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Multi-lingual sites on different domains with ExpressionEngine and Transcribe

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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

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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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How thinking about your website can benefit your business

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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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