Exploring the Genesis Framework

If you've ever used WordPress you probably know about premium themes and frameworks. This post is related to the Genesis Framework by StudioPress. I have just purchased the Genesis Framework and am exploring the options available to create your own "child themes". Being new to WordPress I found their system to be quite easy to learn and adapt to your needs. Genesis uses "child themes" to extend the framework for styling purposes. With as little as a new style sheet you can create your own … [Read more...]

Using ExpressionEngine for your cms

ExpressionEngine is a new area of interest for me here at tgcdesign. The previous version of this site was running on EE version2.1.3 and was my first attempt at designing a fully integrated cms site that I did not program myself. While others may be easier to use for the layperson, EE offers a developer a completely new world of possibilities. ExpressionEngine is a commercial product with three licensing levels, Freelancer, Non-Commercial, and Commercial.  The Freelancer license would be … [Read more...]

Trying out CMS Made Simple

I was recently approached by a Ham Radio club in the southern states to provide a quote for web development. I visited their site and looked at what information they currently had. The existing site was written using FrontPage and the code was a huge mess. My first thoughts were that they really had no content and a LOT of pages to show it in. In this article I describe how I used CMS Made Simple do draw everything they had into a new, modernized, completely manageable website that they could … [Read more...]