What to Look for in a CMS

A CMS is a content management system. This will let you be able to update your own website. This is great news for web designers because now they can take care of their own website instead of paying someone else to do it. There are a few things you need to know as far as what to look for in a CMS.

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One thing to think about when choosing a content management system is what type of things you want to update on your site. Do you just want to change text or pictures? Or are there other things you want to be able to update as well? You need to be sure the CMS you choose has a complete range of functions that you require.

Think about how much experience you have in computers. If you are just starting out then you will no doubt need an easy to use content management system. If you have a lot of knowledge in computers, then you can go for a more advanced CMS.

Some content management systems are built into your website directly whereas others need to be installed directly into your computer. Find out which one will work best for you. Your website designer will be able to explain the different systems that they use. This will help you narrow down your choices so that you can find the one that is right for you and your business.

 

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Big Problem with Online Reputation for Female Celebrities

Article submitted by Submit Express

The recent release of McAfee’s list of Most Dangerous Celebrities to Search for Online has served to highlight the big problems women celebrities face when it comes to protecting their online reputations. Cyber-criminals highjack their names to create a ruse for dangerous Web sites — ones plagued with malware and other unsavory surprises.

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In the 2012 edition of the list, actress Emma Watson came out on top. Watson, who currently has a movie to promote, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” cannot be too thrilled about the news. No celebrity wants his or her fans to land on a risky site because they showed interest in them. Unfortunately for women performers, cyber-criminals find it more profitable to use the identities of women personalities.

How Celebrities Can Improve their Online Reputation:

  • Create sites that include your name in the domain — CelebrityName.com — with content that is different so that duplicate content filters do not hamper your efforts
  • Be active on social media –Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, Flickr, you name it.  (Note, our sister company iClimber offers mass social profile creation services.)
  • Work with an online reputation management company that can develop and manage your content
  • Being diligent about the points above can help push down negative results when people search for your name

Tips to Create Better One-Page Websites

Guest Post Submitted by Tony Petros of Web Design Express

One page websites are increasing popularity, both for visitors and for organizations. They are easy to use and easy to view. If you are creating a website with just one page, there are tips to create better one page websites. First, you will not have a lot of content. You will have just one page to get your point across to your visitors. Your website will look too cluttered if you try to fit too much information on one page.

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A one page website needs to have easy navigation. There are some websites that will be one page and will have static pages. Static pages will take you to another website that is outside the main website. For instance, if you have a cooking site, you could have a navigation label titled Videos and it will take the website visitor to a YouTube video. This is fine and does make things simpler but the person should know they are being taken to an external site.

Even though you only have one page, it does not have to be a boring site. You can use coding to make things move on your page. Give your webpage some life and excitement. Add some cute animation so that your page, even though it is only one page, will stand out. You can even use coding to make your background fade in and out or make it like a slide show. Do what you can to keep your audience on your site.