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Collaboration Is Your Friend

One of the old saws in writing is to “write what you know.” As coders we often create projects in isolation, coding up our ideas and taking about 10 minutes to staple some sort of interface on top of it.  We don’t always write what we know. Bringing in some outside help and perspective can take …..

Isn’t more always better?

As programmers (and as clients) we have this notion that being able to customize and configure to suit personal preference is the key to eternal happiness. Everyone is looking for something just a little different, so the more we can tweak and modify, the better. We all want the site to look a certain way …..

Who Ya Gonna Call?

This entry is part of a series: You Get What You Pay For» When To Call The Developer For Help When most people build a website, they generally wait until something goes wrong before they call for help. This is especially true with WordPress. Given the ease of install and modification, non-technical users can make …..

An Unexpected Error Has Occurred… What now?

This entry is part of a series: You Get What You Pay For» When Something Goes Boom It is a given fact that at some point in your website building process, something will go boom. This happens to novice users and seasoned web developers alike. You are doing something enormously complex, despite what you may …..

Out Of The Box And Beyond

This entry is part of a series: You Get What You Pay For» WordPress Modifications Out of the box, WordPress is very, very basic and very, very drab…. frumpy actually. However, the ever flexible WordPress also allows you to use themes, which change your site from frumpy to professional looking with relative ease. The key …..

Free Software And You

This entry is part of a series: You Get What You Pay For» Freedom of The WordPress Currently, one of our favorite tools for creating new web sites is WordPress. What started as simple blogging software has become the weapon of choice for small and medium business sites (including the one you’re looking at right …..

Time is Money

This entry is part of a series: Getting Started With A Website» What is the time frame for the website? Time is the next big consideration for your website. How soon does it need to be up and running and more importantly, what is pushing that deadline? Pushing for a quick arbitrary deadline is a …..

Content is King

This entry is part of a series: Getting Started With A Website» What kinds of content will your website have? Start with the basics. Do you have a logo for the site? Do you have colors or a design in mind? Most companies charge extra for design work so it is a good idea to …..

Who will use the website and what will they do?

This entry is part of a series: Getting Started With A Website» Who will use the website and what will they do? The easiest place to start is determining who will use the website. It is also the main foundation that will drive every other decision you make on the site. This is really where …..

What is a CMS, really?

This entry is part of a series: A CMS by any other name…» We all know by now that CMS stands for Content Management System and that these things are used to manage websites, but really, what are they and what do they do for me? One of the most important things that a CMS …..