Friday, July 31, 2009

Dolphin (Boonex) MOD

For about three years, I have been working with the Dolphin platform. A Boonex product.

I have created several Dolphin MODS for free as well as available for sale. The favorite is the dolphin MOD that allows community members to customize their profile.

The application uses Ajax and PHP to change the colors, text sizes and backgrounds in real time. Most dolphin webmasters tell me it is one of the most often-used feature. A biased opnion of it... WOW, very cool. Not sure why the big-guy social networks haven't picked up on that area. MySpace used to allow CSS style sheets, altho a pain to create without a 3rd party tool. Not sure they have that profile customization tool any more, havent logged into my profile in close to a year - lol

With the new version 7 of Dolphin, I will need to create an update for the Profile Customizer. If you happen to be fluent in Ajax and would like to take on this project, get in touch.

With work beginning on the Patient Management application now in full swing, I am not sure when I will be able to get started on upgrading my Dolphin MODS.

Speaking of the Patient Management application, I am still looking for another freelancer to work with on the project - be sure to get in touch asap.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Web Design is only the surface

I am often asked the difference between a web developer and a web designer.

A designer is someone who's primary focus is the style of your web site. Whereas a web developer's role is to make the web site interactive. To make your web site, online business or web-enabled application accept and delivery information dynamically.

Getting a web site designed is the simplest component of any web application.

The Daniel Solution works with several web designers, but our main freelance development focus is on creating the backend functionality that makes your web site worth your customers time to return to it time and time again. It is the PHP, ASP, dot NET or other server-side application that produces your online store.

Working with a freelancer to complete your online presence or web application project is the most cost-efficient way to deliver the who what where why of your business to your market-niche.

Most, if not all web applications are made up of many technologies. This means you would, in most cases need to understand the underlying technological requirements of every feature in your web site, or web application.

What is the best way to put all of these technologies together to deliver your features?

Hire a group of freelancers who work together under the direction of an experienced development specialist.