That low barrier of entry and mass appeal is exactly what should make a business consider using WordPress for the backend. And the fact that your competitors may be using something less capable, more complex (and more expensive) should also grab your attention. If it takes them longer and costs them more, doesn’t that give YOU a competitive advantage, at least in regards to your online marketing?
We don’t have a price list on this website nor can we provide a price to a customer without consultation. And I suggest any web design company that does is a company to run away from. All businesses are different and have different needs. So are their marketing efforts. Sure I could sell someone a package with default content, features and pages to reach a certain page count, but would that package meet their needs, represent their brand, or generate additional customers and revenue for their business?
We are proud to announce the immediate availability of our website at http://maxwellsydney.com. This redesign is a better showcase of our work and our talents, and provides a more cohesive message with our brand.
Many people underestimate the importance of valid markup. There are rules for proper HTML and XHTML, and there are reasons for those rules. WYSIWYG layout editors made many web designers (including myself) lazy. We were rightfully worried about what the page looked like, but often neglected the importance of what the code looked like. In fact, Internet Explorer shares much of the blame as oftentimes web developers had to purposefully write invalid markup as Internet Explorer didn’t (and in some cases still doesn’t) render proper code properly. But when you neglect your markup, eventually your web page itself will fail.
Clicky is a Web Analytics service that provides real time stats monitoring and tracking along with a ton of useful features and a pretty decent interface. There are some tweaks I’d like to see to the look when monitoring multiple sites under one account, but other than that, after a few days of use, I’m pleasantly surprised with the speed and features of the service.
Sixteen pixels by sixteen pixels. By anyone’s definition, that is a small amount of screen real estate, especially on the internet where adding a new page with millions of pixels is just a few clicks away. But no other 16 x 16 square gives you as much bang for the pixel as an identifiable favicon.
Blogs have come a long way from online diaries. What once was perceived as ramblings from a few anonymous people is now a necessary tool for any online business.
RSS now stands for “Really Simple Syndication”. I prefaced it with “now” because the same acronym for the same idea once stood for Rich Site Summary or RDF Site Summary. While the words defining the acronym have changed, the idea behind RSS has not. RSS allows syndication or feeds of your website content. While the purpose of doing this may not be immediately obvious, once you grasp the capabilities and opportunities RSS offers, I think you will understand why it is extremely important for any web developer or site owner looking to increase traffic and expand market penetration. And the beauty of RSS feeds is that it takes little or no extra effort on a web developers part as its included in many of today’s popular development tools.