It’s been a year since we started to redesign our website. The old “cobbler’s children, barefoot” thing, and all that: evowebdev.com had been wearing the same skin for almost three years, which is way too long. A lot changes in three years on the internet, and websites need to keep up.
We’re all official now for WordCamp Albuquerque 2012. The ink on contract with the venue has dried and WordCamp Central has given us full approval. Fellow organizers Karen Arnold, Guy Olds, Mildred Griffee and I can be spotted with that wide-eyed deer-in-the-headlights look. We’re looking for volunteers, speakers, and sponsors.
It was a busy fall at Evo. We actually turned some projects away because we could not get to them in the time frame required (which we hated to do, but not as much as we hate working 20 hrs/day for weeks to keep up with everything). We’d like to highlight four sites launched within the last couple of months, each of them using WordPress as a CMS.
A friend of mine, relatively new to implementing WordPress sites, emailed me yesterday asking for some advice. She was using Twenty-eleven as her base, and she had run into some problems bending it into the shape she wanted it. I called her and took a look at what she was doing.
I spent an amazing weekend with a bunch (more than 212) of WordPress folks in Albuquerque this past weekend. Which means that for the first time in a while, I didn’t spend the weekend catching up on what I should have been able to accomplish during the week. So I’m catching up today (mostly), but wanted to take time to share personal highlights.
In preparation for an upcoming presentation for WordCamp Albuquerque, I’ve been doing some thinking about what makes a good content management system. I was involved with providing content management systems for 6-7 years before I started using WordPress, so my perspective is not limited to my WordPress experience.
Recently, I had an opportunity to build an events listing that showed only upcoming events, with the next event appearing at the top. That’s pretty easy to accomplish. But I also wanted past events to disappear from the listing and show up instead on an events archive listing. It took a lot of searching.
At the end of June, I’ll be abandoning Qwest service entirely, saving about $56/month on phone service. Not that $56/month is outrageous; it’s actually a good bit less than what I pay Tmobile every month, although there really is no comparison between what I can do on my Tmobile-powered Android and what I can do with the land line, which has become pretty useless.
Let’s just come out and admit it: most company blogs are horrible. Either they are never updated (I resemble that remark), or they read like press releases, in that dry,…
Recently I launched a complete remake of my personal art site: raygulick.com. I’m an oil painter, and my painting site has needed an upgrade for at least 2-3 years. Some opportunities as a painter are beginning to come my way, so I had some motivation to redesign the website and, of course, I built it on WordPress.