question, “What is a domain name?”