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Reports of My Death Were Greatly Exaggerated

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As the title alludes I have not fallen off the internet nor am I dead despite any rumours the contrary.

I have been readying myself for and I have started a college course. Specifically Interactive Media: Web Development  at the City of Glasgow College. So far all is going well in regards to studying and learning etc. However I am having issues with the Student Loans Company regarding a loan that I took out approximately 20 years ago. The upshot is that I am unsure how long I will be able to continue with my studies.

I am still available for technical consultations as before and I will also would be interested in creating small simple websites for anyone who may be interested.

I have a new blog that is related to my college work and as such may be of interest to anyone who is teaching themselves web design and search engine optimization. The link for that is here College Blog.

From time to time I will share my work here or on Facebook or the College blog to show examples of my work and my progress. The following is a simple 3 page website that I made for a class exercise this week.

Onboard : This simple website was to show off a sample of the fictional company Onboard Snowboarding’s products while using tables for the basic layout. please note this is still very much a work in progress and I may update it frequently.

Heres hoping I can continue posting news of my continuing studies.

Billy

Adding a Static HTML App to your Facebook page.

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Adding a Static HTML app to your Facebook page is relatively straightforward if slightly long process. Following this gallery should make it easier.

For this guide I am using the Thunderpenny Static HTML app which can be found here.

The online HTML editor I reference during the guide can be found at htmleditor.in.

Clicking on  an image will open the images in a viewer where you can see the full size image (or almost) and click through the gallery.

So let’s get started.
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Easy as 1 2 PC Guide to Creating Your Own Site on WordPress.com

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Many people would like to create their own website. Some struggle to get started for various reasons. In this series of guides I aim to make this easier.  There are many choices on the internet of where to create a free website. From WordPress and Weebly to Google sites, Wix and many more. Over the coming weeks I plan on creating these guides to help you get your site up and running. Nothing fancy to just enough to say that is a website and I did that.

I’ll show you how to add a page and if appropriate a blog on the same site, how to add a navigation menu and a contact form to allow visitors to leave you messages and how to add some buttons to link to your pages on social networking sites. There will be some stuff that can be done within the WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) system of each website creation service and some that has to be coded in HTML (HyperText Markup Language). Where I have to use html I’ll show you the code and a link to more info on what I used at W3 Schools. This is a great resource if you need to find out how to do something in HTML or even CSS (Cascading Style Sheets).

I’m starting with WordPress.com as that is what I am currently using. I’ll pop a question over at the Facebook page for the next edition of the guide with a few choices of where you would like me to make a guide on next. There will be a lot of images in this guide clicking any image will open up a larger version with buttons to click through each image in that group of images. Single images open up in a new window. If any don’t please let me know. Grab a cup of your beverage of choice and we shall begin.

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More changes to the website

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For those of you that do not read this on the website. I have made a few changes here and there to the site. The most noticeable will be the theme, I’ve moved away from the dark theme to a much brighter one which I hope looks a lot better. I also added a gallery slideshow with the reviews as left by customers using the review app on Facebook. Hopefully this year I will add many more reviews to this gallery.

Thanks to Tilli Coombs who did a rewrite of the home page text making it read a lot less like a technical manual.

I’ve also added a Google calendar view to the booking form allowing you to see when I am free/busy when booking a service.

Please let me know what you think of the changes.

Please spread the word, share on Facebook, Twitter etc.  Sharing buttons are just below. Thank you.
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Rambling on about ….. CES 2013

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Hi and welcome to another rambling post.
This past week has been mostly been dominated by one of the tech industries biggest events of the year. The Consumer Entertainment Show (CES) in Las Vegas. After the break I’ll share with you what I thought were the highlights of the show. If only I could have been there myself.

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Updates to website and Facebook page.

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Today I have made a few updates to Facebook and the website. You may have noticed the Facebook updates as Facebook likes to Announce everything you do (Thanks Facebook) :|

For those whom Facebook did not spoil the surprise for.

  1. I have updated a couple of the training session images and linked them to the new booking form here on the website. For Computer, Laptop or Tablet 101 Training Session these are now booked using the booking form. This allows you to select from 1 hour, 1.5 hour and 2 hour training sessions depending on the length of time you feel you may require.
  2. I have also added a new contact form. This can be used to book the “Help Setting up a Website” service and to contact me regarding anything else.

Computer/Laptop 101  Tablet 101 Help setting up a Website

Both of the contact forms can now be found under the Info Pages menu item and also from the buttons on the respective pages.

If you have any questions or comments please leave them here or on the Facebook or Google+ walls.

Don’t forget to like the site and sign up for email updates as well as Liking or Following the respective page on Facebook or Google+.

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