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WordPress Setup

By |April 29th, 2008|

WordPress is an amazing piece of software that allows everyday users create and update their own blogs. There are hundreds of plugin’s and options available that it is easy to get lost in all of the options. In my opinion, the necessary steps should be taken to achieve the best results when installing WordPress.

1. Install […]

Custom Web Application for your Small Business

By |April 27th, 2008|

There are many benefits to creating a custom web application for your small business. The number one reason is that it will save your small business time and money. Creating custom web applications for your business will enable you move your small business ahead.

Does your small business manually perform any of the following […]

RSS Feeds Explained

By |March 18th, 2008|

RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. RSS is used to publish frequently updated content like your favorite blog or news site. Signing up for an RSS feed of a website blog, forum or article feed allows you to scan the headlines for items of interest. This means you get up to the […]

Open Source Software

By |February 19th, 2008|

One very important tool that Web Impakt uses is open source software. Open source software is software that can be freely given away. The source code for the program is available so other programmers can access it and make changes. This means that Web Impakt can use an open source […]

Web 2.0

By |January 31st, 2008|

The latest web design buzz word is “Web 2.0.” What does it mean?  Basically, Web 2.0 is the second generation of web development.  Wikipedia explains the history here.   A Web 2.0 website allows for a rich user experience including: blogs, pod casts, wiki and feeds.  Web 2.0 uses technology like Ajax to make […]

Successful Online Forum

By |November 30th, 2007|

  Similar to the literal definition of a forum “A public meeting or assembly for open discussion” a web forum is “A web site that allows for individuals to meet for open discussion.” Web Impakt has created many forums.Â

The Southeast Idaho Singles forum posts many announcements and allows singles from the Idaho Falls area […]

What is Hosting?

By |October 16th, 2007|

A savvy businessman approached me about a website the other day. He was a specialist in his field and didn’t have time to learn the ways of the web. That’s why he was inquiring of me. He needed a website to boost his business to the next level. I put my price quote together and […]

Image Formats: GIF vs. PNG vs. JPEG

By |October 8th, 2007|

One of the foundations of web design are images.  If your images are shabby, your web design will look shabby.  I follow some pretty simple rules when deciding how to save an image for the web.  I choose one of the following three formats:  GIF, JPEG or PNG.

The PNG format (pronounced “PING”) was designed to […]

Web Design Fonts

By |September 28th, 2007|

I would have to say my least favorite font is Commic Sans.  If I get an email from someone or go to a website with a nice big pink Comic Sans my stomach begins to rumble.  For potential customers to take your business and website seriously stick with professional fonts that are available on everyone’s […]

Outsourcing makes good business sense!

By |September 6th, 2007|

There are two options a company can take when faced with a software development and web design projects. These options are to hire an in house development staff or outsource the project to a company with expertise in software and web development.
 
The benefits to outsourcing include the following:
1. You want to spend time managing your business, not […]