On May 25, 2018 a new European Union regulation called General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect and affect every person or business that collects the personal information of consumers in the European Union (EU).
This legislation affects virtually every country in the world where an EU consumer can become a customer, user, or provide their personal information. This means it includes you and your business if you do business with anyone from the EU -- even if they're only visiting your website.
Don't get me wrong, I prefer face-to-face meetings. There are so many aspects of communication that just don't transfer in other mediums. It's hard to display body language, intonation, facial expressions and other nonverbal cues unless your meeting in person.
That said, we've found GoToMeeting to be an extremely useful tool and our clients love it.
If you're a CreativeSights client, chances we've already taken care of these for you.
That said, if you're looking for some ways to increase the speed of your Joomla! website, take note of these useful tips.
Google Doesn't Care How You Build Your Website
How your website ranks on search engines is important to your business, but the specific details about how this happens is a trade secret of search engine companies (Google, Bing). Not unlike other ideas and concepts that people don't really understand, there are excessive amounts misinformation and myths about search engine optimization (ranking higher on search engines) floating around. Unfortunately, many of these myths get passed around as true.
At CreativeSights we have decided to provide a clean core Joomla!® template free of charge that anyone with HTML and CSS skills can utilize to build their own fully customized Joomla! template.
As I've stated in older posts, one of my favorite things about Joomla!® is how easy it makes things to build your own template. We want the world to take advantage.
Bothered by some of the videos that appear after a video runs on your website?
As video blogs have become more popular, we've got this question more frequently - “When I embed YouTube videos YouTube will display “Related Videos” at the end. How can I disable that?"
While we prefer custom designs, here are some excellent options for those looking to save money.
When someone says a site "looks like a Joomla!™ site", we cringe. Joomla!™ has a huge advantage over the other CMS platforms with the easy and functional nature of its template system, so with a little bit of work, a Joomla!™ site can look like anything.
Even for the less skilled or basic users, there are hundreds of companies in the market right now who are producing templates (and template frameworks) for Joomla!™
Additionally, some of these companies offer clubs - meaning that instead of buying one template on an as needed basis, there's an option to buy a subscription or "join the club". Membership in the template club usually provides unlimited access to support and downloads for every template the club offers.
Here are some of the better ones: