This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, #FollowFriday recommendations, round one with the Thesis theme, a thumbs up to Star Trek, and previews for next weekâ€™s posts on kikolani.com.
Here are some of the best articles I have stumbledupon this week.
How to hide your email from harvesting programs
Why are text messages 160 characters?
Blogging and Design
24 stunning contact form designs
Blog optimization series – social media optimization
110+ WordPress video tutorials
Building backlinks with responsible comments
6 tips on how to promote your website
17 useful WordPress plugins
The logo design process
Personal Growth & Development
Believe in yourself
Are you the average of the 5 people you spend time with?
Does love change your perspective?
50 ways to make yourself happy
Reaching the next level
From outer to inner space
Favorite free online personality type tests
20 websites that can change your life
Are your beliefs assets or liabilities?
Here are this week’s #followfriday recommendations…
@nutuba of A Day in the Life
@SandraFoyt of On Living By Learning
@JoeTech of Joe Tech
@Websitewriters of High Revenue
One more shout to last week’s recommendations: @makakman, @GeorgeHCox, @PMolinero, @wdfavour, @TweetInsider, @billinman, @BloggingNewz, and @EWanderlust.
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So I finally decided to give the Thesis theme a shot, after seeing it on Blogussion, Cute Overload, Fuzzy Yellow Balls, and other well designed, customized Thesis blogs.
First off, I have to say that anyone embarking onto a new WordPress theme should get the Theme Test Drive plug-in. Basically, it allows you to activate your new theme for yourself only. Visitors will still get your current working theme while you get all of the options and preview ability of the theme on which you are trying out.
I guess that so far, my biggest issue with Thesis is it doesn’t let me into the individual template code. Everything is done through the options panels and hooks, which, for me, is going to be like learning a whole new programming language. Supposedly it’s easier, but I have always found it simple to hack the PHP, HTML, and CSS of a theme.
So now, armed with Thesis design tips and Thesis Hooks for Dummies, I am going to make a go of fixing up this site with that theme. Please feel free to share your Thesis customizing experience, along with more sites that help with the hooks. Update: As you may have noticed, I finally overcame my issues and am now successfully running the Thesis theme.
This week kicked off the first post of some of the more scenic honeymoon photos with the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, CA. Next week will be pictures from around California Adventure in Disneyland.
Bookmarklets are one of the most useful tools while surfing the internet, whether you are using them to promote your articles or to save your favorites. next week, I will share the bookmarklets I can’t live without. Also, I’ll be welcoming my first guest post from Frank at TechJaws on a new micro blogging site for web professionals!
Last night, I got the pleasure of seeing Star Trek in IMAX. This movie was awesome – best thing I have seen so far this year. So far, I have only seen two bad reviews about it, one by a guy who hadn’t seen the movie or any Star Trek television series, and the other was by an obvious JJ Abrams hater. So ignore the critics and go see it for yourself. Longtime trekkies, trekkers, and action film fans should love it. Just be sure to get in line early if you don’t want to fight for a seat. It’s that good. Really. And if you have an iPhone, try out some of these neat Star Trek apps.
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