May 14, 2016

Why Does It Cost so Much For a Custom Website?

Basically this questions could be reworded as: “What are the tasks needed to effectively bring a new website from concept to completion?”

As it turns out theses steps are numerous and take time and collaboration between client and the development team which generally consists of a graphic designer, an SEO specialist, a programmer and ideally a content developer/verbiage editor. In some cases one individual will wear several hats and perform more than one of these tasks offering you a lower price. But in our experience we’ve found that most people are stronger in one skill than another and a team approach gets the best results.


January 13, 2011

Custom Website Design Check List

Filed under: Blog Articles — Tags: , , , — Jeff Weissberg @ 2:41 pm

Check ListWhen beginning a new website design project one of the hardest things to often do is obtain the needed design and development assets from the client. To help you prepare for your new website project and kick start the process, following is a list of critical items to consider and assets to gather together.

Website Hosting: Determine who will be hosting the website. Your website development team can make recommendations based on your website features and data storage requirements.

Design Assets: Website design elements such as company logo, company colors, fonts and photos to help the designer develop a dynamic layout and design.

Website Verbiage / Written Content: Provide sufficient keyword rich content for SEO purposes. Company or product features should be benefits oriented and a professional marketing writer should be used if needed.

Keywords and Phrases: For SEO purposes provide your web development team with a list of keywords and keyword phrases. This allows the SEO specialist to provide recommendations for enhancements and to add these into the page code as the site is being built.

For Design Reference: Provide links to competitor sites that you like or want to emulate. Giving the designer a direction will help expedite the custom design process.

By pulling these few items together you will give your web development team the needed information to begin designing and expeditiously build out your website.

March 21, 2009


Filed under: Blog Articles — Tags: — Deb Foley @ 7:21 pm

A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to provide their own website accessible via the World Wide Web. Web hosts are companies that provide space on a server they own for use by their clients as well as providing Internet connectivity, typically in a data center. Web hosts can also provide data center space and connectivity to the Internet for servers they do not own to be located in their data center.

The scope of hosting services varies widely.The most basic is web page and small-scale file hosting, where files can be uploaded via File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or a Web interface. The files are usually delivered to the Web “as is” or with little processing. Many Internet service providers (ISPs) offer this service free to their subscribers. People can also obtain Web page hosting from other, alternative service providers. Personal web site hosting is typically free, advertisement-sponsored, or cheap. Business web site hosting often has a higher expense.

Single page hosting is generally sufficient only for personal web pages. A complex site calls for a more comprehensive package that provides database support and application development platforms (e.g. PHP, Java, Ruby on Rails, ColdFusion, and ASP.NET). These facilities allow the customers to write or install scripts for applications like forums and content management. For e-commerce, SSL is also highly recommended. The host may also provide an interface or control panel for managing the Web server and installing scripts as well as other services like e-mail. Some hosts specialize in certain software or services (e.g. e-commerce). They are commonly used by larger companies to outsource network infrastructure.

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