Its That Time Of Year

April 10, 2009

Anyone who is online and has there very own domain will eventually come to the time of renewing it. It’s fine when you have just one domain but when you have multiple domains it can certaintly add up. When i started registering domains i decided to register a bunch all at once. I thought it was great to just get started with the whole thing.

But now that the time has come to renew, it means i have to pay for them all again. And it adds up to quite a bit, i own in total at least 6 domains. It dosent seem like much but to me it is. When you throw on top of that a years hosting it adds up to a lot. Luckily this year in regards to hosting i paid just under €6 ($10) for the next years hosting, i got this during the promotion that dreamhost were having.

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Although my hosting on this account with lunarpages does not expire for another 2 months i figured that it was worth buying it now and save myself some money.  I now have all my renewals paid for in regards to hosting and domains and i am happy that it is out of the way now.

I have just started to take a major interest in websites lately and have set out to make my first good attempt at creating a successfull website, more on that later as i make further developments. I have also teamed up with a college friend of mine to kick start this idea and also have agreed to help out with a few other team based websites. I hope that by partnering up on creating a site it can give me a better insight on how to get things done in a more efficient way and it may give me some pointers on how other people go about doing things.

New Theme Live

April 08, 2009

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Finally after over a month of me saying that i would be getting my new theme completed, the time has finally arrived. Today i added the new theme to the site.I have also incorporated a new section ‘Photos’ which links to my Flickr account, and pulls in all my photos.

On the right hand side i have an updated method of displaying my latest tweets and below the search bar is a link to the main social sites that i use.

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In the footer of the theme i have a tag cloud which lists the most popular posts in my blog. Also it shows my latest blog posts and the most popular blog posts. When viewing my posts on there own individual page there is an option to share the post across multiple sites including stumbleupon, twitter and digg. Also below the posts it shows a list of related posts which may interest you, such as another post talking about the same topic that you are currently reading.

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Finally i have a new great looking logo. I paid to have this logo designed and i think it was well worth the money. It cost me about €20 from logonerds. I am really happy on how it turned out and they really do include exactly what you want. And they seem to have taken the Irish part of my site to the extreme with the shamrocks, i like them though they look great.

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