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By Violeta | Published: October 8, 2012
What do you do when you want a new WordPress theme for your blog and you don’t want to pay for it? I’ll tell you what I used to do: I used to search the web for free themes, then customize them to fit my website. This is how I got to this blog’s theme: I tweaked a free one. Earlier this year I started another interesting project, which I want all of you to benefit from.
By Violeta | Published: December 3, 2011
If you followed my previous lessons on how to make a website, you should already have a domain name and a hosting account. You should also have your DNS servers pointing at your webhosting company. Now it’s time to start building your website. If you don’t know too much about web design and programming, the best solution is to use a CMS. CMS stands for Content Management System and it enables you design and maintain a website using only text editing skills.
By Violeta | Published: November 1, 2011
Since I’ve started to do web design for a living, many of my friends asked me to teach them how to make a website. They thought it must have been very complicated, so they were a bit skeptical about their abilities to do it, considering their lack of coding skills. I’m happy to say that I’ve been quite successful with some of these people. They are now able to run professional-looking websites, without having to take expensive web design or programming classes.
By Violeta | Published: October 17, 2011
I used to think Google was awesome. I joined their AdSense program in 2006 and made sure the sites I used it on were 100% complying with their TOS. I was sure people who got banned from AdSense did something wrong which they didn’t want to share publicly. I never thought I’d ever get banned if I make my sites comply with Google’s Webmaster Quality Guidelines and program policies. In April this year I got an email message with the subject “Your Google AdSense account has been disabled“.
By Violeta | Published: July 23, 2011
Special May 2012 update: Memorial Day comes with 50% off for many ZAGG products, so now it’s the best time to buy those accessories you always wanted but didn’t quite afford. Click on the banner below to go to the discount page: However, the ZAGGfolio for the new iPad which was just announced on March 7th is already available. Check out the ZAGGfolio for the new iPad here: I’m a fan of naked gadgets, so it’s hard to motivate me to buy a cover or a case, no matter how many brilliant reviews it may have.
By Violeta | Published: May 17, 2013
Have you ever thought how the wine ends up bottled on the store shelves, where you can compare different brands and take home the one that’s best for you? From grapes to the wine bottle, the journey comprises a series of stages, more or less automated. Actually I don’t think that a human hand ever touches the wine. It ages in cold, dark cellars, in bottles that get covered in dust. When time comes to sell the wine, the bottles are taken out of the cellar, put into labeling machines, labeled and sealed with wax.
By Violeta | Published: May 8, 2013
When I was a child, electronics projects were something many kids enjoyed. I loved them! I still remember my first radio, built from a special kit. After working to put all those pieces together, after carefully soldering all those tiny parts on the printed circuit board, after wiring the battery case, I was so excited to hear some music. Yet, nothing happened. That was sad. I checked and re-checked everything, and I was sure I did everything the right way.
By Violeta | Published: May 3, 2013
Just when I thought I discovered what’s missing from the internet, I found out my idea has already been done. To start with the beginning, it all started when my best friend said she wanted to find some of her school mates for the 25 years after graduation reunion. Those people were not on Facebook, they were not on LinkedIn, they were nowhere to be found online. The means of finding people who don’t have social network profiles are next to zero, at least so we imagined.
By Violeta | Published: May 2, 2013
Have you ever had to wear a Security badge when you entered a building? If you did, you probably noticed it’s not just a simple piece of plastic. Many badges have a magnetic stripe on them, which triggers the opening of the doors. That’s why they call them security badges after all: they should allow you access where other people can’t go. Another type of card looks just like a plastic coin, but it includes something which makes doors open.