Online Publishing

Blogging Platforms

Blogging Platforms

This roundup of free blogging platforms features sites that offer both free hosting, and the software tools to create and maintain a blog without having to know a thing about HTML, CSS, or FTP. All allow the use of your …[Continue]

Free Blogging Sites

Free Blogging Sites

If you’ve ever thought about dipping your toe into the blogosphere, there are dozens of free blogging platforms to choose from. I’ve rounded up my five favorites for your consideration. Blogging can be a tool of self-reflection, or a way …[Continue]

PowerPoint How To

PowerPoint How To

Like chess, PowerPoint is easy to learn, but difficult to master. Today’s tutorials cover both the technical side of creating slides, and the presentation skills needed to give a really good PowerPoint talk….[Continue]

Social Music

Social Music

In the old days, radio disc jockeys controlled what music was heard over the public airways. Nowadays, everyone’s a music critic, and we rely on friends (virtual and otherwise) to recommend new sounds. This week’s crop of sites use the …[Continue]

How to Create a Wiki

How to Create a Wiki

A wiki is a type of collaborative website with integrated tools for adding and editing content. The online encyclopedia Wikipedia.org is one popular example, WikiHow.com is another. But not all wikis give public editorial rights as Wikipedia does. A wiki …[Continue]

Blogging Tools

Blogging Tools

Writing is essential. And what better way to encourage writing than with an online journal. Whether you call it a blog or a diary, I’ve tested the best of the free options, and created a sample journal in each. Take …[Continue]

Creating a Web Page

Creating a Web Page

Last summer, I stumbled upon a class of ten- and eleven-year olds making Web pages, and it occurred to me that knowing HTML (the language of the Web) is the hallmark accomplishment of computer literacy today. A Web page written …[Continue]

Creating a Web Page

Yesterday I stumbled upon a class of ten- and eleven-year olds learning to make Web pages, and it occurred to me that learning HTML (the language of the Web) is the hallmark accomplishment of computer literacy today. A Web page …[Continue]