Color 2.0 @BrandColors.net

Is Facebook blue that different from LinkedIn or Drupal?

Is Google+ the same color as HTML5?

Is Pinterest the same color as Quora?

Find out the exact RGB color for each one of these brands over at BrandColors.net.
Galen Gidman has done all the work for you with a brilliantly simple layout. Enjoy!

The Very Best: Wordfence

We run about 40+ websites with WordPress, not including clients and security is always at the forefront of our concerns. We would like to take this opportunity to share with you the absolute best plugin for WordPress: Wordfence.

We have tried and tested so many security plugins, some of which are great at what they do: AntiVirusSucuriScannerTheme Authenticity Checker and much more – however no plugin goes as deeply and thoroughly as WordFence.

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Web Hosting: Who’s the Best?

Image 1There are so many web-hosting companies to choose from and so many technical flavors. How do you know which one you want to sign up with? This is not an easy decision, as the server choice will impact development, deployment, security and many more aspects of web hosting. Do you really want to export databases, redo a CMS installation from the ground up and move your work from hosting company A to hosting company B after six months of bad service?

Not all companies are equal, not all services are the same and before anybody go ahead with a hosting provider, and one should do as much research as possible before hand. What are the best Linux Hosting Plans, why should you use a VPS (virtual private server), what is dedicated hosting, who offers the best email hosting?

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Validation & Compliance

Validation, Cross-Browser Checking

  • HTML 2 Txt – html2txt: online service to convert web pages to plain text
  • W3C HTML validator – This is the W3C Markup Validation Service, a free service that checks Web documents in formats like HTML and XHTML for conformance to W3C Recommendations and other standards.
  • Jigsaw – Enter the URI of a document (HTML with CSS or CSS only) you would like validated.
  • Backwards Compatibility Checker – Web Page Backward Compatibility Viewer
  • Header Checker – Enter a URI for a webpage and we’ll tell you what the headers for that page are. This is useful to check the status code for a webpage for SEO purposes. Continue reading