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Denver web hosting — we're making the switch to reselling

A win-win solution: we’ll resell great hosting, you’ll pay less Katz Web Design will resell hosting to our clients for a discounted price; $2.99 rather than $4.99, for example. The great part? Our clients will pay less for better services, and we get a monthly payment, rather than a one-time commission. Win-win. There are many web […]

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SEO

Denver SEO informative website launched: DenverSEO.info

I am pleased to introduce DenverSEO.info, a web page that goes over the basics of search engine optimization: what is SEO, how can you do SEO yourself, and Denver-specific SEO.  Many of Katz Web Design‘s clients are unclear as to what search engine optimization is, so I hope this page gets them started with their […]

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Creating a Real Estate Website in WordPress — Part 2

If you find this article helpful, please share it, or Digg it! In Part 1 of Building a real estate website in WordPress, you learned about a plugin called FreshPost that we used to set up the basic structure of your real estate website.  Using this article, you will be able to display a single listing page […]

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SEO

Denver Performance-Based SEO plans

Only pay for great optimization results One of Katz Web Design’s Denver web design clients wanted an option for performance-based SEO (Search Engine Optimization), rather than a monthly set price, so I created a package. Here’s the gist of our SEO package: Pay only $5.00 an hour for optimization Targeted keywords are given a value […]

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CSS

Google's Sprite Image is a Thing of Beauty

Google Sprite changes over time: If you want to know more about CSS sprites and how to put them together, feast your eyes on Google’s: Then: Now: Here’s the history of Google’s PNG sprite image http://www.google.com/images/nav_logo.png http://www.google.com/images/nav_logo2.png http://www.google.com/images/nav_logo3.png http://www.google.com/images/nav_logo4.png http://www.google.com/images/nav_logo5.png http://www.google.com/images/nav_logo6.png http://www.google.com/images/nav_logo7.png http://www.google.com/images/srpr/nav_logo8.png http://www.google.com/images/srpr/nav_logo9.png March 25, 2010 – http://www.google.com/images/srpr/nav_logo10.png April 1, 2010 – http://www.google.com/images/srpr/nav_logo11.png April […]

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Blogging SEO

This blog has great PageRank!

So I’ve been working on creating great content for everyone out there, which happens to include Google.  Well, it turns out that the Denver Web Design & Denver SEO Blog has been given a PageRank (their system of measuring the quality of a website) of 5/10…which is great. I enjoy blogging for many reasons other than SEO, […]

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KWS

Web Design Coupon — Up to $300 off a new website!

Katz Web Design is was offering up to $300.00 in discounts on all new web design projects. From June 2 to August 2 2008, we want to thank you for your feedback — save up to $300.00 on your website.  After you have your new website, just write a review of your experience with KWD, […]

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Tutorial

Disable Styles and Javascript in Safari with Keyboard Shortcuts – How To

Now Safari’s just as cool as Firefox If you’re a web developer on the Mac, you may be sick of everyone talking about Firefox Addons that do everything but wipe your ass. True, Firefox is a great browser that is very expandable, but I love Safari, and I want to do as much web development […]

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SEO

Duplicate Content over Multiple Domains – SEO Issues?

I recently purchased some domains for SEO, and I wanted to do some research about best practices for using multiple domains on the same content. The good news?  Google does not punish duplicate content; they just sort it out themselves.

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KWS SEO

Domain Buying for Denver SEO

Image by annaOMline Gettin’ Me Some Domains for Search Engine Optimization Since Katz Web Design is going to be more active in Denver search engine optimization, I finally registered some domain names that I’ve been eyeing. Since domains are important for S.E.O. and KWD doesn’t have any SEO domain names, it was a ripe time to […]

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Code Web Design Portfolio

Tableless, accessible, nearly validating osCommerce — Rewriting the beast

osCommerce accessibility stinks osCommerce default installation is a huge mess for accessibility. Every piece of code that the platform spits out has endless tables and poorly coded HTML — finding your way through the code is like trying to clear brush. The simple solution to osCommerce accessibility is to install the Simple Template System and put […]

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Web Design Portfolio

Denver Real Estate Website – Blue Sky Development Group

In anticipation of a magazine ad in Denver magazine 5280, we launched two static web pages featuring properties. 2250 South Marion Street 2372 South Humboldt Street These websites are no longer active. These pages are a preview to the WordPress real estate website I’ve been working on.  The complete site will be coming soon, including […]

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Code WordPress

Get medium image size in WordPress

This is for everyone who’s been trying to find out how to get the medium image size of a post attachment in WordPress: You’ve got to send the function the ID you’re trying to get the medium images for. $medium = wp_get_attachment_image_src($picture->ID, ‘medium’, false); $med_url = $medium[0]; $med_width = $medium[1]; $med_height = $medium[2]; There are […]

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KWS

How I explain what a domain is and what a web host is:

Basic explanation of domain names, how domains work, and what web hosts do Many people ask me questions about a website and don’t know what a domain is.  There’s a very simple analogy that I use that seems to work pretty well. I explain domains and hosts like this: A domain is like a radio […]

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Web Development

Standards-Compliant Shopping Cart with XHTML & CSS!

I’ve been looking for a shopping cart like this for a long time One of my clients is looking to move from osCommerce to a more user-friendly solution, and I really want to use a shopping cart that is XHTML and standards-compliant…Something that validates and looks pretty with stylesheets off, has a full feature set, […]

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KWS

What my business is really about.

In creating the outline for a presentation tomorrow, I realized that my business (and any business) is about caring. I care about my clients, I care about their business, I care about their website, I care about the website’s users (their customers), and the experience they have while using my creation. What I care about […]

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SEO Tutorial

3 Simple Steps to keyword order SEO – Are your words SEO friendly?

Much search engine optimization revolves around guessing how users will search to find your site. When you’re optimizing for organic (non-paid) search results, you may be surprised to find out how much word order impacts the search ranking. Optimize your website for organic search with varying keyword order If you search the major search engines, […]

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Westside Business Builders chooses Katz Web Design

Westside Business Builders is a networking group based in Golden, Colorado. Their website provides general information about the group, and it serves as a member directory. Katz Web Design is a member of the group. The membership committee asked Katz Web Design to prepare a proposal for the WSBB website, and this Wednesday, the group voted […]

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Code WordPress

How I fixed WP-DownloadManager 404 errors

I use LesterChan‘s Download Manager plugin, and it’s great. Good interface, simple purpose.  I recently found out that after upgrading a client’s site to WP 2.5, WP-DownloadManager was no longer working.  I followed the documentation on the plugin website, including resetting the permalink structure, but nothing worked. For some reason the re-write wasn’t working properly: all […]

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SEO

Denver SEO for colon cleansing…a "sweet" surprise!

I was pleasantly surprised to find out that one of my first clients in Lakewood, Colorado is now ranked top 5 for their primary keyword/key phrases: SEO results for New Choices Plus At the time of writing this article, here is their ranking in Google: Denver lavage: 3 Denver colon hydrotherapy: 1 Denver colon cleanse: […]