Now that we’ve got a kiddo, my brain is racing with all sorts of things that I may need. While I do own RickyCadden.com (obviously), I wanted to have something more family-generic, so I bought a new domain just for my family. There are a few things that I’d like to setup on there, but I’m not exactly sure how, so I figured I would list them out. If you’re a web developer or are more experienced with setting up websites (other than blogs), please leave me a comment with your suggestions.
Obviously, I’ll likely setup a family blog with WordPress. That’s a no-brainer.
Image Hosting: I already setup a private PicasaWeb album to share photos of my daughter with family, but I’d like to have this all reside on a server that I own (or at least own access to). GoDaddy’s hosting connection has a few photo gallery apps available, and I suppose I could always use WordPress. A big factor here is going to be the ease with which I can upload photos, especially from my phone (Android).
File Sharing: I imagine I’ll need to host files here and there, and it would be great if there were an easy solution for this (other than FTP). Ideally, something like Dropbox, but again, something I control, versus someone else’s control. Also, mobile access to this is also key.
That’s all I can really think of for now. Do you have a ‘family’ domain, and if so, what uses have you found for it?