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Posts from June 2011.

Open Source CMS – WordPress, Joomla and Drupal

There are some important reasons why someone might decide on one open source CMS instead of another. Many designers, developers, and administrators have their favorite content management system, which most likely includes one of the three most popular types of CMS. These are WordPress, Joomla and Drupal. The advantages and drawbacks of each will be explored here so you can make a better decision about which one is ideal for you.

WordPress is an open source CMS that has been around since 2003. People use it to get their thoughts out on the web quickly and easily. In fact, it’s so easy to use, that even the least computer savvy people can quickly get the hang of using it. Once you get started using this open source content management system, there are no modifications required. For bloggers or people sharing thoughts in a chronological order, WordPress is ideal. However, this CMS is not developer-friendly and the upgrades that are continually released occasionally bring more bugs than fixes. The quick setup and ease-of-use should be weighed with these disadvantages.

The catchy name Joomla means “all together” in Swahili (Urdu), and based on how powerful and all-inclusive this open source CMS is, it certainly lives up to its name. When compared to WordPress, Joomla may not be as user-friendly, but all types of clients—designers, developers, and administrators—can get behind this content management system. It’s also not as powerful as Drupal, but if you need help creating your website using Joomla, there is a great customer service community that you can utilize. Over the past three years, this CMS has been improving and expanding, meaning it certainly has a great future in store.

Drupal provides everything a developer could ever want and then some, with more tags and functions than either WordPress or Joomla. For people who live in code, getting lost in the development of beautiful, highly-functional websites is a dream that can come true with this content management system. However, as a designer, using Drupal may more difficult because of all the code requirements to make it really amazing. The themes, until recently, were a huge drawback because developers rather than designers were building them. Finally, because of the power behind this open source CMS, it may cost more to run a Drupal website than one based on WordPress or Joomla. Ultimately, the choice is yours, but this breakdown should make your selection easier.

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Domain Name Registration – .tel Domain Name

A domain name is required of anyone who wants to become involved in the internet world. All sites you visit online have two parts to them. The first half is a descriptive name that describes the site and the second half is .com, .org, .info, .gov, or a number of other suffixes. .tel domain names are appropriate for individual professionals, large and small business owners, government agencies, universities, and NGOs. The service allows all kinds of people to have their storage and management needs met because things like keywords and contact information can be stored directly in the Domain Name System (DNS) without the need to put together, host, or manage a traditional web service. Here are the benefits of a .tel domain name that will make getting one worth it to you.

The first reason why you should own a .tel domain name is because all your methods of communication can be stored under one name. .tel is designed to connect you with your customers in a single click. It also simplifies your regular website because you can integrate information from it into your .tel “Contact Us” page. Instant mobile presence is beneficial as well, since mobile marketing is more profound than ever before.

Then, it can also increase your search engine rankings without spending extra on SEO efforts. Your.tel domain name lets you cross-link with other service websites and social networks, thus spreading authoritative information about your company through a method that you directly control. It’s easy to promote your .tel so people visit and revisit your site. By publishing active and useful content, search engines will consider your .tel a relevant source on the web.

Another reason this kind of domain is useful is because it allows you to join the world’s first and only real-time global directory. You own and control your company’s contact information and have the ability to update it any time you wish. Other online directories are fragmented or expensive to be listed on. .tel offers worldwide exposure in multiple languages at a fraction of the cost.

All of these benefits culminate in the fact that .tel is quick to learn, easy to use, and much more affordable than other options available to you today. Combining your standard website with a .tel domain name will clearly benefit your business or other organization and allow you to have that global presence you have been after.

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