Nineteen Sixty Four is a personal website and blog that I am also using as a WordPress development website for my web design business. Even though WordPress has been around since 2003 it has never been something that interested me as many sites created in WordPress all look the same and as a ‘blog’ it didn’t really serve the business needs of many of my clients.


Increasingly clients are looking for ways to save money and take control of their online presence. Trying to provide the ability for website owners to update their website is one of the I.T. worlds greatest challenges. There are currently so many options available that offer features far beyond what most people will ever learn need choosing just one is not an easy task.


The only tangible benefits I’ve found using WordPress is how quickly it can be set-up and handed over to a client and how many developers there are available to customise it, often for less than the price of a sandwich… these don’t really seem like great benefits but given the changing landscape of web design (or lack of design) maybe it IS the answer.


The popularity of WordPress has seen so many people creating themes, plug-ins and other add-on components that it is almost impossible to select the combination that will work flawlessly for each application without having to search, install, remove and repeat several times.