Yet ANOTHER Blog….

Blog & Projects

Dec
01
2011

Over the years I have been developing websites for clients, I have been asked for many website tools and “cool” features which were not really appropriate for the client or their website.

Often, through some discussion and consultancy, we determine what exactly is necessary, and what is going to benefit them or their clients, and then go ahead with development on that basis.  Sometimes my experience or advice falls on deaf ears, and we go ahead with development on that basis…. the “client is always right (!) and I’m never one to complain if they want to throw some extra $’s at the project.

With this in mind, when I was considering my new website presence, which should last for between 3 and 5 years, I thought very carefully about what features to include.  Having the luxury of being able to do the development work myself, should not be an excuse for adding features or functions which are of no use to anyone.

I decided to add the ‘Blog’ and ‘Projects’ elements for a number of reasons, some of which I’ve outlined below….

  • Athletes and clients are always keen to see the work from a specific shoot, and the blog environment is ideally suited to frequent updates with this imagery.
  • The “projects” section gives me the opportunity to share website projects with my potential client base
  • The “Blog” section enables me to publish some of the core pieces of advice I share with most of my clients – over the next year I will be adding articles about SEO (search engine optimization), CMS (content management systems), hosting and
  • By publishing my ongoing work, I not only help myself, but also assist my clients with improved SEO (search engine optimization) and market awareness.
  • It enabled me to learn more about the integration of WordPress with both single and multiple websites – the same backend for my blog and projects posts feed into my bestimpressions.org website, as well as a filtered version of these posts for my bestimpressionsphotography.com website.  I must thank Adam from Web Movement LLC for his help and support on this aspect of the project.

I hope you find it useful and interesting.  Happy surfing!

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