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#1 Renigade

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:29 PM

I am wanting to create a website but I need to use a content management system and Im looking at Drupal and Joomla

This will be for my service business (House Washing) I have over 2000+ regular customers that are washed every 4-6-8 and 12 months.. servicing 8 jobs a day fielding 20-40 calls a day
I keep my laptop in the truck Laptop mount and iGo powered. I have an original AT&T unlimited plan (currently iPhone 3Gs) about to upgrade and I am open to any and all suggestions for customer managment as well if anyone else

I am using Macromedia 2004MX fireworks and dreamweaver

EDIT Jan 18th 2013@ 3:19 PM: I went with a Wordpress Site TLCHouseWashing.COM


Edited by Renigade, 18 January 2013 - 12:19 PM.


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Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:37 PM

I realize that is a lot of information I am mainly looking at meeting the 5 items for my immediate needs but any comments and suggestions for the rest will be greatly appreciated if anyone has any experience with customer management programs for small businesses

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 03:03 PM

I don't know how easy Adobe Dreamweaver is to learn but I like it a lot. Never ending amount of options and flexibility but I think what you will need is MySQL access and some PHP knowledge to make a site that requires you to log in.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 03:27 PM

I don't know how easy Adobe Dreamweaver is to learn but I like it a lot. Never ending amount of options and flexibility but I think what you will need is MySQL access and some PHP knowledge to make a site that requires you to log in.

Joomla has that not sure about drupal and the others I am currently messing with Joomla tlchousewashing.com/joomla
I have reinstalled it 2 times and I am stalled at getting K2 to work

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 03:35 PM

I wish I had the cash to spend to hire someone to do this for me but I am just a small business barely scratching out a living. Hence my Aging System :foldon:

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 01:18 AM

Wordpress plus addons - easy to use, really easy. Just go check out some of the example sites on the wordpress site

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 11:58 AM

I started using Dreamweaver for a simple project at school. And I find it very intuitive. Loads of tutorials with a quick google search, nice interface and just plain simple to get started while I'm sure it's still viable for most semi-pro work.


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Posted 14 January 2013 - 12:47 PM

My website is up tlchw.net



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Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:41 PM

Uhh the text looks a bit wonky.


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Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:23 AM

Yeah it was some screwy font that came with the wordpress template. I just changed the CSS to Nunito a google font. http://www.google.co...specimen/Nunito

LOL Wonky i had to google that one My word of the day thanks Fred :)



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Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:49 AM

Hello,

 

In case you decide on Joomla, I can recommend you a page that describes how to add SMS functionality to Joomla (http://www.sms-integ...ervice-133.html). Since you wrote that you have a House Washing business this feature might come handy for your business. I hope you will find my recommendation useful.



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Posted 28 February 2013 - 12:53 PM

Austincarven thanks bud! but im perfectly happy with wordpress and I hope you find our forums here useful, i mean other then  hunting for leads:)