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Web Design – Web Development

September 30th, 2018

While any good web design company should be well experienced at designing and making the highest quality websites, they shouldn’t just make new websites, but have a high level of expertise in web development and taking websites to the next level.

The internet is a fast moving place that seems to be continually accelerating, and most websites, even the most basic, have to continually be developed to meet the needs and requirements of its customers and users.

There are three main areas of website development; the first, and perhaps most frequently changing, are the developments required to meet the needs of the business as the business grows. Secondly, as internet technology develops, so too Websites will need to develop to incorporate new techniques and functions, and thirdly are developments to keep pace with the way people use the internet.

Almost all websites will need to change and adapt their content over time, particularly businesses. The internet is increasingly competitive for businesses, and it is important to maintain visibility and relevance within related industries to grow and be successful. That’s why we set up excellent content management systems to allow updates any time they are needed, not having to wait for us to do it. This enables website owners to keep their finger on the pulse and their businesses ahead of the game. Often, though, updates to the structure and function of a website are needed for extra content or services, which is why we stay up to date with the latest internet developments so we can provide truly innovative web development for your site.

It is not just website design that is developing at a rapid pace, but also what we can use websites to do. Integrating these new features and technologies can offer significant value to the service and user experience of any Website and place it ahead of its competitors, giving it a key advantage. We understand that our clients can’t be aware of all the latest possibilities for their sites, so we do it for them and recommend which innovations may be best suited for their web development.

Understanding the target market is crucial to any business, but it is not just a case of understanding what they want, but understanding how the market wants it. No more anywhere else is this the case than the internet, with perhaps the fastest changing user and consumer interaction of any industry. Over the past few year not only has there been a massive increase in the number of people that use the internet, but also what they use it for and how they use it. With the internet increasingly mobile, access to websites has grown further and faster. Website development of any site must not only understand these changes that are taking place, but also anticipate how users will want to use websites in the future. Faster access is critical, as people want to find what they are looking for much more quickly due to faster download speeds. Websites must present what they have to offer much more effectively and clearly as a result, and the challenge of integrating content, design and structure is only going get harder. Increased social interaction will also be another area of increased expansion over the coming years, and understanding how people communicate with each other on the web and the increased linking and integration of what they use the web for will dictate a large part of some essential requirements of any web development.

Keeping pace with changing needs of your business, new developments in internet and website technologies and the evolving ways in which people use the internet will all be vital parts of the web development of your business.

Proper Research Makes Your Selection for Web Developers Easy

September 29th, 2018

While you are planning to get a web application developed for your business, it is important to look for an experienced and reliable web developer so as to get the best results from your investment. With the increasing demand of offshore application development services, there is no shortage of web developers who are working enthusiastically on various factors to develop interactive and intuitive applications.

Although a higher number of web application developers provide flexibility to choose the right programmer for your business, but large number of options makes the decision complex too. If you happen to choose a wrong person for your desired job, you will not only waste your time and money but a lot of efforts which could be invested in other productive areas. Therefore, it is important to assess your requirements and then identify the capabilities of a programmer for timely and accurate solutions.

Before you make the final deal with the web application development company, you can consider few factors to make your selection easy and systematic. The factors are mentioned below:

1. It is important to know about the qualification and experience of the programmers who will be assigned for your project.

2. Spend some time in reviewing their portfolio to assess their capabilities in performing the assigned task.

3. You must ensure that the selected developer is up-to-date with latest technological developments to deliver the best application in the market.

4. Find out the time they would take to complete the assigned task. If the app is not delivered on-time, there is no point spending money on it.

5. Establish a direct communication channel with web developers so that you can communicate the changes and your feedback to make the changes at the right time.

6. It is important to check out their reputation and reliability in the industry. If the previous clients are not satisfied, you will not be an exception for them.

7. Once you are clear about their capabilities, you must discuss your project in detail to analyze the understanding level of the developer. If they understand your requirements well, you will never have difficulty in explaining your requirements in future.

By using the power of web, it has become easy to get in touch with a lot of developers at the same time. Therefore, you as a business owner must utilize the power and speak to a good number of developers to find out the best in the industry. Once you are sure that your research is error-proof, you can go ahead with the deal and become successful in delivering innovative and scalable applications.

10 Juicy Secrets Web Developers Don’t Want You to Know

September 28th, 2018

Like any other business service, web design can be complicated. Web development and Internet marketing involves a number of highly developed skills, some of which can be quickly learned, some of which take time and experience to develop.

But, how do you know if the person(s) you’re hiring for your web development and Internet marketing needs are up to snuff?

By doing your homework. And I applaud you for starting here.

If you’ll just give me 10 minutes, read this short list of 10 juicy secrets web designers don’t want you to know about and I promise you will be a MUCH more informed consumer.

JUICY SECRETS WEBSITE DEVELOPERS DON’T WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT

1) Every Project is Different – Even though you may want to go with a website developer that knows your industry, you must also understand, that almost every project, no matter how similar is different. As an individual company you have specialized needs. You may need to host your own website, or have your own photos, but everything is always just a little bit different.

1.5) Every Project is the Same – What? Didn’t you just say every project is different?! Yes, but I’m attacking this from a different angle. When it comes to the basics of the web, what works for the actual development/coding, as well as what leads to long-term results from online marketing, every project is the same. For example, just because a company doesn’t have a real estate client, doesn’t mean you can’t use them if you are in real estate. Sure, you get some warm and fuzzy feelings, but 9 times out of 10 specialized developers often do poor work. Instead choose a more well rounded company that knows the basics of the web (good coding and online marketing).

2) There is NO Such Thing as “Website Maintenance” – It doesn’t exist, period. Sure your website has to sit somewhere (called hosting – more on that in just a second), but it costs nothing to physically maintain and, generally, unless specified, there are no ongoing “updates.”

3) Search Engine Optimization is Also Up To – Although a development company can develop a great website, and make the code pretty for search engines, you need to be actively involved in the entire process of SEO for longterm, sustainable success.

4) Marketing is HUGE – Your website will NOT have tens of thousands of visitors the first month. In fact, you will probably not even break 100 visitors/month, unless you market yourself and your website. You can do it physically, or digitally, but search engines alone will not give you free traffic for nothing or right out of the gate.

5) There is Really NO Set Cost for Development – Prices per hour for a developer may range from $30/hour – $250/hour – it all depends on the expertise of the persons involved and what you find important.

Generally speaking the higher the service price, the better the quality and more likely they are going to stay in business and provide you with customer service (a rarity in the web development businesses). People come to my web development company all the time after they’ve been burned by a cheap developer that either didn’t know what he/she was doing or simply disappeared. There are a few resources online where you can find out more about the true cost of a website, but prices will vary.

6) Hosting is Important – Hosting is important because it not only is a factor in search engine optimization, but it is also the backbone of your own image. Your website and email are probably running on your hosting right now. What if they go down? If your site and server is down, even for a fraction of a day it could cost you lots of money in lost productivity and even more in negative branding. Ask yourself this question… “How do you react when you visit a colleagues site and it is slow or doesn’t even show up?” It makes you question that business, and wonder if they are still operating.

7) Nothing is Free – Absolutely nothing is free. Sure, some services may not “cost” anything (in terms of money), but there is always the amount of time it takes to implement.

8) Your Developer Owns Your Website – This is HUGE!!!!! Unless otherwise specified in your agreement, your developer, like other intellectual property creators (like photographers) OWN YOUR WEBSITE AND CONTENT. Make sure your agreement is specific, and spells out that YOU and not your developers OWN YOUR WEBSITE.

9) Your Writing Matters – We all hate to write, but according to Google, and from statistics we’ve seen over the years, the writing, or copy, on your website has two major effects on your website. 1st, it effects search engine optimization. The more writing you do AND the better your spelling, grammar, etc. the more likely you are going to rank well in search engines. 2nd, your writing has a profound effect on your visitors’ response to your company, and your website. Great writing will prompt your users to take action, to contact you, and to make a sale. Poor writing will lead them confused and upset.

10) Your Developer May Not Be Doing Your Work – I know what you’re thinking… “They better be doing my work, I paid them!

But, the scary truth is that most “web designers” don’t even know what they are doing. They DO NOT KNOW HOW TO DESIGN OR DEVELOP WEBSITE, LET ALONE MARKET THEM!

Instead, they are simply overzealous sales people that, in trying to make a quick buck, and in knowing a thing or two about photoshop, figured web design was “easy.” After making a sale they then rush to find someone to do the job. This is a problem, because both you and in some cases even they (your web developer) have no ability to gauge or evaluate the work and accountability is eliminated.

Don’t just go for the quick sale (especially when a price is too good to be true). Instead probe, ask about the person or company’s expertise in things like HTML, CSS, programming languages, etc. And, as always, references are always a must!