This is a question about whether I should upgrade to pro, whatever it is, or move to wordpress.org. For an intelligent answer, I need to tell you what my background is: It's a long background, but that's because I'm old.
My students at csudh asked to do an undergraduate moot court for their B.A, to prepare for either law school or paralegal. The Stanley Mosk Undergraduate Moot Court continued until I retired. That program, which involved actual participation by Cal. Supreme Court justices and Apellate and Superior Court Judges, led to the cross-country teaching website, that i am now working on updating and restructuring to be freely accessible under a Creative Commons license.
In connection with this project, I am considering moving my earthlink website to WordPress - but which Word Press, WordPress.com or WordPress.org will best fit my commitment to open source, free access, and the pairing of mobile as well as traditional offerings?
If someone, anyone with the patience, please, would tell me where I can find the information I need - such as, whether the same options are available in Ubuntu as using Windows 7 (I have a new dual boot computer, where I'm using Ubuntu for the first time.)
A couple of more complicating details: I'll want to include my own art , using a Wacom Wireless Intuos tablet. Any problems with that and WordPress?
Can someone tell me the best book on WordPress to bring me up to speed, so I can either pick it up on O'Reilly or read it on safaribooksonline.com? I'll be glad to read the others, but I've got a deadline set for May, when I'd like to have all of this up, including the novel I wrote with NaNoWriMo in November, that goes with it all..
Oh, yes, the novel. I'm considering an Indie publisher because of the time pressure, but would also be willing to self-publish (using WordPress?) if that would fit in with the rest of the package Susan and I are planning. (Susan' s my colleague at U of Wisc.). I'll get to the other WordPress books and videos and whatever certainly, but it would help if I could prioritize to meet the May deadline. And some of the artwork still needs to be done after the wacom tablet gets here. (My old tablet died somewhere around 2004.)
At least I don't have a day job anymore. I'm Emeritus Prof. now, but Susan's still teaching. So I get to do most of the digital adaptation with a partner a couple of thousand miles away, and in this yucky financial environment.
I think I'll add a blog on "Come grow old with me, for a little intense excitement." jeannie curran
The blog I need help with is jeanniespace.wordpress.com.