There are many choices for setting up a website these days. Static html sites are giving way to content management systems. The most popular CMS is WordPress, a free, open-source platform that is based on php. Thousands of “theme” templates are available, some for a fee, some free. I’ve yet to find one that didn’t need some kind of major customization to get it to display the way I want it to.
Drupal is a lot more robust, with control options you never even thought of. You could run a nation off of it.
Joomla! is another platform that has a very unique interface. While it’s a viable tool, and I will work with an existing site, it’s not my first choice.
Then there are CMS’s that are proprietary (not open-source). Most charge monthly fees to use them. The only upside is you don’t have to worry about updating the sofware.
Web development can include
- Search Engine Optimization (SE0)
- Plugin customization
- Theme customization
- Shopping Cart integration
- Membership / Restricted Access
- Image galleries
- Social Media
- Google Analytics
- Standards Compliance
All customized code is built using hand-coding techniques. This makes for cleaner code that is reusable and browser-compliant.
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