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A presentation on using WordPress as a CMS for a library website given as part of the Solving Problems track at Internet Librarian 2009.

A presentation on using WordPress as a CMS for a library website given as part of the Solving Problems track at Internet Librarian 2009.

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How I Built a Website for $16 in Chocolate How I Built a Website for $16 in Chocolate Presentation Transcript

      • How I Built a Website
      • For $16 in Chocolate
      • laura crossett
      • Internet Librarian 2008
      • newrambler.net/lisdom/il2008
  • Somebody said that it couldn't be done. . .
  •  
  •  
  • what I wanted: easy to update standards compliant free RSS good looking did I mention free?
  •  
      • Somebody said that it couldn't be done.
      • But she with a chuckle replied. . .
  • what I had: no money minimal tech skills
      • what i had:
      • time flexibility freedom
  • That maybe it couldn't, but she would be one Who wouldn't say so till she'd tried.
  • what i did:
  • early mock-up
      • So she buckled right up
      • With a trace of a grin on her face.
      • If she worried, she hid it.
  • what happens if I. . .?
  • "hmm, I guess that wasn't the right color choice. . ."
  • got help Twitter, IM, Pay IT Forward
  • usability testing
  •  
      • She started to sing
      • as she tackled the thing
      • That couldn't be done,
      • and she did it.
  • what I ended up with:
  • the web team!
  • this is not to say there were no problems
      • Credits:
      • One stanzas of “It Couldn't Be Done” adapted (with a gender change) from a poem by Edgar A. Guest
      • flying machine drawing:
      • http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/id?T001820
      • Spencer Tracy in “Northwest Passage”:
      • http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/id?1551039
      • Women at work on C-47 Douglas cargo transport:
      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/2179137415
      • LSW dogs photo by Cindi Trainor
      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/trucolorsfly/2397151892
      • Thanks to my LSW friends, internet librarians all.