Joomla! 2.5 New Features Available

Joomla! 25 featuresJoomla! 1.5 support has officially ended. Your 1.5 site continue to run as it has been running. However, there will be no new security features and fixes released. This leaves a 1.5 site vulnerable to hacking and unable to benefit from newly released Joomla! upgrades and features. 

You might consider updating your site to Joomla! 2.5, a fully support Joomla! platform.  Converting to 2.5 will provide the assurance that your site will be secure. Additionally, you will be able to access and enjoy some cool new features that come with the Joomla! 2.5 platform.  

Let’s take a look at some of the new features added in Joomla! 2.5.

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Why Blog?

b-logBlogging is all the rage.  It seems like everyone from your mother in law to your dry cleaner has a blog these days.  Is blogging just a silly internet phenomenon?   What could a blog possibly do for your business?

The answer is a blog could do a lot.  It’s not silly, it is smart marketing.

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How to Hire a Professional Website Designer For Your Small Business

Boy using laptop in suit with NO sign over him and computerIf you're looking to take your business to the next step, a professionally designed website offers you that distinct edge over your competitors. A top-notch website draws potential customers in—and keeps them there. Even though the rise of social media has utterly transformed the marketing landscape, Facebook and Twitter can't compensate for the lack of a quality site. It is the face of your business—the first impression potential customers gather about your company. Poor design conveys low-quality products or services, so don't cut corners by designing a website yourself if you don't have the skills. Hiring a professional website design company to boost your image (and bottom line) is a smart investment.

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The Basics of Modern Small Business Web Design

Bad Website Design - Like Really Bad....I see alot of website owner still to this day with site's that either look like they were built in 1998 (even though they were built since 2008), have really bad branding/messaging, don't effectively communicate any relevant information to their visitors and worst off all, don't have any call to action techniques to get site visitors to either pick up the phone and call the business or schedule an appointment or any type of conversion methods.  These sites are basically "just some website".  Usually built in-house or by the classic "Well my nephew is good with computers; he can build my website" scenario.  

Unfortunately, these websites are not only a waste of physical money (domain and hosting costs, paying your nephew a couple of hundred dollars, your time invested to do it yourself), but they are an incredible waste in opportunity costs and potential profits.  This is because these sites do one thing alone - turn business away.  By having a non-professional website (or any other form of marketing, in reality), you are saying one thing about your business; you're not professionals.  

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Planning Your Small Business Website - From Start to Finish

Saving you headaches and money, while maximizing profits

Planning your website design now can save you thousands later Small business web site design is a critical aspect of marketing your company. With so many different components to a strong online presence, even small web sites require a lot of expertise. At each step of the way, there are technical decisions which need to be made. Doing things correctly the first time can save you a lot of time and money in the long run. But, without a thorough understanding of the small business web site design process, it’s easy to make some common and costly mistakes.

Our goal at Simple CMS Design is to build a web site that is easy to use and profitable for your company. In this industry, we’ve seen three major decisions that make a huge difference in the success of a small business web site.

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