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Open the Window of Opportunities For Your Business With a Web Development Company

August 12th, 2018

Glad to know that you are a businessman with a great desire of developing your business. Before speaking some final words, I would like to ask you some important questions.

· Do you wish to have an inexpensive but effective ways of advertising your business?
· Do you have product that you can sale in a wide areas or nation wide or in international market?
· Does your product recognized in specific niche?
· Do you have any benefits if you display images of your product?
· Do you need catalogue or brochures distribution periodically?
· Do you receive a lot of phone calls inquiring about your business or product daily?
· Do you want to save time by pre-qualifying potential customers before an appointment or interview?

If you end up with affirmative answers then you most probably need a web presence means your business on internet. It is only possible with the development of your own website even with a reputed web development company.

How a Web Development Company can help you? It can help you define your scope of web application (not just a simple website) and it can guide you build your online presence with website and web application development.

What benefits of just has a website or web application?

The first is it increases awareness of your products or your services you provide. Have a website means you can get opportunity to publish information regarding to ‘who’ you are, where are you located, when will you available, what is your product or service that benefit the user, what are your prices or cost for that and so many such questions are answered by.

Increase awareness

Suppose by traditional ways you want to convince these all customers who surf your website. You are to take their appointment and then you are to meet them personally, take time to show your product and prices, etc. these all are nearly impossible if they are in large numbers. These all you can do with your own website and your potential customers are away a just click from you!

Expand your reach

In traditional marketing system people of your locality only know about your business. If you have many branches then you will be famous up to their locations only. If you advertise in news papers and T.V. you still have limited numbers of customer base. More over this it cost you dearly in terms of payment to the add agencies. While with your own website you can reach to the unexpected audience without any boundary issue and even with a negligible cost.

24 hours open shop

Your physical shop never remains open for 24 hours since practically no customer will arrive at your shop at mid night. You can not sale any product at any time. These all restrictions are lifted with your e-commerce website. You can make sale at any time and your potential customer can get information related to your product or can get competitive prices at any time through your website. Any one can get your cell number from the site and contact you directly if have any problem.

Advertise yourself

How will you advertise your website? Yes, it’s a big question but simple answer. Just think, how potential customer will find you? He will enter its needs in from of search engine phrases. This search engine will visit your website or web application and then direct your potential customer to your website by publishing search results. Thus best way to advertise your self is to becomes easily searchable for the search engine and that art is called Search Engine Optimization. By doing SEO properly you can be forefront than others.

Over all cost reduction

Have business online means plenty of savings in terms of:

o Publishing cost
o Marketing cost
o Communication cost

Publishing costs:

Suppose you have range of 200 products in your niche market that means you have to print images, brochures, leaflets, catalogue and other related materials for all the products. While with website you can publish all these material plus new product announcements, employment opportunities, contact information, coupons, almost anything, without material or delivery costs. People can get it by just visiting your website only.

Marketing costs:

You are well aware the costs of newspaper ads, radio ads, T.V. ads and traditional billboard ads. They are not only too expensive but time consuming and resources needed job. Whilst with web application you can add your expected contents with your latest CMS and make the marketing easy and cheap comparatively.

Communication costs:

With radio ads you can not show images of your product and with newspaper ads you can describe your product usages with an animation for that you have to go for T.V. ads. You know that T.V. again has its own limitations and can not play your ads for 24 hours. These all communication problems can be addressed by your website possession. You can do whatever you wish and even with a fraction of the cost you have to spend with traditional ways.

There are unlimited benefits with your website ownership so just decide to have a website weather you are a small business owner or an enterprise C.E.O.

What to Look in For Web Developers

August 11th, 2018

If you are one of those business entrepreneurs who have been thinking about taking your business online, then you need to weigh your options very carefully while hiring web developers for your website. Having said this, it is also essential that your website attracts potential customers. A professional webmaster can help you in this regard by providing services that will make your website informative and interactive, thus expanding your customer base online.

Earlier business firms used to recruit full time web developers to meet their online business demand. That proved to be expensive but things have changed now. With the concept of ‘off-shoring’ or ‘out-sourcing’ you can easily delegate all development related work to other firms at a much cheaper rate.

Besides the cost factor some of the other major benefits of off-shoring are as follows

  • Most of the offshore web development companies provide specialized services that relate to design, development, web hosting, maintenance and database management of your entire website.
  • Secondly most of these companies usually provide round the clock customer service to deal with people all around the world which you will find to be very useful since you’ll have many queries initially.
  • By outsourcing the development job you can now focus more on other business related issues which do not need technical skills.

One you are convinced regarding the above advantages, all you need are some satisfying answers of the following questions before taking any final decision regarding outsourcing

  • How much experience does the company have in developing web applications?
  • Do they have Client Testimonials and References from past experience?
  • Which tools do they use for their development process?
  • Do they develop multi Tier applications?
  • How much will you be involved in the development and maintenance of the site?
  • What are their work ethic and work timings?
  • How will the team of designers and developers communicate with you?

Many global companies have recognized the importance of outsourcing web designing and development to other business firms. They have realized that outsourcing the job can be great as long as it covers your investment and also makes sure you get what you need. At the end your goal is not only to achieve the business targets but also to develop a good reputation in the market.

How to Choose a Web Developer to Create Your Static Website

August 10th, 2018

Introduction

A website with no programming is called a static site. Static means is that every page has to be created and sent to your web server individually. A dynamic website is one where a few template-type pages are created and programming pulls information into the pages and creates the links. An online shopping cart is an example of a dynamic site. Every product page uses the same design, but the content areas show different products. The products are listed in a database or XML file and pulled into the pages when the viewer clicks a link.

If you have more than just a few products, or you need online ordering, it’s not efficient to have a static website. However, if you are a new website owner, it’s a great idea to start with a static site that features a few products, until you’ve taken the time to really investigate the best software for your online catalog.

Software for your Static Website

Choosing the right software to develop your website takes planning and will affect how easy, or impossible, it is to maintain your site over time. For example, I have worked with two websites that were built in the Microsoft .NET system in such a way that made it impossible for the site owners to make any changes without going back to the original developer. In both cases, a different system would have made it possible for the site owner to take control over some of the maintenance tasks. In one case, the developer built the messiest backend I have ever seen.

Do you choose the software that your developer uses, or do you choose the software and then find a developer that is competent with that software? Either way works, if you take a little time to understand the side effects of your decision. If you find a developer who is competent and will be available over the long term, you may want to purchase and use the system he uses. On the other hand, if the developer proves to be incompetent or unavailable, you may be stuck with a difficult system.

Microsoft .NET is best used in a company that has an IT department, where programmers will always be available. The system allows for adding quick pieces of programming to a website. Often “quick” means that the developer doesn’t really know how to program, just how to drag pieces of programming into the pages. If you are going to start with a static site, you do not need .NET. Unless you plan to buy .NET and learn how to use it, do not hire a developer who builds in .NET.

Microsoft FrontPage is an old system that is no longer supported by Microsoft. Many people learned how to use FrontPage to develop quick sites, but did not learn good design or structural principles. For many years, FrontPage was the cheapest tool available. If a prospective developer uses FrontPage, he hasn’t upgraded his skills since the early years of 2000 or before. Do not hire a developer who only has experience with FrontPage.

Dreamweaver has been the “industry standard” for many years. Dreamweaver is a very flexible piece of software that works for static sites or dynamic sites. The software “grows” with your website, as you go from a small, static site to a programmed site. I even used Dreamweaver to fix the .NET mess mentioned above. However, Dreamweaver has a learning curve and can be pricy for many small businesses.

Dreamweaver has its own template system, which makes the development and maintenance of your website very efficient because a change to the template changes all pages that use the template. Dreamweaver even comes with basic website templates already created. But, the template system only works within the Dreamweaver program, even though any of the resulting pages can be opened in other systems.

If a developer is using Dreamweaver, it is more likely that she understands how website structure really works, than those who deal strictly with online templates, .NET or FrontPage. That doesn’t mean that the developer uses Dreamweaver well; so, be sure to check out her work too.

Joomla is a web development system that is growing in popularity. Technically, it is actually a Content Management System (CMS) because after a design is developed, you can add your content through online forms, instead of creating each page individually. Most website owners with Joomla sites, still have to go back to their developers when they want to rearrange items on their site. Joomla also comes with “widgets” such as calendars, which are nice little programmed features for your site.

This list is not exhaustive. There are many other systems available, and more systems will become available over time. Ask your business acquaintances with websites what software their developer uses and whether it is flexible to their needs.

Choosing your Developer

For a static website, you don’t need a programmer; you just need someone who can build web pages. However, there is a difference between knowing how to use a piece of web development software and understanding how a website works. If there is a good developer available, that developer will be able to adapt to new software, even though he will be most comfortable with the systems he has already used. It is better to put a competent person on the software of your choice than to choose someone who can use a particular piece of software, but who doesn’t really understand websites. It has been my task to fix many sites built badly by someone who had only learned the software piece. In many cases, that person had “taken a class” that didn’t teach web principles, only how to use the software. Even more unfortunate is that many of those classes are taught at the university level.

When a developer presents you with some work samples (only accept samples which are currently online), you might consider getting a second opinion on their work. Ask the person doing the second opinion about what the effects of the “back-end” will be on your work to maintain the site. The main thing to consider is that you, the business owner, have to live with the long term results of the developer and the software you choose.