Learning Centre

Use Brandon Himpfen’s Learning Centre to easily learn new subjects and gain greater insights into subjects you already know.

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Add an SSL Trust Seal on Easy Digital Downloads Checkout

Adding an SSL trust seal can increase trust from someone wanting to purchase from you and therefore increase the likelihood of them completing the order. Create and activate a…

Fullscreen Masterhead

Masthead using Sass

In this tutorial, we will show you how to create a simple masthead using HTML and Sass. This masthead is not fullscreen. Check out our tutorial about making…

Fullscreen Masterhead

Fullscreen Masthead using Sass

In this tutorial, we will teach you how to create a fullscreen masthead using HTML and Sass. First, let’s create the HTML. <div class=”masthead”> <h1>Welcome.</h1> </div> <div class=”container”>…

Sass

Custom Scrollbar Sass Mixin

The following is a Sass mixin that will allow you to customize the browser’s scrollbar. // @include scrollbars(.5em, foreground, background); @mixin scrollbar($size, $foreground-colour, $background-colour: mix($foreground-colour, white, 50%)) {…

Ubuntu

How-to Install Let’s Encrypt on Ubuntu 16.04 and Apache

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to setup a Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate on Ubuntu 16.04 and Apache web server. You can get reliable and affordable Ubuntu…

Forum Profile Links

Importance: Low Type: Trust Google may not value forum profile links because of forum spamming.

Being Yahoo! Directory Listed

Importance: Low Type: Trust The Yahoo! Directory has been cataloging sites for a long period of time, and many believe that because of that, being listed can rank…

Being DMOZ Listed

Importance: Low Type: Trust A theory is that being DMOZ listed increases your rankings.

Schema.org

Importance: High Type: User Experience Schema are used by major search engines like Bing, Google, Yahoo! and Yandex to improve the display of search results, so that their…

User Generated Content Links

Importance: High Type: Relevancy and Quality Search engines are able to recognize links that have been generated through software. An example of this is the hosted version of…

Reciprocal Links

Importance: High Type: Trust Excessive link exchanging can be seen as spammy and therefore decrease your rankings.

Keyword As First Word in Domain

Importance: Unknown Type: Relevancy Once important but not anymore; having the focus keyword of the website, in whole, as the first keyword in your domain name may increase…

Keyword Appears in Top Level Domain

Importance: Low Type: Relevancy Once important but not anymore; having the focus keyword of the website, in whole, in your domain name, may increase your search engine rankings,…

Domain Age

Importance: Low Type: Relevancy Google does not care about how long ago the domain was registered, as Google determines the age of a domain based on when Google…

Design Resources

Accessibility resources Checklists 18F Accessibility Guide Checklist — WCAG 2.0 compliance checklist for developers, driven by priority HHS.gov’s checklist for creating accessible PDFs — designing accessibly for artifacts that aren’t…