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So You Launched a Website, Now What? Part 2

By | Development |

Step one after launching your website is keeping your design, content and features up to date. Step two is making sure that your website stays “healthy.” As technology and users become more advanced, it is crucial to routinely upgrade your website to ensure that it remains secure and running smoothly. Upgrading At Web Ascender, nearly every site we create offers…

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WordPress Child Themes Explained- Part 1

By | Design, Development |

Have you ever wanted to create your own WordPress theme but didn’t know where to begin? Perhaps you should consider creating a WordPress child theme. “What’s a child theme?” – You ask. Let me explain. Upon installing WordPress, you’re typically greeted with a newly themed homepage (how nice of them!). This default theme is titled “Twenty Fourteen.” While very pleasing, this theme…

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So You Launched a Website, Now What?

By | Development |

Building a website is a huge task, which can often take hundreds of hours dedicated to design, content and development. Once the site launches, the difficult task of keeping the site up-to-date begins. While a bulk of the work may be complete, continuing work must be done to ensure the website remains up-to-date with its design, features and technology. Updating…

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Sell Your Product Before You Build It

By | Development |

Have a great idea for a new internet startup? Think you can revolutionize an industry if you made the perfect app? Don’t start with designing and building your application, start with selling it. Why? Here are two scenarios to consider. Scenario 1: Mario has a great idea for a web application that will give plumbers an easy way to track…

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What is Agile Software Development

By | Development |

Agile is individuals and interactions over process and tools, customer collaboration over contract negotiation and responding to change over following a plan. Release early release often and get feedback from the customer as soon as possible. The ability to respond to change, over following a plan, checking ones ego at the door, learning and building as a team, as projects…

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Show logged in users name in DotNetNuke

By | Development |

The DotNetNuke documentation does not always have everything you need to customize the system. Often times you need to open up DotNetNuke in Visual Studio to review some of the methods that are available to you in the skins / ascx controls. Here is how to show the first name, last name or show the username of the logged in…

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