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Best-PracticesThere are hundreds of New Rules for publishing websites. I’ve read pages and pages of them, and keeping up with them and the changing technology is a full time job.

One extremely important Best Practice is to create “mobile friendly” websites. More and more people have discovered how convenient it is to look up a website on a mobile device while they are away from their laptops or desktop machines. In fact, I’ll pull out my smart phone and look up something online just about anywhere.

If people have to squint their eyes, pinch their fingers, or sweep their screens right and left to read something on your website, you’ll probably lose them. It’s easy to design your website to be mobile friendly, but it will take a design update to make that happen.

I believe that people should be in complete control of their web presence, no matter what their level of expertise. If I help you develop your website, you’ll own the keys to it. Period. And if you want to do regular blogging or updating, you’ll also want to add content just like a pro would. I’ll take the time to show you how to do that using all of the Best Practices I’ve learned. Your website will be current and look sharp.

Let me guide you through every Best Practice you need to remember to help your website build your community.

Building Community

CommunitySome people think that I’m a website developer, and I am. Some people think I create web-quality promotional videos, and I do. Some people think I’m a top-notch Joomla master, and I certainly qualify for that too. (More about Joomla in a moment.) Some people think that I’m an event planner, promoter, and social media guru, and they would be right.

But really, I’m a Community Builder. Not in the sense that I’m the right person to build the next Brier Creek housing project or anything like that. I just happen to use my technological, promotional, and organizational skills to build a sense of community among people....

> Read more: Building Community

What is Joomla?

Joomla allows anyone who has secure credentials - website owners as well as managers - to update a website from any location that has an Internet connection.

Joomla

Simply put, Joomla is a database engine that organizes content and strategically places it on designed web pages. This site uses Joomla as do most of the sites I have created that are still in service. Joomla is extremely secure, robust, and can handle every task required of it. It can host a simple blog, and it can manage a highly complex e-commerce site … and anything in between.

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Where do I Start?

Start

Decide what your objectives are.
The most effective websites have just one objective. Most of us, however, have more than one message. If that’s the case, you should limit your website content to fit into no more than 3 objectives.

Decide how much your budget is.
As Tevye from Fiddler on the Roof says to God, “You made many, many poor people. I realize, of course, it’s no shame to be poor … but it’s no great honor either. So what would be so terrible … if I had a small fortune?” When we know how much you can spend without breaking the bank, we can design your site to fit.

> Read more: Where do I Start?

Partners

I have some remarkable partners in what I do. Here are some that I recommend highly….

HostPapa MailChimp Namecheap.comJoomla Rebecca Chapin-Creative Person ChronoForms Prezi MarketPros Responsive Solutions

Social Media

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Your website is your Internet anchor, but Social Media is a must for building community. I can guide your start with basic social media networks. When you need a full-time social media coordinator, I can put you in touch with the very best social media professionals in the area.