The problem with education these days is that it costs so much. Or so I thought until a few days ago. It was then I came across a free online resource from the Open University. Now, since its foundation in the 60’s, the OU has been one of the jewels in the British higher education. Because, established as it was to serve the era of … Continue reading An education you can’t refuse
Victor Meldrew’s catchphrase came straight through my lips. I don’t believe it! For I had just received a huge shock when I was looking at the templates that came with my new website authoring software. because when I just happened to click on a ‘Contact us’ page at random, there was my cousin’s company’s details. Surely not – he lives hundreds of miles away and … Continue reading Breathtaking Coincidence or…
Reading Todd Stauffer’s book ‘Web 2.0 Blog’ – now I know what I have been doing wrong! However blogging about blogging seems dangerously recursive; a bit lining two mirrors up and hoping not fall into the space they create. I shall therefore risk it no mor……. Continue reading Blog on learning to blog!
Today I added another rule to the horrors of web site smithing. And is this! If you happen to have two web sites, then if not carefully watched, the software will upload to the wrong one. In a similar vein, the greater the amount of work you do hammering the pages into shape, the greater the chance it will not save (Serif X4). Continue reading Thumb on website anvil again
Where do men go on Saturday? Good question! In the past, it would have been football matches, golf courses and those ‘of a certain age’ the bowling club. But the public library – come off it! Well so I thought until visiting my local book lender this Saturday morning. And it was packed out with males; some on laptops, others browsing the newspapers and more … Continue reading Public Libraries – future community hubs?
Having tried to split the Church website in two last night for ease of maintenance, I found the following website authoring rules came into play: 1. What you think will take 30 minutes takes 4 hours. 2. The simpler the apparent change, the more likelier it is to bring down the whole house of cards. 3. The software never has the feature you desperately need. … Continue reading Sod’s Laws of Website Authoring