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    Our design and your content management.

    So you want a new web site? or pehaps you have a site? You don't think your getting any business from your website and not sure why. You want to manage it yourself? well you have come to the right place.

    There are numerous ways to get a web site built; some being advertised on TV and everyone knows a friend, a family member or work collegue who will do the web site because they enjoy it, and it won't cost a dime? An interesting concept! what about the lost sales, the company brand, the copywriting, the customer experience, the mixed message, the quality of graphics?

    How is the site going to be managed, who is going to sort out hosting issues, what is the correct platform? What about email?

    The questions go on and on, so what about the experienced advice, the help with creativity? the guidence on Brand? From here we can easily see that the free web site is potentially a very heavy financial burden to carry. It doesn't have to be that way!

    Harlequin Creative offer a number of web design and development solutions and will offer a solution which we will match to customer requirement and business need. One such solution is Joomla!

    Joomla! is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla the most popular Web site software available. Best of all, Joomla is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone.
    What's a content management system (CMS)?

    A content management system is software that keeps track of every piece of content on your Web site, much like your local public library keeps track of books and stores them. Content can be simple text, photos, music, video, documents, or just about anything you can think of. A major advantage of using a CMS is that it requires minimal technical skill or knowledge to manage. Since the CMS manages all your content, you don't have to.
    What are some real world examples of what Joomla! can do?

    Joomla is used all over the world to power Web sites of all shapes and sizes. For example:

        Corporate Web sites or portals
        Corporate intranets and extranets
        Online magazines, newspapers, and publications
        E-commerce and online reservations, web shops
        Government applications
        Small business Web sites
        Non-profit and organizational Web sites
        Community-based portals
        School and church Web sites
        Personal or family homepages

    Joomla can be downloaded and used for free and a site built by the business or individual, but, as suggested above there is more to a good web site than bolting it together and being able to view it on the internet! There can be a significant learning curve to building the web site, and a question must be asked is this the best use of your time? will the web site be found once its built? Who do I trust to host the site? what is hosting? Will the site be compliant (GDPR, Cookies etc) Will the site be mobile friendly.

    When the site is complete and running the email for the company should preferably be running on the same domain name eg: you@yourdomain.co.uk

    How do I get my email to work, another question that is simple enough but can take a bit of time to solve, particularly for the non-technical amongst us, you will find that the domain, email, and the web site are best held on the same servers for easiest management, yes we can provide that service for our clients.

    So if your looking for a extensible web site that won't break the bank but will allow you to update it from anywhere with internet access than give us a call and discuss the requirements.


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    Harlequin Creative Limited provides a unique approach to web design. Unlike the majority of specialist companies we approach the design of websites from a business focus and requirement, rather than the technical standpoint. We don't recommend using the web site as a brand starting point, this inevitably fails as the business grows and its print and video requiremnt grows.

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