Adding A Logo In – Website Design

Most business websites and businesses in general have a logo that ‘identifies’ that business in an attractive and graphic manner (examples of logo’s can be seen here). We can design a logo to suit your business style and needs from a corporate style logo to a more ‘artistic’ design depending on the nature of your organisation. Logo’s can incorporate text, images, any colour combination, lines and just about anything else you can think of. In general, the trand in logo design is to keep it simple and ‘clean’ in appearance. Below is an example of our (DRC Systems) logo:

 

By |November 16th, 2015|logo design, Website Designs|0 Comments

HTML, CSS, Meta tags – Website Design From Client Perspective

We get many questions from potential clients concerning their need (or not) to understand the ‘under the hood’ aspect of web design and how they will be able to make simple modifications to their new website once we have completed their project.

Most website owners need to change, add and modify content and images on their websites from time to time. It may be that, for business websites, that webmasters need to update price lists, add a new blog post, add a new page or product information or even update existing contact details on the website. In the early days of website design using HTML language it was relatively daunting to change or add content without an in depth knowledge of coding. This mean that website owners would be reliant on their designers to make these changes and their could be considerable expense involved.

With the advent of content management systems¬†, like wordpress, in the mid 2000’s it became possible for a website designer to pass over to their clients the log in details for that website with the confidence of knowing it was now possible for clients to manage their own websites competently. The wordpress ‘dashboard’ is intuitive and allows clients to perform most webmaster taks relatively simply as shown in this youtube tutorial on wordpress:

Web Design – Content Management Solutions

The term ‘Content Management Solutions’ are often banded around in the website design community but what does it actually mean and what are the benefits of a CMS (content management solutions)? In relation to websites, be they websites for businesses, non-profit organisations, bloggers or government agencies, it is a necessity to have the capability to quickly manage content of that website including:

Editing existing content. Over time content on a website or blog can become outdated or may need to be amended or added to. In the early days of web design content creation was quite an onerous task due to the html code and structure and design of websites. With the advent of CMS based web designs, the ability to change the content currently displayed on a website is made very simple as we demonstrate below.
Adding new website content. With a well designed CMS website it becomes very easy to add new content, stories, sales releases, new product information, new pricing structures, new images or anything that is required for that website. The addition of content on most modern websites can be via addition of a new page to that website or a new post if the website has been designed to have a blog on it.
Modifying the ‘look’ of the website. A CMS system can also make changing the look and feel of a website relatively simple. New images, banners, video’s and social network links and stories can be added in in a straightforward manner. Many websites use social media integration (like facebook, twitter and instagram, for example) to broaden the ‘reach’ of the business or organisation. Publishing new media related to social media linked content becomes possible by use of CMS technology in […]

By |October 17th, 2015|Website Designs|0 Comments