www.echampions.co.uk Choosing a Supplier Talk to existing customers and listen to recommendations Do you like what they have in their portfolio? How many staff do they have? Can you keep the code? How much to move to new supplier? Hosting costs? Other costs ? Do you or could you get on with them?
www.echampions.co.uk Jonathan Green Open Source
What does open source mean? and what are the common pros and cons?
What are the common options available? and how to choose the right one?
Is Open Source really free?
www.echampions.co.uk What does ‘open source’ mean Open Source refers to ‘source code’ that makes up software that is openly available for anyone to read, modify and distribute.
Main Con: malicious users can see the source code allowing for potential exploitation (hacking!)
Main Pro: a large number of people inputting to the development of the code. Can be cost effective.
www.echampions.co.uk Choosing the right tool for the job WordPress: Hugely popular. Easy to use. Best for blog or simple business sites. Joomla: Very popular. Not as simple to use as WordPress, but lots of scope for adding functionality. Drupal: Similar to Joomla, but requires more technical knowledge than Joomla. Magento Community: Example of full e-Commerce solution.
www.echampions.co.uk Sites using Open source The White House The Economist Mensa London.gov.uk NATO NASA MTV UK NYT blog CNN blog NASA blog Flickr blog Playstation blog eBay Danone Latvia Porche (Brazil) Mitsubishi (Poland) Olympus (Australia) Burger King (promotion) Screwfix Tool King Samsung 3M The North Face Myla lingerie (Not all free solutions)
New content is important, change something! (Add a new product, a news story, a new feature on your Home page.)
Have a look at your website and identify if there are there are any limitations on what you can currently amend :: Can you add Google Analytics? :: Can you manage your Title tags, meta tags, h1 and other semantics? :: Can you add new pages and name them sensibly?
Check if you can amend things on your site via a mobile device?
Check if your pages display ok on mobile devices?
Set a monthly schedule for updating your site so your content is always fresh and up-to-date
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