WebCami’s Toolbox: What’s the Closest Google Font?

If you are like me, Google Fonts is a go-to resources for all websites.  They load on all devices, on mobile and desktop, Mac and PC, are built into most page builders. There is no downside to this.  But clients usually have a style guide with a premium font for their printed materials.  And they…

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WebCami’s Toolbox: GT Metrix

I find myself using GTmetrix.com almost every single day.  I just ran it on a site that I built for an organization on an entirely volunteer basis.  The site is flunking out on this test because the photos that have been uploaded since I turned over the site have not been scaled.  While I never…

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WebCami’s Toolbox: Zoom

I have to say, I’ve warmed up to using video conferencing for clients. My main concern has been that most of my clients aren’t computer savvy and they might feel intimidated trying to set something up for a chat. In the past, it’s been tough to find a program that the client could use easily…

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WebCami’s Toolbox: ShotSherpa

There are a number of topics that can be difficult to convey to a client and propagation is most definitely one of them!  Propagation is “the spreading of something” and in the case of web design, it refers to the time it takes for DNS (domain name server) changes to fully resolve.  This can occur when…

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WebCami’s Toolbox: Mixmax

While I’m on vacation, I’m reminded how great it is to be able to schedule emails. As I’m prepping to leave this week, I’m also scheduling a few emails to go out as I depart so I don’t have to do it when I’m rushing to get ready. I learned about Mixmax about a year…

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WebCami’s Toolbox: The Wayback Machine

The Wayback Machine is an online archive of the internet.  It was started by a non-profit in 2001 and automatically records its “visits” to a website, creating a snapshot of the content that existed at the time.  This tool is so powerful for so many reasons!  I use it weekly (and donate to it annually)…

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