Thursday, December 17, 2009

A fresh coat of paint

One of things that I have been conscious of late is that fact that many of my web sites are looking a bit old and tired. Given that the people that I host them with are making noise about wanting to upgrade their service (for more money obviously) I thought it was time to have a look for a better web platform.

I’m happy to report that I have found something that I reckon is pretty good. As a test I have migrated my World War One Battlefields across using this new tool and I have to say that I’m impressed. It has taken only about six hours to get it up and functioning. What I can do now is really just amazing and the speed is so much better as well. If you are interested in seeing what I have been able to create then take a look at http://www.anzacsinfrance.com.

Now that I have the process pretty much down-pat I’m probably also going to move my main CIAOPS web site across. This might take a bit longer to migrate as I want to redesign and re-architect what I have on offer here to take advantage of what the new platform offers. I’ve also settled on a really nice e-commerce solution that should also integrate nicely.

Bottom line is that I’m so confident about this new platform that I’m going to start offering it as part of a complete web development package from the CIAOPS. So if you are interested in revamping your site, incorporating e-commerce and improving your web presence or that of your clients I’d suggest you drop me an email (director@ciaops.com) so we can work out exactly what you need and how much it will cost.

In the meantime give me you feedback on www.anzacsinfrance.com and watch out for further updates.