Where’s WordPress.com gone?

8 10 2005

Last night (23.45 gmt) I attempted to access my wordpress.com admin page
so that I could pour forth some more aimless rambling onto these pages,
where upon I discovered that WordPress.com was no where to be seen!!

Apparently WordPress.com were experiencing some technical difficulties:

“We are currently experiencing technical difficulties, our
technicians are looking into the problem. Please check
back soon”

After a quick look on Technorati I found a blog post (only four
hours old att) talking about the instability of wordpress.com. After
some more searching for blogs regarding this problem, I stumbled upon a
rather opinionated post talking about Scoble moving his
world famous scobleizer blog right here to WordPress.com.

If Mobile Phone Fan is to be believed, then surely Scoble wouldn’t be moving his prestigious blog to this great site?

I for one have had no prior problem with WordPress.com and I hope it stays
that way.

I would also like to welcome Scoble to WordPress.com and hope
you keep up the great blog, I am an avid reader.

Technorati Tags: Scoble, WordPress, WordPress.com





Uploading Pictures in WordPress

4 10 2005

Brilliant!! I’m not sure whether I missed this initially, or whether this new feature of WordPress,
but it is very handy.

There is a now a nice quick and easy way to upload and add pictures to your WordPress blog.

To upload a picture to display in a post, all you have to do is:

– Click on write a new post then scroll to just below the Post
text box and you will notice a tool bar (see picture below)

Upload

– Click on Upload Photo
– In the Image: test box enter the path to the image required, alternatively click browse.
– Then click Browse Attached to display the uploaded image(s)
– Drag and drop the image to the required position in the post and resize as appropriate.

I’m sure you would all have found it easily enough, but I thought I’d
share such a useful tool anyway





Webiste as employee…….?

2 10 2005

The other day I recieved my first coursework assignment of the year :-(. Actaully
this particular coursework looks rather interesting.

We have to design a report and paper-based tool that can help people, with
relatively low knowledge of IT, to analyse the trust of any given website.
While looking some literature in this area I came across a 37Signals post that
talks about how your website should be your best employee.

“Your site should be your best employee. It should be the most knowledgeable,
most polite, friendliest, and most useful member of your team. It should have the
best grasp of language and the ability to clearly explain who it is and why it’s
there to help you. It should especially have good people skills.

Almost all the talk about user personas ignores the most important persona:
The site persona. Your site is the one employee that meets, greets, and helps
more of your customers than any other person on your team — and probably
by a factor of ten thousand.”

I don’t know about you, but I had never thought of a website in these terms, this
info will definetally come in usefull with any further website design/analysis that
I may partake in.