My Setup, part 3 – WordPress

In this, the final chapter of the epic My Setup post (see part 1 and part 2), I will reveal to you how I use WordPress as the back-end of this site.  In the previous two chapters, I explained what kind of hardware and software I used to develop a site.  This time, I’m going to explain how I take what I create locally on my computer and get it into an easy to manage, extensible website. Continue reading “My Setup, part 3 – WordPress”

My Setup, part 2 – Software

Last time, I showed you what hardware I used in the development of websites.  Today, I’m going to give you an overview of the software tools that I use all the time for development.  If you remember from the last article, my operating system of choice is Apple’s Mac OS X (even though I can’t run the latest and greatest version).  Occasionally I find myself away from my trusty Mac and the only computing device available is one that runs Microsoft’s Windows.  While I don’t prefer to work that way, Windows can also do the job, and I will try to mention Windows alternatives to the Mac software that I use along the way.

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My Setup, part 1 – Hardware

People are always asking me: “Dude, what kind of killer setup do you have?”  Actually no one has ever asked me that, but somebody might someday.  In preparation for that future event, I’ve decided to share with you the tools I use day to day to design, develop, and test my websites.  I have to admit, I do have a somewhat, um, unusual setup than most, but it works, and that’s what matters.   The first part of this series is going to talk about the various computing hardware tools I use. Continue reading “My Setup, part 1 – Hardware”

A Whole New World

car-jumpI’m writing my first ever blog post today. It’s pretty exciting, even though I’m not really sure what I’m doing. But it seems like that is something that is happening more and more. I believe people call that The Learning Process.

This is my first time using WordPress. I used to do all my sites by hand, coding every last bit and character. While that is fun and fulfilling, it doesn’t make sense for most people. Continue reading “A Whole New World”