Getting all my blogs up and running!

Hey readers, I am working on multiple websites with also a new one being planned to showcase some interesting things around my local area and building my business website to allow people affordable website space to create a sub domain under joinley and post their content up more details coming soon as these are big undertakings but i look forward to working on my blogs the most.

Ill be in touch

-Dean

Xylitol Nightmare

I tried some xylitol in my coffee this morning and im still feeling the effects of it late tonight. I’m pretty much a stevia guy most of the time so i thought id try out some Xylitol thinking I would be ok so put in about a table spoon into a coffee which i have been blending with stevia no problem at all but woah put in the Xylitol and for the rest of the day i have an upset stomach and burning sensations down below. Not tge most pleasent experience think I might stick with Stevia for now on I have no idea why im having problems now but well learned my lesson and going to stick with the alternative haha.

How much has changed so far over my lifetime

How much has changed so far over my lifetime

Today sparks an interesting post one that I think many can appreciate.
I was born in the late 1980s and since growing up through these years and now looking at 2017 already mid way through I have seen so much change in technology its not even funny.
Looking at computers and internet browsing for example its amazing to see just how far that has come with watching videos over the internet vs buying Video Tapes, and Listening to music on Cassettes and CD's online gaming and buying games has changed so much, I used to rush into my local game shop to buy the latest games and consoles nowadays we can just order them online and have them shipped to our door same with online grocery shopping.

Creating Music for example has also been an amazing thing to be able to do on computers vs performing live using virtual instruments rather than real ones you can write chord progressions in midi and have an unlimited amount of virtual instruments perform them.

In a lot of ways things keep getting better in terms of technology and building computers has become more and more affordable. ūüôā

Mobile phones is another thing I never thought id ever own but with the ability to browse the internet on them and do online shopping as well a phone isn't just a phone anymore and I prefer to use mine like a tablet to being an ordinary phone.

In guessing but in my lifetime I will see a future of Automated Self Driving Cars, planes and whatever else that's in store for our high tech future. lets just hope that travel continues to become more affordable as well so that we can visit our friends in different countries ;).

Business as usual

Business as usual

Keeping active on my projects has been rather troublesome switching between projects music, web design and blogging as it takes so much time to keep up with them all. I plan to work more on my blog and music which will help a bit while continuing to train. ūüôā

I will be posting some music up on the site soon for folks to listen to if they like.

Web design challenges and staying motivated.

Web design challenges and staying motivated.

I always considered most of my creative career paths as hobbies due to most of my interests being just that interests and not really turning over income but rather just fun creative projects to get me onto something that interests me. When creating websites and testing things out I usually work on a few different tools that help me discover my own creativity when working on them. GRAV was a really fun CMS to work with that took me on a different direction to learn coding so I had to dig into css & html to really get into the <div> tables and stuff which really was an interesting turn. WordPress for me has been one of the most powerful tools to learn and even with all the new CMS options out there I always come back to WordPress because of the limitless options available for business application. When I feel confident in something I generally try to take it to the next level and sometimes I get to that stage when I begin coding websites myself or working with database or databaseless sites. I look at the project and how I can build on a Flat FIle CMS and send it to a client completed ready to upload and deploy. but as Time went on I felt like in the end though the websites that I should be more focused on applying these ideas to are my own.

The Challenges Of Web Design

The Challenges Of Web Design

In the beginning going into web design I thought there may be a potential opportunity for me to get work building my own small business in creating websites but these days it has taken so much of my time for so little that I feel it best to return to focussing on creating music. Marketing has never been my strong point I got into web design as a way of learning to make them for myself so only ever intended on a small client base to begin with just enough to cover the projects running and maintenance costs unfortunately I do not feel that I can offer anything better than anyone else other than my time. Joinley was meant to be a small but DIY Solution that offered a little more than the standard offerings out there however I do not feel I can offer pro level service due to my limited knowledge in the field so may put the project on hold until I am more confident in my skills. Will be picking up the skills required to. 1.¬†Backup & Restore Multisites. 2¬†Remove or add a single site into a multisite. 3.¬†Backup an individual site for clients without copying the entire multisite. 4.¬†Database editing. I have been overall pleased with the hosting service that I am using to build my websites feel free to check out my top recommended hosting provider great service at an affordable fixed rate! As you can see I try to be as transparent and honest as possible when it comes to offering website solutions, in fact I would rather create and maintain a blog reviewing my experiences using different website editing tools, CMS and recommending hosting options so that people can feel more confident in creating their own websites. Web design is fun I find for personal blog projects and small business websites I had wanted to take it further but it seems far more viable to look into affiliate referrals instead and focus on writing quality content that can help other people get started. Stay Tuned for my future posts¬†as we will be going over different CMS tools and looking at ease of use as a¬†factor and many other things that may speed up productivity.