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I have compiled a collection of web articles on a variety of topics to inform and educate, aimed at prospective clients, aspiring new web designers/developers and of course my peers.
When I build websites, I must always decide whether or not to implement a Content Management System (CMS). There are advantages and disadvantage, both for you the client and for me your website designer or web developer, so I want to adopt the role of educator if I may and identify some of these issues. A CMS (specifically a web CMS), for those who don’t know, is a system to simplify the publication of web content to web sites, in particular allowing content creators to submit content without requiring technical knowledge of HTML or the uploading of files.
Code snippets that are rendered by online services to be copied and pasted onto your webpage or inserted as a widget into your blog. Isn’t it about time we saw a move towards giving people choice, with a simple checkbox or why not a nice UI slider, of what ‘flavour’ of (x)HTML they would like their HTML code rendered.
If you’re thinking about starting an eCommerce site, one of the first questions you’ll probably want to ask me is “how much will it cost?”. Any honest web designer/developer will find it difficult to answer that question until they know your objectives and how much functionality your eCommerce site needs to have.
Recently I wrote about the differences in the expectations, understanding and objectives of the 3 main stakeholders in any web development/business relationship namely the client, the web company and the ethical web professional. I hinted that I may try to come up with a few strategies for dealing with these conflicts from the point of view of the web professional. Well I have and here are 3 of them.