My name is John Joubert and I am self proclaimed web entrepreneur, with a penchant for pizza and twitter. I am the Founder and Chief Creator of Awesomeness at website design firm Robot Dwarf and am sometimes found to be tinkering on this blog late at night when I'm not designing and developing awesome WordPress websites.
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One of the projects that I have been working on, for quick some time now, involves the development of a WordPress plugin that easily and automatically coverts your standard website into a smart phone optimized (iPhone , Android, and other smart phones) mobile site. This is pretty useful in that it does all the work for you! You simply download the plugin, install and activate it, and you’re on your way!
With the growth of the mobile web becoming exponential, it does seem that this is certainly the way to go. You get to publish your content as you always have, through WordPress, but when visitors interact with your site on a mobile phone, they experience it in a much more intuitive and interactive fashion!
With Robot Dwarf (my current web project) only weeks away from launch, I thought I would share some really useful information that I have pieced together and found through sheer luck, friends and some really good resource sites.
If you are thinking of building a website that will have high traffic, is image intensive, distributes products and is built on the WordPress framework, then you should pay attention right about now. All of the above is going to be putting some serious strain on your hosting server, whether it is a dedicated server or a simple shared environment (such as Hostgator or BlueHost , etc). As such, a really neat trick (and one that many of the big players have been using for quite some time) is to make use of of Amazon S3! What’s that you say, ” Don’t they sell books and stuff?”, well yes they do! But they have also got some unbelievable infrastructure that is available for anyone to use at extremely low cost! (more…)