Webdesign

Screen resolution statistics

Screen resolution statistics

As graphic designer and enthusiast in computer history, I became curious how the monitor dimensions evolved over the years and analyzed which screen resolutions were most popular, so I created these Excel files:

Web hosting

Choosing a good web hosting service

There are 3 types of hosting services:
– Free web hosting services with pre-made templates
– Free web hosting with PHP and MySQL, similar with paid hosting
– Paid hosting services (shared server, virtual private server, dedicated server)

SEO SPAM from India

SEO SPAM from India

Webdesign companies do exist all over the world, but 90% of spammers sending unsolicited emails and phone calls are from India, usually start-ups and unexperienced teenagers claiming that are big companies and fool naive people to outsource work to them. Not all Indian companies are spammers, but the (5%?) doing SPAM damage reputation of Indian IT industry and reputable companies suffer as well.

They guarantee that will push my website to top of Google search results, 101% recovery from Panda and Penguin penalties, etc (for your info: no one can guarantee #1 in Google. What if multiple websites in same niche apply for their services, who will be #1?). I asked them how they do that, but most of them do not provide details, they just insist to get paid and let my website on their hands.

Webs.com review – WORST hosting ever?

Webs.com is extremely limited compared with other free hosting services, and you get a lot ads and pop-ups telling you to upgrade, as well as weekly emails about Premium services with 50% off… but these Premium services lack features that should exists at any paid hosting services (see below What you CANNOT do on Webs.com).

Webs.com offer a tiny 42 MB storage space and stupid 500 MB monthly bandwidth, unchanged since at least 2008. Is a common trend for hosting services to add new features in their free plans over time. Webs.com marketing strategy is opposite: overtime Webs remove features from free accounts and tell you to upgrade to Premium to continue using them.

Guest post SPAM – good or bad?

Every month I get few dozens emails asking price for sponsored articles / guest posts on my website, despite that I reply them all and negotiate price, they never give any article to post, this article explain why.