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Why You Should Not Engage A Web Developer

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

When I first started my web designing business five years back, I didn’t have any experience, customers, money or any clue about building websites. For my first attempt at a dynamic website I bought a book on ASP programming and with the help of the book I built my very own simple content management system. It was really difficult. It took me almost 2 months and cost about $10,000.

Last week we launched a dynamic CMS based website for a client and it took us one day and cost $299.

Back in 2006, it was rather difficult to build a website and you pretty much had to be a web developer to do it. Open source programs hadn’t yet taken off. Most of the websites were custom programmed by the web developers. If at all they used a CMS, it would be the ones built by themselves. Either way, you had to be a programming geek if you wanted to build your own website.

Thus many businesses didn’t have dynamic websites at all.

Thankfully the times have changed…

These days it is not really necessary to be a programmer to build a website. After my initial foray into ASP, I tried to find an open source system that I could use; that is when I discovered great systems like Joomla! and WordPress that could be used for back end client websites. I never looked back once I started using these open source systems.

I do have programmers on my staff, however there is no programming required for an average small business website. At least for people like me who are using open source systems like Joomla! and WordPress it isn’t required. All the programming work is already be done for you.

This is the reason why you don’t have to be paying a web developer to build your website. If you are paying for developing small business websites:

1) They either haven’t been using the free systems available and are still stuck in the dark ages coding the site by hand or
2) They are using their own CMS which makes it harder for you to move on if you want to.

Standing Out

While it is rather simple to build a website these days, it is not easy to build a good one. In fact you can argue that as it is really easy to build one, the task of building websites in lots of cases is put back in the hands of the business owner.

Hence there are a lot of self-built websites of average quality in the sea of small business websites. When you combine this with the number of legacy websites online from back in the day, it paints are really grim picture of the quality of sites online. Here lies the opportunity.

The opportunity

In the good old days, you just needed to have an online presence, but now the opportunity is in having a websites that stands out from the numerous average websites with a website that works properly.

So who should you engage?

Now the question is if you don’t want to engage a web developer, who should be responsible for building your website. Building a website requires a lot of different skills, some that can be provided by yourself and some by your provider. Below is a list of ingredients that are required for building a great website.

YOU

You are the most important ingredient for building your own website because:

1. One can design a great website only around a goal and you are the only one who would be able to express the strategies for your business.
2. Great websites will give the visitors exactly what they are looking for. You are the only one who will be able to know what your customer wants and how to pull their strings.
3. You will have to exhibit something unique. You will be the person who knows what is unique about your business.
4. You will have to work out a plan with your provider to generate traffic and lots of traffic will come through your own efforts.

Your Provider

1. You have to make sure that your provider is a good designer because great websites will look good.
2. Your provider needs to be flexible and open because you will need CMS that is easy for you to maintain.
3. Your provider needs to know about web promotion and help you to generate traffic to your website.

Using the services of a web developer to build website is close to over. If you wish to take the present opportunity you will need more.

A Web Development Company Can Mean Success For Your Business

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

Today our world has been shortened by the invention of the internet, and most business is being done online. Many of our small or medium sized companies and businesses are exposing their business abilities to national and international markets, rather than just locally. This improves their quality of business in a worldwide setting, and enables them to compete with international competitors in regard to their expertise.

On an international stage, it’s imperative that a business has a really good website to display their products/services properly and effectively. The website represents that company and its business to the whole world, so it needs to be developed properly and designed properly.

Here is what a good web development company can do to help with your business:

They can help to cultivate your business and create your website in such a way that it pushes the business up toward the top on an international scale. Having a good website does more than just increase your business, it also increases the popularity of your brand name among your customers.

The first thing you should do is find a good company for web design and web development. They can handle a lot of things that you need done to your site. And they will play a major role in your success, so it’s crucial that you take great care and caution when choosing the one that develops your website. Here are some things to do:

– Decide if you want a company that works locally or globally.

– Find out if the company you are considering has people who know and understand the basics of website editing and can handle the updates professionally.

– Be aware of whether you already have available content or if you’ll need to enlist a writer for help.

– Decide exactly what your budget is.

– Give the development company a good idea of what you want for your layout, the content, and the graphics for your site.

– Ask yourself what kind of time frame you have for the completion of the development and designing of your site.

– Make the necessary decisions concerning changes in your images, your content, and the overall layout of your website.

Another important thing for you to consider is the overall cost of this web development. Is it cost effective? Compare prices between several good companies. Have a look at some of their prior projects to get an idea of how much you think they can help you. Check them out for effectiveness and consistency.

If you have all these answers then you are ready to proceed with choosing a web development company for handling your site. You can find many suitable companies by simply going online and performing a search. Again, compare several of the companies by work and by cost, and find the one that best suits your budget and your needs.

Stages of Web Development for a Website

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

Web development is most important part of any website where certain planned and systematic steps have to be followed in order to get the perfectly looking and functioning site.

– The first requirement for a website is to choose a right web host service provider that have important role in launching it on the World Wide Web. There are ample of choices available for selecting the right web hosting company from the options. Many options of web hosting are available to select from like- free web hosting, self hosting, ISP hosting services, co-location and store builder services.

Small scale websites are allured by free web hosting services and choose it without thinking about its long-term ill-effects. Here in free web hosting the online space is very limited and they expect you to put up their ad on your website, or else you might encounter problems with the bandwidth limits been provided.

– Having a unique domain name is like having an online address with a specific name related to your company and business. A website is identified by an internet connected server by a domain name. To acquire a domain name the user have two options, first to pay a yearly fees and second to host the website on free hosting. When you select a domain name some points have to be kept in mind like- it should be easy to spell, easy to remember, short and sweet and does not include numbers and special characters.

– Next step in web development is to design the website after the domain name and web hosting service provider has been finalized. A website with good and original content supported by simple yet elegant website design is always liked by the people. A professional web designer has complete knowledge and skills of design basics, HTML and CSS which is the basis of website designing.

– When the web content and design has been finalized, proofread the entire website repeatedly. You might come across some points or features that you want o change. If you find any unwanted text or some information than delete it. Insert in relevant images wherever necessary. After this the next step is to test the website on different browsers and see to it that it runs successfully on them. If you have a set date to launch a website than make it sure that it gets online on that particular date.

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