Webvision turns ten

Webvision Sri Lanka 10 years in web design and developmentThis month, Webvision turns ten years old. Ten years ago, I vividly remember working on a project using an assembled AMD PC. That too, from my bedroom!

Ten years later and almost everything has changed. We spend more time doing work on Linux rather than on Windows. We have more satisfied clients from all parts of Sri Lanka and overseas and we have moved into a spacious office that overlooks a tea plantation. We have also shifted our focus from static web design to dynamic, database driven content management systems.

So what has not changed? It’s Ella! The place in which we started our business in the hills of Sri Lanka. Many have asked us how we operate from here and reach out to the rest of the world? Let’s face it, we are doing business on the Internet and that makes the world a very very small place.

We thank God for his guidance throughout these ten years. Thank you to our faithful customers – thank you for doing business with Webvision. Thank you for your patience and understanding and thank you for your referrals. We are truly grateful!

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Joomla 1.6 on Fantastico

Since January 2011, one was able to manually install Joomla 1.6 but now Fantastico has got it pre-installed on cPanel. That means, in a few clicks, you can have the newest version of Joomla up and running! The principal changes introduced in Joomla 1.6 are as follows: New Access Control System – Allows site administrators … Read more

B-Connected Website Wins Silver

B-Connected Private Limited, the experts in event management, recruitment and office support services were judged First Runner Up in the Small & Medium Enterprise (SME) category at the Best Web Competition 2010. The “Best Web 2010” is a unique and innovative competition organized by the LK Domain Registry. This web-based competition provides an exclusive opportunity … Read more

English to Sinhala

Gone are the days when you need to learn the Wijesekera keyboard to type in Sinhala. Now, thanks to Google, you can type Sinhala words in English and voila, it changes into unicode Sinhala! Of course, many beat Google in this business of transliteration, but I personally think their version is quite user friendly. So … Read more

What is the best browser to surf the net?

browsersAs a web developer, I find it very frustrating when some customers tell me that they are still using IE 6! Goodness gracious – IE 6, probably the worst browser on earth!

So how do you really select the best browser? This is probably a very personal decision but there are a few aspects that one should seriously consider. For example, the interface or look and feel, features, performance and security. In my opinion, security is the most important criteria since many want to infect your machine with their virus. For me it’s Firefox as the number one browser but you may not agree.

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How to start a website for your business

So many of our potential customers phone and ask us how to go about building their website. Some small businesses are even reluctant to get online because of the time or expense they believe is required.

Let me tell you boldly: if you’re in business, you definitely need a website but it wouldn’t cost you the earth nor take up too much of your precious time!

Hopefully, this article will convince you to get your business online without spending a lot of money or time.

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CMS: Where Content is King

Google loves content. More correctly, Google loves new content! So do Bing, Yahoo and You-know-what search engines.

So how do you add new content to your old website that was tenderly developed long years ago? The process could be a daunting task especially if you do not have direct access.

On the other hand, if you have been using a Content Management System (CMS), you will probably be aware that it can be an exciting way to carry on with ease the maintenance of your professional or personal website.

Let’s look at some of the popular open source CMS’s that are available out there.

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