Dynamic websites with feature rich content management systems have been around for many, many years now, and offer a lot more features and flexibility compared to static websites, yet so many websites are still being developed as a static site over a content managed (dynamic) website.
The move was primarily to avoid confusion with another similar sounding company and ensure we continue to stand out from competition. It also gave us an opportunity to re-brand the website and logo with a new and improved image (although we released the design some weeks ago).
I just wanted to quickly share a good GMail setup I am trialling to help me stop checking email all the time which can be very counter productive (this is a follow up to my Blog asking what the best email client is for GTD which I have come to the conclusion does not exist!). This little tip could be used for any email client which instantly checks and notifies you of new email. Windows clients like Outlook should have a control to stop checking email so you wont need this.
I recently finished a database intensive website using the Joomla content management system, and upon release the website popularity and therefore high database queries put quite a strain on the site which slowed it down more than usual. I try to develop websites to load as fast as possible, and with Google's new "caffeine" release taking website speed into account it is all the more important.In a situation like this one solution is to use website caching. Any database driven website (e.g. content managed), large or small, will benefit from using caching.
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