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.
Enjoy surfing the internet? Enjoy it even more with a browser upgrade!
LinkedIn knows who you know. But how? And do I care?
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.
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!
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.
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.
There is a handy tool for inserting special characters such as accented letters and symbols: www.copypastecharacter.com.
Cheap, fast printing. Thick cardstock and free spot-gloss.
Cheap hosting, decent customer service.
Good hosting, good customer service.
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