Archive: December, 2011

Custom Site Just for You


No cookie-cutter websites here.  Every site Merlin Siteworks delivers is designed and coded to meet your unique website marketing goals and requirements.


We start by listening to your goals and ideas for your website, then offer our own ideas for your consideration, yielding a collaborative result that can exceed your expectations.


Merlin has a wealth of experience, coding and database expertise, and a toolbox of assets that can be leveraged, in addition to leading 3rd party plugins, to deliver your custom website at an exceptional value and in a very timely manner.


And we build in fast performance so your visitors have a responsive experience on your site. 


Our customers have told us they really appreciate our approach, our listening, our value, and are ultimately delighted in the final product.  We love hearing that!  


Let’s talk about your next project and how Merlin Siteworks can come through for you!


Merlin Helping with Furniture Bank of Central Ohio Web Needs

December 15, 2011

Merlin Siteworks is pleased to be working with the Furniture Bank of Central Ohio to provide solutions for its growing need of IT web tools and other online communication facilities.


Merlin is leveraging its expertise in website design, SQL database manipulation, and PHP programming to meet the unique needs of the Furniture Bank, which is providing online appointment and scheduling tools for its partner agencies.


The Furniture Bank of Central Ohio provides free furniture to its central Ohio neighbors struggling to furnish their own homes as a result of severe poverty and other significant life challenges.   Their website is at

Content Management System (Easy website updates for you)

Merlin websites are built on a Content Management System, meaning that you will be able to easily update your own website going forward and can keep your content fresh, without needing special HTML or website coding skills.


We recommend WordPress, the world’s leading CMS.  We have experience with several CMS and have concluded that WordPress offers the best solution for our customers, with its best-in-class ease of use, combined with its growing power and support as a top-flight CMS.  Our customers have been delighted with their new Merlin websites built upon the WordPress foundation.


An example of the Visual Editor, making editing your content a breeze (click to enlarge)


With your new CMS-based website, you can update your website content with no special tools or coding skills required.  You log into your website with a standard browser, see the list of pages and posts, and can use a visual editor to add or update content.  This includes plain text, fancy text, pictures, and videos.  


Merlin’s websites are also built with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), meaning you can use standard colors and styles in your content so that your website has a professional look and consistency across the various pages and content.


Merlin will provide you a custom website Users Guide to provide you with the guidance you need for making your website content updates.  


Finally, while customers typically choose to make their own updates to their websites going forward, Merlin also offers a content-update service if that is of value to you.  Our goal is to partner with you however is needed to get the most value from your online web presence.