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Backing up your photography website – guidelines & resources (preview image)

Backing up your photography website – guidelines & resources

Essential guidelines for doing a proper backup of your photo website, with instructions for WP, Squarespace & more.

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50 curated articles to help you improve your online presence & SEO (preview image)

50 curated articles to help you improve your online presence & SEO

Spend some time with this reading material to stay in touch with the web-design industry and SEO best-practices.

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Q&A – May & June 2016 (preview image)

Q&A – May & June 2016

This Q&A covers WordPress themes, tips & integrations with PhotoShelter, SEO thoughts and a curated list of copywriters.

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A quick overview of integrating a blog into your photography website (preview image)

A quick overview of integrating a blog into your photography website

Your options for integrating a blog into your existing site and combining different platforms into a hybrid photo website.

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The process of selecting images for a strong & coherent portfolio (preview image)

The process of selecting images for a strong & coherent portfolio

Guidelines for building a better (online & offline) photography portfolio and a curated selection of resources to learn more.

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Common web-design worries expressed by photographers (preview image)

Common web-design worries expressed by photographers

A round-up of answers given by photographers (looking to build a website) when asked what they're worried about.

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Having separate photography websites or merging them? (preview image)

Having separate photography websites or merging them?

This is a common pain point for photographers (with multiple specialties), and it's a game of compromises...

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Information architecture for photographers: how to structure your site for optimal user experience & conversions (preview image)

Information architecture for photographers: how to structure your site for optimal user experience & conversions

Whenever you build or redesign a photography website, you need to think about how you'll be organizing the content.

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Q&A – April 2016 (preview image)

Q&A – April 2016

In April's Q&A we cover on-site vs off-site SEO, PhotoShelter vs WordPress, and how to find other websites in your niche.

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How to define your target audience & elevator pitch (and use them on your site) (preview image)

How to define your target audience & elevator pitch (and use them on your site)

What do you do? What makes you unique as a photographer? Having a clear USP can help you build an effective photo website.

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Case study: PhotoBizX website design makeover (preview image)

Case study: PhotoBizX website design makeover

Thought process and screenshots from redesigning the PhotoBizX Podcast website. Use this as inspiration for your own site.

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Spring cleaning: 12 ways to freshen up your outdated photo website (preview image)

Spring cleaning: 12 ways to freshen up your outdated photo website

If your photography website is gathering cobwebs, it's about time you do a quick audit and change things up.

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Q&A – March 2016 (preview image)

Q&A – March 2016

Details about my web-design process, WordPress plugins for content protection and errors in Google Search Console.

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WP Engine hosting – excellent speed & reliability for your WordPress site (preview image)

WP Engine hosting – excellent speed & reliability for your WordPress site

The importance of a quality hosting providers, and all the reasons why Pro photographers should use WP Engine.

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How to resize, export & compress images for optimal website performance (preview image)

How to resize, export & compress images for optimal website performance

Actionable advice for optimizing your images to increase the speed of your photography website. Start your engines!

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Q&A – February 2016 (preview image)

Q&A – February 2016

Design & usability concerns for grids of images, thoughts on hosting server location, and recommendations for custom fonts.

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Curated list of the best WordPress plugins for photographers (preview image)

Curated list of the best WordPress plugins for photographers

Collection of recommended WordPress plugins (that I'm often using when building photography websites).

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8 quick wins to improve your photography website this year (preview image)

8 quick wins to improve your photography website this year

It's time to grow your business by making some important (but often neglected) changes to your photo website.

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Q&A – January 2016 (preview image)

Q&A – January 2016

The struggles of starting out and getting traffic, thoughts on pop-ups, homepage layouts, flash websites and more...

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The new ForegroundWeb monthly Q&A – answering your questions about photography websites, business, SEO & more… (preview image)

The new ForegroundWeb monthly Q&A – answering your questions about photography websites, business, SEO & more…

Having gotten a lot of great questions from photographers over the years, I'm sharing my answers to some of the best ones.

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Navigation menu best‑practices for photography websites (preview image)

Navigation menu best‑practices for photography websites

All-important recommendations for building a clear & effective navigation menu, with examples along the way.

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Photographer interview: Patricia Davidson (preview image)

Photographer interview: Patricia Davidson

Learn from Patricia about the importance of looking professional online & her thoughts on what makes an effective photo website.

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The complete SEO guide for photographers: 50 tips to maximize your Google rankings & get found online (preview image)

The complete SEO guide for photographers: 50 tips to maximize your Google rankings & get found online

50 (yes, fifty) detailed SEO tips (all with examples & resources) for building a photo website that both users & Google will love!

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15 best features of successful photo websites (and how to design yours) (preview image)

15 best features of successful photo websites (and how to design yours)

Learn from successful photographers and follow the same best practices for building your amazing photography website.

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