Category: Web Design & Development

Top 10 Website Mistakes of 2015 and What To Do Instead

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Whether you currently have a website or you’re planning to build one soon, you need to understand common website mistakes a how to fix them. The following post covers 10 mistakes and suggested fixes for each. This is just an overview and not a definitive… Continue reading

Website Redesign for Florida Sea Grant

Florida Sea Grant

Last week, we launched a new-and-improved website for Florida Sea Grant, a university-based program that supports research, education and extension to conserve coastal resources and enhance economic opportunities for the people of Florida.

What is the fastest responsive WordPress theme that supports child themes?

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I’ve been on a quest to find the fastest responsive WordPress theme that supports child themes. After running Motionbuzz.com on Drupal 5 and 6 for over four years, I switched to WordPress in early 2012. Why? Great question, but the answer deserves its own post.… Continue reading

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Website

New Year's Resolutions for Your Website

Your website is like your body. If you don’t take care of it, then performance will take a nose dive. If you neglect it for too long, then it could just stop working.

New York Hospital Websites After Hurricane Sandy

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It’s interesting to see which NYC-area hospitals have alerts about Hurricane Sandy. The design and placement of alerts really affects visibility. As we’ve seen with Sandy, power outages disable many individuals from using a desktop computer and wired internet connection.

Google PageSpeed: Obama vs. Romney vs. Johnson

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Mashable’s article, Obama or Romney: Whose Website Is Faster?, compares the presidential candidates’ websites based on average response time. According to the article, “Mitt Romney’s website loads more than two seconds faster on average than Barack Obama’s…”

Video Screencast: Four easy and affordable ways to build web forms

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Update 3/13/2012: Machform v.3 is now available. The color scheme of the admin isn’t my cup of tea, but the new functionality looks great. I love the PayPal payment option. Also Forms for Joomla v.2.5 is available. I’m very pleased Phil Taylor at Blue Flame… Continue reading

Video screencast: Why you should 301 redirect your old URLs when launching a redesigned website

So your website has been around for a few years and it’s time to redesign. Maybe you’re planning to use a CMS such as Drupal, Joomla, or WordPress, and you want to use SEF URLs instead of your old “index.asp?pageid=123” dorky ones. Sounds like a… Continue reading

Using open source content management systems for school web sites

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We recently used open source content management systems for two education websites. For Georgia Tech School of Aerospace Engineering, we used Drupal, and for Melbourne Central Catholic High School, we used Joomla. The first site, for Georgia Tech School of Aerospace Engineering, was designed by… Continue reading

Recovery.gov using Drupal open source content management platform

I’m happy to see the government is trying to save us money and give some transparency by using Drupal — a free open source CMS—for recovery.gov. Read more at Dries Buytaert’s blog (the founder of Drupal).