Beginner’s Guide: How to Center Align a Video in WordPress

Beginner’s Guide: How to Center Align a Video in WordPress

Wordpress
Do you want to center align a video in WordPress? By default, if your video’s width is less than your article area, then WordPress automatically aligns it to the left leaving extra white space on the right side. In this article, we will show you how to easily center align a video in WordPress. Why Center Align Videos in WordPress? By default, when you embed a video in WordPress it is automatically aligned to the left. This is because videos are external content embedded in the content, so WordPress is unable to guess how you would like to display it. As a best practice, it automatically aligns it to the left. Leaving it up to you to adjust the alignment if needed. We don’t recommend uploading videos directly to WordPress,…
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Utilizing Authentic Photography in Web Design

Utilizing Authentic Photography in Web Design

Design
People like authentic and honest brands, and incorporating the right photographs into your website is one way to express sincerity. Using random stock images just won’t cut it anymore. People want relevant pictures – ones that give a window into you or your company. What is an “authentic” photo? How can you tell the difference? Here are a few quick examples of how to take more relatable photos and how to correctly use these pictures on your website. What is Authentic Photography? Authenticity can mean many different things. It can mean using minimal post-processing, taking photos of something you’re passionate about or focusing on natural beauty. But what really makes a photo look real? Sure, it’s easy enough to tell the difference between a wacky stock photo and a professional,…
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Sujan Patel on How to Go from 0 to 100,000 Loyal Customers

eCommerce
We’re thrilled to bring to your attention the third episode of our cognitiveSEO Talks: On Search and Traffic, this time with a beloved digital expert, Sujan Patel. He’s a marvelous marketing expert, entrepreneur and growth hacker widely known for his multiple publications and articles in the industry, his successful management of various big companies, and his extensive knowledge in the world of digital.   We constantly feel the rush to know what that one or the other say about something of big interest to us. Needless to say about the desire to read people’s minds. And we think we found a solution to that – our podcasts are meant to present you influencer facets that few have ever seen before – they’re like an open book, and this is entirely their…
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How Dania Villegas closed 4X more new clients using Animaker?

How Dania Villegas closed 4X more new clients using Animaker?

Design
MYCMIC is a business in Mexico city area that focuses on providing strategic business advisory services to small businesses. Dania Villegas, the founder of MYCMIC is a mompreneur. She started her company with the intent of helping other mompreneurs to grow and scale up their small businesses. They also made Animated explainer videos for their client base. Dania VillegasFounder, MYCMICDania was initially using an animation software that limited her to create only whiteboard videos for her clients. Backed by her 11-year marketing experience working with companies like Colgate Palmolive and AstraZeneca, she knew that whiteboard animation alone wasn’t enough to gain online attention. She needed an affordable yet effective solution to create different styles of animation videos for her clients. Discovering Animaker Dania looked at a number of animated video…
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A Simple 6-Step Framework for Running Social Media Experiments (with 87 Ideas Included)

A Simple 6-Step Framework for Running Social Media Experiments (with 87 Ideas Included)

eCommerce
Experiment with ideas. Test and see which works better. Analyze your data. These are phrases we often use on this blog. To us, social media marketing is a bit of a science. We recommend testing things, running experiments, and analyzing data — because it worked for us. This experimental mindset has helped us grow our social media results. But one thing we haven’t done well is to explain the how: how to run social media experiments. In this post, you’ll learn the six simple steps of running social media experiments. We’ve even included 87 ideas, which you can start testing immediately. How to run social media experiments successfully Running social media experiments can be hard when you’re not sure where to start and where to head to. Here’s a step-by-step…
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Fresh Resource for Web Developers — February 2018

Fresh Resource for Web Developers — February 2018

Design
Having been covering this series for years, I have witnessed tools come and go. A couple of new tools are released almost every week. However, in the last few weeks I think it’s getting slowed down a bit, it took me a little longer than usual to dig down to Github and other sources to find new tools that are free, open-source, and worth mentioning on this series. In today’s post I have a mix of tools from a JavaScript framework, Testing tools, and a few for developing WordPress sites. Let’s check them out. Read Also: 20+ Fresh Resources & Tools For Web Designers Kutt An application that shortens URLs with your own domain name. It’s built on top modern stacks like Node.js, React, and Redux with a handful of…
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9 Websites To Get Free Design Critiques Online

9 Websites To Get Free Design Critiques Online

Design
The best way to improve your design skills is through practice and critique. But it’s hard to find a great designer willing to look over your work and offer valuable advice. Thankfully, there’s plenty of sites online for gathering personal critiques. They range from designer forums to social networks made for designers. Here’s my list of the top sites to gather critiques on your design work. They’re by far the best you’ll find. Designer News One community site I really like is Designer News. This is a social news site much like Digg – except it’s built only for designers. Most of the posts are external links going to news articles or featuring new tools and web apps. But users can post discussion questions – including requests for critique of…
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How To Rank High On Google | 22 Google-Backed Tips To Get Atop Of The Search Results

How To Rank High On Google | 22 Google-Backed Tips To Get Atop Of The Search Results

eCommerce
If you want to get a top Google ranking, then we say you follow the old saying: When in Rome, do as the Romans do. When having a website for which you want to get the best display on Google, do what Google would like you to do.    We gathered a list of 22 must-dos, things that Google said you should be doing in order to rank high in SERPs.      How to rank high on Google fast. That’s everyone’s concern. After all, Google (and search engines in general) is the sole playground where our websites and their whole activity take place. We display, play, fight, and sell online. The offline environment is another story. But most people forget something. It’s that success doesn’t come for granted, but it’s…
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Examples of Web Design Inspired by the 1980s

Examples of Web Design Inspired by the 1980s

Design
The 1980s brought us the likes of He-Man, Punky Brewster and John Hughes movies. All of these pop culture icons ingrained ideas of video games, crazy hair and neon spandex into the minds of fans. The internet was technically created in the 80s as well, but we never saw the World Wide Web (like we know it today) until the mid 90s. That said, the 80s designs are too hard to resist, so it’s no wonder we’re seeing these types of bold fonts, extreme colors and pre-internet computer writing in some designs today. Many of the 1980s inspired designs we’ve discovered have an incredible amount of creativity involved with them, showing just how powerful the style can be. Not only that, 80s inspired designs show passion for a period of…
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How to make animated videos? [The Ultimate Guide for Newbies!]

How to make animated videos? [The Ultimate Guide for Newbies!]

Design
Creating the perfect animation video can sound like a challenging task. Whether you do-it-yourself or have access to an in-house team, without a clearly defined process, creating even a simple animated video can still be a daunting task. This can be even more challenging if you are a Newbie. But don’t worry. We have put together a 6 step guide to help you jump over the hurdles and create animated videos like a pro! Step 1: Write a stellar video script Step 2: Create a Storyboard for your animation video Step 3: Choose your animation video style Step 4: Animate your video Step 5: Add a suitable background music Step 6: Narrate Your Story Step 1: Write a stellar video script Just as a building’s blueprint is the foundation for…
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