a new wordpress user.

Posted by: Jennifer Zelazny | 0 Comments

My cousin asked me last week about what it would take for him to get a web site that could be easily updated and flexible for growth and of course I pointed him towards WordPress.com. I figure he could learn the ropes there and then when he was ready for something a little more, I would create a custom WordPress site for him. Best of luck Robert!

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WordPress Jobs

Posted by: Jennifer Zelazny | 0 Comments

I was approached a few months ago with a project that sounded like a great opportunity: to design the UI and logo for the new WordPress Jobs web site (which my company does about 90% overall business on WordPress development). If you missed the announcement for the site, check it out. If you need WordPress consulting, you could go to the site, or you could go to the company who helped build the site ;).

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new cms to consider: drupal.

Posted by: Jennifer Zelazny | 0 Comments

I have worked with a number of content management systems over the years and have never been so impressed – and able to use something out of the box – as I was with Drupal 5.x. A prospective client of mine a short while ago mentioned something about Drupal and I had not used it since the last major upgrade. After installing it and using it for 20 minutes, I became very impressed. Drupal is the most elegant CMS I have ever used and the most “clean”. By clean, I mean very organized (file structure and Admin area). I also… Read More »

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jappler.com revisions.

Posted by: Jennifer Zelazny | 0 Comments

I have spent the last few weeks about making jappler.com more of a resource. I have spent a lot of time over the years posting about UNIX commands, web development HOWTOs, etc and would like to make that content easier to find. You will notice that I have already changed the navigation items and plan to re-design how I present content on this web site. I hope, that sometime in May, I will have a web site that will be much more resourceful to everyone. I will also document how I used WordPress to do it.

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Project Management

Posted by: Jennifer Zelazny | 0 Comments

I recently finished up a web site (using WordPress as a CMS of course) for a client who besides being a client is an amazing writer. He has a best selling project management book (The Art of Project Management) and has another one coming out in the next month. If you have a few minutes, take a look at his web site and read his blog or some of his essays to learn more about design, project management, working with others, and all kinds of smart tips.

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giving wp-cache a try.

Posted by: Jennifer Zelazny | 2 Comments

I have been going back and forth for awhile about whether to cache or not to cache, and I decided to finally try it with this site. I have heard many good things about the WP-Cache plugin and got it installed today. If you notice a difference in load times over the course of the next few days/weeks, please let me know.

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Dropdown CSS/Javascript Menus

Posted by: Jennifer Zelazny | 2 Comments

If you ever need to implement drop down menus and want to use clean CSS/javascript code, check out: Son of Suckerfish Dropdown menus. I have implemented these on a few web sites now for my clients and have been very happy with the results. If you are using WordPress, you can also use to dynamically generate the drop down menus. Enjoy!

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