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Moving to Wordpress

Tue, 09/10/2013 - 11:47 -- Chris Dill


When I first designed this site, and even this company, I was developing on Drupal. Most of my past sites are in Drupal, I really like it as a platform. I was recently tasked with creating a Wordpress site for a client, which I did in about half of the time it normally takes me to do a comparable site in Drupal. Furthermore, blogging in general is "easier" on Wordpress, and seems to require less backend code (though more PHP, if that makes sense?).

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Local Website Development - Wordpress and Drupal - Design Workflow Part 3

Sat, 08/10/2013 - 23:10 -- Chris Dill

Design Workflow Part 3 – Install A Local Copy of Drupal or Wordpress

Installing a CMS hosting package on your live server is very easy- most web hosts provide a “one-click-install”. This is normally offered from that site’s control panel, and takes a couple of minutes to complete. If you are just starting out this is probably your best choice- just do the one click install and work off of your live site. If you are set on doing your development local and want to know how to install Drupal or Wordpress locally, keep on reading.

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Design Workflow Part 2 - Setting Up XAMPP For Local Development

Tue, 07/30/2013 - 23:34 -- Chris Dill

The first step torwards creating a working development environment on a local machine is to setup a webserver in which you can install and edit your CMS of choice. As I have said in the past, I “learned” on Drupal, and in future posts I will be outlining how to install a local Drupal site. Very recently, I have begun to develop on Wordpress… I won’t say I am in love, but it is certainly nice. I will go ahead and describe how to do this soon as well.

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Design Workflow Part 1

Mon, 07/15/2013 - 11:55 -- Chris Dill

This is the first in a series describing a possible workflow to develop websites on a PC. I have an OSx boot available on my PC, but I am so comfortable on a PC that I find myself not using the Mac most of the time. A developer has also made a program available recently that is really great for website development on a PC. But we will get to that later- this first part is about the general workflow.

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Why Would I Blog?

Thu, 06/27/2013 - 11:39 -- Chris Dill

Well, it’s time for the first post. I ran a tech oriented blog a couple of years ago, and I really enjoyed it. I was getting 100-200 visits a day, a lots of emails a comments asking for help. The blog’s focus was on technology solutions, and I was really granular with it- taking screen shots of software setup and troubleshooting in step-by-step guides. While this was successful in my eyes, it ended up becoming too much work. I often found myself at work, delaying the fix for a problem in order to blog about it.

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The Blog

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 16:32 -- Chris Dill

This isn't a REAL blog- I am not some hipster in my parents basement. Nor am I an expert at web design and want to share. Nor do I have anything particularly interesting to say. sure I could write about my life, and my wonderful wife and child- but then I would attract our family here, and that is not the sort of traffic I would like. Sure I could write about networking, server design and scaling, Exchange migrations, etc... but I do that for a living and I am a bit burnt out on talking about it.