How can I set up a retired professor's web presence.
April 15, 2011 8:21 AM Subscribe
What's a tastefully-themed content management system + host that is not
posted by morganw to computers & internet (10 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
My dad's an English professor who's retiring soon and is disinclined to join facebook. When he was on a Fulbright in Hungary for a year with my mom, I set up Wordpress on a host I paid for and they mostly emailed entries that I posted. That was a time-limited event with a lot going on, so a blog made sense. When it was over, I made a Lulu book and .pdf and took down the blog.
Now he needs something that's a cross of an Amazon author page and a CV. Wordpress.com with a custom domain name is one thought (I'd never self-host again), but it would be mostly "pages" about his books & articles, with few if any blog entries. If I could get something as tasteful as a good Wordpress theme but without the reverse-chronological timeline, that might be it.
I also might hire a designer and just do a handful of static HTML pages, but I don't know what I'd tell the designer I want. What's an example of something like Professor Touretzky's page
that looks nice?