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Craft CMS – A Finest WordPress Alternative for Developers

Are you a WordPress developer? Do you want more control and performance as offered by WordPress? If your answer to both these questions is a ‘Yes’, then Craft CMS is for you. In this post, I’ll introduce you one of the finest alternatives to the globally popular WordPress CMS. As you read through the paragraphs, you’ll get to know the core features of Craft CMS which have allowed developers to think beyond the traditional WordPress CMS. So, let’s take onto this journey of unleashing everything about Craft CMS(Content Management System). Please Note: If you are not a developer or designer, then Craft CMS is not a good choice for you. If you are only an end-user of WordPress, then you should not consider using Craft CMS as an alternative of WordPress. Craft CMS is good for them who design & develop websites for their clients. Quick reference links: Craft CMS official website | Craft CMS demo on GitHub repository. A quick overview on Craft CMS Introduced by Pixel & Tonic, Craft CMS serves as a strong alternative for WordPress CMS. It works as the best match for web developers, publishers and consultants who want to offer their clients a lot … Continue Reading…

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10 Biggest Drupal Mistakes to Avoid During Web Development

Drupal open source content management system has gained worldwide popularity due to amazing functionality that it incorporates in the websites. Millions of the web pages of different niches such as education, business, blogs, finance, corporate, etc. are running on this magnificent platform of the web development. The world’s high trafficking and the busiest websites have been developed using it. When it comes to building the world class web applications that will definitely deliver optimal performance and speed, then most of the programmers go for Drupal web development. It ranks in the list of the most powerful as well as flexible open source content management systems available today. Drupal is undoubtedly the best options to choose from multiple content management systems that provides the facility to build the complicated and dynamic web applications enriched with superb features. In fact, this matchless CMS is without a fault or issue and delivers the web pages that are out of the box. But, the developers worldwide, especially newbie, commit several mistakes during development and implementation of this incomparable platform of building the websites. This post is all about those biggest Drupal mistakes programmers are making over the last several years in developing the web … Continue Reading…

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CodeLobster PHP Edition: A Free PHP, HTML, CSS & JavaScript Editor

As a web developer and programmer we always search for an easy, convenient and comfortable editor (IDE) that can improve our speed & efficiency of writing error-free codes. There are many feature-rich but paid editors are available to fulfill our needs. But in this article we are reviewing a very good and simple editor (IDE) that you can download and use at free of cost – CodeLobster PHP Edition. CodeLobster PHP Edition is a very portable and free editor (IDE) that you can use to write your PHP, HTML, JavaScript and CSS codes. To understand the capabilities of this editor (IDE), here we will review some advantages, features and possibilities of it: 1. Code Highlighting: It can highlight your different type of codes with different colors to make writing comfortable. Even if you write mixed codes (i.e. combination of PHP, HTML, JavaScript or CSS codes in a single file), it can highlight different kind of codes in different colors. You also have the option to choose your own color schemes. 2. Auto Completion: The powerful auto completion feature of CodeLobster comes for PHP, HTML, CSS and JavaScript. It comes with supports for HTML5 and CSS3 as well. For PHP, it … Continue Reading…

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Top 8 Content Management Systems (CMS) for Web Developers

Not every web developer likes to write HTML and CSS. In fact, many of them bypass code completely by turning to a Content Management System (CMS). The most popular content management systems are simple to use and offer add-on capabilities. Here is a summary of some of the most useful CMS solutions for web developers. 1. WordPress WordPress is by far the most popular CMS for web development, web hosting and blogging. It is free and easy to use, powered by software that is created by a vast open source community of volunteers who constantly offer new web development solutions. This community provides countless themes and software plugins. The Android and iOS app allows you to post blogs and monitor your traffic data from a mobile device. WordPress works with web developers by providing 24/7 support through live chat, email, forums and support pages. One major advantage of using WordPress is that it has built-in SEO for Google, Bing and Yahoo. 2. Joomla As a free open source PHP-based web development platform, Joomla is a popular alternative to WordPress for independent developers. It is an efficient solution if you want to integrate your site with a database, as it facilitates … Continue Reading…

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Advantages of Joomla over Drupal & WordPress

Introduction (Advantages of Joomla): Joomla is providing different types of advantages for users due to which it is preferred over other systems including WordPress and Drupal. Due to these advantages of Joomla it is the first choice of many people and they are willing to use it for their personal and professional needs. You can try this system and check the advanced options for making your online presence and getting benefits in a short time period. Free to Use :: Advantages of Joomla Joomla is available for free to all users. There are basic functions of this system which can be used for free and understanding is obtained about the working of advanced systems. With these free systems anyone is able to gain access to the benefits. There are some advanced items in Joomla which are available on payment of discounted prices. Those people who are willing to get more benefits then they are required to invest some money. Free items are working well for many people and they are using the free items and getting benefits. If you are new in the online world for working in any manner then you can try the free modes of Joomla for making … Continue Reading…

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Use Joomla & Joomla Extensions to Build any kind of Website – Part 3

Hi there! Welcome back to ‘How to use Joomla” series. Today you would be reading the final part of the series but it won’t be the end of the subject. Joomla is vast in documentation and versatile in functionality. Hence we would come across soon with new updates or fresh news snippets about Joomla. In the previous article (Part 2) we have seen and understood how Joomla’s Admin panel works, organizes and helps your online operations. In continuation to that, today we will be going through another important aspect of Joomla i.e. ‘Search Engine Optimization and driving the traffic’. Once your Joomla website is online with all its plug-ins, modules and components in place, your work has just increased. Now you need to sustain the initial momentum gained and speed up slowly, steadily towards the goal. Ironically, in our physical world ‘traffic’ can jam your vehicle and forces you to apply brakes but in the virtual world it is all the reverse to this. If you do not have enough traffic i.e. streaming of visitors, your web venture is doomed. Yes, just doomed! So, you need to build ‘heavy traffic’ really all-time-heavy-traffic and to achieve this Himalayan task, you need … Continue Reading…

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Use Joomla & Joomla Extensions to Build any kind of Website – Part 2

In the previous article (Part 1) we have understood Joomla, its essentials and how to install it on a local system of on hosting server. We have also gone through the basics of how to create different websites by installing the plug-ins and customization of the same. In this part, we will discuss further on some of the functionalities of Joomla that which enhance the overall appeal of websites, add little extra flavor to the aesthetics and get you the traffic that you are aspiring for. Many modifications, what we generally call as ‘customization’, of the features can be done by the Administrator through the control panel. To access this panel, you need to access it through a separate URL which looks something like this – www.yourwebsite/administrator. This page seeks your Admin user name and password which you have entered in the Main Configuration section during installation. Enter those details and there you are, just like Steven Spielberg engrossed in making Jurassic Park or Schindler’s List (whichever one you like!). Now, after getting behind the scenes, you need to call the shots “Start”, “Roll”, “Action” and you may won’t like to say “Cut” because action at Joomla never gets over. … Continue Reading…

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Use Joomla & Joomla Extensions to Build any kind of Website – Part 1

Website technologies are ever-changing which would put the beginners and novice in tailspin. By the time a newbie gets to the roots of a particular technology, the world would have gone few steps ahead by leaving the newbie stuttering. Website owners are the most confused than the web developers in choosing the right technology to develop their websites. They do not have any option but to depend on the advice of web developers. But it is desirable for the website owners also to get the basics of web development technologies just to strengthen their decision making capabilities. Having said this let us look at the most popular website development technologies that are contemporary and current. If you are an aspiring website owner that wants to build the most attractive but easy-to-operate online literary website or a commercial one to make few bucks or an information website that talks about obesity and diet plans, you need to opt for the most advanced and state-of-the-art technologies called Content Management Systems (CMS). There are certain CMS tools like Joomla!, WordPress and Drupal which have garnered enough attention from the web developers and owners alike. By knowing that these are three top notch web building technologies, … Continue Reading…

Spectrum – Magazine / News Theme by WooThemes

WooThemes.Com released their Spectrum wordpress template on May 2010. Spectrum is a visually rich magazine theme for content rich sites showcasing their content with beautiful imagery. It’s packed with 7 widgetized regions and lots of custom woo widgets, like a video player, Flickr and Twitter streams, to customize huge amounts of the theme on the fly. This theme is also available for Drupal. The template features are: Featured Slider: A custom home page featured area to showcase your noteworthy blog posts. The slider is tag based so can include posts across numerous categories. Custom Homepage: Custom home page layout with the above mentioned featured scroller, recent blog posts and older blog posts, along with 7 widgetized zones! Custom Widgets: Custom Woo Widgets for use in the widgetized sidebar and footer regions: Post Tabber, Video, Twitter, Blog Information, Ads & Search. Alternative Styles: 10 delicious colour schemes to choose from. Option to change background color, upload background image, change color of links and buttons in options panel. Woo Custom Navigation: Newly released Woo Custom Navigation is included in this theme, allowing you full customization over how your navigation should be structured in the theme! Built-in SEO options: All WooThemes now include … Continue Reading…

Delegate – Business Theme By WooThemes

WooThemes.Com released their Delegate wordpress template on Janyary 2010. Delegate is a shiny and feature-packed business theme that should appeal to the funky companies out there. Packed with all the goodness of a proper WordPress business theme, Delegate will most definitely make the impact you need from it! This theme is also available for Drupal and ExpressionEngine. The template features are: Featured Slider: A custom home page featured area to showcase your work or products, with optional sub-featured area to give them more insight. Custom Homepage: Custom homepage designed to emphasize your most important information, with the option to display a traditional blog instead. Custom Widgets: Custom Woo Widgets for use in the blog or page sidebar and in the widgetized footer: News, Twitter, Search , Ad space and Flickr widget. Alternative Styles: 19 delicious colour schemes to choose from, and possible to change color of links and buttons in options panel. Woo Custom Navigation: Newly released Woo Custom Navigation is included in this theme, allowing you full customization over how your navigation should be structured in the theme! Built-in SEO options: All WooThemes now include SEO options to help propel your site’s search engine ranking. WooFramework2: The highly functional … Continue Reading…