January 21, 2009

How To Make Your Own Website

So you have a killer idea huh? Whether you want to make a blog about your cat, a useful resource on fixing shoes or star wars fan fiction you can easily and cheaply make your own website. By cheaply I mean less than fifty bucks per year. Follow these simple steps and you'll have your very own slice of the internet in no time.
July 11, 2008

Great WordPress Plugin: Redirection

I recently installed Wordpess on an older flat-file website that had a massive amount of seperate pages. The owner would occasionally shuffle his content around (manually archiving) and he'd never heard of a redirect. As soon as I started working on the project, I noticed all the 404 traffic he was getting (not caused by me!). Since I installed Wordpress for him, I was able to find a plugin to fix this situation. Enter Redirection.
May 28, 2008

Thank you WordPress

Over the years I've concentrated my learning towards the visual markup, management and promotion of web sites. I'm happy with this arrangement. I have the tools and experience to create a website mockup image, and then turn that image into a functional static website. Years ago, this arrangement had a huge downside. When I took on a client who needed a site he could update himself, I had limited options.
May 15, 2008

I love Socialmarker

So you've got a site, and you've got articles! Now what? You need traffic! You know - those people out there in the world who are willing to take time to read what you have to say. Thankfully, we have social bookmarking sites that allow users to post their favorites stories in hopes that other people will read them. There are a lot of sites though. How in the world do you figure out which sites to submit your stories to? This is where Socialmarker comes in handy.