If it isn’t on Google, it doesn’t exist.
– Jimmy Wales
The words “I’m no expert on ____ but…” would probably be the last thing to entice the busy reader, but wait! I’m no expert on SEO but… I know some people who are. (Or useful tools that can make you at least competent in this area.) Search engine optimisation is what every website dreams about, being the at the top – like a whiny adolescent with ambitions of stardom – it rarely, if ever materialises for us. (more…)
We’ve outgrown the confines of chez localhost, it’s time we got out into the real world. Start with the web launch checklist, and follow through with (most) of the suggestions (things like meta-tags and SEO can be dealt with by the WordPress SEO plugin- Yoast). (more…)
This week I’ve been creating a finalised portfolio website for myself (an updated version of my attempt in April), and that’s been taking up my time (along with Richard’s curriculum from May). A portfolio website should be a standard aim for anyone in our position, how you go about it is of course your choice. (more…)
“Torvalds (who designed and developed .git) has quipped about the name git, which is British English slang roughly equivalent to ‘unpleasant person’. Torvalds said: ‘I’m an egotistical bastard, and I name all my projects after myself. First ‘Linux’, now ‘git’.’ The main page describes git as ‘the stupid content tracker’.
– From the Wikipedia article – Git (software)
The name may sound funny to British ears, but learning how to use Version Control is an oft-suggested necessity for web developers, Git is currently very popular and it’s time to take a look. Version control solves the problem of what might seem to the lonely web designer, a minor quibble, however from my research it’s regarded a pretty important skill (and you don’t want to look the fool in conversation at Lord Harrington’s summer gala ball feast). (more…)