How to get free SSL for your website

Website security matters. Not just for your users, but for Google search rankings as well. In this blog post, I will show you the easiest way to add HTTPS to your website — completely free.

Real estate website lessons from Donald Trump

Building on his father’s success, Donald Trump has managed to make his family name synonymous with luxury real estate. Love him or hate him, you would have to be a fool not to study how he has run his many businesses. Today, we’ll look at one thing in particular: Trump International Realty’s website.

The Stanford guide to building a website people will trust

One of the most fundamental principles of marketing is that you need to get people do three things before they are likely to buy anything from you: You need to get them to know you, like you, and trust you. The Internet has made it easier than ever before to make yourself known to a lot of people. With things like Facebook advertising, you can be seen by thousands of people for the price of a Starbucks coffee. But, there’s a problem.

Static-site technology for dummies

In a nutshell, there are two kinds of websites online: dynamic, and static. These terms refer to how content is generated when a user requests a page from your website. If you have a dynamic website – for example one built on WordPress or Drupal – each page is dynamically built anew every time a user requests it. If, on the other hand, you have a static website – for example one built on Jekyll or Hugo – the entire website is pre-generated before a user requests any page. The advantages of static-site technology are many.

What every real estate website needs

Most real estate websites suck. Worse, most advice on how real estate websites should look like, sucks. “Show your contact information” — yeah, duh. “Have nice photos of your listings” — thanks, really couldn’t figure that one out on my own. If there’s one thing I hate, it’s general advice that tries to be useful to as many people as possible, but ends up being completely useless to everyone. This blog post is different. Trust me. I won’t list off a bunch of obvious features that you should have on your site “just because”. Instead, I’ll tell you how to think about your website like a web design professional.

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