As an X-Gener i.e. when living prior to the internet, we relied on visible/physical advertising or word of mouth.
Slowly came email, the internet, then the dot-com bust…. alas, the internet is here to stay.
The newer generations tend to navigate to the Social platforms.
Unfortunately, social platforms sometimes dictate content.
It is easy top hop onto Facebook, free hosting services, etc… but these platforms continually change or “Free” becomes paid.
Make your site yours : Me@MySite.tld
With MySite.tld, you get:
- Complete Control over your domain
- Multiple Email Addresses @MySite.tld
- Email Redirects such as TextMe@MySite.tld forwarded to multiple email addresses or even a cell phone service.
- Your own content and/or sub-content such as Summer.MySite.tld, Winter.MySite.tld or BLOG.MySite.tld, eCommerce.MySite.tld.
- No need to email everyone that your email address has changed.
- … and so on….
- This is the perfect way to Brand Yourself and/or your interests.
Norgo has been on many platforms and various functions that have changed over the years.
From DOS Basic, to dBase, to Clipper, ….
Onto Visual Basic, ASP.net….
PHP CMS Drupal 6,7,8
and now Norgo is on WordPress 5; more details to come, but the skinny…. there is too much readily available on WordPress to get a site up and going quickly and efficiently, not to mention having an intuitive interface for editing content and allowing others to collaborate.
This update was long overdue!
While we still support ASP.net and have active businesses running on sites written, our focus changed during the recession as it did for many.
We now focus on WordPress and Drupal frameworks which are the leading CMS (Content Management Systems) running on PHP.
Some customers prefer to have a simple html solution which as it simple as setting aside a folder, setting up a method to copy and paste html files (via a FTP account – File Transfer Protocol) for that customer, and done!
Tags: asp.net, development, drupal, html, php, website, wordpress
- Search Engine readiness; all search engines tested; meta tags titles, headings, link text page body text
- Browser compatibility testing
- Missing or misdirected links, forms and files tested and fixed prior to site launch
- Website files and scripts copied to your domain.
- Test of Live site
- Search engine submission: live and hand submissions occur after launch.
- Adjustments and minor changes
Tags: development, launch, testing, website
- Navigation links, drop menus rollover effects as agreed.
- Site Map
- CMS (Content Managements System) to allow user maintenance and maximize SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
- Website Favicon/bookmark
- Response Forms
- Contact Forms
- Quote Sheets/Forms
Tags: cms, development, forms, seo, site map, website
These steps usually are the longest steps. Essentially, looking for the perfect match for your logo, colour desire, general layout, etc… Your personal ‘look and feel’ (THEME) you want to call your own…
With the frameworks we use, such as with the WordPress or Drupal Frameworks, there are many themes to choose from, most of which are free and with the ability to modify to suit your needs.
Some of the Key Components to this step are:
- Graphic style
NOTE: In most cases, selecting a desirable theme facilitates this key step.
Tags: personal, theme, website
Drupal is an open source content management system (CMS) written in PHP and distributed under the GNU (General Public License). It is used as a back-end system ranging from personal blogs to corporate, political, and government sites.
The standard release of Drupal, known as Drupal core, contains basic features common to CMSs. These include user account registration and maintenance, menu management, RSS-feeds, page layout customization, and system administration. The Drupal core installation can be used as a brochureware website, a single- or multi-user blog, an Internet forum, or a community website providing for user-generated content.
A vast number of contributed addons from fellow drupal supporters, known as contrib modules, are available to alter and extend Drupal’s core capabilities and add new features or customize Drupal’s behaviour and appearance. Because of this plug-in extensibility and modular design, Drupal is sometimes described as a content management framework. Drupal is also described as a web application framework, as it meets the generally accepted feature requirements for such frameworks.
Tags: cms, contact management system, drupal, website