About this blog

I created this blog when I started freelancing, to help answer frequently asked questions from clients on SEO, images, content management and the like. I have not added anything in several years, but see no reason to take it down.

Your New Website 101

This blog is dedicated to helping my clients add to, edit, and manage the content on their sites. These days, I almost exclusively use a content management system, or CMS, called Textpattern to build client websites. Thus, much of this site is about how to use Textpattern to manage all the kinds of content on your site—from “About Me” text, to blog posts, to images and links.

I hope you find this information helpful as you learn to use your new site, and I’d love to hear from you what you need more help with, or what you’d like to learn more about.

Here are a few good how-to articles to start with:

And some general information articles:

You can also view the screencasts.

My favorite browsers

16 January 11 ,

Enjoy surfing the internet? Enjoy it even more with a browser upgrade!

LinkedIn getting too creepy for its own good

7 January 11 Comments [2] »

LinkedIn knows who you know. But how? And do I care?

My hopefully eco-friendly holiday card

6 January 11 Comments [1] »

Sometimes I wish I could get paid to make stuff out of paper. Here is the process I went through for my holiday cards this year.

Recycle used DVDs and CDs

2 January 11

If you’ve been making backups to DVD on a regular basis, you likely have a whole stack of ancient ones that aren’t so useful. Recycle them!

Tidy and backup your computer for the New Year

31 December 10 ,

The end of the year is a good time to tidy and backup your computer, and make sure you have a regular and reliable backup system in place.

Review of Litmus for Testing HTML Email

Litmus is an easy-to-use online app for testing html emails and web pages, with a very nice user interface, but the price is too rich for my blood.

Easily insert special characters

3 November 10 ,

There is a handy tool for inserting special characters such as accented letters and symbols: www.copypastecharacter.com.