Web Design, Web Development, and SEO Blog

Welcome to the Waypoint Web Design blog! We will be posting occasional relevant articles about web design, web development, and online marketing news and editorials as well as updates about our company and services.


Thoughts on the New WordPress Editor Gutenberg

WordPress 5.0 was released December 6, 2018. Included in this new version of WordPress was a new block-based editor named Gutenberg. Originally, creating a post / page consisted mainly of typing content into a single text area with HTML options provided by TinyMCE. The new editing experience now involves adding your content using blocks. There are blocks for headings, paragraphs, images, etc. The block order can be re-arranged / re-ordered by clicking and dragging them before / after other blocks. I have been using WordPress for many years (since version 2.0), so at first the new...

New Website for Dent Direct

Waypoint Web Design is pleased to announce the new website launch for Dent Direct. Waypoint Web Design provided web design and web development services to create a responsive website which integrates with a popular Content Management System. Dent Direct's new website also includes additional custom features developed by Waypoint Web Design to manage content updates and search engine optimization. A new User Interface allows content managers the capability to easily manage design options such as font style, color, size, web site colors, and content layouts. ...

Top Ten Websites September 2016

Did you ever wonder which websites were the most popular, and how many visitors they receive? The table to the right lists the top ten visited websites during the month of September 2016 according to Quantcast. Quantcast lists more than just the top 10 sites (I searched for websites around the rank 10,000 and Quantcast was still showing results). Knowing the top websites can help marketing efforts in the following areas: - Website Visibility: identify the most popular search engines and directories, and ensure your website is visible on those sites through listings, rankings, and advertising. - Social Media: focus on...

WordPress 4.6.1 Released

A new version of WordPress (4.6.1) was released to close 2 security vulnerabilities (XSS and path traversal issue in the upgrade package uploader) and fix 15 bugs from version 4.6. All client WordPress websites have been updated. More information on the current release can be found here....

Email Marketing Company Options

Email marketing companies provide services to help businesses send large numbers of commercial emails (such as newsletters or press releases). Most email service providers such as Gmail and Yahoo Mail, along with web / email hosting companies, typically set limits on the amount of email which may be sent per hour (for example 100 messages / hour). Also, even if no limits are set, sending a large amounts of email can cause an IP Address to be blacklisted by various automated security software. For email lists containing over 200 unique email addresses, Waypoint Web Design recommends using an email...
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