Designing a website… on paper

The fear of the blank page also exists for a project leader who must design a new website. In order to develop his/her ideas, show them to the management, persuade the clients and communicate with the various stakeholders (editor, graphic designer, programmer, marketing manager, etc.), a good sketch is – often – more effective than a long speech.

The following examples will help you design a thoughtful project and present it in a professional manner. It's up to you to use a vector drawing software or simply a sheet of paper at first in order not to restrict your creativity.

Is your Joomla or Wordpress CMS correctly installed and optimized?

Creating a website with an open source CMS (Content Management System) like Wordpress or Joomla allows you to avoid being trapped in a subscription-based web service, which represents the lowest common denominator of all users needs without possibility of evolution.

It is also an opportunity to be able to optimize the design, security and performances of his site, which is an advantage in a competitive market where small details can make a difference. Here are some basic rules to get started.

Detect 404 errors with Google Data Studio

Google Data Studio is a new and free web application that allows you to create customized web analytics reports based on a variety of data sources, including Google Analytics, Adwords, Console search, and even CSV files or MySQL databases.

This tool not only creates charts with a professional design, but it is possible to add buttons to change data on the fly, for instance according to date ranges or the country of origin of visitors.

Blog – Gantry 5 test bench: template development for Joomla! and Wordpress

Gantry 5 is a multiplatform open source framework (code library) designed by Rocket Theme, a well-known Joomla! developer since the Mambo era. It is installed on the Joomla! and Wordpress CMS to ease the development of templates (or themes in Wordpress terminology). It was rewarded by the participants at the J and Beyond conferences in Barcelona in 2016.

How to ask for a website design quote ?

You wish to redesign your web site with the help of a professional web designer ? Here are some tips to help you ask for a quote in a businesslike manner. Indeed, the more detailed your request for a quote, the more it will allow you to get really comparable offers between different suppliers, which will simplify your choice.

How to find addresses of Swiss companies ?

In Switzerland, the yellow pages directory is published by Swisscom, the main telephone operator in the country. The local.ch website allows you to search for addresses online in english too.