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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.

I’ve spent years learning the tricks needed to make Joomla-managed web pages look great, and I’m still learning more every day.

Joomla itself is “open source code” and can be used without paying the developers anything. Many “extensions” to the basic core engine are also available without cost. But if you want your website to look great and do more than just the basic functions, you’re going to need help to make it do that.

I’ve got the experience to know how to find tools and integrate them to make your site work for you.

I strongly believe that you should have ultimate control of your Joomla site. You will always have top-level credentials to your site so you can make any changes needed. Of course, I’ll help you do what you need to do anytime.

This version of our website is built entirely using Joomla version 4.0 - still in beta testing and straight out of the box. No extras. Obviously, some things on this site don't work as expected yet. We're working with the Joomla programmers to get everything in top condition.

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

Best Practices

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.

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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.