We use both Open Source and custom web development solutions to deliver your CMS website, depending on your needs and budget. Lanex will work with you to determine the best tools to meet your website development goals.
Web development steps include:
Lanex has developed sophisticated websites and online applications for many years. Therefore, we offer extensive training and support for custom solutions as well as Open Source websites. We specialize in CMS Web design in the Milwaukee metro area. While we have customers all over the US and beyond, our Brookfield Wisconsin office location makes us an ideal solution for projects in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, and Milwaukee counties and the surrounding areas.
Technology is constantly changing and we consider it our responsibility to ensure our customers are trained on every web application we build. Training and support is accounted for in each proposal.
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The design of your website is a critical element in communicating to your customers and differentiating your organization from your competition. Open Source and do-it-yourself web site programs have made it easier than ever to build your web site’s foundation, but often result in a web site that will receive a negative reaction from your customers and will not meet your goals.
At Lanex we believe that anything worth doing is worth doing well. We know that the design and layout of your web site is critical. We are committed to superior design for all of our customers’ projects.
Since 1999, Lanex has developed cutting-edge, affordable websites and web development projects.
Lanex employs graphics design talent familiar with the latest web trends and technology. Our process of listening, analyzing, and executing up to date, effective web site designs continues to deliver the results our customers expect. Our numerous design awards demonstrate our focus on getting it right for our customers.
Lanex’s multimedia design talent works to help you determine a look and feel that is consistent with your message, as well as a website which is clean and intuitive to site users.
Depending on your functional requirements and scope of work, Lanex will use different techniques to establish a representation of your vision.
These techniques may include:
Using wireframes and/or design comps, using elements from one or more of the created designs, a final design is created.
Lanex will then take the final design artwork and “split” them, which is a process in which one graphic image is split into multiple pieces, used for the technical implementation of a design.
At Lanex, we take web site design very seriously. Let us help you choose the right CMS, and create a custom, unique web design that fits your business and your budget.
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A browser is a software application that allows users to look at and interact with information on the World Wide Web, such as web pages, images, videos and other content. Hyperlinks enable users to navigate their browsers to other resources. Common browsers include Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox.
“Cache” refers to a place to store something temporarily. Files that have been automatically requested when looking at a Web page can be stored on the hard disk in a “cache” subdirectory, so that when returning to the Web page, the browser can pull it from the cache rather than the original server, saving time.
A cookie is a small piece of data that a Web site puts in the user’s web browser so that it can record something about their activity on that site and potentially use that information at a later visit. There are several types of cookies including tracking cookies and authentication cookies.
E-commerce involves the buying and selling of goods and services on the Internet. The word “e-tailing” is used for online retail selling. E-commerce may be B2B (business-to-business), B2C (business-to-consumer) or other types like mobile commerce (called “m-commerce”).
An extranet is a private network that securely shares part of a business’s information or operations with suppliers, vendors, partners, customers, or other businesses. An extranet can be viewed as part of a company’s intranet that is extended to users outside the company.
The Internet Protocol (IP) is the protocol by which data is sent from one computer to another on the Internet. Each host computer on the Internet has at least one IP address (example: 220.127.116.11) that uniquely identifies it from all other computers on the Internet.
URL means Uniform Resource Locator, which is often the web address for a file or Web page that can be accessed on the Internet. The URL contains the entire name used to access the file: a domain name that identifies a specific computer and a path name, which is a description that points to the location of a specific file.
A Web filter is a program that can screen an incoming Web page to determine whether some or all of it should not be displayed to the user, blocking out pages from Web sites that are likely to include objectionable content. A Web filter can screen out some malware and is often installed as part of a proxy server and firewall.
Abbreviation of ‘bring your own device’: the practice of allowing the employees of an organization to use their own computers, smartphones, or other devices for work purposes. Source: oxforddictionaries.com.
Fluid design is when the website is programmed to dynamically adjust its content to the actual device’s screen size. It is auto-adjusting (fluid) so it fits the screen size properly. Therefore, it always presents a visually-appealing layout with optimal navigation.
The combination of responsive and fluid design; therefore, it is the ultimate, mobile-enabled website that will fit any mobile device and accommodate all screen sizes with the proper layout and usability.
Mobile commerce (m-commerce) is the buying and selling of goods and services through wireless technology, often using handheld devices like cellular telephones. As content delivery over wireless devices becomes faster and more secure, some believe that m-commerce will eventually surpass e-commerce for digital commerce transactions.
A smartphone having a screen which is intermediate in size between that of a typical smartphone and a tablet computer.
Responsive design is a type of design where the website displays content differently depending on the device that is viewing it. It works across a wide range of devices, from mobile phones to tablets to computer monitors. Layouts are tailored to the type of screen viewing it (whether phone, tablet, monitor, etc.), which results in easy reading and navigation.
A meta tag is a tag / coding statement in the HTML that describes some aspect of the contents of a webpage. Search engines use the information in meta tags to index the page so that, ideally, a person searching for that specific type of information will find the webpage in the search engine results.
A spider (sometimes known as a “bot” or “crawler”) is a program that visits Web sites and reads their content in order to create entries for search engines, who use the information to index the Web pages for future search results.
Page titles are visible in the tab at the top of a Web page in the browser. They are important to search engine optimization, and usually the page title text is also used as the first line of a Google’s search result entry. A page title, or “title tag,” should explain what the topic of a particular page is, and ideally there should be unique titles for each page on a Web site.
A stop word is a commonly used word (such as “the,” “is” and “which”) that a search engine has been programmed to ignore, both when indexing entries for searching and when retrieving them as the result of a search. Stop words are therefore irrelevant for searching purposes.
A breadcrumb trail shows a web visitor where the current page they are on is in relation to the Web site’s hierarchy. The term breadcrumb trail comes from the story of Hansel and Gretel, who left a trail of breadcrumbs as they walked through the forest so they could trace their way back home.
Content Management Systems are web software designed to allow the client to edit and change copy within their website. Typically a content management system also functions as a repository for documents and media to be inserted onto the website. Many CMS can have additional functionality installed, referred to as an “extension” or “plugin”. Common CMS include WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal.
A site map is an outline of a web site’s content that allows the users to navigate through the site to find information and pages. Similar to a table of contents, a site map lists items/pages on the site and then links directly to that section of the Web site. Site maps are typically organized in a hierarchy, like an outline.
Usability is the measure of a product’s potential to accomplish its intended purpose. For example, a couple factors used for determining product usability may be ease-of-use and visual consistency. In usability testing, test subjects are asked to perform certain tasks in order to measure the product’s ease-of-use as well as the user’s motivations and perceptions during the process.
User Experience Design is a user-centered design practice that pays close attention to accessibility, site navigation and layout for optimum usability and user satisfaction while maintaining an aesthetically pleasing design.
WordPress is an Open Source (free) content management system (CMS) and blog/website building tool. WordPress is a template system and uses plugins, see “Plugins” entry below.
The media library in WordPress is a collection of every file uploaded to your WordPress site, organized by upload date. It can consist of images, videos, documents and more and is accessible only to registered administrators in the WordPress Admin.
Plugins are small applications created by outside developers and used by WordPress to perform selected functionality.
The WP admin or WordPress Admin, is the administrative user interface part of a WordPress website which allows the client to add and edit content, upload media, and manage users & settings.Close Close
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