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Design tips for creating a website logo

Keep It Simple

Think about the world’s most popular brands. You can probably picture the logos for brands like Apple, Windows, McDonald’s, Adidas, Twitter, Dove, and more, all just by hearing the names. What do all of these brand logos have in common? They’re simple.

Simple logos almost always outshine complicated ones because:

  • They’re easy to remember.
  • They scale better across multiple screens and mediums.
  • They communicate a clear message.

Designing a logo isn’t as easy as it sounds, no matter how simple the finished product appears. The simplicity comes in the form and colors. You don’t want too many lines so that it’s hard to distinguish the image at a small size, and you want to limit your logo to one or two colors. The concept, however, might be a little more complicated and may require some careful thought to develop something unique, creative, and in line with the brand’s message.

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Kickassd giveaway: 1 year of hosting, domain and whois protection to win!

About Kickassd

Kickassd is a relatively new company, created in early 2015. Since its inception, they focused on a thing that many cheap hosting providers are lacking: quality.

Let’s check together the strong points of Kickassd:

Kickassd has moved into the cloud. They are one of the very few shared / WordPress hosting providers that offers a high availability (HA) environment. This mitigates the most common causes for downtime in the shared hosting industry.

Fast disaster recovery. In case something bad happens to your site, Kickassd makes restoring an entire server from backup only a few minutes. Traditional shared hosts can take days to full y restore data when things go bad.

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Kickassd giveaway: 1 year of hosting, domain and whois protection to win!

About Kickassd

Kickassd is a relatively new company, created in early 2015. Since its inception, they focused on a thing that many cheap hosting providers are lacking: quality.

Let’s check together the strong points of Kickassd:

Kickassd has moved into the cloud. They are one of the very few shared / WordPress hosting providers that offers a high availability (HA) environment. This mitigates the most common causes for downtime in the shared hosting industry.

Fast disaster recovery. In case something bad happens to your site, Kickassd makes restoring an entire server from backup only a few minutes. Traditional shared hosts can take days to full y restore data when things go bad.

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10 things to do right now for a better WordPress site

Use a caching plugin

Caching makes dynamic websites a lot faster to load, so you should definitely implement it on your WordPress install if you haven’t already. Many free and premium plugins offer caching: WP Rocket, WP Super Cache, and more. My favorite and the one used on all my sites is W3 Total Cache.

Stay updated

Every day, hundreds of WordPress websites get hacked because the site owner didn’t keep his install up to date. This includes the WordPress core and all plugins and themes you’re using.

Also – if you don’t use a theme or a plugin, always delete it from your server. Need help with upgrading? The Codex has an extensive article about it.

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The ultimate guide to your WordPress Vlog theme

In order to have a successful vlog, you need to find a WordPress theme that is designed for this purpose. The reason for this is that you want to be able to customize your layout, and have the best possible support for your videos. It needs to be fast, reliable and truly video focused. There are lots of quality WordPress themes for vlogs, but I want to take you through one that I believe has all of the essentials, and is easy to use.

Following the example from Meks and their Vlog WordPress theme, we can cover what you need to look for in a quality theme that is designed for video-centric content.

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