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  • Review: Content Management Systems - Part 1 - UKWDA
    do need to understand code to install the extensions In short it s a professional s CMS Once set up though content entry is relatively simple and it s easy to customise If you anticipate good tech skills and you want a powerful system that can control large sites this is the one for you Users include Mattel Sony Ericsson FedEx Strengths Extremely powerful Good building tools Lots of modules Advanced admin controls All the basic features you need Flexible robust content creation Weaknesses Steep learning curve Not the most user friendly CMS Limited number of professional quality designer themes Only text links no icons in admin interface Slow loading Joomla Joomla is ideal for building large websites with lots of user generated content It has more functionality than Wordpress and is less technical than Drupal There are thousands of extensions available and these can all easily be modified to suit your needs However a complaint is that many Joomla sites have a distinguishable look meaning that it can be hard to achieve a completely original design Whilst being simple to install it has a less intuitive approach which can be an issue for non technical users The extension management system is more complex than WordPress although creating a template is relatively simple Joomla uses a large amount of server resources meaning it s not suitable if you are looking to run a fleet of websites It s flexible but this comes at a cost of a complex design The navigation system supports two level hierarchies making it possible to create sites with hundreds of pages It s often used to create multimedia websites and is ideal for integrated e commerce It is ideal for building a highly customised website that scales well such as the White House s site and is the perfect solution for building a professional site for small and medium sized businesses Users include IKEA Orange General Electric McDonalds Strengths Simple Installation Over 6 000 extensions Open Design Platform Simple URLs with no string queries Lots of readily integrated features Easily customized template system Weaknesses Difficult to truly customize complex websites Can be slow loading Back end isn t as user friendly as some CMSs ModX ModX has been designed to work with everything from JavaScript to AJAX An open source PHP application framework it s fast to build and allows you to manage files pages and weblinks with ease and has many smart features such as a site backup It is produced with designers in mind with a huge amount of simple templates that can be easily tweaked to change the appearance of each page Developers can add their own scripts and there is a huge scope for customisation If you re a designer who likes to roll your own HTML and CSS then ModX gives you the freedom to implement your own design Although it s possible to do almost anything with ModX not everything is practical It uses a built in tag language

    Original URL path: http://www.ukwda.org/blog/review-content-management-systems-part-1 (2016-02-18)
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  • Taking the biscuit: How to comply with the new UK cookie law - UKWDA
    user has requested such as a shopping cart But analytics and advertising cookies don t fall under that exception however vital they might be to the website owner The ICO recommends websites take a three step approach first audit your site to work out what cookies it uses then assess how intrusive those cookies are and finally decide on a solution to obtain consent where you need it Search and social media agency DBD Media offers a cookie audit service Axelle Ros Conversion Analytics Consultant says Most sites use a variety of cookies and it is not unusual to find a website with over 500 cookies We found throughout our audits that cookies required by web design features such as session cookies or online shopping carts represent at most one out of 10 cookies across an entire website We ve seen a few instances of obsolete cookies These are generally caused by tag based tools which have been trialled or tested on the website and later discontinued without removing the tags Once you ve removed obsolete cookies you need to get consent for any that are not strictly necessary There are lots of different ways to do this BBC Good Food uses a prominent pop up box to alert users to cookies and provides links for more information including how they can opt out from third party advertising cookies John Lewis and Nationwide carry a single line banner at the top of the screen with links to further information Debenhams and B Q push their cookies statements to the bottom of the screen The UKWDA has created a joint Privacy and Cookie Policy and linked it from the website s footer The ICO advises that the more intrusive your cookies are from the website user s point of view the more explicit the consent will need to be So what s the bare minimum you can do to comply That s up for a lot of debate says Chris Saunders a solicitor at legal firm Mundays I can t tell you what the minimum is I can tell you what the belt and braces approach is which is to fully inform your end user about all the cookies you re using and about how they re going to be used and to ensure that no cookies are placed on the computer before you obtain their active consent Nick Tusler is Data Operations Director at TMW a creative agency based in London with clients including Diageo Unilever Nissan and Sainsbury s He has a pragmatic view The bare minimum is to provide a clearly written cookie policy which sets out what cookies are how they are used and which cookies are used for what purpose The policy should be distinct from other privacy or terms and conditions on the site Good clear sign posting should be used for the link which should point directly to the cookie policy Clear instructions as to how to manage cookies need to be included which

    Original URL path: http://www.ukwda.org/blog/taking-the-biscuit-how-to-comply-with-the-new-uk-cookie-law (2016-02-18)
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  • Scaling your web design business: 5 challenges, 5 solutions - UKWDA
    and maintenance contracts are profitable So you re offering fixed fee contracts for ongoing support great as long as you re making money How do you avoid doing more work than you priced for Solution Track the cost of support contracts against income You need to track time for each request against each customer which you can do using a call tracking helpdesk system This has many other benefits too as less work is forgotten about multiple people can work on the same ticket and your customers can save time by logging requests themselves There are many call tracking helpdesk systems on the market to choose from but some popular ones include Zendesk Worketc Zoho and Salesforce Challenge 3 Proving to clients that you re delivering value How do you demonstrate to your customers that their monthly support fees are worthwhile You need to be able to prove that you re active in the background or they may cancel the support contract Solution Provide in depth monthly reporting By providing automated reports detailing for example website uptime downtime page load times and transaction workflow completion you can show your clients the issues they ve had and what you did to fix or prevent them Additionally monitoring platforms often allow you to brand reports as your own so you can provide them to your clients without the confusion of a third party branded tool Challenge 4 Winning new business how do you stand above the competition Even with repeat revenue streams you still need to win new contracts and stand out from your competitors You can already show prospects that you re good at design but how can you show them you re top dog for website performance Solution Show example performance reporting to prospects When pitching to potential customers show them the measurement systems you have in place to check website performance This will highlight the exceptional customer service you provide even after you ve delivered their website According to Monitis some of their web design customers even refuse to take on new clients unless the client agrees to a monthly maintenance contract This positions them as fanatically passionate about their clients websites and in many respects sets a tone for the relationship Plus it s profitable Challenge 5 Stop squabbling over website issues Sometimes clients will blame you for website issues that are not your fault It s not uncommon for the web designer to be in the firing line when something goes wrong but often it can be down to mismanaged web servers or your client fiddling with settings they don t understand So how can you put a stop to these disagreements and get down to fixing the problem Solution Monitor your clients web assets When a customer calls to highlight an issue wouldn t it be great to be able to say I m on it it ll be fixed in 5 minutes Or better still to be able to tell them you fixed an issue

    Original URL path: http://www.ukwda.org/blog/scaling-your-web-design-business-5-challenges-5-solutions (2016-02-18)
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  • Earn up to 75% mark up on card payment integration - UKWDA
    2014 An opportunity to earn up to 75 mark up on card payment integration The UKWDA have partnered with NetPay Merchant Services enabling you to offer your customers a fully integrated payment solution Giving your customers 1 level of ownership and generating your business lucrative recurring revenue The NetPay model is simple You buy online and MOTO payment processing at a wholesale price you choose how much you wish to mark the price up and NetPay pays you the difference between its wholesale price and the price specified by you each and every month for the duration of your customers contract The pricing even with 75 mark up is more cost effective than other major players such as SagePay WorldPay and Realex Find out more about NetPay and how by adding merchant services to your portfolio can make your customers stickier by attending our Workshop on Thursday 6 th March 10am 12pm or 2pm to 4pm www netpay co uk ukwda Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus comments powered by Disqus Back to Blog THE UKWDA About Us Premium Members Results by Town City Website Advertising Partner Programme Guest Blogging Contact Us RESOURCES News Blog Careers

    Original URL path: http://www.ukwda.org/news/266/125/Earn-up-to-75-mark-up-on-card-payment-integration/d,UKWDA-News (2016-02-18)
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  • Member Perks now online! - UKWDA
    Web Industry Pay Levels Blog Resources Member News Useful Tools Insurance for Web Designers Home Resources Member News Member Perks now online Member Perks now online Written by UKWDA Admin on 18 November 2013 Take a look at our brand new Perks section within the member area to see a selection of introductory offers and deals exclusively for UKWDA members Current perks include 50 Off TeamGantt for 6 months 20 Off GeckoBoard for 3 months 3 issues of your selected magazine for 1 choice of Web Designer Advanced Photoshop 3D Artist Android magazine iCreate We ll be adding new perks every month so check back regularly Log in to the Member Perks page for full details Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus comments powered by Disqus Back to Blog THE UKWDA About Us Premium Members Results by Town City Website Advertising Partner Programme Guest Blogging Contact Us RESOURCES News Blog Careers Advice Web Design Training Events Calendar Web Design Jobs Forums LEGAL NOTICES Website Terms of Use Member Terms Conditions Privacy Cookie Policy Follow the UKWDA The UKWDA YouTube Channel Follow us on facebook Follow us on twitter UKWDA org is hosted by LCN com Copyright

    Original URL path: http://www.ukwda.org/news/257/125/Member-Perks-now-online/d,UKWDA-News (2016-02-18)
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  • Looking to create quality Infographics? - UKWDA
    Insurance for Web Designers Home Resources Member News Looking to create quality Infographics Looking to create quality Infographics Written by UKWDA Admin on 17 November 2013 Let Wiley help you with a range of new colourful Infographics guides now with 30 off Cool Infographics presents the design process and software tools for creating the best in infographics A detailed and visual guide to help transform data into terrific graphics See more at www wiley com buy 9781118582305 Tableau Your Data shows readers how to build dynamic visualizations using the Tableau Software toolset which one of the fastest growing global vendors of data visualisation tools for business intelligence See more at www wiley com buy 9781118612040 Enter promotional code VBE76 when at the checkout stage of purchase Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus comments powered by Disqus Back to Blog THE UKWDA About Us Premium Members Results by Town City Website Advertising Partner Programme Guest Blogging Contact Us RESOURCES News Blog Careers Advice Web Design Training Events Calendar Web Design Jobs Forums LEGAL NOTICES Website Terms of Use Member Terms Conditions Privacy Cookie Policy Follow the UKWDA The UKWDA YouTube Channel Follow us on facebook Follow us

    Original URL path: http://www.ukwda.org/news/258/125/Looking-to-create-quality-Infographics/d,UKWDA-News (2016-02-18)
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  • The UKWDA and Phaidon 5 day sale - UKWDA
    for Web Designers Home Resources Member News The UKWDA and Phaidon 5 day sale The UKWDA and Phaidon 5 day sale Written by UKWDA Admin on 28 August 2013 We have partnered with Phaidon the world s leading visual arts book publisher to bring you an exclusive member sale For 5 days only you can save up to 75 on hundreds of Phaidon s beautiful books Phaidon is the world s leading publisher of books on the visual arts From art photography architecture and design Phaidon works with some of the most celebrated creatives of our time such as Ai Weiwei Elliott Erwitt René Burri Ferran Adrià John Pawson and Steve McCurry Sale ends on Sunday 1st September and is only accessible via this exclusive UKWDA link Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus comments powered by Disqus Back to Blog THE UKWDA About Us Premium Members Results by Town City Website Advertising Partner Programme Guest Blogging Contact Us RESOURCES News Blog Careers Advice Web Design Training Events Calendar Web Design Jobs Forums LEGAL NOTICES Website Terms of Use Member Terms Conditions Privacy Cookie Policy Follow the UKWDA The UKWDA YouTube Channel Follow us on facebook Follow

    Original URL path: http://www.ukwda.org/member-news/the-ukwda-and-phaidon-5-day-sale (2016-02-18)
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  • Improve cash flow and collect fees by Direct Debit - UKWDA
    debit is proven to improve customer loyalty and retention It makes a client s life easier as they do not have to manually settle invoices and usually they review service provision less often than they would when settling by other means Is it easy to set up Yes after a brief application process you ll be up and running within 7 days You ll have access to an online client portal telephone support and the ability to set up direct debits via email over the phone through your website or face to face all managed under your own brand We also provide full reporting and reconciliation on any unpaid or cancel direct debits Can t I just manage this through my bank Many SMEs are unable to acquire the required sponsorship in to the direct debit scheme via their bank a Service User Number Typically SME s that have been trading for less than three years or have a turnover of less than 3m will be unable to obtain the sponsorship from a bank in order to collect payment from customers by direct debit However even with sponsorship a business still has to then either mange processing via a paper based channel with their bank which can be very cumbersome going against the advantages of direct debit in the first place or alternatively invest and implement expensive and approved processing software which can make direct debit as a collection tool non viable Why First Capital Cashflow They re one of the longest standing BACS approved Bureaux in the UK and have developed their systems and processes in line with client requirements and the 21st century The set up process service features and fee structure have all been developed in line with the digital sectors requirements making it perfect for web

    Original URL path: http://www.ukwda.org/member-news/improve-cash-flow-and-collect-fees-by-direct-debit (2016-02-18)
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