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Amherst Writers & Artists   Monthly updates about events and training, plus selected classifieds, calls for proposals, and more. (The site offers a tool for finding local AMA workshops all over the world, too.)Sign-upPublicationsBlogLovin' Join-to-receive. A polyglot posting community; the newsletter gives teasers and samples. Bloglovin' regularly features content about and for Bloggers, too.Join/SubscribeBoston Review A top-tier venue for poetry, the newsletter offers meaningful excerpts. A good way to sample first-rate new work, and leartn about submissions and events, too. They regularly offer inventive ways to get published.SubscribeGlimmer Train A top-tier venue for writing. Unique small-sized hardcover editions, amazing and original writing, usually organized around themes. The newsletter is almost entirely calls for submissions. New and establisheed writers, but be advised: these folks expect highly polished finished works. "A" game only.Medium Join-to-receive. Arguably the most elegant and easy-to-read site design of any writing site. The newsletter emulates this spare interface, and provides meaningful amounts of text + images for each featured work—when you favorite writers and groups, a special digest comes (see capture) of those posts. Join. (This, and Wattpad, are the hottest sites for writers right now.)Talking/Writing A unique writing community with attentive and demanding editors (Martha Nichols is a superb editor). These folks expect highly polished finished works. "A" game only.SubscribeVerso Similar to Glimmer. Outstanding writing, intelligent minds. The newsletter itself has meaningful excerpts. These folks expect highly polished finished works. "A" game only.RegisterWattPad Hot new community for writers, with dedicated apps for devices. Informative newsletter.Sites & ServicesAuthors Publish LOTS of links, some kinda iffy, but most are useful and a nice variety, too.SubscribeBookPerk Ultra Cheap eBooks! $0.99-3.99 A daily tease of good books, new and older, too. Incredibly cheap.Freedom with Writing TONS of paying opportunities for writers at almost all levels. All over the map but lots of good things. The eNewsletter is a semi-daily sampler.Subscribe GoodReads Be careful. This is the Godzilla of books sites, fro writers and readers, and there are hundredss of active groups with newsletters full of content. Huff Post WritersLibraryThing Before Goodreads, this was where you posted your libreary. Still an excellent site, and has a program for free advance copies in trade for reviews. A good newsleetter.Linked-In Book Writers Almost defines the exemplary newsletter. A serious networking tool for writers. An amazing site.Writing Our Way Home Mindful writing site and resources. Thoughtful and unique. Each newsletter is like a letter, too.Writer.ly A post-publishing community, with resources and tools for authors with books. Solid newsletter, great resources.Hudson ValleyASK Playwright's Lab, Kingston, NY A unique and invaluable resource, the Lab brings together actors and writers in a safe but necessarily critical setting to try out performance scripts. The newsletter reminds and updates, and describes upcoming Lab "performances". You must participate for a while before you can have a piece read by actors. Hey, that's fair. I LOVED my experience here. Email Karen Rich (Tell her Greg Correll says hey!).Robert Milby, Hudson Valley Robert is the venerable-yet-spry peerless poet-n-poetry-promoter for these parts (the Hudson Valley+). His newsletters keep you up-to-date about upcoming featered readers in over a dozen venues, and almost all of them are Open Mic opportunities. He's also the Co-everything for CAPS, down in Beacon.SubscribeSpoken Word, Kingston, NY Spoken Word is Annie LaBarge's longstanding Poetry Reading and Open Mic, in a beautiful setting; her newsletter keeps you up-to-date about the readings and occassionally notifies about special events you might not hear about elsewhere.Subscribe
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Advanced Site/Server Security

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Site and server security is one of our top priorities. We use Phil Taylor's tools to monitor and troubleshoot all of our sites, and Akeeba back-up component to assure systematic backups.

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Responsive and Mobile Minded

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The new Joomla has a fully responsive layout and design built from the ground up, to ensure perfect presentation of your content, from the smallest mobile devices to the largest desktop displays. Plus: Work on your site from any device!

A site designed with responsive structure adapts the layout to the viewing environment by using fluid, proportion-based grids flexible images and an extension of the @media rule, in the following ways:

The fluid grid concept calls for page element sizing to be in relative units like percentages, rather than absolute units like pixels or points.Flexible images are also sized in relative units, so as to prevent them from displaying outside their containing element.Media queries allow the page to use different CSS style rules based on characteristics of the device the site is being displayed on, most commonly the width of the browser.

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Hosting & AMPs

Hosting & AMPs

Hosting and Annual Maintenance for sites, on our servers or yours.

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How to Create Links in Articles and Modules

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This tutorial will explain how to create and edit links from the text in one page (Article) to another page in your site. (This is also the way to set links from modules on your pages.)

1. Link to a Menu page.

Open an article and select the text you wish to link from.Click on the "Insert/Edit link button in the editor.

2. Link managing popup opens.

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How to Add and Format Images in Joomla Content

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This how-to will help you add images to your articles and give them a margin so that text wraps attarctively around them.

Step One:Open the article you wish to place an image in.Place your cursor in the text line where you want the image (be sure you see the cursor bar flashing).Click on "Insert/Edit image" in the JCE editor.

Step Two:Add and existing image.

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About Joomla CMS

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Video tutorials from OSTraining to help you understand, learn and use Joomla.OSTraining offers some free resources. If you like their training style, you can purchase other tutorials from them by going here.

A walkthrough and explanation of Joomla:

 About Joomla CMS

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What Is Responsive Layout?

From RocketTheme.com (template creators):

A responsive design automatically adapts itself to a particular viewing environment such as desktop, tablet or mobile, without the need for separate layouts for varying platforms

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