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+ Icons / Images / Artwork
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+ Other Misc
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Please note: This page contains affiliate links.

Website Platform

The pages you read are being served by WordPress.


The theme used by this site is Genesis by StudioPress with the Fairway child theme. Once you choose a theme framework you will wonder how you ever did things before.

This website is powered by the Genesis Framework

Genesis Framework

Genesis empowers you to easily build amazing websites with WordPress. Whether you're a novice or advanced developer, Genesis provides the secure and search-engine-optimized foundation that takes WordPress to incredible places.

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Website customization by yours truly. Read more about me. I am not a website designer but over the years I have picked up enough PHP knowledge to be fairly handy with WordPress.

Web Host

FutureQuest is my host of choice. I have used them for about 10 years and wouldn't dream of switching. It's a typical LAMP setup — Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP.

Backup / Security

I use several WordPress plugins for this:

BackWPup sends nightly backups to Amazon S3. Akismet, Bad Behavior and NoSpamNX keep spammers and bots off the site.

Offsite Storage

This site uses both Amazon S3 and Photobucket for offsite storage of files and images.


Amazon Cloudfront is my CDN of choice. It is dirt cheap (around $1/month) and has edge locations around the world to serve content quickly. I use S3 Browser to manage files.

Icons / Images / Artwork

Most of the "artwork" on this site is screenshots from Excel or VBA I made myself. Icons and images, where not provided by plugins or Microsoft clip art, were "borrowed" from various places across the web. Apologies to the original authors but I simply did not keep track of every site I visited. If I find out where they came from I will update this page accordingly.

Icon sets taken from: Icon Set for Bloggers

For screenshots I use Alt+PrtSc (whole windows and dialog boxes) and the Windows Snipping Tool (clip art, spreadsheets). To minimize file size I use PNGcrush and

For drawing website elements I use Excel's Drawing toolbar and Paint.NET.

CSS sprites created by SpriteGen.

Affiliate Networks

This website participates in one or more of the following ad networks: Google Adsense, Chandoo, PTS, ExcelUser, Amazon Associates. Income from these networks supports the operation and continued growth of the site.

To become an affiliate of Chandoo or PTS and resell charting utilities, dashboards and Excel tutorials, click here to become an E-Junkie affiliate, then signup for each program.

To become an ExcelUser affiliate and resell Excel-based dashboards on your website, click here to register.

Other Misc

For writing PHP code I use Notepad and Notepad++. All VBA code is written in one of the VBA IDEs built into the MS Office programs.


This site uses and abuses the following 28 plugins. If you use plugins on your WordPress site (who doesn't?) then please donate to your plugin developers to encourage plugin maintenance and continued compatibility with future versions of WordPress.

  • Akismet by Automattic.
  • Artiss Plugins List by David Artiss.
  • BackWPup by Inpsyde GmbH.
  • Bad Behavior by Michael Hampton.
  • Broken Link Checker by Janis Elsts.
  • Contact Form 7 by Takayuki Miyoshi.
  • FV Gravatar Cache by Foliovision.
  • Google Analytics for WordPress by Joost de Valk.
  • Google XML Sitemaps by Arne Brachhold.
  • HTML Minify by Jimmy Pena.
  • JPST Site-Specific Plugin by Jimmy Pena.
  • Last Modified Footer by Hugh Johnson.
  • No Self Pings by Michael D. Adams.
  • NoSpamNX by Sven Kubiak.
  • Ozh' Who Sees Ads by Ozh.
  • Post UI Tabs by t31os_.
  • Search & Replace by Frank Bültge.
  • SMu Manual DoFollow by Stefan Murawski.
  • Social Media Widget by Blink Web Effects.
  • Standard Plugin by Jimmy Pena.
  • Standout CSS3 Buttons by Jimmy Peña.
  • Subscribe to Comments Reloaded by camu, Reedyseth, Raam Dev.
  • SyntaxHighlighter Evolved by Alex Mills (Viper007Bond).
  • TablePress by Tobias Bäthge.
  • WordPress Related Posts by Zemanta Ltd..
  • WordPress SEO by Joost de Valk.
  • WP-DBManager by Lester 'GaMerZ' Chan.
  • wpuntexturize by Scott Reilly.
  • Site last updated: August 20, 2014

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