Archive for February, 2016

Drawbacks of Joomla

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Joomla is an open source content management system which can be downloaded and used completely free of charge. You can use it to build any type of website that you might desire from a personal website through organization website to a fully functional and secure commercial website. There are a huge number of Joomla extensions which are available to extend the functionality of your website to allow it to do whatever you could ever want it to do.

However, like everything else in the world, Joomla is not perfect. It does have some downsides. However, by having a look at the potential downsides of Joomla now, you will be able to see that its problems are far outweighed by its advantages.

First, Joomla plug-in extensions make an awful lot of things possible, but the more Joomla extension you have, the slower your Joomla website will load. Be very careful that you are not adding functionalities for the sake of them and that they are truly needed by the people who will be using your Joomla website and it will probably work just fine.

Like with all other extensions, there may be incompatibilities between your Joomla plug-ins. For instance, certain library plug-ins may clash with other similar functions that are already installed within your Joomla website. The thing to do is do your homework before you install a Joomla plug-in. Read forums on Joomla. There are a lot of them. Has anyone else had a problem with this particular Joomla extension? If they have, think twice about using it yourself or see if the problem was overcome with a patch which you may need to get.

Another downside of Joomla is that you are totally reliant on the work of other people. This can be frustrating when you need a fix for a problem and the developer is reluctant to help. However, this problem is not unique to Joomla and goes along with the territory of all open source content management systems.

Some people have expressed the concern of the security of Joomla. However, if you are careful to only install tried and tested extensions that do not come from a third party whom you are unsure whether you should trust, Joomla is a pretty secure system.

Joomla is a complex system, small problems are bound to arise from time to time. This can be through rogue plug-ins or file permission errors. Like with all content management systems, it takes a little while to get your head around it in order to make the most of it. But that can be said of anything to do with website building.

In short, there are problems with Joomla, potentially, but they are no different to the problems associated with any other open source content management system. There are ways to overcome the problems and the downsides of Joomla are far outweighed by its advantages. Go into Joomla with your eyes open, being realistic about what you need your website to do and being prepared to learn and you wonít go far wrong with Joomla.

Focusing On Custom Website Design

Sunday, February 7th, 2016

When a website is designed with creative approaches, it will lead to more internet traffic and sales. The main focus on the design of custom websites is to keep the end-users in mind at all times. If the site is not user friendly, it will not be one that creates a pleasant experience.

Professional designs focus on visual displays and designs that identify with the business to connect with the target audience and entice them to purchase from the site. The users will want to return to the site repeatedly when the site is a good experience.

Highlighting the main message of the business is essential to getting the message across the site visitors. Since each site is unique as the business, it is important to have a tailored design to meet the goals and needs of the business with all effectiveness of the web design.

The site should be developed individually in the highest quality methods with coding for all businesses. From start to finish, the site should be constructed based on the business and all the demands it has for the website. Incorporating graphics into the site need to be from the individual business for a personal effect on the site viewers.

The site needs to be static and dynamic as well as compliant to all the needs of users for accessibility and remain in a uniform appearance. No matter what platform the users have, the website needs to be viewable and usable with the various browsers and operating systems. When a website lacks these features, sales are lost.

The importance of a user-friendly website is the main objective of designers. Professionals that are educated and trained in the latest technologies that are ever changing achieve this with custom web design.

When you want an outstanding custom website design, seek only a proven designer who is willing to work with your business every step of the way and after it is published on the internet.