Tag Archive: Web Design

Three months of WordPress: A review

In October I’d had enough of this website. I had topics I wanted to talk about, but getting them onto the screen was so difficult thanks to a half finished editor and a lack of motivation on my part to finish getting the site working. For the first eight years of owning this website, I’d steadfastly refused to use WordPress or any other CMS system. Then I decided to give it another go. It’s amazing what a few years of development on a product can do. The experience went from being impossibly annoying, to being relatively straightforward. Three months on,…
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Oh no! I’m using WordPress (and I quite like it!)

When I bought this domain eight years ago, I looked at a few CMS platforms, but none of them did what I wanted at the time, so I built my own. Since then I’ve always looked at WordPress and it’s ilk as being the lazy way to build a website, and if I’m honest, I still do. Why then you might ask is this site proudly using WordPress to display content? That’s simple, I no longer have the time. When I was at university, I had virtually unlimited free time, and developing a website was a useful application of what…
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Why there’s no such thing as a cheap website

I’ll make it clear from the start, this isn’t a sales pitch, I am not taking on third party work. What I do get asked to do from time to time however is to give advice to somebody wanting a website. This is what I tell them. In short, there’s no such thing as a cheap website. I often hear the phrase “my [Insert relative or friend here] is doing it for £40.” This is where I have to try and remain tactful and not start laughing at them while calling them stupid. More often than not the person doing…
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