Explanatory Articles

These are explanatory articles on technology for non-specialists, or 'FAQs'. Technical posts which may be useful for colleagues in the industry are posted to our Blog.

A friend who ordered a new website recently for her psychotherapy practice told me that the website provide had offered WordPress or Squarespace, and asked which I would recommend. My first thought is that the contractor were 'pulling a fast one' because anyone with a low level of skill can make a Squarespace site. On reflection, the same is true of WordPress, and if the site does the job the client wants, it does not seem improper to use.

Self-hosted WordPress, as distinct from WordPress's hosted service, is just that: you download the software Read the full post...

A Content Management System (CMS) is the solution to problem with many early websites. Most of the early websites were files text and images, which the website creator wrote and uploaded to the server. Often, selling a website was a loss leader for the developer because the expectation was that every time the client wanted a change to the site, they would pay fee for that change. Changing the file did not take a huge amount of skill. Nevertheless it was more technically demanding than editing a Word document, for example, and a small error in the HTML markup could break the site's Read the full post...