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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Is your computer slow to start up?


Many of us use a computer in or daily life, either for personal use, part of a job or both. Time is often money or if using it for personal use, you may be limited on the time you have therefore you need your computer to be as fast as possible. There are many reasons why your computer may be running slow and there are often simple checks you can do yourself before taking it to a specialist who will charge you to carry out these checks and changes. Firstly you should ensure that your computer is free from viruses. You should already have a quality anti-virus on your computer but make sure that it is set to run a scan on all your hard drives as well as any...
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Looking after your PC and/or laptop


As with any item, the more you the look after it the better it will perform and usually the longer it will last. This is the same for computers, and not many people realise it. When you buy a new computer it will have the latest versions of software installed, be free from viruses and have most of the memory available. After a few months or years it is very easy for a computer to become full of files that aren’t needed, updates to be missed and lack in security. All of these issues can cause your computer to run slow, crash or stop working and be vulnerable to hackers or identity thieves. Once a month you should take the time to back up all of the important files on...
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Using Pay per Click marketing as part of your strategy


Pay per Click marketing can be an extremely successful way to gain business for your company. More or less anyone can set up a Pay per Click campaign but creating an effective and cost effective one is a different matter. Pay per Click software such as Google Adwords can be quite complex and there are so many settings within it that if not set up correctly, you could find all your daily budget used up very quickly with very little success. You need to ensure that you are reaching a wide audience but also that you are reaching out to the right audience. There is no point in advertising a product or service that you do not sell to simply get traffic to your site as this will end up...
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