WordPress is a popular blogging platform and powerful Content Management System (CMS) that is used by more than 70 million websites. WordPress is a completely free and Open Source Project meaning that hundreds of people are able to work on the code meaning that WordPress is constantly evolving and improving.
History of WordPress
Websites are created using markup languages known as HTML & CSS. These can be time consuming to create, maintain, and manage and not everyone needs a highly customized website solution. WordPress was developed to be completely user-friendly meaning that an individual could easily manage and update their content without the need to learn complicated HTML.
Why use WordPress?
WordPress is flexible and easy to extend if needed through the availability of thousands of plugins and themes. Through these methods, an individual could change the entire look of a website or add complex features with just a few clicks of their mouse.Do to the nature of how large WordPress is, there are a multitude of support options available online such as watching online video tutorials on the web, getting help from WordPress experts, and being active in online forums.
WordPress is extremely SEO Qatar (Search Engine Optimization) friendly from the start. The core foundation of WordPress is fully compliant with web standards set by the W3C and works great on any device or browser. This clean, search-engine friendly code could mean that your pages will land on a higher spot in the search engines such as Google.
Through this CMS you are able to own your content meaning that you will not be limited by having to depend on webmasters to handle your content. Additionally, you will be able to easily import and export your content that makes backups a breeze.
Web Incorp Qatar is specialized in webdesign with Wordpress technologies.
Joomla! is a free and open source content management system (CMS) designed to assist users in building websites and other online applications.
The Joomla open source CMS, which is offered under the General Public License (GPL) version 2.0, is a continuation of the work of the development team that unanimously resigned from the Mambo project in August 2005 (see "fork"). Joomla version 1.0 is derived from Mambo 126.96.36.199 but includes many additional bug fixes and security patches.
The Joomla Web CMS is considered to be a popular choice for many types of websites, including corporate sites, news or blogs, government applications, small business sites and sites where secure logins are required. The ecosystem of Joomla developers and users provide products and services to the Joomla community which has more than one-half million members and more than 20,000 developers.
Organizational, legal and financial support for the Joomla! open-source project is provided by the non-profit organization, Open Source Matters (OSM). OSM is responsible for all project activities that are not the responsibility of the production working group or the community working group, such as operations management, events, the shop, marketing and public relations.
The name Joomla is a phonetic spelling for the Swahili word "Jumla" which means all together or as a whole. Joomla's main open source Web CMS competitors include WordPress and Drupal.
Have you ever thought about what a web page is? I mean, what it really is? Some people think of a web page as a visual medium—an aesthetically pleasing experience which may or may not contain information that’s of interest to the viewer. Other people think of a web page as a document that may be presented to readers in an aesthetically pleasing way. From a technical point of view, the document interpretation is more appropriate.
When we examine the elements of its construction, a web document can consist of up to three layers—content, presentation, and behavior
The content layer is always present. It comprises the information the author wishes to convey to his or her audience, and is embedded within HTML or XHTML markup that defines its structure and semantics. Most of the content on the Web today is text, but content can also be provided through images, animations, sound, video, and whatever else an author wants to publish.
The presentation layer defines how the content will appear to a human being who accesses the document in one way or another. The conventional way to view a web page is with a regular web browser, of course, but that’s only one of many possible access methods. For example, content can also be converted to synthetic speech for users who have impaired vision or reading difficulties.
It’s possible to embed all three layers within the same document, but keeping them separate gives us one valuable advantage: we can modify or replace any of the layers without having to change the others.
Certain versions of HTML and XHTML also contain presentational element types — that is, elements that specify the appearance of the content, rather than structure or semantics. For example, < b> and < i> can be used to control the presentation of text, and < hr> will insert a visible rule element. However, as these types of elements embed presentation-layer information within the content layer, they negate any advantage we may have gained by keeping the layers separate.
Cascading Style Sheets, or CSS, is the recommended way to control the presentation layer in a web document. The main advantage of CSS over presentational HTML markup is that the styling can be kept entirely separate from the content. For example, it’s possible to store all the presentational styles for a 10,000-page web site in a single CSS file. CSS also provides far better control over presentation than do presentational element types in HTML.
By externalizing the presentation layer, CSS offers a number of significant benefits:
All styling is kept in a limited number of style sheets. The positive impact this has on site maintenance can’t be overestimated—editing one style sheet is obviously more efficient than editing 10,000 HTML files!
The overall saving in bandwidth is measurable. Since the style sheet is cached after the first request and can be reused for every page on the site, it doesn’t have to be downloaded with each web page. Removing all presentational markup from your web pages in favor of using CSS also reduces their size and bandwidth usage—by more than 50% in many documented cases. This benefits the site owner, through lower bandwidth and storage costs, as well as the site’s visitors, for whom the web pages load faster.
The separation of content from presentation makes it easier for site owners to reuse the content for other purposes, such as RSS feeds or text-to-speech conversion.
Separate styling rules can be used for different output media. We no longer need to create a special version of each page for printing—we can simply create a single style sheet that controls how every page on the site will be printed.
Although CSS is designed to be independent of the markup language of the documents to which it is applied, in reality, it’s used mainly with HTML and XML (including XHTML).