From the Archive: Blogger vs. WordPress

Disclaimer: I used to use Blogger. Not only did I use Blogger, but I actually created themes for it. When Bowery Boogie began back in 2008, my buddy Elie created a Blogger account. It, like many other sites, was black text on a white background. One day, the New York Times’ City Room blog linked to Bowery Boogie and I told Elie that in order to be taken seriously, we needed an actual layout and design. That was the beginning of my customization projects. Continue reading

Re-Coding Your Site Step 1: Choose a CMS

When I originally coded this site it was done in HTML. The purpose for the site was to be a portfolio of work. I had been applying for jobs, and everyone wanted to see samples of my work. Trying to remember my college course on HTML, I was able to use Dreamweaver to hard code a quick site.

The world has changed since then. This Facebook Generation (myself included) expects real-time updates and changing links by hand on static HTML sites is not a feasible way to make that happen. So what are the options?

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