Arnold Galiwango

I am a Website Designer

Arnold Galiwango

For over 8 years I have designed websites, built Android Apps, run a number of websites as Administrator and accumulated skills while at it.

I am available for when you need someone productive on your team or if you need a project built.

Me

My Professional Skills

Below is how I rate myself in various fields I'm involed in.

Web Design/Development 80%
App Development 65%
Wordpress/Blogger 95%
Graphic Designing 75%

Website Designing

I design amazing websites using popular platforms like Wordpress and projects from scratch using the latest tools and frameworks that provide fast modern interface.

App Development

I use tools like Android Studio to built good looking smartphone applications and modern desktop applications as well using frameworks like Electron.

Graphic Designing

I'm skilled in designing good graphics for website and application projects using advanced graphic designing tools like Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

Teaching and Lecturing

My skills in Programming, Web and Graphic designing have enabled me teach subjects from the three fields for the past 8 years. I provide private lectures too.

Project/System Maintenance

I provide services in project management and maintanace for websites and applications built by different parties. I manage existing systems as well.

Support and Consultation

I provide professional support and consultation in various IT related fields especially in Web Designing and App Development.

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  • Wordpress.com or Wordpress.org?

    Wordpress being the most popular content management system for building websites, many users grapple with the differences between Wordpress.com and Wordpress.org. These are two platforms by the same company that offers Wordpress. The main difference is how you choose to have your website hosted. 

    Much like Google's Blooger, Wordpress.com is the a platform that allows users build websites quick and easy with hosting packages with necessary features required by the user to start website from a free package all the way to an eCommerce package. 


    Where Wordpress.com differs with Wordpress.org is that Wordpress.org offers a free Wordpress package that can be installed on any server on which a website can be set up. Essentially, with Wordpress.com, Wordpress offers hosting with limited features depending on the chosen package, where as with Wordpress.org, a user is given the full potential of Wordpress the content management system while they independently use it freely on their server. 

    In a nutshell, Wordpress.org offers endless possibility and unlimited potential especially with the many cheap hosting services available.
  • Is Google's Blooger still a viable option to start a website?

    Today, it goes without mention that Wordpress is the most popular go-to platfrom to start a website. The main reason is it's open source nature that allows for it's manipulation that has also allowed for it's huge support by developers who continue to build tons of themes, plug-in and tools which have eased creation of websites.

    Google's Blogger has always been this much older option for starting blogs quick and easy taking advantage of the free 15GB space Google provides for every email user. It's downside has been it's more restrictive nature with regard to what it supports and somewhat archaic ways of writing and creating web pages. Blooger's ability to provide the option to use a purchased full domain and link it to the free platfrom makes it possibly the cheapest ways to start a website since all that's required is a domain name.

    It's relevance today depends on whether the user has some extensive knowledge in using the older plaform, even better, knowing how to manually edit the available template for a more professional looking website. Aside from that, users have the ability to look for and use pre-made Blooger templates, or even transform any standard HTML template into an XML Blogger template if they know how exactly like what I did with richmax.org
  • Should I use Anti-Virus for my phone?

    If you asked me a few years ago whether you should install an Anti-Virus software application on your phone, I would laugh before weighing in on the issue. Viruses are most prominent on Windows for PC on which Anti-Viruses were made most popular. And it's true some other operating systems have had malware most of which has been used to extort users.

    However, when it comes to mobiles phones with more emphasis on most popular platforms: Android and iOS, such viruses that affect Windows aren't prevalent. In fact, a common misconception remains that the same viruses that affect platforms like Windows could easily be transferred to Android and iOS, which is false. Viruses for phones are almost non-existent.

    So why do Anti-Virus companies build similar apps for phones, you may ask? Many of these apps are actually useful. They serve more as tools that provide useful features than apps to stop viruses on phone. For example, Avast Anti-virus for phones offers VPN, Data saving features and Firewall that offers better user experience. Others offer better battery management features among other features.

    Should you then use Anti-Virus on your phone? It depends on your requirement and as mentioned above, they tend to provide useful features for the user. Try any you wish and if it proves vital, then better. But their existance for phones is far less to do with removing or stopping viruses.
  • Do I need to learn Web languages with Drag & Drop present?

    Drag & Drop
    Almost every web platform today including a few app development platforms are adopting drag and drop. By Drag & Drop, I mean tools that allow users to simply visually place elements one after the other, build a webpage or even an app with writing a line of code. 

    If you are used to popular content management systems like Wordpress you must know about visual page builders like Divi, Wordpress among others. Almost all major web hosting platforms today from Wix to GoDaddy have visual website builders. The question though is whether it's still a necessary thing to learn core languages, normally written in code used to put these blocks together.

    Elementor Page Builder:

    It's true, you can actually put together a web page by dropping already built blocks one after the other and many who need cheaper services have taken that route. It's a good marketing option for many of these hosting platforms. However, will it be good enough to look professional? I guess it may depend on how large the project is.

    Divi Builder:

    In my line of business, I've met many people who rely heavily on Drag & Drop after many questions on how to implement even the simplest feature that could be incorporated with a few lines of code. Often times these page builders may not work as expected and would require a few lines of code to override their functionality. This is what separates a professional project from one build by an armature. The fact is these page builders that offer these Drag & Drop are more efficient and ease work flow when used by a person who already knows the code used to put them together. It's also worth noting that many people who don't know the basic knowledge of these languages tend to face problems when using these builders often as a result of user error, things that could easily be spotted and fixed by anyone who has extensive knowledge of how they work in the back-end.

    So, does one need to learn Web languages? We, as explained, one may not need to know these languages or intricacies of the code used to put some web projects together, but very beneficial for anyone to take some time and learn at least the basics about these languages to efficiently and professionally put a project together with the least in how they operate.

    If this has been helpful, leave me a comment or question below. 

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    Wordpress.com or Wordpress.org?

    Wordpress being the most popular content management system for building websites, many users grapple with the differences between Wordpress....

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