It’s been about four and a half years since I purchased a new computer. My current system is an HP Pavilion desktop which I have actually been quite happy with. Over the course of the four plus years I’ve owned it, I have not had a single problem. The only issues I’ve had are performance-related and can be attributed to the fact that the computer is maxed out at 1.5 GBs of RAM. So, I can understand the issues as I am typically running multiple resource-draining programs such as Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and other web design software…not to mention iTunes to make sure I am entertained while I work.
Now that I am starting to take on more freelance work, I decided it was time to upgrade my computer. For my next system, I had several requirements. First of all, I wanted to make the move to a laptop. With freelancing and graduate school, I need to be able to take my computer with me. However, even though I decided I needed a laptop, I didn’t want to skimp on performance at all. Quite the opposite actually. I am planning to do more and more graphic and web site design work with this machine and will also do some minor video editing. Another requirement was that I needed a laptop with at least a 17 inch screen size. As mentioned above, I’ll be doing lots of design work and will need the extra screen real estate. [Read more…] about HP HDX 18t Premium Series Laptop
I have had a web site for several years. The main purpose of my original web site was to promote my freelance work. A few months ago, I decided to retire my original site for a few reasons such as branding, business scope, and because I have chosen to take on a few new web projects. So, I decided I would create a new web site that would serve as my personal web presence.
About six weeks ago, I finally had time to start working on my new web site. I decided that I would use WordPress as my new web site’s content management system (CMS). I had used WordPress to manage the blog section of my old site, but had not yet used it as a full CMS. [Read more…] about Just Launched My New WordPress Theme