links for 2010-02-15

  • The journey continues as our film web site has launched its e-commerce web site for the film and with the configuration still a work in progress, we are starting to turn our focus to getting the site found. Specifically, the task of getting your e-commerce site found is similar in many ways as traditional web site SEO but in other aspects completely different. During our implementation of an e-commerce site, we evaluated many different types of shopping carts, self-managed and installed, WordPress plugins and out-of-the-box hosted solutions. Initially we went with a WordPress plugin because it was cheaper and we thought it would suit our basic needs. But that had technical issues and we decided to re-evaluate our needs. We ultimately chose the Network Solutions e-commerce package and we found it to be mature and extremely sophisticated yet easy to use for even the most basic of shopping carts. Now I am not here to pitch this solution, but I will say is you get what you pay for in many
  • There’s little doubt that “Star Wars” was inspired as much by Oedipus as it was “Star Trek,” with its lightsaber battles and “I-am-you-father” revelation in “Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.” Some 30 years after Darth Vader’s stunning declaration, another “Star Wars”-related Oedipal battle is set to hit the big screen: a new documentary, “The People vs. George Lucas,” in which (predominantly male) geeks tear down the king-daddy of the fanboys. This is no ordinary film: the documentary is stitched together largely with homemade contributions from fans, many of whom were inspired by the movies to create their own “Star Wars” tributes – and anti-Lucas rants. The first reaction to this might be to quote William Shatner’s three-word response to obsessed fans from a classic 1986 “Saturday Night Live” sketch set at a Trekkers convention: “Get a life!”
  • Want to eat healthier and exercise more in 2010? That's tough! Want to learn about search engine optimization (SEO) so you can disregard the rumors and know what's important? That's easy! Here's how to gain SEO knowledge as you go about your new start to 2010:
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