Posts contained in the “Being A Webmaster” category:

Owning a website involves much more than just buying some hosting and installing a CMS. It requires a unique set of skills and attributes. These posts will take you behind the scenes of being a webmaster, helping you to develop the attitude and tools necessary for hosting a successful website.

Using Firebug to Tweak Your Blog

I am constantly recommending that people who are trying to tweak various elements on their WordPress blog use Firebug,* which will allow them to easily see the exactly the element in the code they are trying to change. Because I see a lot of questions about how to use it (as well as reluctance to …read more…

Some Useful Background Generators

When designing a website or blog, you sometimes need a background. You can try to come up with your own, and there is some merit to that, or you can try one of the many online background generators that are available. The following are a few of my favorites. ZenBG includes a large variety of …read more…

How I Created the Background You See Here

If you look at this blog, you’ll notice that the main background is a picture of stones under blue water, but that the background of the central content area has a white overcast to it. It sets off the content without being too distracting, because it’s the same picture. First, I downloaded the picture from …read more…

If You Change Something and Nothing Happens

A while back, I posted this on the Graphene support forum. I want to expand on some of those points a little bit here. I read a lot of forum threads where someone says “I tried that and nothing changed.” Occam’s razor tells us to try the simplest things first. If you change something, like …read more…