When setting order statuses in Opencart, the general rule of thought is that when an order comes in it is being processed, once it is shipped, it is shipped and after the customer receives it, it’s complete. Simple yes? But when using PayPal standard – the most popular payment method – this isn’t always so straightforward. … Continue reading
I’ve finally decided I need to start backing up my files to the cloud, especially now I’m working for myself full-time, and I only have myself to blame if I lose anything…
So, I thought I would take a look at a few options, and make side-by-side comparisons based on the current options, prices, size limits etc. and this is what I’ve come up with:
Often clients want to have complete freedom with managing the content of the website – and while I can understand their reasoning behind this, I am also aware how this can lead to confusion with colours, styles and maintaining consistency throughout their website.
The admin area of a website is known in the web world as a CMS, which stands for … Continue reading
This can result in a confused look, and then, “What do you mean?”
Web technology as a novelty is now a distant memory. You would be hard pressed to find someone that doesn’t have access to the internet, whether it be at home, work, through friends or simply through their phone. … Continue reading
As a web developer often on a tight budget, it’s can be difficult to find the right tools for the job.
As far as a CMS (content management system) is concerned, it’s convenient to turn to WordPress or Joomla, amongst the popular out there. The only problem is that even with all the templates on hand for these products, they can still be difficult to translate a clients brief.
Also, I often have clients that just want a small site developing of a few pages, and when I mention a CMS, they insist this is not necessary for their needs.
As a small web developer, often my clients are new to owning a website, and it’s usually a few months down the line, after realising what I site can do for them, they start asking questions about regularly updating and adding to the site themselves.
So when I discovered the Perch CMS it came as a revelation.
Despite having to pay around £40 (inc VAT) for a one-off license, I feel it’s really worth it. The perch CMS can be implemented into any page of an existing site, and using it’s add-ons features you can have events sections and galleries that can easily be added to or updated through a web browser – and even the ability of an adminsitrator to add new pages based on templates you design. The time saved here whereby you can avoid redesigning a clients site in a free CMS like Joomla, makes the license fee in my opinion more than worth it.