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San Diego Yacht And Boat Show Prototype

Another Daylight Websites design

We are having fun with a new client here in Maryland. Easton-based Ad Strategies specializes in organizing and promoting trade shows – in particular, Boat and Car Shows.

Daylight Websites were commissioned to build a new-look web site for an upcoming boat show in San Diego. The fun part for us was that there was no specific design guideline, just content.

We created several designs, but one was a clear favorite and we submitted it first.  The other prototypes were never viewed!

Check back for details of when this site goes live, meanwhile here is a link to the development version:

San Diego Yacht & Boat Show Prototype

For the techies, this was developed using WordPress v3.1.2, and a number of custom components. The majority of the work was customizing CSS. The basic design was completed in 3 hours.

Contact Daylight Websites for a quotation on your website project.

Congratulations to WordPress, but don’t tell anyone!

A Daylight Websites Post in WordPress, by Tim Twinam
Open Source Awards 2010

The 2010 Open Source Awards

One of the reasons it’s fun to work with WordPress is the often self-deprecatory nature of the humor of the developers.

When a company can afford to poke fun at itself or risk minimizing its achievements, you should immediately know that this is a sign of great confidence.

In the case of WordPress, it is well-deserved!

For example, read this announcement on their blog a couple of days ago:

WordPress Wins CMS Award

by Matt Mullenweg (founder of WordPress)

I was just informed that WordPress, in head-to-head voting against Joomla and Drupal, has won this year’s Open Source CMS Hall of Fame award.

We have to be careful because if this trend continues people might think WordPress is a real CMS, useful for more than just a blog. This would ruin our stealth campaign and might bring dozens of new users to the WordPress community. If you could keep this on the DL we’d appreciate it.

We don’t want WordPress to develop a reputation.

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Why does it cost so much to create a website?

A Daylight Websites Post in Internet Business, WordPress, by Tim Twinam

We all agree on one thing – to be an effective business today, you need a web presence. More importantly, you need an effective web presence – one that ranks you in the all-important search engines and attracts the traffic and the customers that your business needs.

The language of the web should not be your problem!

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The route to cost-saving is to decrease the level of reliance on expensive professional web developer time and take over the task of managing the website content yourself. This is accomplished by using an Internet Content Management System, commonly referred to as a CMS.

It’s a tough call as there are literally hundreds of CMS products out there. Wikipedia has a page that lists only the ‘notable’ contenders. Even the official Wikipedia definitions don’t help much either: “Content Management Systems are used to organize and facilitate collaborative content creation…”

We’ll try to explain the concept: imagine a website where there are literally ‘small holes’ where you can invisibly enter or alter or add material at will. Rather than call your web guru to change a word or add a photo (at accompanying vast cost), you simply log into your website via any internet connection and make the change yourself – instantly.

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The Rooster crows!

What people are saying about Daylight Websites:

"You single-handed raised the bar for us!" - Alastair Gracie, Adstrategies Inc

"Whew! It looks awesome - let's launch
this damn thing! ;-)"
- Keri Piatek Crafts, Place Creative

"You and Tim were always so easy to work with and being comfortable with both of you made it so much easier for me to ask the "stupid" questions without being intimidated by your superior technological know-how...." - Vicki Wilson, Hoisington Realty

"Damn you guys are good. I don’t know what Bud will think – and it’s really none of my business. But from an integration standpoint, this is just nuts. Well done, sir."
- Dustin Moore

"Awesome!" - Bud

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