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This afternoon I had reason to ring my financial planner’s executive assistant.  At the end of our conversation I mentioned to her that I’d get back to working on my website.

She expressed interest, so I gave her the address.  To my surprise, and great delight, she looked it up immediately.  Even more to my delight, I could tell by her reaction, that my home page was more than she expected.

The thing is she clicked on my WordPress Blog page, and once again I could hear her reaction.  The new title was not what she expected, and she liked it.

She gave me a lot of feedback, and I loved it.  So the new title rules.  After all, Claire and her boss (my financial planner) are my advisors.


  1. Hi JT,

    How super to see your transformation into a new Blogosphere and new pic too … looking good Silver Fox.

    That’s the second time in my life that I have heard reference to PHP as a computer program … both in the same night! Please help me to know what is it? Do you code in ti yourself or is it usually managed thru some sort of user-friendly front-end?

    The other guy who has used PHP is in FNQ and I am off to a video-conference at 10am (wish me luck!) in the morning to see a live demo before considering a large systems purchase.

    Wow JT, this font has some very ‘small’ numbers … 1234567890aApP … what font face is it?

    Congratulations, Reno

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      Hi Reno,

      Thanks for the kind words. They’re very encouraging.

      The font you refer to is Georgia. It’s part of the Times New Roman and Times font-family. Yes the numerals are small, but at least you’ll never confuse zero 0 with a capital O, or one 1 with lower case l. It might be before your time, but in the days before computers, many typistes typed the lower case l (as in L) instead of the numeral 1 key. Perhaps it was quicker for them. I can tell you that it used to screw up a lot of computer programs when computers first came in.

      Your PHP question has taken my fancy. I’m not going to reply to it here, other than to say that it’s a script program that doesn’t need compiling, and it was developed as a server side program for web pages. A PHP interpreter deals with the PHP code if the file name has a “.php” extension. I’m going to work on a CSS Report page to answer your question in a lot more detail, and it might surprise you.

      But a quick answer to the other part of your question is that anyone using WordPress does not need to know any HTML, CSS or PHP at all, whether they are running a blog page or an entire website. WordPress takes care of all this as does any of the 1600 free themes you can choose from. However, if you wish to customise your blog page or other pages, you then need to get involved in the HTML, CSS and PHP code. There is a great deal of support to help you.

      Or you can buy a customised theme created especially for you by a professional – but it might cost say, $2,500.

      Or you can buy Artisteer which can create themes over which you have a great deal of control without any knowledge of the underlying code. But you can only do so within the limits of the program. For example, it seems to have no ability to create a line where you might wish to place one.


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