Category: Family Life

As an occasional Search Engine Strategies Conference Reporter for SearchEngineRoundTable , I can choose the topics I want to cover. I purposely combine topics I know something about, such as SEO and Usability, with areas I have no skills or knowledge about. This keeps me learning while I’m working. In New York last April, I chose AJAX and SEO because it was new to me. Far too new, frankly. I did my best to cover CSS, AJAX, Web 2.0 &Read more…

No matter how hard you try, there is always something wrong with your website. There is always a critic. I have a friend outside the USA who thankfully alerts me of my 404 error pages, which I appreciate, even though I told him over the weekend he was making me scream at my own inability to be perfect. You don’t want to be caught with your pants down when trying to present a professional site. Since my work permits meRead more…

There’s an unusually high number of extraordinary writing this week that deserve mention. Each piece has something in it that may hit home for you and all are educational. First up is a debut article written for a print publication. The author, Sophie Wegat of Think Prospect, in Australia, is a Site Administrator for Cre8asiteforums and business owner. Her article is called Building a Website on a Budget (PDF link). She writes, When it comes to setting your online budgetRead more…

This is one of those “Kim is thinking again” posts, just to warn you ahead of time. Sometimes it feels right to just stop for a minute and take a look around. We come up with all kinds of excuses to do that. I have a few, so let’s skip that part and continue. Talking in Full Sentences is Becoming Extinct I’ve been on a huge “save the planet” kick for years, and recently it became so noticeable that myRead more…

I just took a web design survey. It took me less than four minutes, if that, thanks to the multiple choice options and easy questions. What slowed me down was the chance to speak up about women, driving long distances to work and single parenting. There is no shortage of web design/development talent. There is, however, a shortage of companies who want to hire talent, understand the value of well-rounded skills and are flexible enough to accommodate their needs. ThereRead more…

I’m fortunate that when I become busy and can’t write something worthy in my blog, I have good friends to introduce you to. This time, I have something to offer that’s helpful to those who want advice on starting a new website and something else for those who are light-years ahead of the game. Yuri Filimonov has written Create a small business website on a small budget I like checklists and articles that organize projects. That’s what Yuri does inRead more…

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