Open Source Solutions
- Zen Photo - Zen Photo is an open source photo gallery that is simple to use and is easily customized to fit the look and feel or your site. It supports multiple galleries, mass upload, and drag and drop gallery organization. Check out ZenPhoto.org for more information and an online demo.
- Zen Cart - Zen Cart is an open source online shopping cart which is also easy to customize to the look and feel of your site. It is feature-rich, but is still fairly easy to use. I offer one training session to get you up and running with your new cart, and I'd be happy to answer a few questions after that. Visit Zen-Cart.com for a full list of features. If you would like to try it out, visit OpenSourceCMS.com for demos of the front end and the administrative back end.
- Joomla - Joomla is an open source content management system (CMS). With a content management system, you can update the body of your pages yourself without having to contact a developer. Joomla also allows you to add new pages, menu items and documents. A Joomla CMS can be added to just about any website, and can be customized with event calendars, forums, photogalleries and more. Read up on features and try out the online demo at Joomla.org.
- Open Source CMS - This site is great for trying out and comparing various open source solutions. Check out the demo menu on the left of their site for links to demo forums, blogs, photo galleries, shopping carts and wikis. If you see something you like, contact me and I'll see about setting it up on your website.
- W3Schools - W3Schools provides documentation on web standards, and tools to validate website code.
- Listamatic - Maxdesign's Listamatic pages are an invaluable resource for menus of all types, and might be worth perusing if you are looking at menu styles. Listamatic 2 contains nested lists.
- Tigra Fader - I like this fader because it works well in the majority of browsers and degrades gracefully (provided by Soft Complex).
- Text Fader - A fader for text too! (provided by Grey Wyvern).
- NetRiver, Inc - Website hosting, email hosting and domain name registration. Call or email: 425-741-7014, Sales@netriver.net
- PayTech Solutions - Merchant account and payment gateway services to process through a website or key in transactions. Very knowledgeable about all topics surrounding online payments, and other options for processing credit cards, electronic checks, and gift and loyalty cards. Also has wireless terminals for a mobile environment.as well a hand held wireless POS system that processes credit cards, keeps track of cash transactions, and manages your inventory through updating an online system. Contact Larry Brickman by phone or email: 425-641-4511 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- iStockPhoto - Peruse iStockPhotos.com for some great image ideas that can be purchased for use on your website. You can't put these images on t-shirts and mugs, but they are great for website use.
- KGRL.FM - This is my favored online radio station, offering exclusive, female-fronted music.