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Archive for March, 2010

SEO From a Client Perspective

Monday, March 29th, 2010

I wrote a message like the one below to one of my clients today, whose Web site is about to launch. I’ve written about SEO before (see my fledgling SEO category), but this seemed worth sharing. My contract with this client does not include any serious Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for the new site, except [...]

Graphic Programs

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

A friend/colleague sent me email recently, asking about programs for creating Web site graphics. Basically, he’s working on a low-budget labor-of-love Web site and needs something better than MS Paint. Don’t we all? Sure, the pros use Photoshop and Fireworks, but the cost is steep and the learning curve is steeper. So what’s a weekend [...]

Creating A Joomla Web Site

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

Recently, I posted on WordPress setups, and since then I’ve set up a couple of Joomla sites. Same problem — I have to remember all the steps. In the ongoing spirit of sharing, here’s the setup checklist but for Joomla this time. I’m assuming you know how to set up a domain and install Joomla. [...]

Do You Really Need a CMS?

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

In the past few months, I’ve been working a lot in Joomla and WordPress content management systems for various clients. I’m not quite ready to call myself an expert (yet), but it’s getting to be that way. Recently, a couple of my clients have either a) asked me to convert their current sites to a [...]

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