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WordPress School: Background Images

A few days ago the tutorial was on changing and setting the header art in your test site. Today’s tutorial in Lorelle’s WordPress School free online course is about customizing your site with a background image or color. Before I dive into the details, please note that things are a little confusing right now with […]

201 WordPress Books

As part of my project to bring WordPress into colleges nationally, I did a quick survey of how many books have been published about WordPress. I was asked by several major publishers to publish the first book in English on WordPress but had to decline due to my traveling schedule and work load, so it’s […]

Genealogy Blog: Who, What, Where, and How Questions for the Plan

While traveling recently in a small Class C motor home through Oregon, digging into our family’s history, my mother and I spent a lot of time digging into the who, what, where, how, and everything else we needed to consider to put together our family history and genealogy blog. We ended up with pages and […]

Genealogy Blog: What’s the Difference Between a Genealogy Blog and a Normal Blog?

I’ve just started my article series on building a genealogy blog, which includes all aspects of blog building and development, and I wanted to explain the differences and similarities between a normal blog and a genealogy blog. There are many types of blog models. A blog model is not just about the style of writing […]

Genealogy Blog: Starting With a Purpose and a Plan

A bit ago I announced I was starting a series of articles about building a new WordPress blog from scratch. Here it begins. I’ve been researching my family’s genealogy since I was a teenager, and recently a fantastic series of events resparked my enthusiasm. Over the past few months I’ve been doing even more research […]

SEO Secret: Exploring How Search Engines Explore

Search Engine Optimization, aka SEO, is the technique of cleaning up your web page code to maximize your “search engine friendliness” and search engine coverage. The core purpose of search engine optimization is: Help search engines search your entire website or blog. Provide key words and phrases to help a search engine determine how to […]

Site Under Construction: Things Left Undone

In the early days of web design, working with Taking Your Camera on the Road, I kept frequent “Under Construction” signs on many areas of my site as I poked and prodded its development. The Under Construction signs were to indicate that I was changing the look or feel of the web page’s design, or […]

Defining Abbreviations, Acronyms and Definitions in Your Blog

Reading across a load of technical writing, I see AJAX and I suddenly think to myself, “What does that really stand for?” Luckily, the website or blog administrator knew that there would come a time when I would ask myself that question and anticipated it. In the post they highlighted AJAX so I could hover […]

Nightmare Forms Made Pretty

A List Apart’s Nick Rigby offers “Prettier Accessible Forms”, a great tutorial on making a solid basic form in HTML and CSS. I’ve tried to create a form-styling solution that is both accessible and portable (in the sense that I can move the code from one project to the next). Floats have often provided a […]

WordPress and SEO Tips and Techniques

The Undersigned has an interesting and simple tip list for WordPress and SEO techniques I recommend you spend some time reading. These tips won’t flood your blog with visitors – no SEO tips will. Use these tips to improve your site, and fight for a lot of backlinks and visitors by writing quality content and […]

Using Non-Embedded Decorative Fonts in Firefox

Update 2006 There is no way currently to embed a font into any web page viewable by Firefox or any browser other than Internet Explorer. The font converter is proprietary to Microsoft. What I uncovered is actual appropriate default behavior for any browser. If the font declared in a stylesheet is not found within the […]

Blog Reviews by blogreview.wordpress.com

Collin of Blog Review on WordPress.com is making an offer you might not want to refuse. He is offering to review your blog. Here is his explanation: What qualifies me to review your blog? I can read. I enjoying reading other people’s blogs. I read many many blogs every day…I am “the intended audience”. You […]

Web Page Design: Talking Only to Internet Explorer

The more I work with Firefox as my main web browser, the more I want to kick Microsoft Internet Explorer off the planet. When it comes to web page design, working with and displaying web pages, Firefox is so incredible. I want to bash my head against the web design wall when it comes to […]

Canvas WordPress Plugin: Build Your Own WordPress Theme

Mattbator has written a review of “Canvas”, a WordPress Plugin which allows you to customize your own WordPress Theme. Canvas is a plugin for WordPress that acts as, more or less, a standalone web application that allows you to design a professional looking site without touching a line of code… …You’re greeted by a blank […]

Blogging Yourself Into a Job: Is Your Blog Your Resume?

Ask yourself this important question: Is your blog your resume? If the answer is yes, then it is especially important that you take your blogging efforts seriously and make sure you have a solid resume within your blog. Blogging is good for your career. A well-executed blog sets you apart as an expert in your […]

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