Wednesday, February 3, 2016

A Brief History Of Plebware

A Brief History Of Plebware

2016 sees some new changes to Plebware, firstly we are planning a major overhaul to our servers.
Which means a lot of Plebware resources will be moved around and might get lost as we stream line the site structure.
We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause you...
This is not intentional but has to be done to comply with new net standards...
However our commitment to helping people continues...

Plebware has been online since 1999, had undergone three changes:
  •         Otronic Enterprises 1999 - 2003,
  •         0tronix Developments 2003 - 2010,
  •         Plebware 2006 - present.
However our commitment to the Internet user has only grown stronger...
In addition to serving common Internet Users,
2011 saw Plebware Partner with Christway Religious and Social Services, Caring for People In Our Local Community
2015 saw Plebware become an Online Christian Resource Center, for the Christian Community.

2016 will also see Plebware Partner Up With Eagone Innovations, with the goal of:
  •  Collaborating together with Importers and exporters from around the globe.
Free Website Visitors

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Sustaining A Successful Website

1. The Art Of Sustaining A Successful Website.

You have no choice – to succeed online, you have to go professional.
You need to develop a website that serves the specific needs of your visitors.
Presented in a manner that is easy to understand, providing fast access,
yet still being, user friendly at the same time.
At first glance this task sounds easy enough to do. Right? - WRONG!



If you are planning to create the website yourself, you might have a problem?
– no matter, even if you are leaving the task to professionals, it will be hard.
Even if you get the best team of experts that money can buy, it will be hard.
It must be stressed, that unfortunately:
There is no one thing, that is going to make your website a success.”
No! it is a multitude of different factors, that make a successful website.
The only advice I am going to give you time and again is that:
You will need a comprehensive plan, drawn up by yourself, not an outsider.
One of my Online Mentors Said “If You Fail To Plan, You Plan To Fail”
Here is a Check list that should be used to evaluate or plan your website
I have tried to put the points down in Chronological order – That is:
The first steps needed followed by the next and so forth…


Before Getting Hosting You need to think out a domain name
That's why:
Create A Memorable Domain and Choose A Smart Domain appear before:
Get Quality Website Hosting and so forth.


It is difficult to create an absolute order:
As different types of web sites have different needs


This said I have tried to create create a logical flow that:
Should work for most site owners…


To Your Successful site creation


Sincerely Yours
Otto Brinkmeier (Founder www.plebware.com )
Jullian De Villiers (Co Founder www.plebware.com )
Otto Brinkmeier JB De Villiers
Shalom – Greetings in the Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Web: www.plebware.com the home of free Christian resources


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Technology For Christians

The Christian in the technology age, has at their disposal a plethora of new mission tools, which can be used for evangelism, and evangelical follow ups, sadly most modern day Christians are wary of the Internet and tend to shy away from technology.

The small percentage that do want to use the Internet, are limited due to lack of knowledge, and end up under-utilizing technology due to lack of knowledge and ignorance.

#“Plebware” is dedicated to help bring a solution to this problem, by #“providing free Christian Resources to the Christian masses”. The Plebware Blog is just one place where such free information will be put out there.

The Basics – Series

Often Overlooked Easy To Implement Actions Anyone Can Implement

E-Mail Signatures
Just about everyone, has a gmail, yahoo or msn e-mail account.
The e-mail accounts all support customized, e-mail signatures.

E-Mail Signatures - To Do!

  • Add Link to Your Website and Blog
  • Promote your Product catalog by providing the link
  • Add a personalized Greeting

E-Mail Signatures - Not To Do!

  • Make it too long
  • add third party products or services

Here is an example signature – I use

Shalom – Greetings in the Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Yours sincerely
Otto Brinkmeier

Web: www.plebware.com the home of free Christian resources


Monday, November 30, 2015

PlebJocks AKA DJs~United: Music Production

PlebJocks AKA DJs~United: Music Production: We mainly use Imageline's FL Studio Producer edition Get FL Studio 12 For your PC Here Now Presently we are working on a few...

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Your First Website, Should Be Planned And Professionally Managed.

Anyone can have a website, the question is having a website that can generate revenue and or human traffic.

A simplistic answer is that, to achieve this, requires hard work and a certain amount of financial input to succeed.

Most people don't have a clue what it entails to own and run a website. People are easily allured into believing that it is an easy task to achieve.
Creating a successful website requires correct use of Web Technologies.
Components such as Hashtag, Meta Data (Meta tags) See article http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-HTML-TECHS/#document-meta ,
Web development is a term that is used to refer to the process of creating a website and can range from developing a single simple page to a series of complex pages. Web development encompasses several actions or practices and some of them include web design, content creation, programming, network security tasks as well as client side or server side scripting, etc.

  Wikipedia has this to say:

Web standards include many interdependent standards and specifications, some of which govern aspects of the Internet, not just the World Wide Web. Even when not web-focused, such standards directly or indirectly affect the development and administration of web sites and web services. Considerations include the interoperability, accessibility and usability of web pages and web sites.”
In the recent few years, web development has taken the definition of the creation of content management systems or CMS, #“Plebware strongly Promotes ocPortal” which is the mid-step between the user and the database.

In order to pursue web development as a profession, one of the most important things that you will need to consider is having a basic to an intermediate expertise in programming languages. But it can't go wrong if to strive to attain an advanced level of profieciency in programming.
Web technologies are in a constant state of flux. It’s impossible to predict which will fail, which will shine brightly then quickly fade away, and which have real longevity. Rapid innovation is what makes web app development so exciting, but shiny new things shouldn’t be pursued without a solid understanding of the underlying web platform.

How to use technology correctly, and with class

Posted March 20, 2009 - 23:30 by Samantha Rose Hunt
Chicago (IL) - Earlier this week, the social networking site Twitter was rocked by a brief Tweet exchange which stirred up feelings all over the web. The widely reported on story is of a woman, Connor Riley, who Tweeted the following: "Cisco just offered me a job! Now I have to weigh the utility of a fatty paycheck against the daily commute to San Jose and hating the work." Shortly thereafter a Cisco employee spotted the Tweet and responded with: "Who is the hiring manager. I'm sure they would love to know that you will hate the work. We here at Cisco are versed in the web." The exchange launched what really seemed to be the entire Internet into an uproar.

Read more at http://www.tgdaily.com/trendwatch-brief/41804-how-to-use-technology-correctly-and-with-class#YxEldpUlUxx0IjY7.99”


THE MOST POPULAR PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES

The universe of programming languages is wide and knowing all or learning each one of them is neither practical nor possible. If you are a developer who is interested in learning the most useful and popular ones, then you must first know which ones of the thousands of languages to learn. Thankfully, there are certain websites and platforms that create lists of the top languages, according to their popularity. The list of the top 15 programming languages of this year are given below, and it is clear that JavaScript is the most popular followed closely by Java, Python, and others.
Top 15 programming languages in 2015

JavaScript, Java, Python, CSS, PHP, Ruby, C++,
C, Shell, C#, Objective C, R, VimL, Go and Perl

Here are details of some of the important ones
JavaScript
JavaScript is one of the most popular and dynamic programming languages used for creating and developing websites. This language is capable of achieving several things including controlling the browser, editing content on a document that has been displayed, allowing client-side scripts to communicate with users and also asynchronous communication. It was developed by Netscape and borrows a lot of its syntax from C language. JavaScript is used very widely and effectively in creating desktop applications as well as for developing games.”

CSS
CSS or Cascading Style Sheets is rather a markup language. When paired with HTML, CSS allow a developer to decide and define how a web page or a website will eventually look or how it will appear to the visitors of the web platform. Some of the elements which CSS has an impact on include font size, font style, the overall layout, the colors and other design elements. This is a markup language that can be applied to several types of documents including Plain XML documents, SVG documents as well as XUL documents. For most websites across the world, CSS is the platform to opt for if they need help to create visually attractive webpages and finds use not just in the creation of web applications but also mobile apps.”

PHP

The term ‘PHP’ is used to define PHP Hypertext Processor language that is a free server-side scripting language that has been designed for not just web development but also as a general-purpose programming platform. This is a widely used language that was created in the year 2004 and now powers over 200 million websites worldwide. Some popular examples of websites powered by this platform include Facebook, WordPress, and Digg.com.


PHP is an interpreted script language which means that it is usually processed by an interpreter. For this reason, the language is most suitable for server-side programming that have server tasks being repeatedly performed when the website development process is on.



#“Plebware now also complies to the correct Google #'Hashtag' usage.”


Internet Traffic Is The True Life Blood Of Every Website

In case you don't know that you need lots of traffic to have a successful website, let me say “You Need Traffic” that is human cyber commuters, real visitors.
Internet Traffic is important and we are not talking about the four wheeled kind that terrorizes you when to take to our roads…

You probably also know that not all traffic is equal. You can have a million visitors to your site, but if they are not targeted visitors then it's unlikely that many will do what you want them to do – opt-in to your mailing list, or buy your products.
Targeted traffic is the life blood of every website and every online business.
You cannot survive without it, but if you CAN find the people who are just aching to get hold of what you‟re offering and then find a way of getting them onto your website - you‟re going to make a lot of money!






Saturday, November 28, 2015

Social Media Basics

Before we get too deep into using social media, here are seven things that you need to figure out so that you can come up with a usable strategy:

1 - Know How You Should Approach Social Media.
2 - Know What Your Limits Are.
3 - Know Who Will Be Creating The Content.
4 - Know Who And Where Your Audience Is.
5 – Know what Social Media sites you should use.
6 – Know what media You need to promote.
7 – Know what methods you'll use to promote social media.

Every one knows that there are different forms of communication.
The Internet is not that different, you can talk at people or engage in a proper dialogue, if you follow a few simple rules. Don't treat them as strangers. Venture to speak to your online members or new visitors like they are right in front of you. You need to treat them like people, not some invisible cyber partisan.


The idea of knowing who your audience could be as basic as looking your contact list or the people that you are already familiar with. The target is identified and you now simply need to ask them via an email poll, face-to-face conversations, or a survey when you meet what social media networks they use and connect with them quickly and easily.
Want to network with people in town or across the globe? Would you like to establish a global presence? The better you can define this, the easier it
will be to pick which social media networks you will want to invest in because you will know your target population. 


Facebook – Social Media with more than 1 Billion Users

Facebook could be seen as the residential part of a social media town, a place where everyone knows everyone, however since Facebook became a public company that has become limited, See The Downside Of Facebook further on in this article for details.

Facebook was definitely not the start of social media nor was it the first successful one.
Right now, it is the most heavily used network, Ranked Second to Google, it has the most registered users, widest diversity in users, and powerful enough to shape the near future of social media.
The general mentality is that you meet people somewhere else (face-to-face, on your blog, and at conferences or work) and then personally connect with them on this social network.

Facebook has three main components

Profile – The part you post on and share on
Pages – Add On you can use for Business or Marketing
Groups – Specialized Groups You can create and manage

Facebook Lingo

Status – the question “What is on your mind?” is where you post your
                thoughts and feelings that you want your friends to read

Groups – close circles of people that share and keep in touch
Pages – profiles for businesses and brands to connect with people
Share – posting someone else’s status or content to your followers
Like – a way to give positive feedback and connect with things you
            care about

Mention – tagging your friends in text which links to their profile and
                  notifies them

Timeline – your collection of the photos, stories and experiences that
                   tell your story

Lists – a way to organize your friends’ news feed.
Messages – private message to someone
Graph Search – a new way of finding people, pages, and common
                           interests with real language questions.


The Down Side To Facebook

Since they have gone public, Facebook’s new ultimate goal is to keep their stocks up and therefore make money. Their first action was to make all of the businesses pay for a complete service.
Currently, posting a status update or sharing a link on your Facebook Page will only get it into 15-25% of your fan’s news feeds, due to an algorithm developed by Facebook called EdgeRank. To be able to reach all 100% of your fans and more, you will have to pay for every post you wanted promoted. The cost will be between $5 and $20 depending upon how many fans you currently have.
Even worse you have no way of privately communicating with fans. This now makes for a terrible way to keep in touch.






 

What is a Blog?

Blogging and Social Networking are linked in the sense that both contain certain features and certain properties of one another. Both are aimed at creating a wide movement as far as multimedia interaction is concerned. Though it is true that blogs can be regulated and kept very private, the main purpose of them is to reach out to a number of people, to have a medium to voice your opinion.

Another similarity is that both these concepts have existed in cyber space for almost a decade now, but in the initial stages both were rather exclusive of one another. Only in the recent times have they been merged, and their similarity in motives truly recognized.

Blogging is essentially done to channel your thoughts out on to an online journal. You also want other people to read what you have written.
This way, you go about coming in touch with people from all over the world who you would not have otherwise known. Similar is the function of social networking. 
 
It is a hub where the young and the hearty flock. The chances of getting an audience at such a platform are high.
The origination of the term ‘blog’ is interesting. It was initially called a ‘weblog’ meaning a log or a diary or a journal that helps you to record your thoughts on a day to day basis.
 


In that sense it was rather in its primitive stages and did not turn into an instrument for propaganda immediately.
This term was later shortened to blog and this is when free blogging services like Blogger became extremely popular.
As mentioned earlier, blogging today is not restricted to only maintaining a journal. It has truly become a platform where various kinds of people from all walks of life, whether they have the same ideologies or not, conflate, and discuss the matters they think are important to them.
Blogging in the twenty first century has come to become an important tool for advertising for people who wish to market their products online, for politicians who wish to sell their ideologies, and reach out, to the masses.
Moreover, creating a blog and maintaining it does not require a fortune. Everybody now has a personal blog and it is all free of cost. Also, one does not need to be a computer engineer or a graphic or web designer in order to embellish their blog.