Short and sweet… How doe’s your website stack up? Or have you thought about these things before you build your site?
How many people have had to work with a website that was so limited in what you could update and change easily? I had a website once for a big brand that everytime we added new products or a sub category it we would get a quote for over $2k just to make the change… Stitched up, no where to go because we had to get these products online. Thats the problem with fully custom built or using a web design’s own CMS system that they claim has taken years to develop. If you ask for something outside the box they can do it, it’s just going to cost a packet.
I just found this great article on build Vs buy websites.
A common web development scam
There is also a trick that some developers use to ensure you go on to generate considerable future business with them.
What they do is essentially take advantage of your lack of knowledge of web development by building a solution exactly to your specification.
Whilst that might sound like a perfectly normal thing to do, it is really a meal ticket to future business because of the upgrades and improvements that will be required to keep it current.
In other words, they will build you a solution that has poor ‘scalability’.
Because they have worked with clients like you in the past (or at least should have), they will have a pretty good idea of the improvements you are going to want in the near future.
I’ve put together quite a few websites now and stick with open source solutions, I can fully customise and make them do almost anything but updates and changes if not free will be very cheap and easy. There are so many good solutions out there these days.
If you need any advice on any of these topics, get in touch with me over here… That’s kind of what I do…
Consumers trust recommendations from peers over all other forms of Advertising. This is not something we didn’t already know, but something we often forget with all the celebrity endorsements, bloggers, brand advocates and everyone else being placed in front of us.
It’s been a busy few months, the Hunting for George new online store launched! Check out all the details here… Plus The Dental Company got a brand new site built from scratch, its pretty neat and clean for a Dental clinic. Have a look over here…
I also spent a month over in Indonesia, working remotely and clocking up some time in a warmer climate (just in time to get back for a very cold start to the Melbourne Winter!). I’ve put a couple of photos I took during my trip below, just to remind you its always summer somewhere…
This dude is pretty amazing, back to the roots of photography because it’s something he is passionate about. Amazing images @ $500 a pop, don’t mess it up!
This project was created with the same spirit that america was founded on. Our intentions are to connect everyone in america through the lens of this camera and social networking sites. We can’t do this without you. We want to tell your story and show your city or town through photographs of you, and people you know. As we travel around america looking for people and places to shoot you will be able to keep track of where we are going and help us decide where we go next. Join us in our journey by liking our facebook to get yourself photographed by us.
An extra special thanks to Brandon Rein, Scotty Hoffman and Trevor Atwater.