What the Best Halloween Costume of 2013 Can Teach You About Creativity

Edgar Allen Ho creative Halloween costume

Right now you are probably thinking, Wow … what a unique idea for a Halloween costume.

But is it really?

Edgar Allan Poe always gets plenty of play come Halloween time, thanks to his reputation for the macabre. And there is perhaps no greater Halloween tradition outside of the pumpkin itself than females donning the sexy nurse/cop/maid costume.

Two Halloween clichés. What’s so special about that?

The brilliance of this costume lies in the creative merging of two common but disparate ideas into a totally fresh, attention-grabbing combination.

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Synthesis Hosting Delivers a New Option for Improved European WordPress Performance

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The mission of our Synthesis WordPress hosting team is to combine world-class technology into an independent offering where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

The result is unparalleled performance, security, and support for your WordPress website that you can trust.

Today, we are pleased to announce the latest technology extension that we have added to the mix.

Effective immediately, new Synthesis Starter Plan customers can choose to have their sites hosted in data centers located in either Virginia or Amsterdam.

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Take a Look at These Four Breathtaking New WordPress Themes

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If you’re not a designer by trade or hobby, then putting a WordPress website together from scratch can feel a bit like scaling a mountain on your own (if you’ve never climbed before).

Daunting. Arduous. Maybe impossible.

Even experienced climbers, certainly those concerned with safety and support, are going to begin at a base camp and follow a somewhat beaten path — a framework.

Now, we can’t teach you the first thing about scaling a mountain, but our StudioPress team can most certainly guide you with ease and comfort toward majestic new heights when it comes to designing your website.

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Check out the Smart New Look at StudioPress

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Once Genesis 2.0 was released a few weeks ago, the countdown to a new look and feel for StudioPress.com began.

That countdown just ran out …

The brand new StudioPress.com highlights the Genesis Framework’s design capabilities.

What Brian Gardner, Rafal Tomal, and the rest of the StudioPress team did is sleek in look, responsive in feel, and revealing of the vast potential our simple yet very powerful Genesis framework possesses.

Oh, and it performs … still loading in less than a second.

The new StudioPress.com shows you why more than 101,000 website owners have made StudioPress the industry standard for premium WordPress themes.

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7 Basic Features Every Good Web Host Should Offer

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You know the old adage about pizza and sex that “even when they’re bad they’re good”? Malarkey.

Pizza can be bad for all kinds of reasons: it’s not hot enough, the pieces are too small, it doesn’t come on time. Heck, maybe it just plain ol’ tastes terrible.

Sex, too, can be bad if it’s not hot enough, if … well, you get the idea.

You know what else is just plain bad when it’s bad? Web hosting.

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Introducing Genesis 2.0: The Smart Evolution of Your WordPress Website

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The web is a constantly evolving organism that can seem complicated and difficult to keep up with … if you’re not a hard-core programmer.

So what’s a content producer — someone who’s building an audience to build their business — to do?

Should you become a coder? Should you spend days, months, even years learning the ins and outs of PHP, Ruby, javascript and HTML5? I don’t think so …

There are really only five essential components of websites that work in 2013 (and beyond):

  • Rock-solid security
  • Blazing fast performance
  • Out-of-the-box SEO
  • Beautiful, turn-key design
  • Ultra-flexible foundational code

In short, you’ve got to build and maintain a safe, fast, flexible, and beautiful website, while creating content that builds your business.

How do you do it? Allow me to introduce you to Genesis 2.0.

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