Last night (even though Romney lost) I am still somewhat happy because my website had a huge surge in hits with 2,259 unique visitors in a single day. It has pushed my monthly total up to 3,772 unique visitors in the past 30 days. Unprecedented website traffic for me… Even though the election is now over and the search terms that gained me so much traffic over the last few days will probably fade, I hope to continue to grow my site and keep on writing! Thanks to … Continue reading
Today I’ve reach a milestone in my website’s existence: 1,056 Unique Visitors in the past month. While I am sure a large number of them were merely bots, I am still happy with the results! Thanks to all those real people who read my writing and ranting, and thanks to you bots for bolstering my numbers (and confidence)!
One year ago, I launched a website called Zen Insights as a place to post inspirational quotes and articles. The goal was to collect and analyze spiritual and philosophical thoughts, inspirations and personal experiences gathered on the way to enlightenment. I feel as though I have changed and grown over the past year, expanding my outlook on life and hope to keep opening my mind in the coming year. With the help of some wonderful people, and all you readers the site is going strong. If you have … Continue reading
I just completed a new website design for Ben Jeapes, author of one of my favorite books (The Ark, also known as His Majesty’s Starship). The website is a modified WordPress theme featuring custom CSS, spam blocking comments, a fully functioning blog, contact form and over 100 pages of content, making it my largest scale project to date in sheer amount of content. Ben is already happily blogging away, having picked up the use of WordPress quickly. There is a reason it is so popular: it’s extremely user … Continue reading
I created a weather forecast tool which pulls weather info from Yahoo based on your geo-location. Using this tutorial, I adapted some code to suit my needs. Features: HTML5 Geo Location Two Day Forecast Graphics for various weather conditions
I decided to create a news ticker tool which pulls RSS feeds from some of my top sources for news coverage. Using this tutorial, I adapted some code to suit my needs. Features: 4 separate RSS feeds Shows article title, description, link and date Auto rotates through the top articles Pauses the rotation when article is hovered over The ticker features 4 feeds from the most trusted names in journalism to aid in my efforts to stay informed: Al Jazeera, BBC, New York Times and NPR.
I recently designed a small one page website for my friend, Dan. He’s back on the job hunt and nothing is more professional than having your own online business portal. Check it out! Site features: PHP contact form Social media rollovers CSS3 desgin
Today I received a website that needed a complete overhaul. Here are the before and after shots. Total of about 1 hour or so of work.
I run a couple blogs and nearly every single day I have another new spam comment. I know these are mostly just back link traffic generator bots, but sometimes the language is so lifelike it almost sounds like a real user. They even add in typos and punctuation mistakes to make it seem like a legitimate person. Sometimes, if they sound close enough to an actual user I approve the comment just for kicks. Other times the language is so absurd and I wonder what the coder of … Continue reading