Tag Archives: How-to

How to Properly Submit a DMOZ Listing

DMOZ has now been closed. An unofficial clone, that this tutorial may still be relevant to, has been created here. A lot of people want to get listed on DMOZ.org (Open Directory Project). Why? Because Google likes DMOZ. What weight this has on your PageRank or SERPs isn’t precisely known. But, it certainly can’t hurt. […]

How to Find the Owner of a Phone Number

Ever received an unknown call or spam fax and wanted to discover who was behind it? Well chances are, if they have a phone number or fax number, they have a business. If they have a business, they have a website. You just need to know how to find it and discover who’s behind it. […]

How to Submit a Website to the hengine Search Engine

hengine.org is a human search engine that I created. I call it “The Human Search Engine” because I put an emphasis on human-filtering the results. This means that like DMOZ, I only accept quality websites that meet a certain standard. I don’t send out search engine crawlers to automatically collect and index websites/webpages like Google […]

How to Have a Professional Gmail Signature

UPDATE — You no longer need to use a third-party add-on like WiseStamp as you can now directly edit and set your signature in the Gmail settings. Anyone can have a very clean and professional Gmail email signature within a few minutes of following this very simple how-to. Difficulty: Easy Things You’ll Need: Gmail Account […]

Adding Social Scrape Images

UPDATE — For Facebook, use: <meta property="og:image" content="http://website.com/images/icon.png" /> From the title of this article it may not be immediately understandable what it’s about, but plenty of people are looking for this solution. Many have asked how do I set the image for sharing links? They are referring to social sites like Facebook, Twitter, etc. […]

Getting Started With Your First WordPress Plugin

There’s always a learning curve and margin of discomfort when learning something that you really want to do for the first time. Hopefully, I can simplify and jumpstart the whole process for you with a really easy way to get started building your very own WordPress plugin. There are only two files needed to start […]

How to Create Circles with CSS

Last Updated: April 6th, 2018 Making circles with CSS is very simple. Just make the radius half of the width and height of the element to make a perfect circle, or simply use: border-radius:50% Responsive Circle With or Without Text Inside Narrow your browser window horizontally to test the circle’s responsiveness. Hello CSS .circle{width:50%;height:0;font-size:20px;color:#fff;text-align:center;line-height:0;padding:25% 0;border-radius:50%;background:#09f} […]

How to Link to the W3C CSS3 Validation Page

Automatic Method: You should now simply use: http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/check/referer?profile=css3. Manual Method: Typically, if we want to link dynamically to the W3C Valid CSS page, we use this link: http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/check/referer That’s perfect if you’re using all CSS2.1, as that’s the default checker, but if you implement even one CSS3 style, you’ll fail validation. So, we can no […]