All Posts in the '(Web) Technology' Category

WordPress Ajax, Compress CSS, Decrease Page Load Time on Your Blog

April 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Sorry I have been so bad with consistent posts lately. I’m working on a couple of WordPress projects that are diverting my attention and which I’ll share with you once they’re up (in beta). Anyway, on one of the current projects I installed the WordPress plugin, AJAXed WordPress, and implemented a trick to compress my CSS stylesheets to decrease load time.

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Tags: (Web) Technology · Design and Development · Tools · WordPress

Lifestreaming, Bitty, and the New Trends in Microblogging

April 20th, 2008 · No Comments

I’ve been quite a busy bee these past few weeks and been so inconsistent with posting at The WordPress PAD. Other than learning how to use Drupal and Joomla content management systems, and the new WordPress 2.5, I’m also starting a blogging network for bloggers in the City of Oakland where I live, work and play…mostly. In doing the research for the design and development of the blog network, I’ve come a cross some great information, plugins and trends in blogging that all relate in a sense to a term I’ve just recently learned about yet apparently I have always been wanting to express in the perfect (in my mind) web presence. It’s called Lifestreaming. Lifestreaming is basically pulling all your web activities from multiple sources online on to one space, your web site.

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Tags: (Web) Technology · Blogging · Innovation · Tools

The Way Back Machine Can Help Your Blog SEO Efforts

February 10th, 2008 · 2 Comments

I have a wonderful SEO person whose taught me and continues to teach me all sorts of wonderful things about search engine optimization for my blogs and me websites. Last week while we were discussing a client’s website redesign project (on which we’re collaborating), she told me about “The Way Back Machine“. Have you heard of this? Here’s a summary from the about page of Archive.org:

“The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library, with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital format. Founded in 1996 and located in the Presidio of San Francisco, the Archive has been receiving data donations from Alexa Internet and others. In late 1999, the organization started to grow to include more well-rounded collections. Now the Internet Archive includes texts, audio, moving images, and software as well as archived web pages in our collections.”

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Tags: (Web) Technology · Blogging · Innovation · SEO and Web Marketing · Tools · Web Content

Add Your Blog’s RSS Feeds to Your Google and My Yahoo! Personalized Pages

February 6th, 2008 · 2 Comments

RSS feed google my yahoo So, if you’re looking for yet another way to increase web traffic to your blog, try going through your personal My Yahoo! and personalized Google pages to get your blogs indexed better on both Yahoo and Google search engines. How? Well, add your blog’s RSS feed to your personalized Google page and your My Yahoo! page. Below are step by step instructions on how to use your personalized Google and My Yahoo pages to potentially bring more web traffic to your blogs in a very simple way.

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Tags: (Web) Technology · Blogging · SEO and Web Marketing

Cool Sites (3)

February 4th, 2008 · No Comments

The following are some cool websites with some cool website and blog tools for you to check out and make use of:

email generator toolNexodyne Email Image Generator: I love the web! Have I said that before? It’s good to have recognizable icons to lead your site visitors by the hand around your website or blog. This nifty tool by Nexodyne lets you create personalize email buttons that you can place on your website or blog.

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Tags: (Web) Technology · Design and Development · Tools

WordPress Plugin: PostMapper Blog Post Map and API

January 21st, 2008 · No Comments

PostMapperFound this cool new WordPress plugin I think many bloggers may find useful especially for those who have blogs posts that have geographical significance. PostMapper.com hopes to be the biggest, baddest blog post mashup. PostMapper is a geographically orientated blog post directory. It’s part API, and part Mashup, and they even have a Wordpress plugin that does all the work, save writing the post & entering an address. Allow bloggers to geocode their posts, and mash them up on a central post map. All travel blogs, photo blogs, and any blog with posts that concern locations can come together in one place. Check out the WordPress PostMapper plugin. If anyone uses this plugin, please let me know what you think.

Tags: (Web) Technology · Blogging · Tools · WordPress

Take Your Blog Mobile

January 12th, 2008 · No Comments

It’s always a good thing to give your blog readers as many options as possible to subscribe to your blog. RSS feed and email are the most common. But how about letting them subscribe using their mobile devices like a PDA.

You’ve got a couple of options. For one, there are a couple of WordPress plugins that can make your posts viewable on a mobile device:

WordPress PDA Plugin: Wordpress PDA plugin enables the wordpress blog viewable for PDA browsers. It is really simple plugin which detects the browser agent and loads a simple theme on fly. The plugin comes with a theme folder which acts like normal theme with all the functionality of wordpress theme.

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Tags: (Web) Technology · Blogging · Innovation · Tools

App-crazy, Widget-mad and Pluginsanity; What’s it all Mean?

December 3rd, 2007 · No Comments

When I first started building websites and blogs I toured a few content management systems that were all but ridiculous to figure out. Though, at the time there were a few out there that were simplified for the non-designer or non-developer, me being me, I needed something more robust and endlessly flexible. Joomla and Drupal were a couple I explored but both, especially Drupal, were just so incomprehensible. Of course, the modules, extensions, etc. gibberish make sense to me now, but back then, I was just as lost as the average person trying to learn either a new language or a new system. In fact, looking back on those maddening weeks of hyper-research, I realized now, with Web 3.0 looming and Web 2.0 in full throttle, that it’s often language that is a barrier in learning, using and adapting any new way of doing something or any new system, especially on the Internet which is still very new to many people. At least, the way many of us use it now. In this article I’ll attempt to break down common gibberish (lingo) used to explain simple concepts in this new age of the Internet and put them in context.

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Tags: (Web) Technology · Design and Development · Essentials · Innovation