Saturday, January 12, 2008

Moving From FTP Publishing To Google Publishing

A while back I created this test blog for the purpose of trying some different things with a blog. It's been sometime since I published here, but thought that now is a good time, since moving over to a new web hosting provider.

As I started looking over some of the forgotten... (the old blog postings) I thought this test blog would be a great way to see how the transition from ftp publishing to Google Custom Domain name publishing would work out.

So, I went into our WebHost Manager and customized a Cname of "test" pointing to If you do not have access to your DNS settings, you would have to contact your hosting provider to set it for you. It's not very difficult for any person that has access to this area to do. was originally a blog on Blogger. Then we used ftp publishing to publish to the subdomain "test". Now, test is still a subdomain, it's just not being published on our server but on Google's servers.

One of the benefits of making a switch to Blogger publishing is the ability to use the new XML templates, which make it extremely easy to edit the template data, even in the sidebar areas. The templates available are too numerous to count. You can even customize your own, if you are willing to put in the time.

Here are some notes to be aware of before making a switch from ftp publishing to Google publishing. If you uploaded pictures to your server, the path to those pictures will be lost. So, you might want to save your pictures from the server and reload them to the web with Google Page Creator or some place where you can host your pictures for free.

Well, lets see how this works...


Thursday, January 19, 2006

HTML Code Experimentation

Sometimes Webmasters Need To Have A Sandbox Area To Play In

When developing web pages or designing a website it's the details of doing something that need to experimented with.

Scrolling Information

For example: Having an Iframe built into the page for displaying information from another page is ideal. On the other hand, maybe the information does not exist and the full scope of the information would really run down a long ways in the page. In that case, an alternative to the Iframe is to built a list using a style comand of ( overflow: scroll; ). This has the effect of building a division of a certain size and scrolling the rest of the information down. Hyperlinks can be included along with Javascript. However, Javascript will only function if the page supports it. For example: Javascript can run from Blogger but not in the main posted area. All other areas of the webpage can operate with Javascript.

To see how overflow scrolling functions use the scroll bar on the upper left and sample the hyperlinks. This could also function as a menu system by adding additional style commands.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2005



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Thursday, July 21, 2005

Net Test

Testing can be the most difficult and longest part of the whole Net process

As you dive into an application, becoming familiar with the layout and operations, invariably there are small customizations to make. Each customization can span a number of different variables which then in turn can create a glitch into the program operation.

Take for example running an advertising banner script in an ecommerce newsletter subscription page. There can be interactivity between the newsletter subscription page and the script which could affect the subscribing process.

May times, a small glitch can occur and to get an answer requires either calling an ebusiness company on the phone or subscribing to an online forum. Other individuals may have experienced the same ecommerce problem and a forum is an excellent way to monitor what is going on.

Once a problem is isolated then retest.

Remember: "The Devil is in the Details"

Saturday, July 09, 2005

Test and Retest

Whenever doing anything online, test and retest and that includes new Internet marketing ideas, Online advertising applications, or creative branding ideas. Always run tests first.

Many times a business gets a new application and they want to dive right into using it online. No matter how good an application is there is a learning curve to consider. Not only that, each server can be slightly different in the way it operates with the various online applications. Start out slowly and learn the application. Then set in motion a set list or a design of experiments where more variables are thrown in to the mix.

Then subject the application to beta testing to try to determine how well it functions in a real life situation.

It is very important to remember, just because an application worked in the past does not mean that it will continue to work the same way in the future. Servers, computers, and technology changes can cause the application to not function the same way it did in the past.