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10 Best "Photography Website" Hosting & Photo Hosting Sites (2017)

Top 10 Photography Website Builders for Beginners or Pros

Few 20th-century photographers were more creatively and technically adept than Ansel Adams. His photography of Yosemite and the Sierras is the stuff of legend. Adams’s signature black and white... read more »
By: Sean Garrity, 3/1/2017
How and When to Use "Nodejs __dirname"

How and When to Use __dirname to Find Directory Paths in Node

Sometimes when working in Node, you want to find the directory of the file you’re currently executing or the directory from which the Node command was called. This can be useful when... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 2/27/2017
(Top 6 Reviews) Compare Wix vs. Squarespace vs. WordPress vs. Weebly

Compare Wix vs. Squarespace vs. WordPress vs. Weebly

I was always stubborn as a child. If my parents offered to help me with something, I’d jut out my lower lip and say “by self!” Doing things on my own was important to me, so it... read more »
By: Laura Stamey, 2/22/2017
15 Best: Hosting for Startups (Cloud, Shared, or Dedicated Hosts by Industry)

2017's Best Shared, Cloud, and Dedicated Hosting for Startups

Nowadays, the term “startup” can mean just about anything. From the crafters selling their jewelry online to the multimillion-dollar companies in Silicon Valley, startups all seem to... read more »
By: Laura Stamey, 2/16/2017
2017 Squarespace Pricing Table (Students, Developers, eCommerce, etc.)

How Squarespace Pricing Compares with Top Website Builders

When I was working as a teaching assistant while in grad school, I was tasked with building a website to house course materials for my students. I may be dating myself here a bit, but, at the... read more »
By: Sean Garrity, 2/13/2017
2017's Best "Web Hosting for Small Business" (Top 10 Reviews)

Top 10 Reviews of the Best Small Business Hosting Providers

As a relatively new homeowner, I’ve enjoyed upgrading my hand-me-down furniture to make the house more comfortable and “grown up.” In the past several months, I’ve... read more »
By: Laura Stamey, 2/9/2017
"What is Managed WordPress Hosting?" (5 Best Reviews & Cheap Plans)

5 Reviews & Cheap Plans for the Best Managed WordPress Hosting

As a WordPress devotee, I was so eager when I got the green light to redesign and relaunch a former employer’s WordPress site. I compared the solution at the time to a... read more »
By: Laura Stamey, 2/6/2017
#1 Easiest Website Builder 2017 (For Business, Blogging, eCommerce, etc.)

Easiest Website Builder Service Reviews for 2017

I didn’t know its formal term before sitting down to write this article, but I’ve always been a proponent of what’s called the Principle of Least Effort. No, this doesn’t... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 2/1/2017
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How to Unzip a File in Linux/Ubuntu

Linux/Ubuntu Help: Unzip a File

File compression can be accomplished in many different ways on a Linux system. The easiest way to determine which method to use to de-compress your file is to look at the extension. If your... read more »
By: Ryan Frankel, 10/9/2015
How to Change File Ownership & Groups in Linux

How Can I Change File Ownership and Groups in Linux?

File ownership and groups for files are fundamental to the Linux operating system. Every file in Linux is managed by a specific user and a specific group. Figure Out Who Owns the File, Then Use... read more »
By: PJ Fancher, 10/9/2015
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