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How I Built a Website for $16 in Chocolate


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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.

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How I Built a Website for $16 in Chocolate

  1. 1. <ul><ul><li>How I Built a Website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For $16 in Chocolate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>laura crossett </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet Librarian 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Somebody said that it couldn't be done. . .
  3. 5. what I wanted: easy to update standards compliant free RSS good looking did I mention free?
  4. 7. <ul><ul><li>Somebody said that it couldn't be done. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>But she with a chuckle replied. . . </li></ul></ul>
  5. 8. what I had: no money minimal tech skills
  6. 9. <ul><ul><li>what i had: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>time flexibility freedom </li></ul></ul>
  7. 10. That maybe it couldn't, but she would be one Who wouldn't say so till she'd tried.
  8. 11. what i did:
  9. 12. early mock-up
  10. 13. <ul><ul><li>So she buckled right up </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>With a trace of a grin on her face. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If she worried, she hid it. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 14. what happens if I. . .?
  12. 15. &quot;hmm, I guess that wasn't the right color choice. . .&quot;
  13. 16. got help Twitter, IM, Pay IT Forward
  14. 17. usability testing
  15. 19. <ul><ul><li>She started to sing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>as she tackled the thing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>That couldn't be done, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and she did it. </li></ul></ul>
  16. 20. what I ended up with:
  17. 21. the web team!
  18. 22. this is not to say there were no problems
  19. 23. <ul><ul><li>Credits: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One stanzas of “It Couldn't Be Done” adapted (with a gender change) from a poem by Edgar A. Guest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>flying machine drawing: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spencer Tracy in “Northwest Passage”: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Women at work on C-47 Douglas cargo transport: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LSW dogs photo by Cindi Trainor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thanks to my LSW friends, internet librarians all. </li></ul></ul>