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Domain name value predictions for the 2020s

There is good indication .coms and .nets will return a steady 5% yearly growth for premium names during the next decade. The new and healthy market in one-word .io and .co domains will continue upward. But older gTLDs will not see a hold in value in this new decade. It's also time to sell lesser combo-word .coms and reinvest in one-word paradigms. Here's Blotter's domain name values predictions for the 2020s:


  • Owning 2 or 3 one-word .coms will yield a bigger return on investment than 20-100 combo-word .coms

  • One-word .io or .co domains have better value than combo-word .coms

  • International financial market indices will heavily influence domain name values

  • One-word .com names sell...

Is web design like brickwork?

Our company's developers are located in South Carolina where one of the most prominent architectural characteristics in South Carolina's upstate is the brickwork in Greenville used for walls, buildings and pathways. The production of bricks in South Carolina increased dramatically during reconstruction following the Civil War. Today, one can hardly drive through a Greenville neighborhood without seeing bricks used in every construction, whether on pathways, in walls or for the foundations and facades of the buildings themselves.

History of brickwork in Greenville

During the 19th century's industrial revolution in the United States more than 10 million bricks were being made annually. When it came time to construct the factories and mills to fuel the booming economy of a prosperous Greenville, bricks were the material of choice. Greenville had long been a refuge for Charleston gentry who bought...

Should I upgrade to WordPress Gutenberg? No.

Should I upgrade to WordPress Gutenberg? No.
The WordPress 5.0 Gutenberg upgrade will change how the current page editor handles. There have been no schedules released for when the 5.0 forced upgrade will occur. WordPress developers are building out a new way to engage content that promises to improve visual elements of pages and eliminate the need for shortcodes. Called “blocks”, WordPress 5.0 promises to allow designers to style images, videos and other media content with a true WYSIWIG (What You See Is What You Get) experience, further dumbing down the methods for publishing good design on WordPress.

WordPress Gutenberg aims to eliminate the need for custom code

There is the option to immediately upgrade WordPress Gutenberg by installing a new plugin on your website; however, Blotter will await the WordPress 5.0 upgrade when Gutenberg is scheduled to be a forced upgrade. Rumors have it that the “classic” editor will be available until at least the end of 2021.

WordPress Guttenberg is not currently finished.

WordPress Guttenberg is not currently finished. We do not recommend installing the Gutenberg plugin unless a website manager is designing a new website.

There are no security benefits to early adoption and the upgrade primarily focuses on design of a website. At this point, WordPress says there is no need for reorganizing existing designs; however, there is indication that infrastructure changes may be needed in the future to stay compatible with WordPress versions. We will update you when an announcement is made as to its forced adoption.

Adoption of WordPress Gutenberg is something that early-adopters may want to explore, and anyone building new websites should use it out of the gate. Blotter plans to develop all new websites utilizing WordPress Gutenberg as it expects this standard to replace earlier versions of the visual editor.

Planning your Website

Similar to the adoption of new operating systems on your mobile phone, just because WordPress Gutenberg is offered as an upgrade doesn’t mean website managers should move forward with the new technology. WordPress Gutenberg is likely to create conflicts in table design elements, especially. And within the next five years shortcodes will be a legacy item that may be ignored in future WordPress releases.

About WordPress Gutenberg Upgrade:

https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/?fbclid=IwAR3oivocH_qdzLPbzFdBclmV7_IINYfH3S0JHSKZDZGCFHSS16MJU5R0omo

Website managers should influence like Russia

We all have overwhelming concerns that Russia did influence media in the recent United States' election. However, their cyber-attack to influence elections did not break any laws nor did Russia steal information that was secret. Russia implemented a disciplined strategy to influence media and advertise their own agendas. Likewise, website management is a concentrated discipline to influence media. There is no such thing as an opaque website. If your competitors can see what you are doing on your website, shouldn't you find out what your competitors are up to? Even with HTTPS, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) can collect the data on which domains their users frequent. Metadata reveals the inter-workings of everyone's Internet habits. Much of this collected data is passed to ready website managers who use it to their strategic benefit in online business–or...

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