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WordPress Customization

Tonight I attended my first WordPress Meetup which was pretty cool.  I didn’t learn a lot but came away with a few interesting tidbits which I didn’t know before: Even if a wordpress site has a different permalink scheme, any … Read More

Web Builders

Everyone is coming out with their own web builders, and Microsoft is no exception.  A while ago I discovered Microsoft Sway which is similar to Adobe Spark and other systems.  After designing a few web pages for people I realize … Read More

F-Pattern Web Browsing

One of the few email subscriptions I participate in is The Nielsen Norman Group’s feed on interface usability, website design, and UX research. This week’s post was an interesting read, but further down the page I really like their suggestions … Read More

Lists

I have always liked lists over paragraphs of text in web design, but I have always struggled with capitalization, punctuation and detail level which should be included in the list and when to use an ordered list and an unordered list.  Someone … Read More

User-Centric Design

Getting web site owners to look at their content from other people’s perspective is probably the most difficult part of web design, but most important to having an effective web site. The Neilson Normal Group is a big proponent of … Read More

Westdale Homeowners Association

My parents’ homeowner’s association web site was being managed and maintained by one person in their neighborhood who was becoming unresponsive and the site needed an update.  So, being good parents, and after noticing that I maintained my neighborhood association … Read More

Marketing and Psychology

With my new position as an IT Manager I have gotten more involved in psychology and how people behave in person as well as online.  So this article on Priming and User Interfaces caught my attention because it exposed several … Read More

Monterey Bay Student Services

An acquaintance wanted to have a web site specifically for a bit of marketing and allowing online form submission.  I created this site for him using WordPress, a theme he selected and the Contact Form 7 plugin.  Unfortunately the images he … Read More

Activities not just lecture

From my experience teaching introduction to computers class at the local CSU and Junior Colleges, lectures put students to sleep, no matter how animated you are.  They need to be actively thinking and doing something to stay awake and learn … Read More