Resources for Webmasters

We've put together guides, resources, how-tos, tutorials, tools, tips, and tricks to build you a one-stop repository for any and all internet questions. From our beginner's guide to HTML, all the way to what to do is you get penalized by Google, we've covered everything.

Plus there's some free stuff, just for you. Enjoy (and don't forget to share!)

Web Hosting 101

The back-end world of hosting a website can be a scary place. With dozens of companies, offering infinite combinations of products and services, cloaked in jargon like LAMP, SATA II HDD, GHz CPU clock speed, and RAID, how do you know you're getting what you really need?

To help you out, we've put together a couple of guides to help you get a handle on the web hosting world. We cover the basics of hosting and give you the tools so you know what to look for when you're finding a host — what benefits are worth it, what questions you should be asking, and how to recognize companies that are all talk and no follow through.

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Ultimate Guide to Web Hosting

This is a step-by-step guide will take you through what a website is, your hosting options, and what you should be looking for when you pick a host, and how it all works.

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What is a Domain Name?

Domain names are what guide people around all the millions of computers that make up the internet. Here's how they work.

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How to Choose a Domain Name [Video]

In this a short, helpful video we explain some of the best strategies for choosing your own domain name.

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The Ultimate Web Hosting FAQ

If you have a question about web hosting, you will likely find it in this list of over 500 questions and answers.

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6 Reasons Your Web Designer Doesn't Want to Host Your Website

6 Reasons Your Web Designer Doesn't Want to Host Your Website

Your website designer probably won't host your website. Find out why — and why you shouldn't want them to.

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Guides and Tutorials for Webmasters

WhoIsHostingThis.com has been in this business for a long time. And that means that we almost always have the answer to even the trickiest of questions. But we're not interested in hiding this knowledge.

That's why we've publish the answers to all the questions people have asked over the last decade. The questions span the entire field: what to do if your website gets hacked? How do you learn HTML? And how do you get started with web analytics?

Our tutorials are your one stop shop for thorny technical problems, research, and the business side of running a website. Odds are, if something's not working right online, our webmasters have encountered it, fixed it, and written a step-by-step guide so you can too.

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Programming Resources

Introduction, history to computer programming in general, plus in-depth guides and resources for various programming languages.

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How to Become a Professional Programmer

If you like programming, it isn't hard to turn it into a career. And the pay isn't bad either. Learn what you need to know here.

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Building A Kid Friendly WebSite

Do you want to build a website that kids actually want to use? Here's a guide packed with best practices, resources, and tips from the experts.

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HTML for beginners

HTML is a website markup language based on tags. Lost already? Don't worry - we've put together the best possible resources to get you going with HTML, fast.

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Is My Website Hacked?

Hackers work quietly in the background, installing malware and spreading viruses on victim sites. Here's how you find out if you're compromised, and what you do next if you are.

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Google Rankings: Understand, Diagnose and Fix

It's something every website publisher dreads. You wake up one day to find your website has suffered a significant Google ranking drop.

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.htaccess - Ultimate Guide

If you are hosting a website on an Apache server, you have probably used .htaccess configuration file. This guide covers common with tutorials, tips and code samples.

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WordPress Fixes & Troubleshooting Guide

In this guide we’ve pulled together the best tips and tutorials for intermediate and advanced WordPress users, along with help solving common issues and hacks.

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Joomla Fixes, Troubleshooting and Security

Joomla attracts its fair share of hacking problems. It's imperative for your security and your online reputation to get your site fixed, and fast.

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Privacy Policy Generator

Free privacy policy generator for webmasters. Covers information collection, cookie policy, information storage and use, rights, and access.

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The Ultimate List of Webmaster Tools A-Z

Need help with designing? Marketing? Security? It's all here and much, much more. We really mean it when we say it is the "ultimate list."

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Database Administration — ANSI SQL Standards and Guidelines

Almost everything on the net depends on SQL. Learn all about the standards.

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HTTP Status Codes

Usually, webpages just load. But sometimes they spit out an error number. Confused? You needn't be.

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Ultimate Guide to Moving Web Hosts

Do you want to change web hosts but are afraid of breaking your website. We walk you through the process.

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A Short History of FTP with Resources

A Short History of FTP with Resources

This introduction to the FTP protocol discusses its history, issues regarding encryption, and everything you need to become an expert.

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How to Choose the Right CMS

How to Choose the Right CMS

For most people, using a Content Management System (CMS) to build their website is the right way to go. Find out why and which one to choose.

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Alternatives to FrontPage

FrontPage was an early tool to allow non-technical people to create websites. Today there are much better tools.

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Managing a WordPress CMS

Learn all about how to make managing a WordPress website easy: from the basics to the advanced.

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Open-Source Software Licenses

This introduction to open-source licensing includes an overview of 50 difference licenses.

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WordPress Accessibility: Themes, Plugins, and More

Making a website accessible for all users is a lot of work. But WordPress makes the process pretty easy. We have all the details.

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Alternatives to Dead WordPress Plugins

We've come up with alternatives to 66 of the most popular dearly departed WordPress plugins.

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Mod_rewrite Introduction and Cheat Sheet

Learn all about the Apache mod_rewrite that creates "pretty" URLs. And then use it as a cheat sheet.

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Lorem Ipsum Introduction and Resources

Introduction to the dummy text standard, Lorem Ipsum. Includes lots of resources — even fanciful ones.

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Cool WordPress Tips and Tricks

Dozens of things you can do to make WordPress more secure, faster, more usable, and just all around more cool.

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Create a WordPress eCommerce Site in Minutes

You can have an ecommerce site up in minutes with this step-by-step guide.

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19 Great Image Plugins and Themes for WordPress

Greatly improve your image management and display with these WordPress plugins and themes.

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101 Must Have WordPress Plugins

Plugins for site administration, security, SEO, social media, ecommerce, optimization, and more.

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How to Stay Up-to-Date on Security

All the sources for keeping up-to-date on internet security — in one place. An essential reference.

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Coding Bootcamps Throughout the US

Our list of over 250 coding bootcamps available in the 34 largest cities in the United States. Start your programming career today.

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CSS3: Intro, Guides, and Resources

Learn the cutting-edge techniques for laying out your webpages. Create great looking and most important maintainable websites.

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Guide to Writing Efficient CSS

There are right and wrong ways to write CSS. Learn how browsers parse CSS and how to use this information to create the fastest code.

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3D Graphics Tools — Models and Rendering

Get the models and applications you need to create stunning 3D graphics for your website.

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Also See
Apache Resources | Robots.txt Guide | Robots Meta Tags | Iptables
Piwik | Bootstrap Framework | Whitespace Programming | TYPO3 | Pligg/Kliqqi | Math Programming Languages
Cron Guide | SSH and Putty | Intro to SVG | SVG vs SWF | DPI
IRC Primer | Turing Test | Start a Fashion Blog | CAPTCHA Alternatives
Drupal Multi-Site | Drupal Core Modules | Drupal PHPTemplate | Drupal Views Module

Online Marketing and Social Media

Need more Facebook likes and Twitter followers? Want to know the secrets to a killer blog post that your visitors will want to share? Check out these tutorials to help grow your social media presence and tips on creating viral content.

Secrets of a Killer Blog Post [Video]

This short video provides actionable advice about crafting and promoting your blog posts to increase readership.

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How To Get More Facebook Likes [Video]

In this short video full of charts and graphs, we explore suprising statistics about internet growth from 1984 to present.

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Buying Social Media Followers and Fame [Video]

This video shows how widespread "fake" social media accounts have become. Should you fake it 'till you make it?

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Twitter Branding Tips

Check out this short video on how to build your brand with Twitter. It's all about interaction.

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Creating Viral Content

This video will show you the secrets of creating content that people will want to share.

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PhpList Primer

Learn how to manage your mail lists with this popular application.

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Online Guides and Resources

We love a good how-to guide. So we unleashed our team of web experts to help you through online problems both big and small. Don't understand what your tech guy is talking about? We've even written a guide of internet jargon.

Looking for your great-great-great grandmother's birth certificate? We've got a guide for that too.

Complete Guide to Internet Terminology

Firewalls. ISP. Keywords. Phishing. The internet is full of funny terms and technical jargon. Here's your complete guide.

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The History of Web Search Engines

Search engines go back the 1990s. We show you how we got from AltaVista to Google, and all the little steps along the way.

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History of the World Wide Web

The Internet has changed the world so much that it's difficult to imagine living your life without. We look back at the origins of the World Wide Web.

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Searching for your Genealogical Records

Have a hunch that you're related a member of the royal family? Here's what to look for when you start tracing your roots.

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How to Determine Credible Sources on the Internet

What's fact, and what's hearsay? When you're reading on the web, it's hard to know. Here's our guide to help you sort sources online.

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History of Internet: Then and Now [Video]

How has the internet changed in the last few decades? This video takes look at the rapid changes in internet technology and usage over the past 45 years.

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Incredible Online Growth [Video]

In this short video full of charts and graphs, we explore suprising statistics about internet growth from 1984 to present.

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Netiquette: From RFC 1885 to Today

Netiquette — or online etiquette — has been such an important issue that people have been talking about it for decades. Learn all about it here.

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How to Evaluate Web Resources

The internet is filled with information, but that doesn't mean it is all equally good. Learn to separate the wheat from chaff.

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Freelance Writer and Blogger Career Information

If you've ever wondered about becoming a freelance writer or professional blogger, here is the place to start.

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The 60 Second Guide to B2/Cafelog

In 2001, Michel Valdrighi had a new idea for how a website should work. And it ended up becoming WordPress.

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Blogger's Guide to Online Defamation

Bloggers are publishers and need to know about defamation. Start learning here.

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Domain Disputes and How to Handle Them

This detailed reference provides information on resolving domain disputes generally and in specific countries that have special rules.

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Shocking WordPress Stats 2017

Most people know that WordPress is the most popular CMS on the planet. But we've put together other amazing and up-to-date facts about it.

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Resources for Veterans Looking to Learn to Code

We've put together resources for veterans who want to expand their skills and go into programming.

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Resources for Immigrants Learning to Code

We've put together resources for immigrants who want to go into programming or related fields.

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Learning to Code as an Older Adult

Coding isn't just for kids. We've put together resources for older adults who want to get started.

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Resources for Ex-Felons Learning to Code

It can be extremely hard for ex-felons to make their way back into the workforce. This article provides tools for getting into coding.

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Using Boolean Operators in Search Engines

This tutorial introduces you to Boolean operators and shows how to use them in the major search engines.

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Website Usability Testing Tools

Website Usability Testing Tools

Website usability is critically important for making sure that your website is useful for its visitors. Find testing tools here.

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Internet Privacy and Safety

As helpful as the internet is, it is also dangerous. This is why we have created a growing collection of guides to help you navigate and understand important online safety issues. These will help you to avoid scams and protect yourself from hackers and other malicous online activity.

The Ugly Face of Online Fraud

Surfing the web and carrying out transactions comes with its risks, one of which is online fraud (cybercrime, internet fraud, online crime, and e-crime).

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Parent's Guide to Internet Safety

Technology today has created a new world that a generation ago was not available to our children. Parents need to be vigilant.

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The World Wide Web & Internet Privacy

The Internet is an invaluable tool that provides a wealth of information on virtually any topic imaginable. Not only is it a place for...

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Dealing with Hate Crime

We take an in-depth look at hate crime in the US - what it is, what motivates it, and what makes a criminal act a hate crime.

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Cryptography Resources

Fake Gov Sites

Governments provide some of the best and most reliable information on the internet. But you need to watch out for fate government websites.

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The Growing Threat of Digital Extortion — and How to Avoid It

Digital extortion takes on many forms. It's important to know about them and how to protect yourself.

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Sender ID Introduction and Resources

Sender ID is a Microsoft technology for fighting against spam and other scamming.

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How to Spot a Fake Website

It's easier than ever for scammers to present themselves as legitimate businesses. Learn how to spot fake businesses online.

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Email Spam By the Numbers

Almost 50% of all email sent is spam. This video quantifies the dark side of the internet.

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The Ultimate Guide to Cookies

The Ultimate Guide to Cookies

Cookies make the web much easier to use. But they can also be a threat.

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CISPA Primer

CISPA Primery

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) is a proposed law to fight cyber crime. But privacy advocates are against it. Learn more here.

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Electronic Discovery Law Throughout the United States

With more and more information stored electronically, courts have had to deal with discovery laws regarding it.

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Email Spam By the Numbers [Video]

Almost half of all email sent is spam. Find out more about the darkside of your inbox.

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Student/Teacher Resources

The Internet has facilitated the dissemination of information on an unprecedented global scale. Its original intention was education, and that is still a huge part of what makes it so amazing.

It's increasingly the go-to tool for students and teachers alike. But it can be hard to find top quality educational resources among the truly staggering amount of information out there.

We aim to help teachers and students use the internet in ethical and legal ways, guiding them through copyright law, educational resources for kids, and how best to encourage digital literacy in and out of the classroom.

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A+ Math Student Resource

We've gathered the best online learning resources for studious mathematic researchers.

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Web Guide to Searching for Number Sequences

We break down the complicated world of sequences with examples and easy explanations..

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Guide to Copyright & Plagiarism for Students

A student's guide to Copyright and Plagiarism, covering both legal and ethical considerations. Plus DMCA info.

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The Ultimate Guide to Free Stock Images for Students

This guide teaches students all about copyright as well as where to get great free images for their projects.

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The Ultimate Section 508 Guide for Students

Not sure what 508 is? This guide explains the Workforce Rehabilitation Act, where it comes from, who needs to follow it, and what it takes to comply.

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Web Resources for Digital Literacy in the Classroom

Easy things teachers can do in the classroom to get kids more excited about the digital world we're all a part of.

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Educational Websites for Kids

The internet is a great educational tool - if you know where to go. Here's our favourite math, science, reading, writing, and history websites for kids.

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How Minecraft Can Be Used in Education

You probably know that Minecraft is a popular game. Now learn how to use it to teach a wide range of subject.

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Graphic Design for Kids

Learn how to get your children started with graphic design. This article includes resources to make learning fun and easy.

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17 Killer Maxima Resources for Math Students

Maxima is a great tool for both learning and doing math. We've put together the 17 best Maxima tutorials for you.

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Also See

Moodle Resources,  Moodle Partners,  Moodle Tutorials 
 Teacher Guide to Social Media

Copyright and DMCA

Companies regularly spend thousands to ensure that you're fully protected and in compliance with copyright law. Unfortunately, most everyday people don't have the luxury of a copyright lawyer on retainer. So we have put together some resources about the DMCA and digital copyright law, so you can make sure that you both respect the law and can enforce your rights under it.

Most copyright infringement is accidental rather than malicious — but that's no protection. Make sure you understand the letter of the law so you don't end up on the wrong side of a lawsuit.

Ultimate Guide to Copyright

Everything you need to know about copyright is covered in this in-depth guide. From fair use to international law.

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DMCA: Guide, Tools and Resources

Since the turn of the century, users have uploaded thousands of hours of digital content to the Internet.

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Stop Internet Image Theft

The internet makes it easy to steal images. Learn how you can protect your original work.

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Copyright FAQ

This is a collection of the most frequently asked questions about copyright — and their answers.

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Copyright Law and Game Developers: What You Need to Know

Copyright Law and Game Developers: What You Need to Know

Copyright is a particularly difficult area for game and mod developers. This guide sorts it out.

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Intellectual Property Court Cases

This article provides an overview of the most important intellectual property and copyright cases over the last several decades.

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How to Register a Trademark

There is much to registering a trademark, but the process is straightforward.

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Copyright for Bloggers

Blogging may seem like a hobby, but it is also publishing. Learn what bloggers need to know about copyright.

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How to Add Citations to Your Work

Learn how to avoid plagiarism by citing your work. Explains all the standard citation formats.

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Design Tutorials and Assets

Every webmaster has to have at least a basic understanding of design. You want your site to look good and you want your users to have a positive experience. To achieve either of these goals, you need a solid grounding in design.

Fortunately, the internet is moving more and more towards stunning templated solutions for the non-designers among us. We've collected some of the best free assets from around the internet, including iconography and some beautiful stock images, for you to use to your heart's content.

Flat Icons: 110 Icons for Webmasters

An eye-catching easy-to-use interface is a critical part of smart website design. This is one of the best ways to give your site a professional sheen.

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Flag Icons: Free Flat Icon Set

Perfect for webmasters who need a simple, comprehensive and free set of world flags for use on blogs, forums or other websites.

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Responsive Design [Video]

Making responsive design a part of your site is probably easier (and more important) than you think. Learn how in this quick video.

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Using Whitespace in Web Design

Learn how whitespace can be used to make your website more beautiful and effective.

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Copyright Law and Game Developers: What You Need to Know

Best Free Pattern Generators For Designers

Patterns are an important part of website design. Here is a list of the 27 best free pattern generators.

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Top 10 Artificial Intelligence Experts

The work of these top Artificial Intelligence experts can seem arcane, it shapes and improves our lives.

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Website Accessibility and Usability Guide

Bitcoin for Webmasters

Bitcoin is the sharp end of the cryptocurrency spear, a spear that could potentially cause a fundamental shift in the global financial system by removing governments as the sole purveyor of currency. And a lot of webmasters are looking to jump on that trend, but just don't quite know how.

We've produced guides, resources, and research around Bitcoin to help webmasters get started and engage with the cryptocurrency in a safe and secure way.

How to Earn Bitcoin with Affiliate Programs

Want to earn Bitcoins without shelling out cash? Consider sending your website's traffic to a BTC affiliate program.

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Top 10 Bitcoin Experts You Should Know

Bitcoin and blockchain technology are revolutionizing finance. We've listed the top 10 bitcoin experts around today.

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