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How to Build a Website Right the First Time

If you’re at the beginning of your journey as a webmaster, there’s a lot to learn! It can be overwhelming if you don’t have any support or resources to tell you what to learn first. But that’s what this webmaster blog is for! Often, when you first start out, the hardest thing is to nail …

Google Domains Has Been Acquired By Squarespace

Do I Need to Move My Domain? Google Domains, the domain registrar of choice for myself and countless other webmasters, has been officially acquired by Squarespace as of June 15, 2023. For the uninitiated, Google Domains launched in June of 2014 and offers over 300 name extensions, which is enough for most people, if not …

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What We Know About Threads: The New Twitter from Meta

What Is Threads? In the wake of any downfall, there is a power vacuum. With Twitter’s reputation dubious at best these days, rival social media companies are hard at work to take it’s spot on your device’s home screen. Enter: Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram. The name, Threads, may sound familiar as …

How to Build A Website on Siteground

There’s a reason Siteground is such a popular web host. They make setting up your website incredibly simple and provide thorough documentation and tutorials about how to use their platform. As a Web Developer, you would probably expect that I had experimented with lots of different web hosts over the years, but that’s not the …

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Unboxing the Search Generative Experience (Google SGE) 

It’s Official: AI Is Coming to Google. As always, it’s an interesting time to be on the internet. Google SGE is set to bring AI to the everyday search process! With AI at the forefront of communication technology, it’s hard to know what the future holds. It’s like an arms race, with every company out …

How to Build Topical Authority As a Small Business

Small businesses often struggle to gain traction online when compared with larger corporations with seemingly limitless resources backing them up. But don’t get discouraged! With patience and some hardcore TLC (Tender Love and Care), your small business site can thrive online and bring in more customers despite all the competition. To do this thing right, …

WordPress Gutenberg Block Editor

Your First Time in WordPress – Part 1: The Gutenberg Block Editor

WordPress Block Editor Tutorial If you’ve never used WordPress before, you may find the interface a bit daunting, as many do. Content production apps like video editors, graphic design software, and Content Management Systems (CMSs or website builders for the uninitiated) have a reputation for being dense and confusing, and in most cases, they are! …

Why Small Businesses Need a Website

You have a decision to make. Obviously, Studio O’Riley is a web development business, and I’m the owner, so there’s some inherent bias in this article, and you probably could survive as a business without a website provided the right circumstances: In 2023, most businesses can’t thrive without a website for the simple reason that …

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Beginner’s Guide to HTML: Part 2 – 21 Common HTML Tags and What They Do

It’s time to start building! Now that you know how to set up an HTML document, it’s time to get familiar with common HTML tags that will be most useful in putting your project on the screen. For those of you who missed Part 1 of this series, tags are the building blocks of HTML. …