Website Design – WordPress? Html? or ??

I like to think I keep an open mind about most things. Working for a variety of clients in many industries, you get to hear all kinds of opinions.  Not that I believe it all.  But I need to not dismiss the thoughts, beliefs and ideals of the people I work with (no matter how dillusional they seem to be). One area that there is lots of discussion is around the tools and underlying format to use when building a website.  This debate has been going on for some time.  I remember the discussions I had with my brother-in-law years ago as we debated Front Page vs. Dreamweaver and the resulting code created by each. I went through a phase where I developed many sites using Dreamweaver’s revolutionary templates with editable areas.  I have tried php based sites, using content management systems like Joomla and Drupal, and have done lots of sites with static html. …

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Social Media in Business

How are you using social media in your business? Interesting question! Many would enthusiastically state they are fully using Social Media – proudly showing off there Facebook Fan Page, their huge Twitter followers list and their LinkedIn account. All of these – to the ‘seasoned’ social marketing enthusiast would have custom designed backgrounds, custom fan pages, and would look awesome. My next question would be – name 10 people – on each medium – and tell me about them – and they can’t be existing family and friends you knew before you started using Social Media for your business. I believe very few would pass this test of using Social Media for their business. And if you cannot name 10 people – at the very least – then really all you are doing is Advertising. You have just traded up the Yellow Pages for LinkedIn. Moved from a radio spot to a Facebook Fan Page. …

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