3 Things To Look For In A Web Design Company

by | Jun 26, 2012 | Newsletter, Websites

3 Things You Need To Know Before Hiring

Hosting

Most website creators will offer to host your site for you.  This may seem like a nice idea when you don’t know where to go for hosting and you don’t have any idea what you’re doing.  However, it is really just a trap to keep you tied to your website creator.  When I build sites, you buy your own hosting.  This puts you in control of your site in case anything were to happen to me.  This may seem like a scary thing to do, but I will walk you through every step of the hosting purchase so that you can rest assured that you’re doing it right and that you’ll have access to all of your files and database for future changes.  Let’s face it.  Businesses don’t always last.  In this industry, many website development companies disappear each year.  What happens to all of their self hosted sites?  Well, frankly, they disappear or have the hard task of migrating their site to another hosting company.  Don’t let this happen to you.  Be in control of your site at all times.  It’s a small thing in the beginning, but it can make a big difference in the long run.

Templates Rule

Templates are good enough for most business websites.  The fact that they are templates doesn’t mean you can’t customize them to make them look different from other people’s sites.  In fact, many fresh looking sites are just customized templates.  You’d be surprised at what you can do with a well built template.  Using a template can make a big difference in the final price. Use a template when it’s appropriate.

If your business is in a position to spend a little more on your website, I can build you a custom site. These sites usually outperform the template sites as far as speed.  And, they will look as original as your custom design.

WordPress Works

WordPress is a very popular platform for business websites.  This is another great way to save money and to get a website that is flexible, dynamic, and fresh with updated content that you can do yourself.  You can incorporate a newsletter, or a blog with fresh new content on a regular basis.  Google loves fresh content. If you want to get found in the search engines, this is a great way to get your website to stay on top.  I have been working exclusively with wordpress since 2008.

Get the treatment you deserve.  Don’t get trapped and don’t spend more than you need to.  Contact me today for an in-depth consultation about your business needs.

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