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We’ve been posting a lot about content management systems lately, like our post from the other day here. Trust plays an important role in any type of relationship, especially the one that you have with your customers and clients. Within a traditional brick-and-mortar store, face-to-face interactions and physical contact can assist greatly when it comes to earning that trust. However, within an online store, there are several ways to achieve the same goal simply by using your eCommerce CMS.
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One of the biggest concerns of the average online shopper is that of security and privacy. During 2012 alone, more than 80 percent of websites suffered from at least one major security vulnerability, according to SC Magazine, and statistics further showed that even IT websites were not invincible to security threats. Therefore, make sure that your website is secured and, more importantly, that your customers are aware of the security measures you have taken. Doing so will allow them to feel comfortable and even let their guard down as they build trust in your website.
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  • While developers may love diving under the hood, those are usually marketing people who end up using content management systems and paying money for web design agencies. And so great content management systems must be built with the actual content managers in mind first. One of such systems is ImpressPages.

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    There is always a search for better and simpler. And, the same goes for content management systems.

    Although we have powerful tools like WordPress, Drupal or Joomla, there is a huge interest for focused ones (remember Ghost).

    Dropplets

    Dropplets and Leeflets are two separate apps, by the same team, where one of them is focused on blogs and the other one on other types of websites.

    They both don’t require a database but use Markdown-formatted files instead for the content.

    The scripting language is PHP, content can be edited while browsing and both of them are being updated/improved regularly.

    Crowdfunding is a getting popular way of providing the initial/startup funds for a project or idea.

    There are platforms for hosting a crowdfunding plaform like Kickstarter and IndieGogo which take a percentage of the collected amount (which is fair).

    Alternatively, it is possible to host your own campaign to have the full control, pay no fees and overcome some limitations (like Kickstarter projects being available to only selected countries).

    Crowdhoster

    This is where Crowdhoster comes as it is a professional yet free and open source crowdfunding page for self-hosting campaigns.

    It has an admin panel for setting up the campaign(s), defining reward levels and managing the pre-orders.

    Also, there are multiple ready-to-use themes and an API to fetch the data collected.

    Designers are passionately dedicated to crafting dashing websites for their clients. But it’s not an easy job.

    On the one hand, some clients are harder to please than others, and on the other hand, you should be managing this relationship parallel with the developer as every design requires custom coding.

    Webydo

    However, creating and managing your clients’ websites independently isn’t an option and Webydo provides designers with this opportunity free of charge, being an online platform that takes the nuances of coding out of thought, so focus is put entirely on the design.

    The websites of clients will be ready in a flash as the development process is minimized and time can better be spent interacting with customers.

    Currently, Webydo sports an offer which states that Webresourcesdepot’s readers are eligible for a 67% discount attached to the first year of a Premium Plan for the next 10 days. The coupon code is WebResourcesDepot069.

    Webydo

    85,000+ websites have been created via Webydo, whose generated code also renders them responsive to the display of smart phones and tablets.

    The steps involved in creating a website are easy to tackle with the huge collection of intuitive video tutorials and “knowledge base” articles.

    And, designers can always sign up for a free account, start from scratch, edit the elements of an existing theme or draw inspiration from a fully-fledged website design.

    On editing a particular layout, you may choose to apply any of the freely available fonts to text, drag-and-drop shapes, videos, Flash media, and even e-commerce widgets for online stores.

    The options encased in Webydo’s dashboard functions on the same lines as Indesign and Adobe Photoshop, so users will immediately feel at home designing a perfect website. Upon completion, all you need to do is click “Publish”, and the website goes live in a split-second as a Webydo sub-domain.

    Webydo Editor

    Webydo makes it easier to manage websites once they’re launched. The CMS enables website owners to further update specific areas of the website content on their own; basically, designers decide what the editable areas are, so the website’s aesthetic value isn’t compromised.

    Moreover, designers can send invoices to their clients directly from the dashboard, and also portray their own brand identity (on clients’ login screen and CMS, and on their dashboards).

    Also, Webydo welcomes designers to suggest new features on the Webydo Participate Page by vote. Actually, the whole roadmap has been determined and voted by the designers who work on the system.

    Aside from being a solid website builder, it also partnered up with Akamai in order to raise its servers’ performance and provides websites with top-grade cloud hosting.

    Webydo’s subscription plans can be cancelled or changed anytime; the standard price of a Premium annual subscription is just $9.90/month, and it allows web designers to publish a newly-crafted website as part of their own domain, with unlimited bandwidth and pages, and 2 GB’ worth of storage.

    Remember that for the next 10 days, the first year of a Premium Plan is heavily discounted if you type in the following code: WebResourcesDepot069.

    WordPress is by far the most popular application that is used for blogging and managing other types of websites.

    Ghost, an open source blogging application that started with an idea by John O’Nolan and got thousands of backers at Kickstarter, is now live.

    It is created “not as a powerful CMS” but for only blogging and focuses on improving the blogging experience in all means.

    Ghost Blogging Platform

    The application is built with Nodejs and has a lovely dashboard that presents all the important information a one place.

    We can browse through the posts easily, view their stats or edit them quickly and create new ones.

    It has support for theming and available as either open source/self-hosted or hosted.

    AdminJS is a framework for building admin pages that allows us to manage the database of apps/sites.

    The framework is backend-agnostic. It is a self-contained Ember.js application and will work with any backend that supports EPF.

    AdminJS

    It provides an interface that lists the data in a filterable and searchable datagrid.

    Any number of views can be created (customers, orders, etc.) and it is possible to add, edit or delete records.

    When it comes to blogging, WordPress and Drupal are the apps that everyone think of at the 1st place.

    Besides their popularity, they can easily empower any level of complicated websites with the features offered.

    Anchor CMS is again an open source CMS/blogging app (PHP-MySQL) but focuses on blogging, less features and simplicity.

    Anchor CMS

    It is easily themable and extensible, installed quickly and small in size.

    The app accepts both Markdown and HTML when it comes to writing posts. Custom JS or CSS can be used per-post by simply drag ‘n’ dropping the files.

    Anchor CMS is also very well-documented and multilingual (many language files exist already).

    Let’s say we have a product or service and want to prepare a documentation of it. Or, our app has an API and we want to present its usage nicely.

    Daux.io is a free and open source app that can generate documentations by using markdown files and a simple folder structure.

    Daux.io

    It comes with 4 ready-to-use themes (with flat UI) where all of them are responsive.

    The homepage and navigation are created automatically. Syntax highlighting exists for featuring code and the URLs are SEO-friendly.

    Photographer.io is a fresh “photo community” web application (that is in beta status) for presenting + sharing photos and getting feedback.

    The code powering this community is recently open sourced (GitHub repository) so that anyone can either contribute to the code or create their own site.

    It is built with Ruby on Rails, CoffeeScript, SASS and PostgreSQL + Redis for storing the data.

    Photographer.io

    The system has a powerful “photo exploring” feature where you can find photos by category, latest uploaded, random, recommended or via searching for keywords.

    Each user has a profile page where his/her photos are listed and each photo can be recommended or commented on too.

    And, the EXIF data of photos are available, if a location is included, it is displayed in a map as well.

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