December 2009

Data diving with Google Analytics

Dec
16

FutureNow's article on using the data in Google Analytics got me thinking. Dumpster diving is a great analogy. There are some really good points about making sure that you are using the metrics. I have a hard time getting most of my clients to set goals for their site. Still I think there are important things that can be learnt. Most of my clients are relatively small. 250 hits a day is pretty good for most of them. But that's all they need.

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To CMS or not to CMS

Dec
10

Or Smashing Magazine comes through again:
Getting Started With Content Management Systems
Anybody contemplating the big picture should read this. It is the most succinct summary of why and more importantly what to think about CMS.

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Portfolio

My current in depth portfolio can be seen at Portfolio List but I was recently challenged as to how many sites I had worked on. Sites that are still in existence I have linked to.

As I built the list I realized that a legend might be in order:

  • D - Drupal site.
  • S - Static site.
  • B - I built the site.
  • MT - I maintained or did troubleshooting on the site.
  • H - I host the site.
  • W - I built the site as part of a team.

Here is that list in no particular order:

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Lifeforce Medical Support Services

Dec
02
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Community Development and Social Media

Dec
02

Ten years ago I walked away from a career in "Community Development". I was tired of fighting government bureacracy, trying to convince politicians that people were important, and making businesses that should never have even been started - viable.

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Dec
01

You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it.

Oprah Winfrey

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