Posts tagged “URLs”

WordPress Wednesday: LaunchPad

LaunchPad is a killer WordPress “domain parking” theme. It’s the perfect way to let visitors know that something cool is “coming soon” when you’ve registered a domain name but haven’t yet had a chance to actually build anything. This high-impact, minimalist layout (example) comes pre-configured with two RSS subscription options — via email or feed

TinyURL! Bookmarklet

TinyURL! Bookmarklet

In which I explain how to create a handy bookmarklet

Easily Mispronounced Domain Names

Brilliant: Easily Mispronounced Domain Names Go Tahoe!

A Rant about Keywords and URLs

A day or two ago I was pinged by a co-worker from my previous job. He wanted to know why, during its recent redesign, I didn’t include keywords in the URLs of the pages on a site I originally built a long, long time ago. I told him that there was no concrete evidence anywhere


No detail has been overlooked! The URL’plate compliments the chrome detailing on any vehicle. The letters are bold and stand out. They are easy to read, even at highway speeds!

require www in URL

It drives me nuts that you need to enter the www to get to the University of Florida Home Page. Just typing won’t get you there.

Available Domain Names

More from the These Are Still Available Department:

Available domain names

Available domain names: and Nobody wants these?! [Note: I just registered for no apparent reason. <grin>]

Available Domain Names

The available domain name of the week from is a handy and fun little web resource. I remember visiting the site early last year and seeing some great names. This is a site for the people who complain that all the good www names are taken. This week’s available name is Check ’em

What Is This? is the personal weblog of me, David Vincent Gagne. I've been publishing here since 1999, which makes this one of the oldest continuously-updated websites on the Internet.

A few years ago I was trying to determine what cocktails I could make with the alcohol I had at home. I searched the App Store but couldn't find an app that would let me do that, so I built one.


You can read dozens of essays and articles and find hundreds of links to other sites with stories and information about Ernest Hemingway in The Hemingway Collection.