Analysis of what the proposed CurrentC consortium is, and more importantly, is not..
Furthermore, let’s review again the impetus behind the MCX consortium. If merchants simply needed a place to push out more coupons and drive more business, they could have partnered with Google or Apple. But they didn’t. They set up their own payment processing capabilities, because the real impetus here is avoiding interchange fees.
Yeah, I think giving a business like Home Depot a direct link into my bank account is a great idea.
By the fall of 2009, the web world had moved ahead quite rapidly. Photo-sharing sites were plentiful. And blogging had become about as common as breathing. ⇒
In the fall of 2007, I decided that I needed to make a little more updated version of my website. I had been reading up on the purported benefits of a nice clean HTML/CSS approach to laying out the website. The philosophy behind this approach is solid: It effectively allows you to (in theory) separate the website content from its appearance. All the content is supposed to go into HTML files which then contain a reference to a external CSS file that tells the browser how to display this content. Don’t like how it looks? Then just change the CSS file and leave your data alone. It all sounded good. ⇒
So I decided to suck it up and learn html and css and all the other things you need to roll-your-own. But it was like being the person at the rear of the car trying to push it out of the mud. The car wasn’t going anywhere, and I was getting very muddy. ⇒
The first two posts covered some basic considerations and options for creating a photography related website. Now I want to relate a very quick timeline of the wobbly path I have taken through the maze of website creation possibilities over the last six or seven years. ⇒
The previous post discussed what I view as the essential requirements of a photographer’s website. Now I will discuss some of the pros and cons of each approach. ⇒
This is part one of a series of posts I am going to make about the process of creating a website for displaying photographic work. I have had a live website for about five years, and the one you are currently viewing is about release level 3.1. ⇒