Link Category: Ideas


“How to Get Web Design Clients”

how to get web design clients

“How do I get clients?” This is the eat-or-don’t-eat question for any web developer—especially a freelancer, and especially a freelancer early in his or her career. If there were a magic answer, you’d have heard about it by now. But there is good advice to at least give structure and a system to the difficult task of finding your way in the marketplace.


ReviewSignal Publishes its 2018 Hosting Benchmarks

Kevin Ohashi of Review Signal is a singular voice in hosting reviews. His annual Hosting Benchmarks is an immense resource of real data on how hosts actually perform, opinions and brand names aside. His just-published 2018 results are a treasure trove, with dozens of hosts analyzed by pricing tier and all kinds of load testing benchmarks. Highly recommended for data heads.




Mika Epstein’s Case Against Security Plugins

A broken bike lock – a symbol of security through obscurity

I made a whole course about WordPress security last year. So I’ve got some opinions on how and what it means to keep a WordPress site secure. I think I won’t fully endorse Mika’s whole argument—I think there are clear benefits to the fully featured WordPress security plugins she’s writing against. But that said, I think she makes a very good point that real time and thought is better than some false sense of security from something that claims to do it all. As she says: