Tag Archive | "blog development"

Blog DESIGN, BLOGGING | March 12, 2010

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The New Blogger Template Designer

The New Blogger Template Designer

Since I run a WordPress blog, I rarely talk about the Blogger platform. It is mainly because I never used it. A new developement on the Blogger platform enables me to share a good news for all of you who are on the Blogger platform. The news is a response to the lack of flexibility […]

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Blogging TIPS | March 12, 2010

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Why I Refuse To Support IE6

Why I Refuse To Support IE6

Internet Explorer 6 is a very old (it was released in 2001) and buggy browser that caused and is still causing many headaches to Web developers. I took the decision to not support Explorer 6 when I started my At Home blog in 2007. I did it before You Tube, Google and many other mass […]

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Blog DESIGN, BLOGGING | October 19, 2009

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7 Blog Design Rules To Know Before Selecting a Template

7 Blog Design Rules To Know Before Selecting a Template

Before you choose a blog template, consider form and function. Keep in mind that the Web is evolving all the time and we are always experimenting with new ways to display our content. And remember that content is king. The blog design is there to enhance your content, to provide a good experience to your […]

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Blog DESIGN, BLOGGING | August 17, 2009

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Adding BackType Connect to Your WordPress Blogs

Adding BackType Connect to Your WordPress Blogs

We installed BackType Connect to integrate related Twitter conversations into the post comments. It is not hard to do by yourself. Adding a plugin in WordPress usually works like a charm. Since we are perfectionists, I asked my tech guy to fine-tune a few things that required his programming skills. One thing, Jerome did what […]

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BLOGGING, Blogging TIPS | July 12, 2009

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A Quick Recap of My Experience at WordCamp Montreal 2009

A Quick Recap of My Experience at WordCamp Montreal 2009

I had a great time this weekend at WordCamp Montreal. The conversation with the founder of WordPress Matt Mullenweg was inspiring and calming. Matt was really zen while he answered questions from the crowd. In the after-talk, many people pointed out to me his soothing voice. Amongst other things, Matt shares the core value of […]

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How to Add a Related Posts Section for each Post

How to Add a Related Posts Section for each Post

Well-designed blogs encourage readers to explore the blog longer. One way is to achieve that is to add a Related Posts section at the bottom of every post. You could select the posts manually but this is too time consuming. If you assign WordPress tags to every post, you get a way to intelligently automate […]

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APPLICATIONS, TECHNOLOGY | June 1, 2009

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Need for More User Control with Mashups

Need for More User Control with Mashups

One of the main reasons why I migrated my blogs to WordPress is to be more independent technically. I wish to be able to add features using plugins without needing the help of a programmer. For the most part, it works fine. But as many other bloggers, I often wish to mix and match plugins […]

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BLOGGING, Blogging TIPS | April 17, 2009

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Design Your Blog Theme to Show Your Post on Facebook

Design Your Blog Theme to Show Your Post on Facebook

No blogger can ignore Facebook and Twitter when promoting his or her blog. Link share holds the key element in this equation. I explained before the viral marketing power of adding a post link to your Facebook profile or fan page for every new post. This technique is more effective if Facebook displays well the […]

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BLOGGING, Blogging TIPS | March 29, 2009

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My Top Tips To New Bloggers

I meet many people who are asking me advices on the art of blogging. To start answering that question I compiled a to-do-list to ease up the launching of a new blog. Set up a self-hosted WordPress The blogging platform of choice these days are a self-hosted WordPress infrastructure. It unites flexibility and a vast […]

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