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Business Consulting For The 21st Century Via A Holistic & Intelligent Approach

Topic: Best Practices

No need to reinvent the wheel. Instead just understand the starting point(s) and from there decide which rules to break.

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WordPress: Sanitizing, Escaping and Validating Data

Consumed => “Sanitizing, Escaping and Validating Data in WordPress” by Narayan Prusty on Sitepoint.com.

Link Building is a Thing of the Past

Consumed => “Google: Try To Avoid Link Building Because It Can Do More Harm Than Good” by Barry Schwartz on Search Engine Land.

Hate the Whimpy Not the Hamburger

Consumed => “Why We Banished the Hamburger Menu From Our iPhone App” by Rachel Kumar on RedBooth.

Clarity Beats Cleverness Every Time – Part 2

Consumed => “From Google Ventures: 5 Rules For Writing Great Interface Copy” by John Zeratsky on FastCo Design.

Clarity Beats Cleverness Every Time

Consumed => “How To Master Copywriting” by John Zeratsky on FastCo Design.

Fact: Every Project has Context

Consumed => “Why You Should Include Your Developer In The Design Process” by Paul Boag on Smashing Magazine.

SEO Myth-busting (Sept 2014)

Consumed => “7 Obsolete SEO Tactics You’re Wasting Your Time On” by Neil Patel on QuickSprout.

It’s not the 20th Century Anymore

Consumed => “How to Protect Yourself from Rogue WordPress Plugins” by Charles Costa on SitePoint.

Beyond the CSS Style Guide

Consumed => “CSS Audits: Taking Stock of Your Code” by Susan Robertson on A List Apart.

Business Insights From Germany’s World Cup 2014 Victory

Blogged => “Lessons Learned From The World Cup 2014” on Alchemy United.

Online Presence and SEO Rankings

Consumed => “Why Your Business Should be on Instagram” by Eric Sornoso on Search Engine Journal.

How to get Clients to Deliver Their Content on Time

Consumed => “Don’t let your client write the content” by Kyle Racki on the GatherContent blog.

“It’s not about making content. It’s about making content that matters.”

Consumed => “Secrets To Great Content Marketing: Value, Place, And Being The Best” by Jay Baer on Forbes.

David Kelley of IDEO on “Creative Confidence”

Consumed => “David Kelley, Co-Founder Of IDEO” by Jessica Harris on From Scratch (via NPR).

The Golden Rule (of Writing Code)

Consumed => “Code Guide” by @mdo on GitHub.

Is Your iProperty Project Headed “North”?

FYI => Bumped into this repo on GitHub last night: “North – Design and development standards to align and guide your project.”

Traditional SEO is Dead

Consumed => “Why SEO Can’t Reside in a Silo” by Jay Taylor on Search Engine Watch.

The Lexicon of Programming

Answered => “Why do professional programmers write their code in such a way as to make it hard to understand?” on Quora.

WordPress: Security Revisited – Part 1

Consumed => “Theme & Plugin Security” by Mark Jaquith on WordPress.tv.

“Good design”? Or more sales? Which do you prefer?

Consumed => “7 Things Every (Great) Landing Page Needs” by Neil Patel on QuickSprout.