I will be speaking at Wordcamp in Raleigh on May 22nd

If anyone is interested in learning more about WordPress, join me at Wordcamp in Raleigh.

My topic will be on using fragment caching on specific sections of your site to improve page load times.

I will be joining some pretty heavy hitters in the WP community and must be doing something right because they listed me third.

Tickets to the event are only $35.   Check out  wordcampraleigh.com for more info.

There is something nice about a one page website

We have been building more one page websites for clients lately.  There is something nice about building an attractive one page online listing for a client.

For the client it is a great way to get online for a low initial cost.  It allows them to concentrate on their branding and not have to create pages of content.

A great example of this is the new Capital Renovation site.   TayloeGray built this site for a friend’s new company,  a Raleigh North Carolina Home and Commercial Renovations company.  We also made a single page site for Prissies.com where we used Paypal and the clients image for a boutique sock manufacture.

What a weekend!

This weekend has been crazy.  One of most recent clients had a major online emergency and it has been all-hands-on-deck.

Hip 2 Save is a blog about coupons and saving money that gets 1.9-2.2 million page views per month.  Our client was in the middle of a giveaway of 20 $100 Amazon gift cards, to benefit Toys for Tots, and Blogger  flagged the site as potential spam and disabled it.  This occurred at 1am on Friday morning as the comments on her post climbed over 7000 responses.  As of this post the site is still off line.  Unfortunately for our client, she hosts her on the domain name hip2save.blogspot.com, which can not be redirected till the site comes back up.

To say that it has been disruptive is an understatement.

You can read about the process on her temporary website if you like.  Hip2save.com

Make sure you read the comments, her readers are very loyal.

One interesting good point about this issue is that we have been working with this client for the last two months to complete a new version of the site that we host.  The original plan was to launch the site in the first week of January, beta it over Christmas holiday, and we are just pushing that date up.  We are finishing it up all this weekend in case the blogger site is not back up on Monday.  Hopefully, everything will be fine and we can take the time to finish all the little tweaks for the new site, but if not, we are going for it.

This is something that we are going to write a case study about, that is sure.

I am going to Internet Summit ’09, so you do not have to. Teaching class at UNCW the next day

I will be teaching a short class on social networks on Nov. 6th at UNCW.  The event is open to the public.  http://uncwec.org/events/?event_id=15

The day before, I will be attending the Internet Summit in RTP, which is a huge event with a ton of top-tier speakers.  My plan is to work on my presentation the evening before and incorporate are much of the material from the Summit as possible.  My goal is to capture the highlights and bring them to people who could not make the event.

If you are going to the IS, please let me know, I would love to catch up there.

Visit the following link for more information about the UNCW event: http://uncwec.org/events/?event_id=15