This month our customer spotlight is on Lie-Nielsen Toolworks, a US based company established in 1981 that manufactures high-quality, woodworking hand tools based on traditional designs. Recently, Lie-Nielsen undertook a project to completely overhaul their web site, creating a new design that is easier to use and which also reflects their ethos and values. We have had the pleasure of hosting and working with Lie-Nielsen for more than five years now, and we'd love to introduce them to you, and share with you why they choose to host their web site with Kualo.
The way we use the internet is changing rapidly and web designers have responded to this with Flat Design - clean, simple graphics that don't use gradients or shading to create a three dimensional effect, instead allowing the focus to be the textual content - and Responsive Websites - sites which work well on any platform, with fluid grids that adapt to whatever technology is being used, whether it's a smart phone, tablet or desktop.
But perhaps the most radical trend in web design is currently 'Pageless', a design concept that dismisses old-fashioned notions of structure and layout. Pageless websites make perfect sense- unlike books, websites are not contained between covers, nor are they limited to ink and paper, flat and unmoving and silent. So why then, are websites built around a book-based design model, with pages and lists of content?
We know how handy Joomla can be when you need to develop a website for a customer (or for your company) and you don't have much time to do it from scratch. Joomla is one of the most used CMS' (Content Managment System) in the world, however as with any other application which has the ability to add plugins/extensions, it also has its security weaknesses.
Did you know that you can install over 300 apps into your web hosting account, for FREE? Apps can be used to help you build or enhance your web site or they can be completely separate systems that are designed to improve the way you work, such as customer management systems and invoicing tools. There are hundreds of apps out there that your business could benefit from, whether you're looking for a blog, a social network a shopping cart, tools to improve productivity - there's an app for that!
What's more, instead of trawling through the internet looking for and manually downloading new apps, you can easily install apps from our control panel, using Softaculous, our one click app auto-installer! With over 300 applications available, we thought it would be helpful to present you with our 'Top Ten Softaculous Apps'. So here they are, in no particular order:
A web crawler (also known as a web spider or web robot) is a program or automated script which browses the World Wide Web in a methodical, automated manner. This process is called Web Crawling or Spidering, and like most things in life there are those that are good, and those that are bad.
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