Tips for working with your web designer to get your site online.

Sometimes we get a design that goes off without a hitch but often times something holds our project up. It can be on the client end, our end, or just a simple miscommunication. Neither party enjoys setbacks and of course the client and the designer want to have the website up and running as quickly as possible. Here are some great tips to get your site online and looking the way you want.  1. Have a clear idea of how you want your site to look OR Have 2-3 examples of sites that you like the look and feel of. Often times a project slows down when it comes to the design phase.

How to choose the right Content Management System

And a Few Great Suggestions

The most fundamental component in choosing the right content management system ( CMS ) for your project, is understanding your needs.  Choosing a CMS is a lot like picking a tool out of your toolbox, depending on what you are trying to build, different tools provide more value.  Are you trying to build a fast, inexpensive "Corporate Presence" or blog?  Do you have many different types of content with unique properties?  Do you need a shopping experience or ecommerce?  Are you building a social network?

It is important to keep your Website Updated.

Your Website is built using sophisticated software that, like any other software, must be maintained and updated to ensure security and optimal performance.

Every day, hackers and malicious software are exploiting security flaws in Websites.  Some of these attacks make the news, most do not.  

When new security threats are discovered, the maintainers of the software used to create your Website release updates to patch these vulnerabilities.

Not updating your site leaves it open to vandalism, data loss, or worse, attacks on visitors.  

Website Maintenance and Updates

Today's Websites are a complex symphony of different technologies that depend on vast ecosystem of services and systems working together in harmony.  Like every piece of complex technology, you must maintain your Website to ensure proper function and reduce exposure to security risks.  Technology and security are constantly evolving, without a proactive strategy, eventually the code that makes your Website work will soon leave you verlnerable.

When your Website doesn't work the way it is supposed to, your company looks bad and your visitors go elsewhere.  

Safer Ecommerce for Smaller Merchants

Building an ecommerce site has become remarkably trivial over the last five years.  The proliference of open source shopping carts and turn-key merchant processing means that retailer can now run a powerful retail Website.   This combination is intoxicating as smaller merchants have rushed to compete with Internet Goliths like Amazon.  The idea of a 24 hour sales machine can make the average small business owner salivate.

Support for Wikipedia


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Thank you for donating to the Wikimedia Foundation. You are wonderful!

It's easy to ignore our fundraising banners, and I'm really glad you didn't. This is how Wikipedia pays its bills --- people like you giving us money, so we can keep the site freely available for everyone around the world.

Design 1

Desktop Design

The goal was to make a layout that was clean and accessible. The fonts were chosen for their clean lines, legibility, and interest. It highlights our key services with an image slider, and has a focus on social, with our social media links visible in the header, and Facebook Face Pile on the sidebar, as well as a Twitter stream.