Posts tagged: Website Development

Magento Installation Problem - MySQL Access Denied

I was installing Magento on one of my commercial sites just to try it out and ran into this installation problem: SQLSTATE[28000] [1045] Access denied for user ......# 'root'@’localhost’ (using password: YES) # Database connection error ... The error message explains itself: there is a database connection issue and it's probably because either your username and / or password don't match or your account doesn't have the privilege for this execution. My question was exactly about that, too. "Why does it try to access MySQL database using the 'root' account? " I'm using shared hosting service from HostGator for this site, and I don't have ...

How to choose the right hosting company - Web Hosting

There are several reasons that make it a difficult task to choose a right hosting company. First of all, there are simply so many of them. Apparently, it's relatively easy to set up a hosting company. So there are many companies which have not been around long and might not be around in the next year or so. Second, online reviews are not necessarily trustworthy. Often times, they are written by affiliates that have monetary interest for certain companies. Also, there are many companies that provide very cheap or even free hosting service. Website owners, ...

Importance of ALT Text for images

Is ALT Text Still Important in Search Engine Optimization? ALT text for images have been considered as an important element in search engine optimization for years. But this has changed as major search engines such as Google, Yahoo and MSN don't consider ALT text for images in determining relevancy any more. According to some experts in SEO, web sites that use keyword dense ALT text for images might get lower rank in search result pages because those ALT texts are considered as SEO tricks by search engines. That is, using ALT text for search engine optimization can affect the rankings in ...

Quick CSS Tips

Quick links for CSS questions. Definition & Advantages Three ways to use CSS in HTML documents Cascading Order (CSS Hierarchy, CSS Priority) CSS Grouping CSS ID and CSS Class (ID vs. Class) CSS Nesting Example - Boxes These are some CSS tips for quick reference. Definition & Advantages CSS(Cascading Style Sheets) is a style language to define fonts, colors, background colors / images, height, width, margins, positions and many other things in HTML documents. HTML itself can be used to describe these properties, but CSS is more powerful, accurate and efficient. Also, CSS is cached and it will shorten the overall loading time once it's cached. In HTML <body ...

SEO Tools - Search Engine Optimization Resources & Tools

Helpful web resources and tools that you can use for search engine optimization. - Forums Forums can be very beneficial not only because you can find answers for web development questions but also because it may bring your site more traffic. Don't forget to be helpful as well by posting relevant articles or leaving answers and comments. Here are some great webmaster forums. Digital Point Forums Very popular forum. Questions are generally answered promptly. The main categories this site covers are search engines, marketing, business, design & development, product and tools and so on. SitePoint Forums This site provides many forums where webmasters can ask ...