On a new WordPress site that I was working on I got an error message
“The response is not a valid JSON response.” when I attempted to upload
an image to a page via Gutenberg block editor.
After Googling it, I found a myriad of different solutions and
troubleshooting steps to take but in the back of my mind I remembered
encountering this before and remembered that it was a simple fix. One
solution suggested using the Media Library upload button instead of the
direct Upload button. This did actually did allow me to upload the image
but when I went to save the page I got the error “Updating failed.
Error message: The response is not a valid JSON response.”
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Update June 2021: This solution still works in 2021!
I was embedding some Google maps and was having trouble setting the initial zoom level. But after playing around with it for awhile, I figured out the simple trick for how to do it. I thought I would share it here in case it helps someone.
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What do you base your decision on when choosing a web designer?
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When designing and maintaining a website, user experience is a simple, foundational concept that is often overlooked.
User experience is about how easy or difficult it is for visitors to your website to interact with the website to achieve their goals (and your goals). A good web site user experience requires:
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- easy to find and access content and use the functionality on the site (ease of use)
- visual impact of the site is engaging and consistent with the brand identity
functionality and features which engage the user and make it easy to
complete the tasks appropriate to the site (e.g. purchase products, book
a room, interact with other site visitors)
- the website contains compelling, up-to-date content, appropriate to the needs and goals of the visitor
The idea behind mind maps is that you start with a central concept, write it down in the middle of a page, then add nodes as you think of different ideas around that concept. You can further develop any of the ideas by branching out more nodes from these ideas and so on. On paper it might look something like this:
This approach can be used for planning a website – structure, functionality, features, content, business model and what ever else you can think of. While it can be done with pen and paper, a good software tool offers much more flexibility as you can easily move things around, change them and you never run out of paper.
I’ve started using a freely available took called FreeMind for website planning and I find to be ideally suited for the job. It’s a great way to start putting structure on your ideas and – you can keep adding ideas as you think of them, go back and reorganise and fine-tune them.
Here’s a screen-shot of it in action:
Ok, so you’ve got some video on a DVD that you want to put on your web site – should be easy enough to do you would imagine, right? Well it can be easy if you know what tools to use but if you’re trying to search on Google to find out what you need to accomplish this task you can end up chasing your tail or chasing up on many bogus leads. Read more »