I work a great deal with WordPress. It seems to be a pretty standard open-source software package for building websites these days. Besides the ease of use and flexibility aspects of WordPress, it continues to be remarkably stable and has a huge user base. However, one of the more difficult things about WordPress (And by… Read more Install WordPress Theme Builder (from an existing website)
Talking today about the plugin HostAdmin. This small but very useful program somehow manages a virtual instance of your host file. What does that mean for you?? With the click of a button you can switch from your development server to your live server (or any number of other servers). No more closing the browser… Read more Life Saver Plugin for FireFox…
I have to say, when I learned Coldfusion (CF) I was just starting out in dynamic data. Just a “Green Newb”. So from the standpoint of a novice, it was a great language to learn on. CF taught me, in an easy to learn fashion, some of the fundamentals of displaying dynamic content on the web.
Do I really need a database for my website? In most cases the answer is YES. I can think of only a few websites that don’t use database these days. Many have more than one. And it’s not uncommon to have 5 or 10 or more all running at the same time on the same… Read more Why have a database? Isn’t HTML enough?
So I set out making an awesome looking site for this client only to find out that their REAL goal is to increase profits by making online sales, NOT having a flashy design. Having a great looking site and having a search engine friendly “selling machine” are two very different things.
The Beauty of Open Source – My top 5 picks. I also suggest other software like Joomla, Drupal, PHPCoin, GIMP, LINUX, and many more. I plan to write more about these in the future but I wanted to mention the top 5 Open Source programs that I use most.
Unless you have thousands of dollars to “risk” in marketing (which may or may not work), the best thing to do is build a great looking website, optimize it for SEO ranking and then relax, be patient, and watch your numbers grow over time.