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Since I’m no longer actively blogging, I think it’s time for me to convert some of my old blogs into static HTML websites. Why convert them instead of taking them down? Well, for the most part, a lot of the information on the various blogs is still relevant and continues to be helpful to some [...]


Knee Deep in Redirects

Oh boy, I’m busier than a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs! My desire to upgrade my Tidbits site has taught me another valuable lesson. Here’s the lesson: When converting a site from Joomla to WordPress (or changing platforms), do not change the category structure or the file naming convention. In other [...]


Another Blogging Plugin-LinkWithin

Now that I’m not on a breakneck writing pace, I’ve got time to goof off a lot more. I noticed on Prerna and Kidgas’ blogs they had a neat little linking tool that linked to other posts within their blogs.  I didn’t notice it at first, but as I continued to visit their blogs, I [...]


Do You Have a Sitemap?

If you have a website or a blog and you have not added your site map to Google Webmaster tools, you should take the time to do so. Back in the Stone Age when I first got online I barely knew what a sitemap was. I spent some time reading in various forums trying to [...]


Google Indexing Speed

Some time ago, I wrote a post about switching one of my Google-step-child-sites from a hand coded site to a Joomla site. I made the switch because I originally hand coded the site several years ago and things have changed since then (and I’ve learned a lot since then). Not to belabor the point (for [...]


Only Time Will Tell

Over the past few weeks I’ve been working on converting one of my sites (the one Google doesn’t like), from a hand coded site to a Joomla site. The other day as I was browsing the internet (when I was supposed to be working) I came across Joomla. I don’t know what rock I’ve been [...]


Looking for Feedback

I’ve found a cool open source free software called CamStudio that allows me to create tutorials.  It captures my screen activity, thus allowing me to create instructional videos.  CamStudio isn’t new and has been around for quite some time.  I’m just thrilled to have stumbled across it. To test it out, I created a short [...]


Brand Your Blog with a Favicon

Favicons are those cute little icons that are displayed next to a webpage’s URL, bookmark or internet browser tab. It helps you to brand your website or blog. After all, most folks are familiar with the white B with the orange background. I don’t even have to mention the owner of the favicon, everyone knows [...]

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What Not to Do When Creating a Website

I’ve made mention from time to time about my website mistakes. After playing around with it a little over the weekend, I thought it would be nice to share with you the “What not to do’s” when it comes to creating a website. I’m able to create this list because it’s everything that I did [...]


It’s rather frustrating to check into Google Webmaster Tools only to find that one of my site maps has several broken links. Not quite understanding what I did wrong I decided to fix the site map and website broken links once and for all. Even though my website (www.tidbitsandstuff.com) isn’t very large (approx 430 pages), [...]