Content Management Systems

Do you know how to code with HTML, CSS, JavaScript or any other coding languages? If you have no idea what to do with any of these are or what they do or if you are simply lost with the concepts of what these languages can achieve then perhaps a CMS is down your alley if you are looking to build a website. A CMS may help ease the confusion and headache of building a website and developing content.

Websites must be built using a coding language such as HTML or CSS among others. However some web based applications offer an easier way to build such content by allowing the user to build a website using a CMS. A CMS is a sort of blueprint which one can follow by filling in the gaps with content that they wish to publicize. There is no easy way to build a website (1).

In order to build a successful and attention catching website with amazing content one has to understand the concept of what a truly wonderful website consists of. In other words, one needs to have the creative vision of what a beautiful site is and not just throw something together. The top CMS’s of 2016 are ocPortal, WordPress, and Droopal (2). These sites may help with the ease of building a site however there still needs to be a visionary in order to build it; a CMS can only get you so far according(3).

((1)(3)) https://theamericangenius.com/tech-news/what-is-a-cms-outlining-details-of-the-different-types/

(2) http://cms-software-review.toptenreviews.com/

Open Source

Open Source software is a type of software that may be altered, tweaked and added to in order to improve upon its performance and function. According to howstuffworks.com some software such as compiled software is tricky to rewrite. However open source software actually encourages you to modify its code. There are several open source codes out there that are well known and waiting to be tweaked and rewritten by us.

Some of these open sources consist of programs such as Fire Fox according to howstuffworks.com. Fire Fox is a well known web browser that actually allows the user or developer to view and modify the source code. According to howstuffworks.com PERL (a scripting language), and APACHE (A web server) are also open source. There are many open source programs out there that are just itching to have your personal touch to improve them. Give it a shot.

http://computer.howstuffworks.com/question435.htm

Mobile Apps

“What is a Mobile App”?: some people may wonder. A mobile app is different from a desktop or computer application that is a program which can pose as an icon on your home screen. Mobile phones have a less limited amount of memory and storage or at least they used to, therefore applications needed to use less memory resources in order to please the user and operate smoothly. Hence over time the mobile app was created in order to offer a smooth desktop like experience by allowing users to use programs on their phones as they would their home computers.

According to statista.com 92.88 billion free mobile app downloads and 9.19 billion paid app downloads have been received to handheld devices so far. This is some serious numbers. There must be something to this that points to the potential impact that a mobile app can have on society. Statista.com states that there have been a staggering 130 billion cumulative app downloads have beenĀ  from Apples App Store. In December 2014 according to Statista.com 230 billion minutes were spent on the mobile Face Book app. Maybe we all could benefit from putting the phones down and smelling the roses for a few.

http://www.statista.com/topics/1002/mobile-app-usage/

Do I Want A Cloud??

Some people are confused on what cloud storage is or does. I will try to sum it up as simply as possible. Try to imagine a place where you can store all of your files, documents, pictures, movies and such other than on your hard drive or a portable storage device. Where would you store it you ask; well if you have an internet connection you could store it on a cloud storage. Simply put if you have an online connection you could store it on the web; this is cloud storage, but cloud computing is a little different but not much different than what you do when you surf the web.

Cloud computing can be see in online applications that you must open a browser to use such as you do when you open any website. However, cloud computing is not used merely for browsing and searching but rather for certain tasks just the same as you would on your own computer without a network connection. I have Microsoft Office installed locally on my machine. Locally means I do not have to use the internet in order to use these programs.

Cloud computing can offer online versions of these programs and also let me store my work in the cloud so that when I have an internet connection I may edit and review my work at a later time. I can still store my work on my local machine but through cloud storage I will never lose my work if my computer were to become unusable. I hope this sheds a little light on what the cloud is and what it does.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2372163,00.asp