It’s been a good year for my freelance web design business and most of the projects I completed this year were WordPress sites. And for ALL of them, I built with child themes using WooThemes’ excellent framework called Canvas. Canvas lives up to its name. It truly is a tool that I can shape into […]
A quick way to create a mobile-optimized WordPress site without changing your theme Consider these findings from a Google study: 71% of smartphone users search because of an ad they’ve seen either online or offline; 82% of smartphone users notice mobile ads, 74% of smartphone shoppers make a purchase as a result of using their […]
What is obvious from the questions I get from clients is the lack of knowledge on some of the more technical aspects of WordPress, from dealing with domains and web hosts, to installing and managing WordPress, themes and plugins. Rather than repeating my answers over emails when somebody asks me a question about WP, I have decided to write a guide on setting up WP and direct future queries to my posts.
Speeding up my WordPress site with W3TC and CloudFlare As far back as 1997, Jakob Nielsen was already saying that slow web page speed turns off visitors. The main culprits then were big images from graphic-intensive websites carried across slow modems. Fast forward to 2011, the age of broadband internet, and studies prove that users […]
Recently Facebook announced that they are going to deprecate the use of FBML in favor of iframe for Page tabs. Starting March 11th, 2011, reports say you won’t be able to add static FBML apps to your Facebook Page. You have always wanted a custom Facebook Page but you are not html-savvy, and now you have to deal with iframes and html coding just to set up a nice image as welcome page on Facebook. If you can read and smart enough to follow step-by-step instructions, I can help you get your first iframe tab in Facebook up in no time.
I started blogging in 2001 at blogger.com. I forced myself to learn perl in order to create my first custom theme in Movable Type. I tried WordPress the first time it came out, but scrapped it in a few days because I thought it was ugly. Then I stopped and never blogged for years. Until recently.
UPDATE: I have since changed the theme to WooThemes Canvas. But I continue to design and support PlatfromPro for clients. I blogged about re-designing my website on New Year’s eve. I resolved to finish the re-design before January is over. I also mentioned that I was using the free version of Platform from Pagelines to […]