The 6 steps of creating a website

The 6 steps of creating a websiteOne of my hobbies, actually my favorite hobby, is to write HTML, CSS and PHP code. Or better: creating websites.

If I’m not working on an existing website, I like to think about creating a new one. Based on that, I thought it would be interesting to share my personal steps in creating websites, ranging from the first idea to the boredom of just maintaining the final page.

You can devide the whole process in 6 steps:

  1. The Idea
  2. Evaluation and Preparation
  3. Creation and Testing
  4. Reviewing and Optimizing
  5. Release
  6. Maintenance


Short summary about recent changes at + 1 Question

MaintenanceA few days ago Matt at Webmaster-Source and Michael at Pro Blog Design published articles about optimizing the load time of a blog and plugins to get more comments

Influenced by their articles I decided to review and optimize my own blog. Some of the mentioned plugins and optimizations I had already in use, a few I added as result of reading said articles:

You could call this some kind of heavy maintenance, so I’m now interested on some feedback. How do you like the new comment plugins? Does the site load slower or faster or did it stay the same? Any reply is much appreciated, especially feedback about the loading time of my blog 🙂

I moved all javascript used on my site to the foot which should reduce the loading time a lot more.
Please let me know if something is now broken 🙂

BlogCast – Pilot Episode needs YOUR suggestion

BlogCast - On AirFor those of you who don’t visit Webmaster-Source a short information on what the hell I’m talking about in the headline:

Matt at Webmaster-Source started a new project which adds to his blog. This project is a podcast about blogging and webmastering as these podcasts are quite rare. After searching for a name and volunteers for his podcast he choose BlogCast as title.
I don’t know how many other people volunteered to be a guest in his podcast, but I do know that I received the honor to be his first guest in the pilot episode. I guess this is the right place to say thanks to Matt!

Back to the headline

It is easier and faster to quote Matt right away:

What Do YOU Want Us to Talk About?

Marco of and I will be talking about a blog-related topic on the upcoming pilot episode of BlogCast. The only problem is neither of us have decided on a topic yet. 😀

So, here’s my question for all of you: What do you want us to talk about?

Is there something that you want to know more about? Leave a comment, and we’ll consider your idea.

Of course you are welcome to leave a comment on my blog, but it would be a little bit easier for us, if you also leave a comment at Webmaster-Source.

Yo, what’s up man? – Not much…

Yet another week passed with this blog being very quiet. So let me explain why I was so lazy had no time to write any kind of article.


Happy Holidays…

…or vacations, which ever word you prefer.

This week I had vacations and I tried to enjoy them. I didn’t really succeed, but I didn’t fail either:
Originally I intended to stay away from the computer as much as possible, just to get some distance and to prove once more that I’m not computer or gaming addicted. At the end it turned out that I spent some time at the computer, mainly playing World of Warcraft and working on the homepage of Thorsten Kramer.

My vacations also helped to come up with some more ideas for articles, so stay tuned for them.

That’s all for now, I need to write some articles, if you excuse me…


I almost forgot something:

Matt at Webmaster-Source announced that there will be a Webmaster-Source Podcast coming soon. He is currently looking for a title for said podcast and he is looking for a blogger willing to give an interview through Skype (or talk about some blogging-related subject). So have a look, maybe you are the one with the perfect name for the podcast…or you are one of those „on-air“ with the podcast. (Yes, I told him I would be up for it.)

As I’m already talking about Webmaster-Source: Thanks, Matt, for having my blog on his list of „The Coolest Web Designs On The Planet„! – The homepage of a German actor

You didn’t read much lately on here, now you will learn about one of the many reasons which hold me back.

Thorsten Kramer is a German actor who asked me a while ago to take care of his website. Of course I said yes, although I consider this work more a hobby than an actual job. Anyway, I believe that this website will help me in the future to get into touch of possible clients, so I put a lot of effort into this site to make it as perfect as possible.

Before I start to talk about details and features of the website let me tell you a little bit about how Thorsten Kramer and I worked together to make the perfect site for him. Weiterlesen