Thank you, East Bay Mac User Group!

Thank you to everyone at East Bay Mac User Group taking time out of your busy schedules to share your thoughts, and work together to learn web development! It’s always a nice compliment to have such a professional and lively group of quality listeners; if anything, it’s people like you that keep me wanting to teach when I can. Special thank you to Clinton Gilbert for the thoughtful invitation, and the guidance on getting me all setup for the event!

As a reminder folks, the training we went over is available online at bradyjfrey.com/ebmug/; please feel free to use and reference this as you’d like. If you have any specific questions, you can find me on twitter, Facebook and my additional contact information

Additional Information

The ending slides feature references to continue your training online, but I’m posting below some of the additional questions and answers from our meeting outside my documented scope:

Code Questions

codingforums.com is a fantastic place to collaborate with users like you, and other teachers of the industry. Although I’m happy to help you whenever I can, I do get stretched for time, and you will find codingforums.com is a faster way to get answers!

Blogs

should you not want to install your own wordpress, or don’t have the means, wordpress.com is an excellent resource.

Hosts

DreamHost was brought up as a host that does one click installations of WordPress. Historically, I had problems with them losing my sites, and toying with my server whenever they saw fit; I no longer use DreamHost. I switched to the arguably overpriced Media Temple, and I’ve had no issue, but I have had folks use the more cost affective lunarpages without problems.

Shopping Carts

I recommend avoiding Yahoo Store, and either using a simple addition to your site such as bigcartel, or a hosted service such as Shopify or Etsy, depending on what you’re selling. Also note GoodBarry is an up and coming winner that does it all.

Email

The best way to keep your email hidden from spammers, and Google, is to use a contact form, such as mine. If you don’t know how to code one, no worries, use WuFoo

Applications

I’m a big fan of BBEdit, but it’s not for the faint of heart. Panic’s Coda is an excellent alternative, dedicated to guiding you in how you code, and offering free Books with the program.

Best wishes to all of you as you continue to learn and expand your knowledge of the internet. Please do let me know if you have questions!