There are a few easy ways to speed up your WordPress website. Last week, I visited a beautiful website of an art therapist after reading her monthly newsletter. It took forever to open. It was easy to track down the reasons and suggest some fixes to her that she could do herself. I’ll share some here.
Discovered contact us form in Joomla 2.5 was broken badly. Time to replace plugin or use Joomla’sbuilt-inn form. Decided to use Joomla’s form to keep site light. I set up a form for the client using Joomla 2.5’s contact form. She liked how it looked and worked. But – it breaks when viewed in smart phones.
Background – How to be More Productive I’m spending a lot of time looking at tools and ways to improve my workflow – to get more done, to work smarter. Inspired by a post by Danny Schreiber of Zapier, I redid some of my workflow processes. Zapier is a workflow tool that connects apps together as when you add… Continue Reading Simply Improving Your Productivity
From Understanding Progressive Enhancement, by Aaron Gustafson, October 7th, 2008 (http://alistapart.com/article/understandingprogressiveenhancement). An old article but a clear explanation of moving from graceful degradation (creating for the latest browsers and leaving those using older browsers with meager content) to focusing on content while not neglecting style.
“Most people want to believe that there is some sort of “magic bullet” that, when applied to their HTML, will raise a site to the top of search results. Like all magic, this belief is an illusion, one fostered by so-called “search engine optimization professionals” – from the Introduction to Search Engine Optimization on Dudley… Continue Reading Good Intro to Search Engine Optimization
I may have written about this or mentioned it: folk finding you via search engines. How do search engines decide which websites to place higher in their listings than others? That’s a well kept secret that lots of folk get paid lots to try to second guess. It’s the field of Search Engine Optimization (SEO).… Continue Reading How do search engines decide site rankings?
Found on Metafilter (favorites of past 30 days) this, a link to the mother collection of all cheat cheats: “All Cheat Sheets on One Page Cheat sheets for web designers, programmers, and people who just like cheat sheets” www.cheat-sheets.org Enjoy.
Dave Almos suggested I set up the LinkedIn account. I spent most of yesterday researching and doing just that. It’s been a kick. I suggest getting into that as a way to getting your mind back into computers and job stuff if you need to. It’s helped me focus. I had no idea the connections… Continue Reading LinkedIn set up links
A teacher took me to a class on using Camtasia Studio, a new to me screen recorder tool. Maybe it was the instructor, but it is dead simple to use. The teachers use it to develop online lessons or tutorials videoed directly from their desktops. I have been working with video for first time recently… Continue Reading Camestasia