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Hello World!

And so it begins… Welcome to – an IT blog. I decided to start my own IT blog for several reasons:

1) Numerous independent blogs have helped me with obstacles I have faced while working as an IT professional.

2) I thought it would be useful to contribute solutions I come across for various challenges I face, both simple and detailed.

3) I enjoy writing and what better a field to write about than IT and business. While this is ‘branded’ as an ‘IT blog’ – technology is integrated into virtually every facet of business in some fashion.

I have been developing three web sites over the last several weeks:

This blog –
My own IT consultancy –
And my DJ web site –

I haven’t done any significant web development in a couple of years and encountered some interesting challenges along the way. The first challenge I encountered was figuring out what theme or framework I wanted to use. I have long maintained a subscription to Elegant Themes and played with a number of different themes, none of which I could really get to work for me in short order.

I ended up embracing the Divi theme for all three sites and couldn’t be happier with the results. One of the challenges I faced while developing these sites was incorporating pictures and graphics. Most of the graphics I have been working worth are high-resolution images and needed resizing to fit within the sites. I don’t have Photoshop or any other major package at my disposal. While I have embraced freeware apps that are capable of performing functions I need such as resizing of images, I was surprised to find out this capability has been built into the web itself which is a great thing because sometimes you don’t know what you’re really downloading.

I came across two web sites that really helped me:

1) (for single images)
2) (for multiple images)

I used both tools for their various purposes – resizing a single image or numerous images, without fail, to conform to my specific development needs. I look forward to further embracing the web for solutions that one traditionally had to download an app or software. There are pros and cons to this approach, but this solution worked well for me. Thus I wanted to share a solution that addressed a problem I had to address.

I hope these sites are of value to you. Thank you for reading and again, welcome to!