Getting Started with Content Creation

Chess King - Illustration - Tabatha Patterson

We’ve heard the phrase so much that it sounds like a string of cheesy buzzwords, but it’s true that “content is king”. The purpose of maintaining a high content site is that it educates your customers, keeping them up to date with relevant information that can result in conversions, clients, or purchases. Unique, original content, not necessarily your product, is the bait that you’re dangling out for the fish to feed on.

Read More

contentmanagement seo blogs tabathapatterson writingportfolio keywords

Web Words Explained: Search Engine Optimization

Links - Illustration - Tabatha Patterson

Search engine optimization, or SEO, has become a complex but necessary beast over the years. Back in the day, a company who wanted to be found easily was named something like AAA Cleaners or Aardvark Plumbing in order to be listed at the top of their category in the phone book. SEO is actually a lot like that. Businesses still want to be at the top of the listing, but in Google instead of the Yellow Pages.

Read More

seo searchengineoptimization writingportfolio tabathapatterson keywords adwords

Web Words Explained: Content Management System

Pencil - Illustration - Tabatha Patterson

The meaning is supposed to be simple. The omniscient information source known as Wikipedia currently defines a content management system, or CMS, as “a system providing a collection of procedures used to manage work flow in a collaborative environment”… Say what!?

Of course, this isn’t the first time LevelTen has explained the meaning of a content management system and why you need one. The thing is, we can break this definition down a little further.

Read More

writingportfolio wordpress content management tabatha patterson

Web Words Explained: Open Source Software

Open Source Door - Illustration - Tabatha Patterson

I’ll let you in on a secret. Like many of you, I’m new to Drupal. Despite having a strong background in content management, Drupal is unexplored territory. I remember what it was like in the beginning as I learned to develop new sites. We all remember a point when we were baffled by basic applications like posting blogs, and terms like “CMS”, or “open source” seemed foreign.

I’m also confident that many of you are currently in that same boat. How can you learn to use Drupal when you don’t know the web development lingo? Well, I’ve done some research, exploring popular terms from the ground up in order to make this as easy and painless as possible.

Read More

writing portfolio tabatha patterson open source content management

Digital Contagions: Viruses Are No Tribble At All

Polio Virus - Illustration - Tabatha Patterson

In many ways, viruses bridge many differing types of bodies. Jussi Parikka, author of Digital Contagions, argues that while viruses are not necessarily good, they’re not inherently evil. However, viruses have become the next big bogeyman in lieu of the “Indians” and “Soviet Russians” of past decades. The virus scare is described as if it was the official fear of the 1980s and 90s, and the relation of new found computer viruses and AIDS reflect that.

Read More

utdallas digital contagions jussi parikka viruses tribbles tabatha patterson writing portfolio

Black Lips - 200 Million Thousand - RadioUTD

Turntable - Illustration - Tabatha PattersonRating: 7.6/10.0
Recommended Tracks: 5, 10, 13
RiYL: King Khan and the Shrines, Times New Viking, The Black Keys

Setting ridiculous stage antics aside, one must admit that The Black Lips’ recent album 200 Million Thousand presents a multifaceted take on lo-fi, punk-inspired tunes. Honestly, one would never guess several of these artfully textured, diversely moody songs were dredged out of the minds of this particular variety of degenerates, though that is precisely the beauty of this album.

Read More

writing portfolio radio utd black lips tabatha patterson