Monthly Archives: March 2014

Concrete5 themes

I consider Concrete5 an excellent CMS for a less blog-oriented website, and it’s the one I chose for my first ever website, and I’m very happy with its quick functionality. There are some creases that I’ve not yet ironed out, like better control of spacing, but they’re not serious.  With Concrete5, everything’s in blocks of content that you can easily adjust to your liking just by logging into the page your on and making some changes in a visual way, a bit like in DTP. Read more ›




Whitespaces to_underscores

White spaces in file and directory names had never been much of an issue for me until I began doing two new things: using gVim as my note-management tool, and putting up websites.  gVim finds files better if all the paths are without whitespaces, and media files in websites work smoother in general if their names are without whitespaces.  So, I wondered how to create a better workflow for intelligently replacing whitespaces with underscores in Windows 7. Read more ›




Directory Listing for gVim Folded viewing

The problem: do I have that somewhere?

Something that was holding me up organisationally was finding out if I had a film, or a podcast, or some notes somewhere on a disk drive that belongs to me but that’s not connected to my machine, which while I’m writing this is my old netbook. Read more ›




Selecting a WordPress theme

This can take a lot of time, because there are so many, but you need one that will allow the kind of functionality that you want.  The more advanced route is to not use an end-user theme at all, but something like _s, and build up your own theme, which is what experienced developers do, sometimes even deciding to write their own frameworks to build onto.  Being way below that level of knowledge, like any WordPress newbie, I looked at a lot of ready built themes, both free and not. Read more ›




So you want a website

Write your own site, with HTML, CSS, PHP, and a bewildering choice of additional web software.  Or rather don’t, it’ll take you years to figure out.  Instead, use the mature tools and services that’re available. Read more ›