The Chocolate Penguin

The Chocolate Penguin

A rather different blog

The brand persona of Creative by Clark is the penguin…

New trends in Graphic Design- chalkboard vector graphic depicting the process Creative by Clark

New Trends in Graphic Design

I have historically designed and developed websites and stayed abreast of new trends in graphic design, keeping my skills sharp.  I often step in to a project with existing graphic design or collaborate with new designs created by someone else. As many of my...

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Brutalism in architecture - brutalist web design

Brutalist Web Design A Hot Trend to Avoid

I know.  Less is more, right? But then there is this thing called Brutalist Web Design, a hot trend to avoid for sure!  As with the Brutalism movement in architecture, a stark and sparse utility is of paramount importance.  Or perhaps unimportance? The following...

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Drupal to WordPress conversion

A Challenging Conversion Project – Drupal to WordPress

While it hasn't launched yet, I am on the home stretch of a project with numerous technical challenges and a combination of requirements making it a significant endeavor.   To what do I speak?  Converting an outdated Drupal to WordPress website — maintaining not...

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SMTP Plugin Replaced Due to XSS Scripting Threat

SMTP to the rescue for WordPress email non-delivery What is SMTP The Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) is an internet standard communication protocol for electronic mail transmission. Mail servers and other message transfer agents use the protocol to send and...

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W3C WCAG 2-AA Compliance

What Exactly is W3C WCAG 2-AA Compliance?

Overview of W3C WCAG 2-AA Compliance The W3C, also known as the World Wide Web Consortium, has created Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, and amongst the entire scope, the most popular goal should be W3C WCAG 2-AA Compliance.  These standards are the go-to...

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website maintenance

WordPress Maintenance: Is it a necessity?

WordPress maintenance is not an option Do you think it's wise never to update your personal computer or even your mobile device operating systems and applications?  Likely you would never intentionally skip those updates and take care to safeguard your devices for...

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No Spam wanted

Check Your WordPress Plugins for SI Captcha

This morning I received a WPMU Blog Post reporting that the popular plugin SI Captcha has been permanently removed from the WordPress(.org) Plugin Repository.  Why?  Ironically, the new plugin owner & developer (since June 2017) embedded the plugin with spam...

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Chocolate Penguins

What is a Chocolate Penguin

Chocolate Penguin Facts The concept of a Chocolate Penguin is not a total fantasy.  While a bit whimsical and an integral component of  Creative by Clark branding, there is a factual story about chocolate-colored penguins. King Penguins as adults are black and...

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The Accessibility Imperative : a legal mandate now exists

web·site  ac·ces·si·bil·i·ty Definition:  "the inclusive practice of removing barriers that prevent interaction with, or access to websites, by people with disabilities. When sites are correctly designed, developed and edited, all users have equal access to...

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www yes or no

The WWW Cunundrom

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The recent move to migrating websites to SSL based on the Google mandate has made the usage of www as a yes or no an issue requiring action. In a recent article, iThemes discussed this topic in detail and provide a terrific...

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