Entries tagged ‘web development’

Multi-lingual sites on different domains with ExpressionEngine and Transcribe

By John Faulds

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.

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Web design ‘pre-flight’ checklist

By John Faulds

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'.

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What it’s like to run a web design gallery

By John Faulds

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).

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How thinking about your website can benefit your business

By John Faulds

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.

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Developing your site using Firefox

By John Faulds

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.

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