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Design Sense Content Management System (CMS) vs Wordpress

What is the difference between a custom Content Management System by Design Sense and popular free open-source CMS platforms such as Wordpress?

We often have clients asking us to compare our quotes with others they have received for websites built using different open-source CMS platforms. However this is like asking us to compare apples with oranges. There are a few key differences between what we offer for CMS and the free solutions out there. For the purposes of this article, we are using Wordpress as the main comparison.

Flexibility – Function & Design

Wordpress is a free publishing software that can be used to create basic websites which include a blog in the standard installation.  All other functions that you may want on your website e.g. a calendar, online store etc. must then be added by using plugins or widgets. While there is a vast array of these to choose from, you may not be able to find one that does just what you want it to. In comparison, when Design Sense builds a custom CMS for you, we can tweak every last detail down to a T so that it will operate exactly how you want it to.

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Struggling with your website content? You are not alone!

Many of our clients are so flat out that they are struggling to find time to write their website content. Quite often, this part of the process holds up the completion of the website for months, sometimes even years. For a small additional fee, why not get a professional to write your content for you, taking away the hassle and allowing you to use your valuable time doing what you do best!

Why use a copy writer?

Today, websites are becoming the first port of call for businesses. Potential clients want to gain answers to their questions even before they pick up the phone to engage you. It’s important that your website content is clear, concise and informative. The more quality content you have on your website, the better your organic search ranking will be. Search engines are looking for relevant and original content. There are many considerations to take into account when writing your website content, and you will get the most bang for your buck by engaging a professional to do this for you. As we already mentioned, content writing is often the only thing that holds up website completion. Many clients get 90% of the way through the process, and then wait months, sometimes even years, to complete the final 10%!

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Design Sense in the Business Community

September was a busy month for us, as we co-hosted the Business After Hours and Women in Business events.

The KBCCI's Business After Hours was co-hosted with Goldfields Baptist College. The event was a great success with approximately 60 from the business community attending. It was a great opportunity to talk about what we do, and network with clients and colleagues. The college was a fantastic venue, and we were treated to an excerpt from GBC's upcoming musical, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by the students. BAH events are held monthly. See for information on upcoming events.

Later that week, the Women in Business' Boulder street walk began at Design Sense. We met with over 15 other businesswomen to connect and share ideas and support. We then walked down Burt street, stopping at Industrial Lane and Just Add People Short stay apartments, finishing up just a few blocks away for canapes and drinks. See for more information about the Goldfields Women in Business.

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What features should my website include?

Aside from your main content, there are so many features available for websites that it's hard to know where to start. Consider who your target audience is, and what information you would like to convey through your website. How will you draw in new visitors, and how will you get people to come back again?

Here is a list of some ideas for website features that Design Sense Graphics & Web offers. Make sure you choose tools that are useful and relevant to your business, and that will enhance your primary message rather than distracting from it. Note that this list is by no means comprehensive. If there's something not on this list that you'd like included in your site, just ask!

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What can I do to boost my Website Rankings?

There are many factors that contribute towards your website's Search Engine rankings. Furthermore, search algorithms are constantly changing and what is effective now may not be several months down the track. While there are no guarantees, here are a few suggestions for things you can easily do yourself to potentially boost your rankings and get more visitors to your website.

Free SEO Ideas

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