Website Aesthetics – What has it got to do with usability?

2010-05-25T21:16:53+00:00 November 4th, 2009|Miscellaneous|

When you choose an apple from a pile, what do you look for? You'll find a lot of reasons are aesthetic - whether it's shiny, it's colour, it's shape... How we choose what to buy is a key question that should be asked when designing an ecommerce website. While we all like to think we all make rational decisions, considering the functional nature of products, aesthetics clearly influences people and their choices.

Drupal CMS e-Commerce Module Basics

2010-05-25T21:21:06+00:00 August 20th, 2008|Miscellaneous|

Regular e-commerce shopping carts work fine if the functionality of the store site is limited to listing products, allowing customers to purchase them, accepting credit card payments, and all of the other e-commerce features offered by these shopping cart solutions. But what if you also want to support collaborative editing of content, community forums, and other capabilities that could help increase traffic to your site, but are usually only found in content management systems (CMSs)?

Creating an Online Newsletter with Drupal

2010-05-25T21:23:26+00:00 July 11th, 2008|Miscellaneous|

As part of the Information Revolution that is changing the way that the world works and plays, people are increasingly turning to the Internet for the information they use to make decisions — financial, professional, health, etc. Consequently, news publications that are printed and mailed through the post are being supplanted by portal news sites, blogs, and online newsletters (oftentimes referred to as "e-zines" — electronic magazines).

Installing Apache on Windows

2010-05-25T22:28:05+00:00 February 20th, 2008|Miscellaneous|

Even though it is possible to do Web development and testing on a remote server, it is better to fully develop a new Web site on a local Web server, and then upload everything when it is finished, for many reasons: 1) Keeping the unfinished site off the Internet is safer, because as you begin developing the site, you probably have not put in all of your code for neutralizing any potential attacks against your site, including cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities...