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WordPress is currently preparing a new version 2.3 that will bring new possibilities to work together (multi-author blogs and web sites) and to enrich the articles/posts. We should see the final 2.3 version on September 20th.
You may remark (or may not) the appearance of a new feature on this web site: on each individual post page, there is now a little list of similar articles. It is intended to help you discover new articles that you may not know but are related to the post your are reading at this… Read More
Some people have been wondering how I did the random selection of 404 page not found messages that are used on this web site. So, here is the nice little PHP script that I use here to redirect randomly to one of the right pages: span class=”st0″>"/404/404-01.php", … Read More
It is well known that the human brain has pattern matching capabilities much further advanced than those of the best equivalent software programs. This explains that failure rates of OCR (Optical Character Recognition) program may be as high as 1% (or even 2%) of errors, which is requiring later human proof-reading to ensure a reasonable… Read More
Print on Demand (POD) has become a very affordable solution for people willing to publish their own books. Previously, you had to convince a publisher to invest in printing hundreds if not thousands of copies of your book; then, you hoped for success and -usually- failed. Print your own book at: CafePress Lulu With Print… Read More
I just installed a WordPress plugin to make Roumazeilles.net usable from a mobile phone (WordPress Mobile). If you want to test and tell me about problem, you’ll be thanked.
When, as I do, you want to include some bits and pieces of software code in a WordPress post, it starts to become a serious headache. As a matter of fact, WP has not really been prepared for this and it creates a number of issues. Those I already encountered here: The <?php tend to… Read More
Favicon‘s are those little icon files that you place at the root of your web site. They display in Internet Explorer along with your bookmarks, in Opera and Firefox on the address bar near to the address of the site you visit. When you want to produce a favicon for your web site, you probably… Read More
I’ve been telling often (too often?) that you should replace your Microsoft Office with the cheap (free!) and powerful OpenOffice desktop suite. But some of my readers wanted to know about other replacement solutions for PC applications running under MS-Windows. Here are my “Open source alternatives to popular PC software“: Title / Download Comments Firefox… Read More
I did not yet have time to evaluate it formally but, on the paper, it seems that YAPB (Yet another photo blog) is a plugin allowing ot easily build a photoblog based upon WordPress (the size of thumbnails is configurable, WordPress themes are still usable, but there is no galery). One rule: One image, one… Read More
If you look at the left-hand side menu on this page, you will notice that there is a link to either register yourself (Register) or login (Login). These links are here to give you the ability to identify yourself when your are visiting the Roumazeilles.net web site. It is a two-step process: Register yourself, for… Read More
CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) are a very powerful way to apply styles to an HTML page. It has the advantage of removing most of the formatting (styling) and putting it in a single location. However, in my first tries I tended to create a lot of styles which where very similar one to each other.… Read More
Some time ago, most people would not even think about creating a web site. Today, it became so easy to do (see another post coming soon) that the only question is not how, but why. Consequently, I decided to give you a few of the common ideas that led most web site designers and bloggers… Read More
You want your own blog? After all, it’s so easy. There are many solutions for this including: Create your own web site (preferably after reading my previous articles) Start a WordPress-based site in a matter of minutes on the WordPress.com server As a matter of fact, with the second solution, you will find all tools… Read More
After a previous post about the reasons there are not to use the HTML tables (and to prefer CSS tables), I want to come back to this issue with my own experience. When I went to the fifth version of this web site interface (the one you see at the time of posting this article),… Read More
Going from one version to the newest for a software program like WordPress that I rely upon to operate this web site is not necessarily difficult, but it is always a bit safer to work smoothly, orderly and slowly rather than rushing into the dark. I started by updating all the plugins I use to… Read More
Great news for the WordPress community of bloggers and web site designers: WordPress 2.1 is available for download. This is really a significant upgrade to one of the most successful blog-and-CMS software applications (the one I use for Roumazeilles.net). New features include (my own selection of the good things): A new tabbed editor allows you… Read More
Needing to quickly install a web server on a Windows PC, I was drawn into looking for a free software suite providing such sevrices in a simple and nice package. I already knew EasyPHP from Emmanuel Faivre, Laurent Abbal and Thierry Murail, three Frenchmen who put in a single tool box all the free open-source… Read More
You may have noticed a new logo appearing on our web site since the redesigned interface went online. If your web browser supports it (Opera 9, FireFox, Internet Explorer 7), a similar orange icon may appear on the web address bar. This is a feature that is good both for users and for web site… Read More