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SerialTeller: Serial Fiction Online

  I recently redesigned this site that I launched last year. It features hover-based “teasers” and a Netflix-inspired interface. It’s got a modular custom content type that will grow as they add more serials. You can submit your own writing via a Gravity form so you don’t have to be a WordPress expert to update the […]

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PayPal Payments Pro vs PayPal Payments Advanced for WPEC

  There is a new, lower-cost option coming for the WP e-Commerce Plugin. It launched in April 2012 and is called: “PayPal Payments Advanced” and it will soon be a great option for WordPress ecommerce. Up till now you had to pay the full “PayPal Payments Pro” $30/month fee. But soon this new $5/month option will give […]

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Flickr widgets for WordPress

many of these plugins need your Flickr API to work. It will look something like this: Slickr Flickr This is my favorite—very fully featured for the active Flickr user or just someone who wants to embed Flickr into WordPress. Displays Flickr photos as a gallery or a slideshow that is NOT the Flickr slideshow widget. […]

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arisalomon.com – my new photo site

Today I’m launching a new site to feature my fine art photography. It will give me a chance to focus this site on my WordPress website business and related graphic design work. I’ve got some more content to shift around so let’s just call this a soft launch – a secret between you and me. […]

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New Site: Greenbelt Alliance

Last week I launched a new client project – rebuilding a large site for  the Greenbelt Alliance. It was a complex project that spanned the last 8 months or so and included alot of stakeholders and a complex planning process that intersected with a revamp of their long term strategies. We used WordPress (of course […]

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Tether Relaunches iPhone Version

Tether is an application (2 apps – one for your Mac/PC and one for your iPhone/BB/Andriod)  that allows you to share Internet access from your phone to your  laptop (or other wifi device)  using your smartphone’s data plan. No need for jailbreaking or paying extra for WiFi hotspots or data “tethering” plans. I have not […]

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ManageWP vs InfiniteWP: remote WordPress site management

Some great new tools out there to monitor and update a number of WordPress sites from one central place. Here’s some notes I’ve gathered – please share your experiences in  the comments. WHY REMOTE MANAGEMENT OF WORDPRESS SITES? As part of my services as a web developer and WordPress expert, I have to manage many websites […]

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The Great Wall & Felishino in NYTimes

The 2nd time in 4 weeks that a client of mine was featured in  the NYTimes…. congrats to the Great Wall… THE GREAT WALL OF OAKLAND On the first Friday night of each month, a large wall of an Oakland office complex morphs into an outdoor theater. A projector on a nearby rooftop shows videos […]

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Compleat: paper cup with integrated lid

Paper or plastic? When it came to cups the answer was always “both” since you didn’t have a choice. Now we do. So the main goal here is to make plastic, carry-out lids obsolete.The design has flaps similar to takeout cartons that fold over to seal in cold or hot beverages, while creating a sipping […]

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Switch from Godaddy (WordPress.org) to WordPress.com for SEO

Happy New Year everyone. Some more notes about SEO and WordPress and various hosting options… An interesting account of one person’s experience with Godaddy and WordPress Hosting. Continual frustrations, annoyances and poor value for my money I switched from my old hosting provider (Godaddy), to WordPress.com because Godaddy was giving me issues every other week, […]

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