Word Press Web Design
As a Bay Area web developer of custom websites for over 11 years, we’ve seen a lot of trends come and go in web design. The challenge has been how to not get distracted with every new little gadget, code types and detracted with all the new hype. We have not always been right, but more right then wrong most of the time. However, I’m still kicking myself for not buying up Google stock on their IPO.
There is a periodic trend, where people want to have control of their website. I.e. they want to be able to manage and edit the content. At first, we promoted this idea and built many Joomla websites for our clients. Joomla, if you don’t know is a robust content management system and web application that’s been around for some time. It’s open source (free) and has a large following of users and developers.
Unfortunately, Joomla can be a little tough to use for the average Joe who doesn’t use it everyday. So more often than not, clients pay us to manage their CMS (content management systems) website that was put there so they can manage it them selves. As ironic as it may seem, it’s the truth.
In comes Word Press…In my opinion, Word Press is the easiest CMS I’ve ever used and I’ve used many. It’s more intuitive and like Joomla, has a zillion plug-ins available. Like other CMS application, it’s stock settings is gridded in squares and so making a nice design that’s not built of square sections can be challenging for the average web designer. But like Joomla, you can work around this and build some cool looking WordPress websites if you think outside the box a little.
Bottom line, WordPress is a great choice for your next website application.