There are lots of good primers on Search Engine Optimisation out there in the world. This is mine. It was written with my workplace in mind, a community college in British Columbia, Canada. The principles, however, are universal. Continue reading A Primer on Search Engine Optimisation
iPlotz.com is a fascinating online wireframe tool. Simple drag-and-drop tools (in an attractive pencil-sketch style) make it easy for even a non-designer like me to map out a common web interface. This includes, of course, forms that are increasingly in demand.
I’m sure this would be very handy even for a graphic designer, although some may feel it hampers creativity by excessive handholding. Personally, I need that sparkplug kickstart to get going.
From time to time, some of my colleages that use our college’s Content Management System have a desire to remove all traces of certain content from the web site. For example, sometimes a course or program gets cancelled, and staff are concerned that students will try to sign up for the cancelled offering. Let me offer an alternative perspective.
Purging information from your website has some seriously negative consequences with respect to your ability to control your content, encourage external links to your site, improving keyword indexing, and potential re-introduction of the program. Continue reading Why You Shouldn’t Delete Content
Well. My good friend Bryan Ens pointed out that my RSS feed was wrecked yesterday. On further study, i realised all my links were toast. This is bad. The home page worked, but no other page did. *sigh* So I set out to figure out what went wrong and repair it. Continue reading Fixing .htaccess in WordPress