Recently I was asked to build a multi-lingual site that involved each language having its own domain, rather than separate subdomains or subfolders as is often the case. I knew that I would be using ExpressionEngine, I just needed to then decide which multi-lingual add-on would fit the bill.
Entries tagged ‘web development’
Over the years of being a freelance web designer, I've been developing my own processes for the business of designing websites. One of those processes has been compiling a list of tasks that need to be completed before launching a website, whether it be a new site or a redesign. This list is kept in a spreadsheet which I work through, ticking off each item after the client has given final sign off for the site to go live. I view it as my final quality control procedure and I usually find that the process will highlight a few of the 'little things' that I might have overlooked in general development. Usually nothing too major; more a case of 'dotting all the Is and crossing all the Ts'.
Having compiled the list, done the numbers and dealt with the facts, I thought for the follow-up article to the The Ultimate Web Design Gallery Resource that I'd get some opinions from not only some of the people who run the web design galleries in the list about what it's like to run one of these sites, but also some search engine optimisation (SEO) professionals about the perceived value of having your site included on one (or many).
I recently had a discussion with a client that I'd already produced a template for who said they wanted to change the primary navigation items at the top of each page. As the site hadn't gone live yet (they were producing it themselves – I'd simply done the graphic and template design for them), I didn't see much problem with fulfilling their request. But it was a two-part request and the part that raised a warning flag for me was that they wanted the navigation to be flexible enough for them to be able to make further changes easily at some point in the future.
As mentioned previously, I have a personal favourite browser when it comes to web development and that is Firefox. This is not only because of its good standards support (although it doesn't yet pass the Acid 2 Test) and not because it has tabbed browsing and not because it's any other browser other than Internet Explorer.
As mentioned in previous posts, I spend some time on web design-related forums so a lot of what I've written on this site has been in response to questions I see asked quite often. This post is not so much about a question, but a reaction.
Variations on this question can include:
- Can CSS insert content onto a page?
- How do I update the content of multiple pages from a single file?
- How can I get CSS to behave like frames?
- The hidden costs of ‘free’ website builders
- Multi-lingual sites on different domains with ExpressionEngine and Transcribe
- Mobile browser usage almost set to overtake desktops
- CMS Review: Processwire
- Get yourself mobile — it’s not as difficult as you think
- More Stash examples
- The Redesign Details — ExpressionEngine
- Relaunch Special
- Have you done something different with the place?
- CMS Review: Hero Framework