I author and produce this website. Here is how the site is built:
Mac Desktop Software
- Marsedit – easy writing.
- Acorn – easy image editing.
- OmniGraffle – powerful diagrams.
- Transmit – easy file transfer.
Web Server Software
The Lahserpatent.com website is hosted on wpengine.com. WPEngine.com runs wordpress.org software. The system is managed, so you do not have to install, upgrade or manage wordpress.
I also use the following plugins from Studiopress: Genesis Simple Sidebars, Genesis Slider, Simple URLs (all part of Genesis Framework from Studiopress ).
Extra WordPress Plugins
- Markdown Extra – to write articles in markdown format and guarantee well-formed and well-behaved HTML.
- Google Analytics for WordPress – to enable Google Analytics intelligently.
- WPSearch 2 – to add relevancy to search results.
- Widget Logic – to customize sidebars.
- Gravity Forms – to create web forms easily.
- Woopra – records visitor paths showing page-to-page navigation
- ClickTale – records visitor actions for playback showing within-the-page navigation.
- Google Analytics – mind-numbingly complex statistics.
- P3 – Plugin Performance Profiler – to show what slows down your wordpress site.
The products listed are all in active use with this website. Please know: I use affiliate links when available. I only list tools that I use and enjoy.