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Permanent Tourist

A personal website by Mark Howells-Mead

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The WordPress technology behind my new photo galleries

Publishing photos to WordPress directly via FTP using Adobe Lightroom.

A better solution than adverts and their blockers

If you want good quality content on the web, support the publisher by subscribing to their publication. That way, you’ll help them stop ramming adverts down your throat.

The Long and Short of It

A summary of how I feel about sharing and distributing content in the internet, how one should integrate and use RSS feeds and summaries, and why my perfect solution may not be your perfect solution.

Categorization bug in WordPress

I’ve been using WordPress for years and in the main, it’s a fantastic piece of collaborative software. However, the fact that the standalone version which is installed on one’s own server is supported mainly by community effort instead of a dedicated team means that when a particularly unusual bug crops up, it’s difficult to get… (Read More)

Regular free magazine coming soon

I have found a way of sharing high resolution images with you, free of charge. Check out this blog post for details of the “Issuu” service and how to best view a first preview document.

Here today, here tomorrow

With an audience comes responsibility. Use it wisely and carefully.

Newspaper publishing in today’s online world

I joined a newspaper company in 2001 to help maintain and develop a newspaper CMS system, which the development manager began creating on his own in 1994. In the past seven years, we’ve brought in web browser interfaces, RSS feeds, AJAX data handling, online publishing tools which allow the output to be sent direct to… (Read More)