Some simple advice and guidance sheets if you're trying to find out more information on the basics of building your own website or application.

Building a Website

A simple checklist for starting out on building your new website. Not an exhaustive list, but gives you some idea of what goes in to building even a small website:
- What's the point?
- Who's it for?
- What functionality do we need?
- What constraints do we have?

How much should a website cost?

Well, how long is a piece of string? It just depends...

The major influence is how much you are prepared to invest in your own enterprise - do you want to look cheap and cheerful, or do you want to be seen as reliable and prestigious? It's your call really.

Why Drupal?

Drupal has been in development for over 10 years, with millions of downloads, and hundreds of thousands of successful sites. It is a completely free, open source content management system that many intelligent companies are using today to provide for their needs. Drupal's many features and add-ons allow it to be used for a variety of website needs; perhaps for marketing, internal communications, informational websites, or for social networking purposes. If a needed feature is not currently available, it has a proven community of developers who can be paid to do the work for you.

Optimising Content for Search Engines

There are 3 main ways people are going to visit your website:

Mobile: Web vs Native App

The term 'app' is thrown around a lot: it's in the news a lot and we are constantly prompted to 'download our app' on websites. An app is application software, which delivers a specific set of functions; the most visible apps are the mobile applications commonly used on smartphones and tablets.

There are two types of apps you will encounter:

  • Web apps
  • Native Apps

Each have their own merits, but it's important to understand the distinction between the two.