Recently Clare was nominated for a BMA (Business Mum Award). Clare was over the moon to receive the nomination and although she didn't make the shortlist it is very nice to be recognised as a hard working mother in this industry.
A new book out called Create a Successful Website by Paula Wynne. Paula approached us a while ago and asked us among some other experts in their fields to help with top tips and advice for the book and we were happy to help.
You can pre-order the book here:-
Ok hold on, rewind, back up a little there....... What the heck is Drupal, and what are these modules you want to tell me all about. Here's a quick overview:
Drupal is a free, open source, content management system. Put simply, its a platform you can build websites on. The modules are like simple bolt ons that enhance what it can do.
Here is a list of the modules we use most frequently. It may help those new to Drupal find the best solutions, without having to trawl through piles and piles of other modules.
While browsing through Itunes, came across a brilliant podcast that focuses on everything web design and development.
If that's your thing, check out the Explicit Web Podcast
Here are some fantastic utilities that are just so good and best of all they are free.
You can download nearly all of these in one go from www.ninite.com Just click what you want and download them all in one fell swoop. No tricky installations, no irksome next buttons.
Dropbox - An online secure backup drive, syncs with your pc disc invisibly. Allows you to collaborate and share files with people. https://www.dropbox.com/
There are literally hundreds of Content Management Systems available. All of which simplify running and maintaining a website, but picking which one is right for you is far from a simple process.
For the purposes of this article, I will limit the selections to the three most widely used open source systems. Namely, Wordpress, Joomla and Drupal.
Open source means they are freely available to download and modify under a general public license.
The biggest, and costliest mistake people make when getting a new website, is trusting their eyes. If it looks swish, and fancy, it must be expensive and good. Right?
Over the next few weeks we will be running some articles explaining how to make your website successful.
If you find any of them useful, please link to them or bookmark them.