Traveling Down The Information Highway

Traveling down the information highway has been a learning experience, not only about new technology but myself. I found that you could learn at any age and time in your life, even when you are not really sure you want to. If you have been following my blog you know that I have explored a lot of different tools and technologies for developing websites. I found that these tools are being developed so quickly that they are obsolete before they can be taught in school. So what are we as designers to do? Continue reading

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Event Calendars In Joomla 1.6

One advantage to a content management system like Joomla is add-ons and extensions like event calendars. Anyone who has coded an event calendar in a regular web site can tell you this is not easy and can be very time consuming. Joomla offers lots of different add-ons and extensions for making an event calendar. Continue reading

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Contact Forms in Joomla 1.6

There are two ways to make a contact form in joomla 1.6 and that is the built-in function and the extensions function. Adding contact forms is a great way for visitors to contact you. By using the contact form your email address won’t be displayed for all the spammers to see. Continue reading

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To Template Or Not To Template

After looking at Joomla and WordPress as content management systems, I have decided to try Joomla. After installing Joomla I will be looking around and deciding if I want to template or not to template my first Joomla site. One part of me just wants to find a good template and go with it, but the other part, says that I would like to create a simple template. The reason being that if I create a simple template and build it I will understand more about it. First lets look at some resources for free templates for Joomla. Free because I am a student and living on limited funds. Continue reading

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A Novice Looks At WordPress And Joomla

I have decided to look at two different content management systems or CMS’s for short. I have been thinking that I would like to use one of these in a future website. The two content management systems that I looked at were WordPress and Joomla. Being pretty much a novice I wanted to look at why chooses one of these CMS’s over the other. What are some of the advantages and disadvantages? Continue reading

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My Thoughts On Two Different Content Management Systems

After my last two blogs about content management systems, it was time to try a couple of them out. I had never used a content management system or CMS for short, so here is my next adventure on the information highway. The two CMS’s that I tried were CMSimple and WebsiteBaker. Continue reading

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Why Businesses Should Use Content Management Systems

To answer this question and find out why a business would even want a CMS (content management system). First, we must answer the question, what is a content management system? Continue reading

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