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Tuesday, 29 October 2013 10:33

292 Million Dollar Website: Healthcare.gov

HEALTH CARE gov most expensive website copyHealthcare.gov may be the most talked about website since the days of Facebook going public! Healthcare.gov is a healthcare exchange website created by and operated under the United States Federal Government as per the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) which was signed into law March 23, 2010.  The PPACA was designed to serve the residents of the thirty-six U.S. states that opted not to create their own state exchanges.   In order to achieve the goals of the PPACA, as with many other businesses, industries and endeavors, a service based website was required.

Healthcare.gov is the government website which was developed to provide a way for Americans to “comparison shop” between different possible health insurance options for an individual within his or her state, with a visual format somewhat similar to websites such as Amazon.com and Etsy.

While the Healthcare.gov website has been criticized and dragged through the mud, is it really a broken website or is all the noise created by those who oppose the politics behind the National Health Care initiative?

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WEB SITE SAMPLE - In Business--LARGE

Web Design Client: In Business Real Estate

Client Location: Chicago, IL

Website URL:  http://inbusinessrealestate.com/

AdverGroup assisted this Chicago based Real Estate and Property Management Company in developing a website that is capable of searching the Multiple Listing System (MLS).

In addition to the custom filtering for various Chicago Neigborhoods and suburban communities, this Joomla CMS website allows In Business Real Estate Staff Members to have a web page for each Real Estate Broker.

AdverGroup invites you to explore this website, which demonstrates the Real Estate Web Design capabilities of the Joomla Content Management System. http://inbusinessrealestate.com/

Published in Web Design Portfolio

WEB SITE SAMPLE -Jesus Was Born

Web Design Client: Jesus Was Born Shirts eCommerce

Client Location: Chicago, IL

Website URL:  http://jesuswasbornshirts.com

AdverGroup assisted "Jesus was Born Shirts" in developing a custom eCommerce and shopping cart website using the Joomla CMS and the Virtuemart eCommerce Component.

"Jesus was Born Shirts" was founded by John LaRoy and Brendan Meaney who are are lifelong friends who grew up in the Chicagoland area and are extremely proud of "Sweet Home Chicago." Having traversed the globe in search of a good time, Chicago still tops their list as the best place in the world, so great in fact, along with many modern day archaeologists, John and Brendan assert that “Jesus was born in Chicago.”

Now they’re telling the world the best way they know how: on a perfect-fitting, conversation-starting, soft-like-you’ve-worn-them-for-years T-shirts.

AdverGroup invites you to explore this website, which demonstrates the eCommerce and shopping cart capabilities provided within the Virtuemart Component. http://jesuswasbornshirts.com

 

Published in Web Design Portfolio

WEB SITE SAMPLE - POLY OUTLET--LARGE

Web Design Client: PolyOutlet eCommerce

Client Location: Buffalo Grove, IL

Website URL:   http://polyoutlet.com 

AdverGroup assisted PolyOutlet in developing a custom eCommerce and shopping cart website using the Joomla CMS and the Virtuemart eCommerce Component. AdverGroup also assisted by including product photography for this local client that is in Buffalo Grove, IL.

PolyOutlet.com provides quality printed logo plastic garment bags on a roll and non printed plastic garment bags on a roll for Retail Stores, Boutique's, Bridal Stores, Dry Cleanering Companies and more!

The owner of PolyOutlet found AdverGroup Web Design by searching Google for a local Buffalo Grove web designer. Searching Google yielded AdverGroup Web Design as the #1 organic result (a testament to AdverGroup's SEO techniques). After a short conversation on the phone, AdverGroup and PloyOutlet met in person and quickly began development of the PolyOutlet eCommerce Website.

AdverGroup invites you to explore this website, which provides demonstrates the eCommerce and shopping cart capabilities provided within the Virtuemart Component. http://polyoutlet.com


Web Design Project Details and Website Features:

  • Joomla CMS Installation and Configuration
  • Custom Joomla Template
  • Virtuemart eCommerce Component Installation and Configuration
  • Shopping Cart with Customer Account Management
  • Product Configurations for Custom Fields and Product Attributes
  • Sitemap Customizations for Virtuemart Component
  • Newsletter Component for Email Marketing
  • SEO Expansion
  • Store Search Functions
  • Social bookmarking
  • Art Department Custom forms for Uploading Artwork
  • Product Photography

AdverGroup's close proximity to Buffalo Grove, IL provided this eCommerce client with a local option when they were seeking an eCommerce web design company local to Buffalo Grove.  We worked closely with this client in developing custom field in their Virtuemart store that are spefic to their product type. Additionally, our custom video tutorials assists their staff in understanding the nuts and bolts of what it takes to manage a successful eCommerce and shopping cart website.

Managing your own eCommerce shopping cart website can be easy and painless! Contact AdverGroup Web Design today for assistance in developing your eCommerce website!

Learn more about eCommerce web design by www.advergroup.com by clicking here: eEommerce Web Design

Published in Web Design Portfolio

video-tutorials--Virtuemart

This article provides a brief video tutorial which demonstrates how to create and/or clone items using the Virtuemart eCommerce Solution in your Joomla Website. 

AdverGroup Web Design specializes in installing and configuring Virtuemart for clients seeking an out of the box Shopping Cart solution for eCommerce Websites. We often recommend the use of Virtuemart as it provides an easy-to-use eCommerce Solution for the Joomla CMS.

VirtueMart is an Open Source E-Commerce solution (a Component or Plug-in) for the Joomla! Content Management System. It can be run as a Shopping Cart, or in Catalog mode. In order to utilize Virtuemart you need to install Joomla! first (as the "Framework"), and then install & configure VirtueMart. This component provides a total shopping cart and invoicing eCommerce extension to the Joomla CMS.

Here at AdverGroup Web Design in Arlington Heights, IL we teach our clients how to be good content managers. So we have produced a series of basic training video demonstrating Joomla and many Joomla 3rd Party Components.

In this tutorial you will learn how to create and/or clone products using the Virtuemart eCommerce component for the Joomla Content Management System.

Published in Joomla
Sunday, 21 July 2013 17:13

Joomla 2.5 Basic Training | Video Tutorial

video-tutorials--JOOMLAWelcome to the basic training video tutorial for Joomla 2.5

Joomla is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables users to build Web sites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla the most popular Web site software available. Best of all, Joomla is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone.

Joomla is the most expandable and easy to use open source content management system available today! One of the most important facets of Search Engine Optimization is maintaining a fresh updated website. The easy-to-use content management tools provided by Joomla make this easy for any business owner/website owner that is not a professional web designer.Therefore, AdverGroup recommends Joomla as our number one choice in open source Content Management Systems.

Here at AdverGroup teach our clients how to be good content managers. So we have produced a series of basic training video demonstrating Joomla and many Joomla 3rd Party Components.

In this tutorial you will learn how to update your websites articles and menu items.

Published in Joomla
How to update S5 Image Slider- SAMPLE-small-NINOS

There are a variety of Joomla modules that can achieve a sliding or rotating image effect on your website. This module can be useful in displaying a number of photos or images along with text within your Joomla website. The S5 Image Fader is a great way to display banner ads and rotate through the images on your website with a nice fade effect plus many other options.

This article provides a tutorial on how to update the S5 Image Fader using the Joomla Content Management System. *The steps provided below are assuming that this module has been installed and has been created to exist in your module manager. 

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Back in the day, consumers relied on newspapers and/or the yellow pages to gain information and/or to select a contractor or business. With the birth of the Internet, it is clear that most people now rely on their favorite search engine to assist them in researching and selecting their contractors or company to do business with. Many of us have become so accustomed to using search engines, that it is really hard to believe that search engines did not even exist until about 1990.

SEO Secrets | Search Engine Optimization Web DesignBefore getting into the nuts and bolts of what SEO is all about, it is important to understand the basic mechanics behind search engines.  What is a search engine? A web search engine is designed to search for information on the World Wide Web, in which results are generally presented in a line of results often referred to as "search engine results pages (SERP's)". Unlike web directories, which are maintained only by human editors, search engines also maintain real-time information by running an algorithm on a web crawler. One of the first "all text" crawler-based search engines was Web Crawler, which came out in 1994. Unlike its predecessors, it let users search for any word in any web-page, which has become the standard for all major search engines since.

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LIGHTBOXI was recently developing a Joomla Website for a client who provided screenshots demonstrating their services. Embedding these images worked well for the article at a glance. However, what happened when a front end user clicked on the image? Using the typical  linking function provided in the Joomla Article editor, you could link to a larger version. However this larger version was simply a link to the actual JPG. This resulted in taking the user outside of your Joomla Websites Structure and into your Internet browser to view the actual JPG File. This was not appealing to the eye, nor for the sites overall content navigation.

As a result of the detailed images (screenshots) that the client provided, this project required the ability to zoom in on these large images. This article provides directions on how to achieve light-box image function ability for images embedded into Joomla Articles.

Published in Joomla

With the advent of Web Content Management Systems, began an era where a regular person could easily update, edit, publish and modify a web sites content using a web based control panel. This means a person without web design training or expensive software programs could update their website as easy as posting status, text and images on social networking sites such as FaceBook or LinkedIN. A much added bonus is that, those who have developed their sites in a CMS no longer suffer from paying expensive hourly maintenance fees as they manage to keep their site up to date.

Features and function abilities of the various Content Management Systems differ from system to system; many simpler systems showcase only a handful of features, while others are much more complex and powerful. The industry offers “Open Source” (Free & Community Driven) and “Proprietary” (PAID and Custom Developed) systems. Both Open Source and Proprietary Options offer pros and cons. Whereas Open Source options, such as Wordpress and Joomla have proven to be a more cost effective solution for many small business owners. While Proprietary Systems are custom developed resources that are built to achieve special function ability, security features and compatibility to offline systems. However in current times, it is a safe assumption that Proprietary software's role as the primary innovator in the global market is most certainly over. As I often say myself, “Why try to rebuild the wheel, this has been done before”. Being that Open Source solutions are community drivin, the envelope is constantly being pushed!

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