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Posting to multiple blogs using Live Writer (How to)

Live Writer is a desktop application from Microsoft that allows the user to easily post to Microsoft Live Spaces, Blogger, wordpress, and other blog software (either hosted or on your own server). The WYSIWYG tool is amazingly easy to setup and use and posting to multiple blogs is a snap. Learn more about Livewriter here (and download it, too!) So, here’s my quick how-to: On ...

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textpattern, wordpress, & redesign

I’m re-doing one of my domains with textpattern or wordpress. I considered drupal, but to be honest, I want something with a little stronger 3rd party support. There are several features & functionalities missing in drupal which I need. For a site from scratch or one with content generated from within drupal, all is well. For those working with 3rd party apps already, well, it ...

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Various web bits – Firefox3.0, image editing online, and make your own comix

Good overview of Firefox3.0 in terms of web editing is located here I uploaded a rather large (and upside down) photo to pixenate, a free online web editing tool that even works with facebook.Pixenate tools include zoom, crop, resize, rotate, red eye, whiten, saturation, a few other features. Pretty nifty and easy to use. When you’ve finished, you can import to flickr or save. Make ...

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Best web authoring tools for new web editors

Occasionally, I answer a question and I think, hmmm… maybe I should turn that into a blog post… In response to a question on the best web authoring tool for someone just getting started — under consideration – a content management system (CMS) such as drupal as well as creating individual webpages. To CMS or not?I think it depends on several factors: access authority to ...

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Speed up your website!

For those of you who create websites, here is an interesting article about speeding up websites (and a free little tool, too!): ySlow a firebug/firefox plug-in: http://developer.yahoo.com/yslow/Most of the rules revolve around making sure the browser doesn't haveto work too hard to load and display your Web pages, particularly bymaking maximum use of the browser cache. That's where your browserstores bits and pieces of the ...

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blogger.com vs. wordpress.com

So, I’ve been trying to figure out if I want to move to wordpress.com or use wordpress.org on my domain, or do something entirely different (I’m running drupal on my domain). Occasionally, I have considered moving over to wordpress.com as well… I like wordpress. It’s not so much that I hate blogger, it’s ok, but I’ve been wanting to do something with all of my ...

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