Website Designers and Webmasters

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By: Ashton Sanders

What CMS Fits Your Website Needs?

May 16 2009

This is a question I’ve been asking for a few years.

Recently, I’ve heard a lot about WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal, but it’s practically impossible to find someone who knows all three and is unbiased enough to tell you the pros and cons of each.

Through Montana Programmers, I’ve been able to find a very unbiased Polson Website Developer who has been an excellent resource for asking all sorts of random questions. Although he knows more programming languages than I have fingers and toes, he hasn’t spent years of time testing out CMS’s. 😉

As you can tell, it’s pretty hard to find a unbiased website developer who knows a lot about many of the Content Management Systems, who could give me a good comparison of the Pro’s and Con’s of each. There are a few problems here:
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By: Ashton Sanders

The Laptop Arrives

Mar 21 2007

Filed under: Computers,Life

A normal brown cardboard box arrived at my house. Thankfully, it was much more than a normal brown cardboard box, for inside this box was a beautiful and expensive piece of machinery: My HP 17″ wide screen laptop computer!

It has arrived!!

Websites in a Flash now has four beautiful computers in it’s computer fleet, three of which are laptop computers. I use three of them, and my Executive Assistant uses the fourth.

Here is my ever-expanding Computer Fleet:
Websites in a Flash Computer Fleet!

Websites in a Flash Fleet Description:

My Brand New HP Laptop (right):
This HP laptop will become my primary processing machine as soon as I get a laptop bag for it, and have some time to transfer over my programs and files. This is the most powerful machine in my fleet.

Websites in a Flash's Most Powerful Website Design Weapon
Stats:
17″ Wide Screen
Whole Keypad (including number pad)
1.6 Dual AMD Turion Processors,
1 Gig of Ram
100 Gig Hard Drive
DVD RW Dual Layer LightScribe
Built in Mic/Webcam
256MB Radion Card
Windows XP Media Center

My Desktop (center):
This is a custom built computer that I built for Websites in a Flash. I just got this 19 inch flat-panel monitor. (I usually have it hooked up to my other 19 inch monitor, but I couldn’t fit it into the picture.) This computer was built in December of 2004, and it’s one smooth, reliable computer. I never have a problem with it, and it never lags when I have 20+ programs open.

Stats:
Dual 19″ Monitors
3200+ AMD 64
1 Gig of Ram
128MB Radion Video Card
XP Pro
CD R/W
DVD R/W
Logitech Wireless Keyboard/Mouse MX3200 (547169 Key presses in 30 days)
Logitech Headset

My Old HP Laptop (left):
This computer has never let me down. It’s been there for the highs and lows, and I’ve never had a problem with it. (Don’t tell anyone, but it’s at least 5 years old.) You can tell from it’s stats that it’s been a while since it was top of the line, but it’s still pulling it’s fair share.

Stats:
14 inch screen
2200+ AMD
XP Home
512 Ram
CD R/W DVD R
64 Shared

You may think that I am a big HP guy… but I’m not. It just so happens that the fourth computer I have (also a laptop) is a Compaq. (=] If you didn’t know, HP owns Compaq.) But seriously, I was planning on getting a Dell, until I found this screaming deal for a 17 inch HP. I’m one to never pass up a really good deal. =]

“Computers are Life”
-Ashton Sanders

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