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David

27. December, 2016 |

Hi Joshua, Nice post on responsive website design. All advantages are useful and informative. Nowadays different size of screens like a...

Mobiloitte

24. October, 2016 |

These play a vital role in making the user experience more suitable as well as improving the page ranking in google as suggested by...

Nicole

04. October, 2016 |

Some excellent points here. Responsive web design is indeed a need for every online businesses these days. People don’t want to view...

Mike

01. September, 2016 |

Responsive design is a must and should look good on a phone or tablet as quite a few themes do not. page speed is important so there is a...

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04. July, 2016 |

Thanks for sharing this informative topic on advantages of Responsive website design. Responsive website can run in all screen sizes that...

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29. April, 2016 |

Great post! very useful tips for website designing.
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Peter

18. April, 2016 |

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28. December, 2015 |

There are so many advantages. Mobile responsive is become a trend now. Responsive layout gives you less bounce rate, more traffic,...

Amit Patel

23. November, 2015 |

Good article Joshua. No doubt that responsive design have many benefits which can convert in a better business. But one thing we need to...

Shaweta

18. November, 2015 |

Fantastic web designing tips!! Helpful for improving business.

Open Source - Always A Good Choice

Why you should build your business website using open source software.

Just a few short years ago building a dynamic website with many different features was a lengthy and expensive endeavor.  Adding functionality to a website usually involved lots of custom coding sometimes resulting in websites that felt patched together lacking seamlessness and fluidity.

Unless you had many thousands of dollars to invest, achieving a high-end website was close to impossible.  With the rise of “Open Source” projects such as Joomla, Drupal, and Wordpress, power was handed back to anyone that desires a cutting edge website. Our company uses Joomla exclusively for building new websites for our clients.  While there are other high quality systems like the other mentioned above, Joomla has a vibrant community of developers that have created “Extensions” of all kinds that can transform a basic Joomla website into any type of website imaginable.  What’s great about this is if you have a very constrained budget many extensions are free of charge.  There are also commercial extensions with bells and whistles maybe not found in similar free extensions; this gives the end-user a great amount of control over their website’s destiny.

Here are a few reasons why making sure your website developer builds your site using an open source “Content Management System” makes sense.

{slide=Full Editorial Control} Most open source content management systems employ a “point and click” method of making changes to a website.  Create menu items, insert social media widgets, changing content, and managing everything else your website can do all through a graphical interface.  If your website developer cares about your success then they will swear by using this type of solution.  Allowing you to freely change your simple content may incline you to use them for more advanced additions creating a win - win situation. {slide=Speed and Stability}

Most CMS systems have advanced features such as GZip and Cache built in.  While you may not know what these mean enabling them can be as easy as flipping a switch.  Since open source allows for many people to inspect code for problems small bugs and other issues are usually resolved very quickly.  This means if you keep your software updated you can sleep well knowing your website is always going to be online and loading quickly helping you attract repeat visitors.

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Keeping your website safe from malicious attacks should be something you don’t have to worry about as one of your day to day tasks.  Choosing an open source system means that you have thousands of fellow peers keeping tabs on any potential vulnerabilities.   While digital attacks are occurring more frequently than in the past, most website developers offer keeping your CMS system up to date as a regular service.  There are even some websites that offer hosting that will automatically update your CMS core.  In the end this means you can spend more time on improving your websites and less time securing it.

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Conclusion

Our company believes in the power of open source with good reason.  The Joomla system is running every one of our client’s websites flawlessly, and it allows them to manage their own content as much or as little as they wish with no prior experience.  As a web developer this puts the customers trust in our commitment to offer the most flexible, stable, and user-friendly solutions.

No matter who you use to build your next website make sure that they are educated on the latest web standards and have experience implementing and deploying a CMS that is going to work for you not against you.

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