2019/04 Quo Vadis WordPress
02
April
2019

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, normally works for every occasion, and is very cheap to produce.  WordPress sites are ubiquitous, much like plain […]

2018/02 A Shout Out for WordPress
02
February
2019

A Shout Out for WordPress

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 unfair that I have not written anything about WordPress.  So here we are. What is this WordPress CMS anyway? Here is […]

2018/06 GDPR. GDPR Everywhere …
01
June
2018

GDPR. GDPR Everywhere …

On May 27 the GDPR/DSGVO took complete effect and our websites will never be the same. The law came into effect all the way back in 2016, but we were given a two-year grace period to bring our websites up to standard. For many people the law came from nowhere and compliance was left to […]

2018/05 So You Want to Build an Online Shop?
01
May
2018

So You Want to Build an Online Shop?

I was recently asked to assist with the creation of an online shop. I have written here before about building a website, but an online shop raises further interesting questions. The website will not just be a source of information, but will be a place of commerce and legally binding transactions (above and beyond the […]

2018/02 A Shout Out for WordPress
02
February
2018

A Shout Out for WordPress

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 unfair that I have not written anything about WordPress.  So here we are. What is this WordPress CMS anyway? Here is […]

2017/06 Do You Really Need A Responsive Website?
01
June
2017

Do You Really Need a Responsive Website?

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 […]

2016/08 A Shout Out for Drupal
03
August
2016

A Shout Out for Drupal

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 […]

2016/04 The Client Worksheet
01
April
2016

The Client Worksheet

So you want to have an agency build your website.  Time to get ready.  While it is easy to make the simple complicated, it takes skill to make the complex feel simple. We’ve put together this handy worksheet to help you capture your vision for the project. Think of this document as a business plan […]

2015/12 Do You Need a CMS?
01
December
2015

Do You Need a CMS?

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 […]

2015/03 Open Source
01
March
2015

Open Source

“Free” is not usually a word you think of when planning a website, but it is not a dream. Open Source CMS are free CMS. Of course, you may need a developer or two … Three of the top CMS on the market are just that – Open Source. Compare Drupal, Joomla, and WordPress …