New technology has forced us to reconsider our faces in more ways than one.Consider the recent news, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, that the body part inspiring more people to go under the knife is the chin. ”Chinplants” are becoming the fastest growing cosmetic surgery trend.The growth in online video conferencing has been identified as the motivation. Now we are forced to look at our own faces beyond the limitations of a bathroom mirror. We analyze, analyze and then analyze some more.
I’ve penned a report about this matter earlier (Should you use WordPress or Drupal?) in January, 2010, and I am sure you recognize that a year in internet technologies equals an eternity. At the time of the previous article no one (all right, virtually no one), would dare pronounce that WordPress represents a functional content management system, and only hardcore drupal developers would use Drupal for a basic blog website. Since both systems developed and published major version upgrade releases, the playing fields have changed. And that invites a rewrite about this topic, that all web designers / developers face once in a while; should they select the simpleness and sleekness of WordPress or modularity and ease of development of Drupal?
Multisites is a deployed Drupal environment that allows sharing of components, but also maintains site individuality. Perfect for organizations with a couple of sites that have unique content, but are similar or even identical in functionality. The benefits include the following:
Back in 1999, when Larry Ellison joined the Apple board, skeptics were suggesting that Larry’s involvement would disrupt the steady growth of his own company, Oracle Corporation. Actually, the opposite proved true and in the following years Oracle, the largest software company and champion of database management systems, grew at an unprecedented rate: Sales eclipsing $6.2 billion and a 44.6% a market share by 2004. Since business software such as ERP – enterprise resource planning and CRM – customer relationship management provided a major boost to productivity, many large companies spent many months, and many millions, focused on development — making Larry a billionaire.
In working on a recent project we encountered a problem. The client wanted the ubercart to have certain functions, namely:
- Recurring billing
- Coupon codes up to and including 100% off
I spend most of my working days working with Drupal so it’s no surprise that my first blog post on my personal site was about Drupal. You probably noticed though, that my blog runs on WordPress. I knew someone will point it out to me and ask me why, and i got this question today from a friend of mine. So i decided to write a blog post about the general difference between WordPress and Drupal, and when you should choose one or another.
Lets start with an excerpt from the WordPress.org site:
WordPress started as just a blogging systems, but has evolved to be used as full content management system and so much more through the thousands of plug-ins, widgets, and themes, WordPress is limited only by your imagination. (And tech chops.)
Now my thought based on experience and observation:
It’s 2011 and debate rages in the mobile industry over the future of applications.
On one hand, people seem to love native client apps. A quick download process from an app store, and the shiny icon is sitting on the mobile device’s desktop, ready to go.
What’s more, as a developer, I might even get paid for it. But if I want to reach lots of users, I have to write different code for every single device platform. iPhone, Android, Symbian. That’s a lot of code to keep in sync. And I need users to keep updating the applications every time I make a small change.
On the other hand, the mobile web. Build a site which looks and feels like a self-contained application but which can render nicely on a variety of platforms. (HTML5 and Jquery mobile are proving this to be true). I might not be able to make money by selling access to it, but I can update the site whenever I want, and users will see the latest and greatest version.
In reality, there’s an essential role to be played by both types of application – as there is for computing in general. But the debate still continues and LeviaIT can guide you to decide what fits best for your company.
We believe that mobile goes beyond apps. To engage customers or enable employees, businesses must be able to expose core functionality to the right people and on the right devices. Consumer-facing mobile products must be rich and engaging, while internal apps must be secure and efficient. Whether through iPhone app development or broader consulting services, our mission is to empower our clients to make the most of mobile.