What Your WordPress Website May be Missing

There is a reason why WordPress powers nearly a quarter of the websites online today. WordPress is easy to use yet powerful enough to manage the largest websites. It is this ease of use, however, that makes too many WordPress websites less successful than they could be. I am a big supporter of do-it-yourself website building. But it pains me to see so much work go into a website only to have the creators’ efforts go unrewarded because important elements of a healthy and successful website are o

Putting the Sexy Back in Identity Authentication

In my opinion, if geek is the new sexy, the guys who work on identity authentication protocols are studs. Unfortunately, the only time we hear anything about identity authentication is when our Internet or “digital” security is threatened. Case in point: Heartbleed. And even then, the media seldom turn to the real geeks in the trenches. They tend to cover the more futuristic solutions like eyeball scanners. But what is happening right now on this front? Is there anything we – as average digita

Making sense of mobile website solutions

There is a lot of advice floating around about what is the best mobile website solution. I don’t believe any solution is the best. I think it depends on individual needs. Luckily, there are solutions available today for almost all of us. But none of that tells you how to create your mobile website, or what your options are. Luckily, you have a host of solutions available to get your Web presence mobile-ready, with many of them taking very little time, effort, or money to implement.

Resources for using microformats and structured data

We set out in this series discussing how the Semantic Web relies upon markup languages that tag Web content so it is easier for machines to interpret. This can be accomplished in a number of ways including tagging content as structured data or linked data. The last article in this series provided an introduction to marking up your content as structured data using microformats. Microformats are one of the standard markup formats used to create structured data. Like any markup language, they cons

The benefits of structuring your data using microformats

Last week we discussed how the Semantic Web relies upon markup languages that tag Web content, making it easier for machines to interpret. This can be accomplished in a number of ways, including tagging content as structured data or linked data. Today we’ll take a look at marking up your content as structured data using microformats. Microformats are one of the standard markup formats used to create structured data. Like any markup language, they consist of tags and attributes that are used to