Deciding whether or not to get a new website or to even get your current website rebuilt to today's modern web standards and technologies can be a difficult decision.
Think of it as buying a car, you base your requirements on many different things such as appearance, build quality, reliability and of course maintenance. This is very much the same for a website. However, your website is the modern-day representation of your business, portfolio or promotional materials. As of June 30th 2011, there are 2,110,765,810 people with access to the internet (citation). That's over 2.1 BILLION internet users and this figure is already out-of-date.
Having a website which is modern and up-to-date is a key component of business growth in modern economies today.
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A brochure website is a static, simple and clear website usually consisting of around 4 - 8 pages.
The main aim of a brochure website is usually to provide information and history about the company/person, list their services, host an image gallery and provide a point of contact.
A blog/news website is basically a brochure website with the ability for the client to update the website via a news feed or blog feed.
Blogs and news feeds are very beneficial as they give visitors various reasons to keep coming onto your website whether it's for updates on new products/services or to view the latest deals. This can then in turn lead to improved Search Engine Optimisation as web users may be obliged to add links to your blog/news feed therefore boosting your popularity and brand awareness.
These posts are managed completely by the client who is free to post information and updates as he/she pleases.
CMS stands for Content Management System. A CMS website offers the ability for the client to have complete control over various parts of the website, safely of course
Parts of the website will remain un-editable to prevent the client from accidentally compromising the structure. Think of it as building a flat-packed piece of furniture. The instructions are there for you to build it and position it anywhere you like. This is much the same with a content management system; you get to add all the pages, content and images you like but without the risk of the site going down.
Online shops are virtual retail parks. Often referred to as physical places, e-commerce websites have the ability to host a huge range of products and sell them online via secure online payments.
The e-commerce website I create also have CMS built in so you can freely create pages, write/edit content and upload products within one easy-to-use control panel.