Wow, July has been so full of interesting things going on it hard to know where to start.
I’ve been building an ecommerce website using the Interspire Shopping Cart software, the website is live at www.vitabuilding.com. The store frontend is done, now it is just tweaks to the backend. Getting the invoices and packing slips templates to my client’s preferred format is my next challenge.
I’ll be adding an about us page this week. The company founder was a professional motorcycle racer when he was younger. He sent me some great photos that I will be adding to the page with his bio.
I started my education in webdesign when I was 56 years old. I think I had been waiting for the internet to reach the complexity it has now, support for the Rich Internet Applications. When I first started using computers in 1972 there was no real internet, it was just a means to pass data between computers with a black/gray screen and a white/yellow/green blinking cursor for entering data via the keyboard. No color, no mouse, no images. Boring, boring, boring comapared to todays internet. I read too much Science Fiction as a child, I still want the computers and data storage of the future.
I’m learning the social media world as I go along, with all of the other SEO I have learned I hope to get more pages listed in Google than it is now. Luckily the site already had some back links and page rank at the time of launch.
The blog I read most often is ViperChill it has great marketing information. What a inspiration Glen is.
If he can achieve what he has at his age it gives me hope that I can succeed even at my age!! 3 times older, but not as savvy when it comes to the new social media game. I’m learning, slowly, but learning none the less.
I took a couple of hours the other day to catch up on the posts from my favorite blog Cocktail Party Physics Cocktail Party Physics is a group science blog that aims to create a salon-like virtual space where contributors and readers alike can chat about the latest news and ideas in science — with a twist. If we can make it fun, funky, unconventional, and blur the lines between traditional disciplines — both within the sciences themselves, and science and the arts, literature, pop culture, history, and every other aspect of our culture — so much the better. We need fewer barriers and more bridges in this world.
Faux-French avatar Jen-Luc Piquant is the tres chic hostess who presides over the festivities with a suitably jaundiced eye and cool panache. Her “guest list” of regular contributors consists of Allyson Beatrice, Calla Cofield, Lee Kottner, Diandra Leslie-Pelecky, M.G. Lord, and Jennifer Ouellette.
It’s fun, it’s entertaining, it’s educational, it’s for women by women, and you might just learn that science isn’t just a subject you hated in school.
I’m so excited, I received my signed copy of Larry Ullman’s book, Effortless Flex 4 Development, I have just started reading it so I’ll keep everyone posted on how I manage learning a new skill. I still need Flex Builder 4 software, should have it in a few days. Then the fun begins, I get to play!!!
Without Larry’s PHP books I don’t know if I could have made it through my advanced PHP class, what easy to use, reader friendly books. He has a style of writing that makes you want to learn more. As Abbey on NCIS says, They are like Pistashios, you can’t eat (read) just one! Started with PHP, onward to Flex.