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Give it a Whirl…

A list of some website-related tools: Links Use Neil Patel’s backlink checker to see who is linking to your website. Broken links on your website are really annoying, especially since they’re good at hiding. Use the Broken link checker to find all of them! Color Want to check whether the contrast between text and background

From 0 to 255

A handy little tool for working with colors is 0to255.com This one is not so much for finding contrasting or complementary colors, but nuances of the same color.

On writing manuals for WordPress web sites

I always dislike starting a manual. The work seems so endless and boring. You have to write everything down, step by step, you have to make relevant screen shots, sort everything, and then create an index for easy reference. Whenever I’m about to start, I always wish I didn’t have to. I do it anyway

Compression: making pictures easier to load

For visitors of your Web site it’s important if the pictures they see there are as light as possible, so they’ll load as quickly as possible. If a picture is big that’s one thing (w x h in px), but it shouldn’t be too heavy (weight in kb), especially not for those who are using

More Color Tools

It just never ends, the use of color continues to give trouble, both in the area of Color schemes: Copaso and in the area of  accessibility: Contrast-A

Updating Your Own Site

If you already have a Web site and you’re happy with it but you would just like to make a few small changes to the text now and again – and you can’t… there are some options that might be interesting for you. It depends a little on how your site was build originally and on

Meanwhile in the office…

So far this year, three projects have been completed already, one is still a bit of a secret but also the most fun and the biggest of the three. It is basically a Blindschelders & Raadsman project where I was responsible for building everything online. We’ve converted an educational CD-ROM from roughly 5 to 7

Multilingual and 404

It took me a long time to find a plugin for making WordPress Web sites multilingual that didn’t frustrate me, and after endless battles with Qtranslate en WPML, I’ve finally found one that so far has been reliable and relatively easy to use. Polylang It’s free, not overly complicated, extensive and the author keeps the

Meanwhile in the office…

Midwinter, Romy Ashby got a new design for her website romyashby.com, while she herself keeps the content fresh. The website now has the simplest possible shop: a paypal button. kittybouwman.nl has had a small update and a new page will soon be there with sculptures . The Appril’s new site has been online for a

HTML & symbols

Tiffany B. Brown put together a clear list of all symbols and how to write them in HTML: http://tiffanybbrown.com/htmlentities/ she also writes an interesting blog post on occasion. Or at least, they’re interesting for people who like web development.

Appril – ideas applied

This year I participate again in Appril by helping build their Web site (in WordPress). I’m enjoying working with such a big, diverse group of people on one site. It’s both inspiring and challenging, one of my favorite combinations. Appril is an annual festival in April in Amsterdam where app pioneers, makers, users, creators and