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Semantic HTML How to Build Anything

Learn About HTML in 5 Steps

Building things, allows us to think about them. Thinking about things, allows us to understand them. It can save us money, give us a sense of gratification and value, and it can also give us another perspective on what others do.

warren laine-naida blog post 11 2019 the internet is not free

The Internet is Not Free

CERN announced, on 30 April 1993, that the World Wide Web would be free to use for anyone. Free is a relative term. The Internet has been valued at around 1 Trillion dollars a year. By most standards, a Trillion dollars is a bit north of “Free”.

2019/04 Quo Vadis WordPress

Quo Vadis WordPress

Quo Vadis WordPress Last quarter we relaunched four websites in three CMS. The quickest was of course produced (mostly on a train with wonky wlan) in WordPress. I say of course because a WordPress website is simple to build and maintain,… Read More »Quo Vadis WordPress

2018/02 A Shout Out for WordPress

A Shout Out for WordPress

What is this WordPress CMS anyway? I have been giving a lot of WordPress workshops lately, and was wondering what I should write about this month.  Looking through my past posts, I saw my Shout out for Drupal and thought it perhaps… Read More »A Shout Out for WordPress

2017/06 Do You Really Need A Responsive Website?

Do You Really Need a Responsive Website?

Should a website be responsive or not?

Recently a company relaunched their website.  They had a website made for them which is neither responsive nor offers a mobile option off to the side of the desktop version. This company is not a client of ours, but we do know one of the main stakeholders. Interested, we of course asked about the reasoning behind the project.  Was it a soft launch, stealth launch, prelaunch …? Well, we learned that it was none of the above. They had simply taken a long, hard look at their users, a longer look at the needs of those users, website analytics, all the bits and pieces. Then they decided they only needed a desktop friendly website.Read More »Do You Really Need a Responsive Website?

2016/08 A Shout Out for Drupal

A Shout Out for Drupal

What is this Drupal CMS anyway?

Just exercising our fingers here and getting our thoughts together between support requests. Feel free to jump up and down, cheer, laugh, or bang your head on the desk, or simply raise your eyebrow – as the mood takes you. What is this Drupal CMS anyway? Here is the elevator version. Haberdashery, Sporting Goods, Ladies Wear … going up!Read More »A Shout Out for Drupal

2016/04 The Client Worksheet

The Client Worksheet

A business plan for your website

So you want to have an agency build your website.  I’ve put together this handy worksheet to help you think about the project. This is a business plan for your website. The more information you can give the agency, the better. Read More »The Client Worksheet

2015/12 Do You Need a CMS?

Do You Need a CMS?

So you want to build, or perhaps re-launch a website

So you want to build, or perhaps re-launch a website.  You have copy, images, tips from your friends and colleagues, probably a good idea about what your competition is doing.  You have a domain name, possibly a hosting company, you have a navigation list and maybe a design idea mapped out in pen.  This you bring with you to your first meeting with the agency you have chosen to realise your website. You think you’ve covered all the bases. Then they ask the question, “Have you given any thought as to the CMS?”  You sit there for a moment and then reply, “CMS? Content management system?” “Yes” they nod.Read More »Do You Need a CMS?