Category Archives: blogs

Free Themes to Check Out For WordPress 2.8

First, you should know that WordPress 2.8 was released last night. Upgrading has never been easier.  I’ll be interested to see what the upgrade rate is with this release. And I just read a great post on 10 Free WordPress themes.  There’s some really appealing options in that list.  Despite the fact that we’ve been [...]

How I write blog posts

I would not claim to be a prolific blogger.  Nor I would even attempt to label myself plainly as a blogger despite the fact that I manage and write for a few blogs about my personal life, the Red Sox, and here on Red Pill. Here’s I typically put together a post.  Or at least [...]

Tabbloid helps you spend more on ink

A few years ago, I was chatting with a good friend of mine about an interactive project he was working on for a client.  The project was a flash based web site that allowed you to develop custom greeting cards and print them out at home.  Not e-cards.  But actual physical birthday and holiday cards [...]

Have a multi-author blog? Don’t forget about WordPress’s author RSS feeds

Let’s say you’re part of a blog that has more than one author.  You are reading one of those blogs right now.  Other examples in the category would be AllThingsD, TechCrunch, and WebWorkerDaily.  You’ll also want to execute a content outpost strategy using your RSS feeds.  Content outposts – I love that term that Chris [...]

I think I picked the wrong blog commenting system

When Automattic purchased IntenseDebate, I decided to begin adopting that commenting system on various blogs I administer.  I even recommended it to some clients.  Because I utilize WordPress on my sites, my thinking was that Automattic’s purchase of IntenseDebate meant integration with WordPress would be superior in the long run. While that still may be [...]

Blog Design in the Twitter Age

A recent post on Mashable presented “10 ways Twitter Will Change Blog Design in 2009.” Twitter is a microblogging service that…oh, forget it. Point is that though Twitter approached mainstream status as a communication medium in 2008, but still doesn’t replace the “online homebase” that one’s blog site can be, especially when served up using [...]

Surfing Material

Here’s a few items I’ve found on the web this past week that I thought you should check out. Tim O’Reilly on Why I Love Twitter – Great post from a great thinker on the web and emerging media The Beginners Guide to Promoting Your Blog by Jason Falls – if you’re new to blogging [...]

Five days, five new features: Populating the superfooter columns on day 4

Yesterday, I added the superfooter to Red Pill.  And truth be told the new blog features I’m going to talk about today were actually added yesterday (after all, it would be hard to have a viewable superfooter unless something was in it), but now I’m going to describe exactly what code I used to make [...]

Five days, five new features: Adding the superfooter on Day 3

Significant changes to Red Pill’s layout today as I added a superfooter to bottom of the blog design. In my opinion, superfooters are an underrated design element.  So many blogs just load up on their sidebars that it ends up taking focus away from the content within a post. On some blogs – tags, recent [...]

Dear Blog…

No, I haven’t forgotten about you though I’m sure you’re feeling just like my turntables have felt the last 2 years – neglected.  After all, it’s no fun to sit around collecting dust. Excuses?  Nah, I don’t have any of those for you.  But I’m happy to share what I’ve been up to.  My offline [...]