Monday, April 29, 2013


I was looking for an alternate web design program that would work like Front Page and was free (if at all possible).  I found KompoZer and it had very good reviews and ratings from its users.

From the Kompozer site: "KompoZer is a complete web authoring system that combines web file management and easy-to-use WYSIWYG web page editing.

KompoZer is designed to be extremely easy to use, making it ideal for non-technical computer users who want to create an attractive, professional-looking web site without needing to know HTML or web coding."

It's very easy to use and was very quick to learn for the basics that I needed. I'm also still discovering capabilities and features. I'm especially liking the built-in FTP and that saves me alot of time.

(I'm not affiliated in any way with KompoZer - I'm just sharing software that I find useful)

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Louisville Cardinals 2013 Champions

I had to compliment the Louisville Cardinals on an incredible year.  I'm a Cardinals fan, since I graduated from U of L back in the 1980's. 

It was such fun to watch the team this year.  Since I play tennis, I understand the importance of mental toughness during the game. Watching the Cards bond as a team, overcome their lack of confidence, and become strong and supportive for each other was really amazing for a fan.

The fact that Russ Smith is staying for his senior year is also a tribute to the team cohesiveness. He will be the first in his family to get a degree. This decision just shows how the players are all maturing and becoming champions.

Friday, April 26, 2013

1and1 Web Hosting

After almost 15 years with Homestead web hosting, I had to cut the cord and switch to another host. I was having trouble with Homestead's new site builder and I couldn't get it to work correctly with Windows 7.

But as I found out, change is a good thing. I've liked 1and1's customer service and I've had all my domain names registered with them since about 2003. So I decided to try their web hosting for my sites.

It has been incredibly easy to set up and use. I now have unlimited web sites and storage plus databases for LESS than I was paying with Homestead.

I got the Linux packages so all the server side includes that I use on my sites work with no problem. I also use a free web designer called Kompozer and I'll talk more about that in another post.

There are so many other features that come with the package and I haven't had time to explore them yet.

The link above is a referral link. If you purchase any 1and1 product, I would receive a small commission. But I've been a loyal customer of theirs for 10 years and am thoroughly pleased with them.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Libre Office

I've always been a huge fan of Open Office, but when I upgraded to Windows 7, I'm having alot of trouble getting the Base program to work. By searching, I found Libre Office which is the more robust version of Open Office.

I downloaded and installed it, and my databases opened perfectly with no crashing. I'm reading that it will also open Publisher documents, although I haven't tried that yet. 
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