How to choose the right CMS for your website


CMS stands for Content Management Systems and basically is the backend system that is attached to your website. This backend system will often allow you to make certain changes to the front end of the website such as adding / amending pages and products. There is a wide variety of Content Management Systems on the market, some that can be purchased “off the shelf” and others that are bespoke. There are pros and cons to both types of content management systems and deciding the one to choose depends entirely on the website development company and the functionality you require. Some off the shelf content management systems simply do not give you the ability to change everything you need to and therefore you will need to get a bespoke system created....
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Web marketing for specific locations


If you want to market your business in more than one location then you may find that you struggle to do this with just a three or four page website. You can of course have a page where you list all the areas you cover, but this alone is not usually enough to get you ranked highly for all these areas on Google.  Ideally you need to create mini sites as such for each location you wish to target to give you the best opportunity to do so, but this is not always possible and can be expensive. Many companies have now started to create location based pages within their current site to improve the rankings in these areas. This means creating a page for each area that has different...
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Backing up your PC and laptop files


Many of us use a PC or laptop for personal use and for work use. It is amazing how much information we store on our computers and that often we forget that as with any technology, they can fail and we risk losing everything. With this in mind, it is vital to back up your data as often as possible to avoid disruption and upset. In our personal lives, many of us store photos and videos on laptops or PC’s and often we don’t even have them printed out. These can be downloaded from cameras or from mobile phones, and often once we have downloaded them to the computer, we delete the originals. There are many ways in which to back up the documents and photos and possibly even settings...
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Creating a user friendly interface for clients


If you are a web programmer that designs website for clients then your client may require access to the back end system of the site to allow them to upload additional content, change or add products etc. Some programmers use an off the shelf content management system such as WordPress or Drupal and others use their own. If you are using your own content management system then you need to carefully consider how user friendly it is. As a programmer, you will be familiar with HTML etc., but there is a good chance that your client won’t be. Once you have built the back end system, why not get a friend (who has no developer experience) to log in and see if they find it easy to do the tasks...
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Working alone as a computer programmer


If you are a computer or website programmer that works from home, you will probably be all too aware of how lonely it can get. There are many advantages of working for yourself and particularly working at home and you may find that you hear comments such as “you are so lucky to be able to work from home”. In some ways this is true but it can also be very lonely and hard to stay on task when surrounded by distractions. Ideally you need to have quiet but this only adds to the loneliness. Many programmers are turning to the shared office space for a new way of working. There are many buildings all over the country that are now offering self employed professionals the opportunity to come in...
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