How to make the Internet work for you

Not All Websites Are Alike . . . The Differences . . . How To Choose.

Today, most businesses, institutions and organizations have their own websites; however, not all websites are alike…
Some are visitor friendly.  Some are flashy.  Some are simple.  Some are interactive.

When building your own website, you will need to first decide on how you want it to look and feel.  Then, the process becomes easier and more directed in determining the functionalities you need to make the website work for you.

Websites can be fairly static or they can be robust, dynamic and even interactive.  The differences are in the programming and software necessary to process the information or data.

Your webmaster can set everything up, design the website, create and change content, manage the website, add database capabilities, create password-protected administrator pages, establish e-commerce or social media platforms, and much more. For individuals requiring just a simple website that contains information that doesn’t often change, a classic website can be created that might include pre-determined, basic pages such as Home, About Us, Services, and Contact Us.

Some people will want to add a little flare to their pages with flash components that display lots of graphics or video, but have limited interactivity, programmability or optimization.

If you want to go to the next level and provide custom content that changes based on visitor requests for information, dynamic websites can be developed to accommodate specific search and reporting functions.  Often database driven, these sites can retrieve everything from photographs and videos to catalog pricing.

Content Management System (CMS)—Shopping to Social Media

For those desiring more control over their website content, a CMS can be a useful tool.  A CMS is designed to give users without programming knowledge the ability to edit, add or remove content quickly and often from their website.  It functions like a regular word processor, but converts text into required website tags and codes.

In many cases, websites with CMS are also dynamic websites, which is a very powerful combination that can be used for producing and managing online shopping carts, directories, calendars, and social media, such as forums and blogs.

With just a little training, you could be engaged in everything from e-commerce to regularly posting your news on RSS Feed, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other networks that help connect you to cyberspace, friends, customers, and prospects.

When creating a website, there are just two things to remember—not all websites are alike and Site Me has the expertise you need to guide you through the process and even manage it for you.  Whether you want a barebones website or a highly complex e-commerce platform, we can help.