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Website errors. They come in all shades and are every website owner’s fear.

What if I told you that there was an error so cunning that it was named after Death itself? Then you would be scared. Very scared 😱

If we turn down the drama a bit, then “White Screen of Death” (WSoD) is an extremely irritating error. Why?

  • It can shut you out of your backend (e.g., the WordPress admin area).
  • It can occur suddenly and without you making any changes yourself.
  • Most “Uptime Monitoring” services will not necessarily catch the…


You’ve made sure your pages look good and attract customers. But how do your pages look “offsite”?

More specifically, how do your pages look when they get shared on social media sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Pinterest?

This is how Alertdesk.com looks:

How Alertdesk.com looks when shared on Facebook.

How did we achieve that? The answer is social tags.

Social tags refer to Open Graph and the Twitter Cards, which are meta tags you place in the <head>-section of your pages.

Setting up social tags can make your pages more eye-catching when shared on social media. …


Images are a big part of a web page. Not only do they take up a lot of “screen real estate”, but they also account for a large chunk of the total page size.

As of January 2021, images made up on average 45% (Desktop) and 48% (Mobile) of a page’s total weight (HTTP Archive).

Optimizing images can therefore reduce your total page size by a lot, and as a result, speed up your performance.

☑️ Use the right image format

Choosing the right format for your images is like a craftsman selecting the right tool for a job.

He can build a house using an…


When creating websites, it’s easy to think of all users as the same. You often forget that not all users can navigate a website with the same ease as oneself. That’s where accessibility comes into play.

But what is accessibility? As Victor Tsaran, a Technology Program Manager at Google, who also happens to be blind, puts it:

“Accessibility is really about making sure that the content and the websites we create are useable to people with various impairments or abilities.”

-Victor Tsaran, Technology Program Manager at Google

Your mind might automatically jump to a user who has difficulty using a…


Web Vitals are a set of metrics that Google views as essential to a website’s user experience (UX). Google started the Web Vitals initiative to provide website owners unified guidance for quality signals regarding UX.

Web Vitals can be grouped into two categories: Core Web Vitals and Other Web Vitals.

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