Are you fumbling around in the blogosphere?
I hear ya. For me, pulling out my toenails might be easier than managing a blog.
What do you do when struggling with software?
My problems of the moment:
- How to show “likes” on the home page rather than having to click on “comments” to see them
- How to show that nice blog award on my home page. Or should I show it at all?
- What is CSS? In English, please.
- What is HTML, and the difference between HTML, TML and XHTML?
- Would upgrading to (paying for) a premium template make things easier?
- Would it be better to buy one of those add-ons (what in the world are they called?) that allow flexibility with altering templates?
- Is it time to learn to design my own website?
I consulted friend and editor Christine Sundt who assured me that my IQ is not the problem: “If you don’t get it, a lot of other people don’t, either.” She insisted I don’t need to hire her.
Here are her web design street creds (she also designs jewelry):
Her suggestion: check out a site called lynda.com.
I did check it out, and then signed up.
Review: lynda.com has a great library, is easy to search, and best of all, speaks my language. Cost: $25/month. http://www.lynda.com/Member.aspx
(NOTE: Website promotion in this post is just for fun and doesn’t earn me any cash)
Another option: w3schools, which bills itself as the world’s largest web development site.
Review: The home page claims it is for beginners and experts. It really is. Cost: FREE http://www.w3schools.com/default.asp