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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas

Hello everyone, it's that time of year! Decorations, and gifts, spending time with the family and singing Christmas carols. Cooking a big feast, and visiting all those relatives you haven't seen since last Christmas!

It's a fun time of year, but it can also be stressful too! It's all too easy to get caught up in the treadmill of running around trying to buy a thousand presents for everyone you know and all their acquaintances too! You can run yourself into a frazzle if you let yourself.

Tired of Being Yanked Around by the “Gurus?”

Horse getting yanked around

I do hear the stories of all those trying to break into the business of internet marketing getting “yanked” around by Gurus. I can't say I've been there myself in this industry, but I've seen it going on, heard about it from my clients, and have experienced it at other times in my life. I do understand how frustrating it can be to want to go one way, be dragged another, and have a tug-o-war going on over who gets to yank you around.

It's no fun and it kills enthusiasm, creativity and productivity. It kills the spirit to succeed.

Upcoming Web Trends for 2015

Web Trends

With all the security issues from the past few weeks, it's kind of taken my focus away from my primary area of concern, which is web development. Well, it's time to fix that with what I learned on a webinar hosted by LeadPages last Wednesday, December 17. It covered topics about the fastest and most effective list-building techniques that started late in 2014 and are expected to be the hottest trend for 2015.

You will be seeing these techniques showing up here over the coming days and weeks.

Recovering Your Computer from Malware

Malware

Yesterday I told you the story about a how my friend's computer was filled with malware, and crashed because of it, and went over some basics of how to protect yourself from it, but didn't really go as deep as I would have liked into what to do if your computer's already infected. So today, that's what I'll cover. In this post I'll cover:

“You're happiest while you're making the greatest contribution.” -- Robert F. Kennedy

If you really look at it, this is truer than most realize – especially in today's society where people are led to believe that the ultimate happiness comes from idleness, from doing absolutely nothing at all. Yet take a look at the most idle people in society and there is where you'll find the most unhappy people you'll ever see.

Security

With all the interruptions to the Radiant Freedom blog and operations lately, at the hands of those hackers, I would say it's about time to talk a bit about network security. To start with, I'll define a few terms for you.

But first, let's go over what I'll be covering in this post:

Special Notice -- Recovering From Hack -- Again

Radiant Freedom had to be temporarily taken offline starting Thursday, Dec 4 due to malicious files uploaded by the hackers from a week earlier. Our host, one.com found the code during a malware scan I asked them to perform to ensure our visitors have a save experience. When they found malware during their scan the site had to be taken down for your protection while the threat was handled. The site is still not fully online, it requires a login only I have, but it should be fully back up soon. I'll post another update shortly.

The Anatomy of a Good Website – Part 3

In Part 1 I talked about designing the Organization and Navigation of your website, and in Part 2 I talked about the Design of your website.

Here, in Part 3, I will cover the Layout of your website and why and how to make it Accessible to as many visitors as possible, including those with physical difficulties, such as the blind and deaf.

Layout

By layout, I'm referring to how you organize your pages.

Special Notice -- Resuming My Blog

Most of the recovery work has been done now, and I'll shortly be returning to my normal blogging activities. Part 3 of my Anatomy of a Good Website series will be going up later today.

I would like to again thank my subscribers for your patience and support in dealing with this attack.

Kindest Regards,
Jason Ross, Owner and Founder of Radiant Freedom

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