Have you ever considered what it would take to develop a website?

It is not as hard as you might think however it can be a daunting task.

One thing that I believe is a big challenge is that so many just do not take the time to learn what the different technologies do in terms of understanding how to create a website.

You see a website that has some serious problems like it was made using microsoft word or microsoft front page which is a very old and abandoned bit of software that no longer really works well, (if it ever did)

One of the problems we face as developers is in how you help a business understand that a website that was made with technology from 1999 needs to be updated and a better development website created.

They can’t see that because no one comes to the website.


Simple, its not really doing its job, its not bringing visitors because its not engaging and it provides nothing to the end user.

So, how do you talk to someone that has a website that is 20 years old, but it was only created two years ago?

More on that soon…

Mobile or desktop?

You might be surprised at how many people are just not sitting in front of their desktop computer these days.


Mobile world

There are now more mobile devices capable of using the internet than there are toilets in the entire world.

That in itself is not the most encouraging statement however it is clear that we are in a considerably better place in how we manage commerce online than just ten years in the past.

Mobile environments are becoming more normalized and that means that more people are shopping and buying goods and services online than ever before.

Developing better websites

Back in the old days of the internet the only way to get a website online was to pay someone to create it for you.

Now things have changed there are many different methods of producing a website.

Drag and drop websites, template websites, even $4.00 websites.

But are they really good for your business?

Recently we looked at a real estate website the agency is paying $279.00 per month for a template driven website, it delivers leads and allows for a search plus it has MLS integrated.

The question is this.

Is it worth the cost?

In this case probably not, the average cost of hosting yearly is variable depending on what you want and the power you want behind your website, but it is no where near the cost of $279.00 per month.

This service uses .tpl files to edit the content which is ok if you’re stuck back in the year 2000.

The only redeeming feature is the MLS but is that really a huge convenience?

Again no, anyone can use the MLS to develop a website and the cost would be again way below what they are paying currently for a website.




better websites better pizza?

You may have heard the tag line used in a lot of commercials lately by a large national pizza chain, they have a motto better means better.

Basically you could easily apply that to just about anything in life and business.


“If a man can write a better book, preach a better sermon, or make a better mousetrap than his neighbor, though he build his house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door.”

Author revision in progress, by history publishers.


What is of interest here no matter who it was that coined the phrase build a better mouse trap, is the concept behind such notions.

Create something obviously better than your competition and you will by virtue of science and society become successful, however it is also important to remember that better is a subjective term when used in this sentence.


Better, that is something that can sell products, drive profits, increase sales.


Better, is what really develops a market.


Mobile website?

Should you have a mobile website?


If you are wondering about mobile website compabiity or if you still do not have a standard website then this is something you should be seriously concerned about.

There are hundreds of businesses that just do not have a website and hundreds more that do not have a mobile version of their website.


There are more mobile phones in service than there are desktop computers.

It may come as a suprise to many however it is an undeniable fact that there are more mobile users searching for and obtaining services using  a mobile device.

The yellow pages are just not effective these days with the availability of internet access on mobile phones it just does not make sense to attempt to even use a phone book or the yellow pages or even a directory.


Frustrated customers. 

It can be difficult for new customers and even long time customers to navigate your website if it is not mobile friendly.
A mobile friendly website can help your business a lot, mostly because communicating with customrs and potiential customers is likely the most important task that most business locations just do not seem to focus on.

 When your website looks like this…

mobile website
How does your website look on a mobile device?

A mobile website should be easy to use on a mobile device.


With so many mobile phones in use by customers it makes sense to have a website that will attract and help retain customers.

The chances are good that at least 7 out of every ten customers have a mobile device capable of using a mobile website.


So why would you not have a mobile website?

That part is confusing more so when you look at how many consumers make purchasing decisions on a phone.


Applications the future today

In this modern world there are a few things that never change and those are the things that you can depend on.

People and Change.
Sounds a little funny right, but when you think about it, that is the truth people do not like to change but change is the natural order.

Applications are the future of what once was limited to your desktop. 


Now you can watch the internet on your TV…
The most important thing to remember about where the future of Websites and consumption of information is headed is that there are more Cell Phones in use than there are toothbrushes.

Think about that for a moment. 


More people use cellphones on a daily basis than brush their teeth.

While that might sound somewhat humorous the truth about the future of your business might be directly tied to customers who use cell phones to find and do business with retail locations.


building mobile websites

Back in 1999 there were almost ZERO businesses around albany ga that had a website, most of them thought it was just never going to catch on.

They were wrong, but now that some do have websites most are not well developed and also do not have a mobile website.

More people are on mobile internet than are on the desktop at home.

When they shop now they search online with their cell phones.

Get a Mobile Website.


You see there are more Cellphones than there are desktop computers.

When people need to make a purchase often its on the spur of the moment, they might well be right around the corner from your location but they do not know that.

They might be your new customer!

But if you do not have a mobile website the chances of getting them into your store are a lot lower than you think it is.


wordpress websites

WordPress is one of the most popular CMS tools for publishing.

With publications such as the New York Times, website using WordPress, it is no longer just a backwater project.

WordPress products and services are in high demand but the real question is about what wordpress can do for your business.


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Mobile buyers are looking for your business

MOBILE it is more than just a fad it is the future and it is happening now.
More people access the internet every day, they look for products they want to purchase.

They look for deals, coupons, ease of access.

If your business does not have a mobile website those customers who are looking for your business will not be able to have the opportunity to choose.

This is a big problem in an economy where every sale counts, competition becomes more of an issue.

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