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April 7, 2014

Reviews Adal Bermann 4 Comments

I used to pick hosting companies for WordPress websites in a similar fashion to how I approached many purchases: pick the cheapest option available that doesn’t entirely suck. In fact, back when I started as a freelance web designer, I sold websites for as little as $500 to $1000, and would juggle up to 8 projects at the same time; wondering if everyone else was finding it as difficult as I was to make a living. Looking back at my finances, and many details of my life, I still wonder how I made it work. Fast forward a few years later: I was then a full-time WordPress developer, working exclusively for (very) small business clients and recommending one of the most popular hosts to all my clients. Back then, BlueHost was...

January 21, 2014

Plugins Adal Bermann 6 Comments

After 4 years as a full-time WordPress developer, I am proud to announce the release of my first free plugin: Search & Index Page Content. Most WordPress plugins aimed at organizing and indexing content do so by dividing the content into several posts (often custom post types) and then compiling them back into a single page or providing a master page with links to the full content. Sometimes it’s nice to just ‘keep it simple’. While working on one of my favorite projects to date, I began considering how to best organize the FAQ page. The best FAQ plugin I could find, seemed like overkill and I started feeling anxious just reading the instructions, anticipating all the support I would have to provide to help my clients use the functionality. For...

September 26, 2011

Reviews Adal Bermann Comments Off on 9 reasons to switch from Drupal to WordPress

The webmaster of web100.com wrote about how his personal experience made him decide on using WordPress as his Content Management System over Drupal. Top benefits cited include: An overall easier experience, especially for non-developers. A more friendly, diverse community. A more cost effective solution to web publishing and content management. You can read the full article here: http://www.poynter.org/how-tos/digital-strategies/144404/9-reasons-to-switch-from-drupal-to-wordpress/

September 9, 2011

Reviews Adal Bermann 2 Comments

This is a list of 'software as service' Business tools that will help you automate and organize your business without having to learn or install complicated software.

August 26, 2011

I can help Adal Bermann Comments Off on eMarketing

Using the Internet to Promote Your Small Business. At Adal Design we don’t just build you a website and send you out into the weird, wide world. We certainly know the nuts and bolts of how to build a website, but what is just as important is how to use the internet to grow your small business. We know all about that too and we will incorporate that knowledge into the way we design and build your website. We will help you: 1. Gain Exposure, spread the WWWord. This includes: Listing your business in Local Business Directories Leveraging social networks such as Facebook and Digg. Making yours a Search Engine Optimized website Pay-per-click advertisements. 2. List and promote your products and services. More detailed promotion on your website with compelling product...

March 4, 2011

I can help Adal Bermann 1 Comment

Adal Bermann holds a Masters degree in Social Psychology & Ergonomics. To better express his passion for intelligent design, he has become fluent in HTML, CSS, jQuery, PHP and WordPress lingo. “The way I see the world everything is understandable, thus feasible.” Adal was introduced to Photoshop at age 9 by a professional graphic designer, and his interest for computing has grown since. Soon after college he interned as a User Interface Designer at Granicus Inc, a San Francisco based company bringing market-leading transparency solutions to government. His practice there ranged from user testing to wire-framing and front-end programming. Ever since, Adal has dedicated himself to the mastery and expansion of one of the largest collaboration of our time: WordPress. During this time, he has built dozens of high-end sites...

February 10, 2011

I can help Adal Bermann Comments Off on What I do best

My name is Adal Bermann and my company is Adal Design. As an young and avid web developer, I understand the importance of providing a maximum quality product to any customer, big or small. My typical project is the creation of a WordPress website for a small to medium sized business that becomes the centerpiece of their online presence. To accomplish this task I utilize the services of a graphic designer and copy-writer (of which I have several trustworthy connections to choose from), sometimes also involving an affordable marketing strategist. I then take all the pieces and assemble them into self-hosted WordPress sites that are coded to meet the most modern standards of browser compliance. I research and integrate the best javascript and plugins into custom-coded themes, and handle all...

December 2, 2010

I can help Adal Bermann Comments Off on Exist Online

As a business owner, you want your company to exist: in cash flow, branding, networks and of course… the internet. Let’s face it: if a prospective customer looks up your company’s information online and can’t find anything: it doesn’t leave a great impression. By creating company profiles for you on the major online directories and optimizing your website , I can help your company shine on the web.

November 18, 2010

I can help Adal Bermann Comments Off on Services Shopping

Back in 1995, the internet was a brand new thing. Today, it is the main source of information – world-wide. So it’s not surprising that potential customers look online when shopping for services, which are by nature intangible and inseperable from purchase. This is why it’s important to NOT overlook your online presence; and one of the best ways to do so is by having a gorgeous website that carries your brand and content that is relevant to your customers – today. I can help you shine on the web, today and tomorrow.

October 8, 2010

Tutorials Adal Bermann 11 Comments

With social networking, a single person or company can reach out to their public through a large variety of websites such as facebook, twitter and blogs. This can become very time consuming. The good news though is that more and more, websites are growing beyond the scope of their designated URLs. With the advent of XML and other expansive communication technologies, web developers and amateurs alike are faced with the power to spread their data in many ways. Partially because so many of my customers have asked me how to do this themselves, and partially because facebook has changed their layout, out-dating previous tutorials on the subject… Today I present you with a step by step, image-illustrated tutorial of how to automatically publish your blog posts on a facebook page....