“Why should we change this page?”

This is a new section I'm adding, called, "Questions from clients". I hope that in answering some of the pressing questions from my clients, that I might answer some of your questions as well. "Should we remove this image and it's link?" Earlier this week, I had a client ask me about a updating their homepage, and if we should remove a link to another page. The link (a large image) was certainly noticeable, however, it detracted from the look of the page. I started a discussion about removing … [Read more...]

A Cautionary Tale

In years past there were companies who would contact website owners about the need to renew their domain name. There were generally several "problems" with this. The accounts were not nearing the renewal period, The said companies did not register the site, and The said companies wanted to charge exorbitant fees for the renewal. The tone of the sales letters (or reminder letters if you wanted to be kind), tended to be forceful in nature, pressuring you to immediately sign up with … [Read more...]

“World Backup Day”

A bunch of Reddit users have decided to declare March 31 as World Backup Day, using the clever tagline “Don’t be an April Fool.” I know if I lost my work, it would be bad. How bad, like I don't even want to think about it... of course I don't want to think about it, because I have lost work before. However, I work to not repeat that mistake, and to help others not have to learn like I did. There are numerous ways to back up data. I do periodic backups over time to external drives, which I … [Read more...]

WordPress Wins CMS Awards

People continue to ask why I look to Wordpress to build even non blog websites. For various reasons of course, including ease of creating content, ease of changing layouts, and ease of adding modules (plug-ins). All of those factors and more led Wordpress to win the "Hall of Fame CMS" from Pakt Publishing. Pakt Publishing sponsored the Open Source CMS contest, and Wordpress won against other strong contenders like Drupal and Joomla. While it's nice to use "award winning" software, the more … [Read more...]