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Guides and Resources for the Internet Entreprenuer
"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity" - Albert Einstein
In this age where it is easy to let the latest technology overtake you, we all need a little hand holding and patience when it comes to making technology work to our benefit. This lens hopes to direct you to some of the highlights of our daily browsing as we go looking for helpful guides, services and tools that truly help us day-to-day while remembering that we're all still human.
Hi. My name is Eric and I have been battling with technology since the first Apple and IBM desktop came out years ago. That was before the Internet, and so much has changed since then. But, like everyone, I have had my share of frustrations.
This lens hopes to address some of the more common frustrations we experience when trying to operate an online business, or just learn something new about how the Internet works. We hope you find it useful.
Web Services and Tools
Guides to addressing TFS (technology frustration syndrome)
One of the most frustrating aspects of getting your web site up and running is making it look good. How many times have you been to a web site and thought, "that really looks good. How did they do that?".
Well we have been collecting some pretty good articles, how-to pages and online tools created by some pretty smart people to help you get your web page looking smart. And we continue to scour the Internet looking for the latest and coolest stuff around.
Here is a sampling of some of our most recent articles that may help you:
Our websites have been online for many years, so we have some experience with SEO and we have weeded out the BS from the sites that offer true value. Here's a small sample of our latest posts:
If you have your own web service or tools that you would like us to write about, or just a personal favorite, please contact us on the Web Services and Tools Blog.
A New age of Web Site Development
Now Everyone can have a web site
A few years ago, when the Internet was young, the realm of developing websites was limited to the privileged few that had the desire and time to learn a programming language.
Happily, this has changed drastically and it is now possible for everyone to create a website by using nothing more than their web browser. Thanks to products like WordPress, Joomla and a rapidly growing market of other CMS (Content Management System) applications, the products can be installed with the click of a button.
If you need a theme, you can quickly pop over to Theme Forest or a variety of other Theme marketplaces and find a design that meets your needs. Once you get a theme installed, you can quickly add content to your website and you are ready to go live.
If you need help getting started with WordPress as a CMS, have a look at these Video Tutorials:
- WordPress Tutorials: Getting Started
- WordPress Tutorials: The WordPress Dashboard
- WordPress Tutorials: WordPress Settings
There is a wealth of information available to help you work your way through any problem.
Drop me a line and let me know how I can help.
WordPress Tutorial Video: Getting Started
This video is not for a "Self Hosted" website, but is a video for using the Free Website services at WordPress.com (http://www.wordpress.com). You can create a web site here for free and get started immediately with generating helpful content for your audience.
You can also read the text based Tutorials at WordPress.com by going to their Learn WordPress web site.