facebook… facepalm…

facebook_facepalmFacebook is becoming increasingly commercialized. On one level, it seems nice–even convenient. For instance, you could gift someone a set amount of money to donate to a charity of their choice. Or you could donate money to a specific charity on behalf of someone on facebook.

But the first time I saw this, I wondered how easy it would be to assume that the person for whom this ad appeared on facebook was personally asking for gifts.  Continue reading “facebook… facepalm…”

Just what is a “Low Maintenance” Yard?

Raked GravelWhen designing for a client who says they want a “Low Maintenance” yard, many of us have an idea of what Low Maintenance means, but the only thing that really matters is what the client thinks of the same. A long time ago, APGA (then called AABGA) had a great manual about levels of maintenance.  I wish I could find it, but in lieu of that, I’ll attempt as well as possible to summarize: Continue reading “Just what is a “Low Maintenance” Yard?”

Edit and Create Pages and Posts in WordPress – Part 2

This is the second in a series of tutorials on creating and editing wordpress pages and posts.

In this session, we’ll tour the dashboard and learn how to customize it for our needs. We’ll study the anatomy of the administrative interface with a preference for discussing the areas we’ll be using most. We’ll discuss the difference between posts and pages and create and edit a few of the same. We’ll also briefly mention media and comments but will discuss these in a later tutorial. Continue reading “Edit and Create Pages and Posts in WordPress – Part 2”