With Robot Dwarf (my current web project) only weeks away from launch, I thought I would share some really useful information that I have pieced together and found through sheer luck, friends and some really good resource sites.
If you are thinking of building a website that will have high traffic, is image intensive, distributes products and is built on the WordPress framework, then you should pay attention right about now. All of the above is going to be putting some serious strain on your hosting server, whether it is a dedicated server or a simple shared environment (such as Hostgator or BlueHost , etc). As such, a really neat trick (and one that many of the big players have been using for quite some time) is to make use of of Amazon S3! What’s that you say, ” Don’t they sell books and stuff?”, well yes they do! But they have also got some unbelievable infrastructure that is available for anyone to use at extremely low cost! (more…)
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So I have been thinking a lot about how I can redesign my current website to be more in line with some of the latest trends in web design, as well as to make sure that the look stays as fresh and unique as it was when I first put it together a while back. Problem is, I’m in two minds as to how I should approach this…
I like to redesign my site every couple of months, and while I really like the current design it is almost time for a change. So, in light of this fact I would love to hear some opinions on what style I should go for as well as any recommendations on color schemes, layouts (2 or 3 column), typography,etc.
Basically what I’m looking to do is to build my blog into something that is cool to look at, functional and informative. Plus, I have always believed that learning from others is key, and that two heads are better than one . So with that having been said I would realy like to hear what everyone thinks, why not drop me a quick commment with a couple suggestions? (more…)
So, I was invited the other day to enter the WordPress Coolest Blog Competition and I thought I might as well go for it! There are some pretty cool prizes up for grabs as well as a pretty decent ego boost . Basically all I need is for five or more people to comment on this post, why not let me know what you think? Do you think I have a shot at winning?
So why not go ahead and make my day…who knows… I may just return the favour