I'm an award-winning writer, photographer and web person from Washington, DC.
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Murder in Ocean Hall
Don’t Mess Up My Block
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How difficult is it to migrate a WordPress site? It’s not. Russell Heimlich managed to explain import/export from a WordPress site plus how WP content is organized, potential problems you might run into during migration, solutions to those problems and … Continue reading
I am the Joe Flood who wrote Murder in Ocean Hall, a mystery set at the Smithsonian. I am not the Joe Flood who wrote The Fires, a new book on 1970s-style arson in the Bronx. Why do I mention … Continue reading
Highly subjective, of course, but what’s the best content management system that you’ve used? I think that the best CMS is the one that gets out of the way, that allows anyone to easily write content for the web site. … Continue reading
Went to “Evaluating Content Management Systems” last night. This meetup, put on by Web Content Mavens, featured David Hobbs who talked about CMS review and selection. David mapped out a five-step process in evaluating content management systems: Vision -> Plan … Continue reading
Too much exposure to USAJOBS has really turned me cynical. Despite news reports on the need to recruit thousands of new employees, the main federal jobs site is a usability nightmare, unfathomable to even people who work on web sites, … Continue reading
I was excited to learn that The Nature Conservancy won a Webby for their web site, nature.org. They beat out the competition (which included the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation!) in the category of Charitable Organizations Nonprofit. I worked on … Continue reading
Like it or not, newspapers are going away. Printing day-old news on dead trees and then shipping the results to subscribers by gas-burning trucks seems antiquated and inefficient, a process that has become obsolete in our lifetimes. I love newspapers. … Continue reading
Call me old-fashioned, but I think that one of life’s joys is to sit down with a good newspaper. Though I’m someone who’s spent a career working on web sites, there’s some really special about a quiet morning with a … Continue reading
This seems counterintuitive but seniors (age 55+) spend more time online than any other age group, according to a recent Jupiter Research report. How times have changed since my days at AARP in the late 90s, when seniors were underrepresented … Continue reading