Sunday, February 27, 2011

A CMS Introduction for Designers and Businesses:

A Content Management System (CMS) is a web application that is used to create and edit HTML content in a way that can be easily managed by people who don’t know anything about web design, programming or code. Templates can be chosen from a pile of free offerings or designed specifically for the website appearance and then the content can be regularly updated by anyone the website administrator allows. I think it’s important for designers and businesses to know about CMSs and continue to stay abreast of new products and applications. It’s good to know which ones are more stable than others and what features to look for when choosing the right CMS for a client.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The 3 Best CSS Resources Every Designer Should Know

CSS Resources

There are many good resources for learning CSS best practices and cool things to do to the presentation of a web site. I based my choices on the depth of content and quantity of references to further information. I like to see code examples that I can use and change as needed. I also like video tutorials and images as well. Here are my top three picks.


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Facebook Technical Report For Designers

What is Facebook?

Facebook is a social-networking site, a social media tool that has a great variety of options, settings, and applications that every web designer should learn and remain current so that they can customize a Facebook Page for their clients in a way that will grow their business. Facebook is more than a personal communication center; it’s also a way for fans to follow their favorite businesses and other marketable icons when used properly. Web designers need to know about Facebook because there are over 500 million active users who interact with as many people as they wish and are able to write posts everywhere, “like blog comments on steroids;” 3 Reasons Facebook Trumps Twitter for Business.

I think the wave of the future is for every business to have a Facebook Page to supplement their business website and other social media tools.