2015 in Review: The 5 Most Popular Posts

first_imgIt’s the end of 2015, which means it’s time to look back on the year. I hope you enjoyed what I shared on the blog and that you found the content useful in your work and projects. My goal is to write posts that are helpful to you in your work and business, whether you’re designing and developing websites, or expanding your business and need to learn how to better use technology. As I reviewed the past year blog posts, I discovered what blog posts were your favorites. And it turns out, no one topic stood out. Rather there was a range of topics you enjoyed reading.In no particular order, here are the top five posts you liked in 2015: How to Fix “Your Account Has Been Suspended” Message on Your WebsiteYou wake up Monday morning to discover the message “Your account has been suspended” on your website. Uh oh. What happened? You didn’t make any changes to your site over the weekend.How Customer Service Can Impact Your Business [Infographic]Providing good customer service to all of your customers is key to building your business. Four out of five people are more likely to work with a business after receiving good service.Make Free Video Calls With Firefox HelloWelcome to the latest kid on the block for online video calls: Firefox’s new Hello feature, released in January 2015. A web-based chat and online video service, Hello allows you to start a conversation by sharing or emailing a link to your colleague, friend, or family member. No download required. Fluent Conference: Kathy Sierra on Developers and Cognitive ResourcesKathy Sierra returned to the stage earlier this year at the O’Reilly Fluent Conference. I shared my notes from the livestream of her Making Badass Developers keynote, a talk about cognitive resources and how developers can build their skill sets. Accessibility and Inclusive Design In-Person GroupsGetting together in-person to talk about accessibility and learn about inclusive design are great opportunities to meet people in your community, find out about their work, and share your knowledge. Check out my list of meetup groups from around the world. Which 2015 post was your favorite?Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedWhy You Want Web Hosting and Domain Name in Your NameWhen my friend Heidi tweeted that her site was suspended, I wrote a quick blog post explaining how to fix the “your account has been suspended message” on your website. I explained the reasons why a site could be suspended and provided steps people could take to get their website…In “Web design”How to Fix “Your Account Has Been Suspended” Message on Your WebsiteOriginal published: September 14, 2015 You wake up Monday morning to discover the message “Your account has been suspended” on your website. Uh oh. What happened? You didn’t make any changes to your site over the weekend. Hmmm. You remember visiting your site last night; the pages displayed without any…In “Web design”10 Tips for Writing a Guest PostHave you been asked to write a guest post for a website? Congrats! It’s a great opportunity to share your knowledge, connect with a new group of readers, and build your authority. While there are people who say guest blogging is dead, it is part of your toolkit, along with…In “Blogging”last_img read more

Growing Southern Boone schools asking for property tax hike

first_imgSouthern Boone school district voters said yes to ballot issues in 2016 and 2018 by big margins. They’ve got another one coming up Tuesday, which would mean a 40-cent tax increase per $100 of assessed value.Superintendent Chris Felmlee says he’s seen strong community support for the schools, and he’s not taking it for granted.“They know the situation that we’re in with the explosive growth that we continue to experience,” Supt. Felmlee says. “The fact of the matter is we’re just out of classrooms.”The district is also ending a voluntary 25-cent tax rollback in August.Felmlee says money from this ballot issue would go to a new primary school wing. He says the plan is to also have issues on the ballot in 2021 and 2025 for additions to the middle school and high school, respectively. Those last two would not require a tax increase, just an extension of the debt.“It’s really critical that the Apr. 2 ballot issue pass, because it does set into motion something that will affect every grade for the next five years.”last_img read more

Memes push it too far, Sunny Leone says ‘Abki Baar Modi Sarkaar’

first_imgIf you are an online junkie, you know what ‘Abki Baar Modi Sarkar’ memes are all about. Yes, BJP’s election slogan ‘Abki Baar Modi Sarkar’ has taken the virtual world by storm.From nursery rhymes, to rock songs, comic book quotes to filmy dialogues, everything that ends with ‘AAR’ also ends with ‘Abki Baar Modi Sarkar’.  After nursery rhymes, songs, comic book strips, movie dialogues, science formulas, sport events, TV series and ad punchlines, it is now adult star Sunny Leone’s turn to sing ‘Abki baar Modi Sarkaar’. Below are few other hilarious memes on Narendra Modi that will leave you in splits.last_img read more