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hpdDesign

Website Design and Digital Marketing

October 2010

Our Website is getting a Makeover

Wed, 10/13/2010 - 10:26 -- admin

We're modifying our site now to upgrade from a php website to one using the Drupal content management system.  Drupal is an extremely powerful and flexible web solution used by a rapidly growing number of website designers, communications managers, and ecommerce store owners.  One of our site additions is this blog.  Although it is extremely unlikely to be thrust upon the national stage, it will be used to update our clients and site visitors with useful information that can help them understand the constantly evolving world of the internet.  Comments are welcome.  If you have any questions

The Big Picture of having an Internet Presence

Wed, 10/20/2010 - 06:28 -- admin

When most people start out thinking about having a website, they tend to think in general terms about the look of the site and with hopes of finding new customers.  It is my job to try to expose the different elements that go into making this work.  Critical elements in building the website are choosing colors, organizing the site content to make it easy to use, writing content that is useful and compelling, selecting images and photos that contribute to a rich visual experience, graphics that fit into existing branding, and determining what features (calendar, tips, email opt-ins, quotes,

To CMS or not to CMS...

Sun, 10/31/2010 - 06:36 -- admin

That is the question.  Should your new small business website be a Content Management System (like Drupal, Wordpress or Joomla) or a site built with software like Dreamweaver or with straight HTML/PHP programing?  There are advantages and disadvantages to both classes of website technologies.