Monday, January 14, 2008

Create a Module Release | Lullabot: "This video walks through creating a new release on for a contributed module."

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Wearing Many Hats in Your 50+ Business without Losing Your Head: "You may have heard that in order to become a successful business owner, you must learn to become a “jack of many trades”. But what specific management tasks must you be able to handle? Below, I’ve detailed each of the most crucial business management activities you must become somewhat competent at administering..."
Marketing your Website #1 of 5: Focus on Content and Code

Wednesday, January 09, 2008 - Check Google™ page ranking - free search engine optimization tool & Free Keyword Density Analyzer Tool & Search Engine Optimizer - Keyword Density Tool ... Google for more. All via The Smorgasbord | Drupal SEO Search Engine Optimization Tutorial Tips and Help: "Now, back to my question a bit ago “How much is too much”? Nothing is permanent, the rules change all the time, and google does not publish information regarding what techniques will get you first page search rankings every time. Having said that - if you do a little reading it’s not to hard to find out. I find that the best source (of current) SEO information are the best webmaster forums and groups. I’m going to give you three references to do your research at. The first research reference is the Webmaster World Forums. You can browse, read, and research for free, but I believe to post questions you have to get a paid subscription (well worth it). I have found tons of answers here to my google (and other webmaster) questions. The second is the world reknowned Digital Point Forums. Most of the true experts in the SEO field use this as a major resource and to keep in touch with new or recent developments in the SEO (and all webmaster) areas. The last is the Google Webmaster Help Group itself. Sometimes it’s a bit harder to get help if you post questions due to the sheer volume of people and lack of experience with many of the posters. However, if you search you can find some great bits of advice you might not find other places. I find myself searching posts here a lot. OK - now that I’ve given you the references let me give you one of the best (current) nuggets I’ve found in these forums regarding keywords and density. This post at webmaster world about acceptable keyword density has some of the best advice I’ve seen in awhile..."
100 Excellent Free WordPress Themes | Developer's Toolbox & Dilectio: A Smashing Wordpress Theme | Design Showcase: "fresh, clean, user-friendly and playful Wordpress theme “Dilectio” — a smashing Christmas present for Smashing Magazine readers."
Best Overall Search Marketing Blog of 2007 : Search Engine Who? - The nominees were :
I am 43 years old and I haven't been drinking wine because it gives me heartburn. Then in November last year I discovered Two Hands Gnarly Dudes Shiraz, thanks to the tip from Keith from LCBO store on Yonge & Hiway 7 in Richmond Hill. Thank you Keith :-) This wine will give your mouth and nose a fresh burst of flavour that can be compared only to sushi! But don't listen to me, read what real wine lovers said about it:
  • Two Hands, “Gnarly Dudes” Shiraz: "Two Hands is a single-minded effort to produce the best Shiraz made in Australia. Since starting only seven years ago, this winery has made some of the most celebrated Shiraz in the world and, if this tasting is any indication, their reputation is very well earned."
  • Two Hands Gnarly Dudes Shiraz 2005: "If you like big, bold and intense - you'll immediate fall in love with this wine. It's a punch of incredible flavor that provides a wonderful explosion of flavor for your palate. I've purchased cases of it and can't get enough of it."
I bragged about Two Hands so much, that I can no longer find it in Toronto Area :-( LCBO, please import more of this fine wine from Barossa Valley.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Podcasting With Drupal : Newer Modules: "Audio and video are modules that have been around for a while. I recently noticed a pair of modules that can make podcasting with Drupal quite a bit easier. The RSS Remote Enclosure Module allows you to provide a link to a file that will then be placed in your RSS feed for that content type as an enclosure tag. So this allows you to write a post using the core blog module and then add a link which can be downloaded by any podcast subscription application, including iTunes. And although this does not help you with your iTunes tags you can use this module to create podcasts very quickly using Drupal. I am using this module on a feed generated by Drupal here. It works very well. The Views Podcast module allows you to create an iTunes directory compliant podcast feed from any view. You can learn more about how to use the view module by watching my video tutorial on the subject. This module appears to be a little more complicated than RSS remote enclosure but provides flexibility and the much desired iTunes directory support for power users..."
Analyzing a Hack from A to Z (Part 1)
Weight Watchers: Fitting in Fitness at Christmas: "It's at this time of year when we're overindulging in so many ways, that we should make time to burn off the excessive partying. In order to stay actively on track during this busy season, we asked our Community Users for some fitness inspiration?"