What should a good designer/developer know?

CW knowledgeWeb Designers should know how to convert their design into HTML and CSS.

A good Web Developer understands what makes a design good.

A hotly debated topic can be found on many blogs and forums between designers and developers and how much each should understand about the other goes on so long that the comments where eventually closed.  This is not a new debate and one that every designer and developer has heard before.

I call myself a designer and developer because I can do and am good at both, but I definitely enjoy the design side more.  Some argue that Web designers should do their own HTML/CSS because they cannot produce good designs if they don’t understand their material.  Others argue that better work is produced if the designers and developers are able to focus on what they are good at and work together to push the boundries of what can be done.  There is merit to both of the points. 

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Spam, Scams, and Everything in Between

CW spamI have been getting an onslaought of email scams lately and it’s left me with some burning questions and has inpired me to write the most personalized blog posting to date.  Is there anything we can do to stop or prevent this problem? Is there is a place for censorship in today's society? Would censorship serve to erode our First Amendment rights? And my biggest question, why do people do this? I am going to discuss spam, scams, and everything in between. 

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Wordpress and Joomla

CW wp joomWhy is a CMS website like Wordpress or Joomla right for you?

A CMS is a piece of software that runs on your server (Web Hosting) that allows you to edit the content on your website without having any web design skills.

The software keeps track of every piece of content on your Web site, much like the library keeps track of books and stores them. Content can be simple text, photos, and music, video, documents, or just about anything you can think of. A major advantage of using a CMS is that it requires almost no technical skill or knowledge to manage.

You log into the content management system and find an easy-to-use authoring environment, designed to work like Word. This provides a non-technical way of creating new pages or updating your content, without having to know any coding.

The CMS lets the web designers and developers specify the appearance that is applied by the website separate from the content.  These publishing capabilities ensure that the pages are consistent across the entire site, and enable a very high standard of appearance.  This also allows the authors to concentrate on writing the content, by leaving the look of the site entirely to the CMS. 

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Facebook Business Page

CW fbbpI can build your facebook page and teach you how to market with it.

Did you know that 29% of the worlds population is on Facebook?

Only 53% of the population is online.

If you don't have a Facebook page yet you are missing out on a huge global distribution channel! 

The key factors to growing your Facebook audience are:

Presence – Reach – and – Engagement 

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