I don't think a website will do anything for me, am I right?
No, many people overlook the various products, services, or business processes they can include on a website. Any communication or interactions that happen within your business can be made easier and more effecient by the web. Your business will save money and time while appealing to a much greater audience, the world.
What can a custom website do for me?
The answer to this question is neither short nor easy. With a little research and thought you can find hundreds of reasons, but there are a few general statements that may help you realize your needs. First a website can reach millions of people that might not otherwise be available. Your site will act as a salesperson 24/7! Second, customers can view products, services, or whatever you want to share from the comfort of their own home. No matter what type of business you are in, their are ways to grow and make money on the web for you.
Why does it matter how my site looks as long as it works?
When you recieve a visitor to your site, they will instantly percieve the quality of your services or products. The first impression a customer or potential customer gets depends on the appearance of your website. A visitor will be interested and explore your site if it is appealing and easy to navigate. You are marketing yourself and your business to the world over the Internet and it is important to show your best with custom website development designed especially for your business.
I like your work, but how can I use you if I am in California and you are in Michigan?
This is the beauty of the internet. Roughly 80% of our clients have never met the person developing their website face to face. Between the telephone and email it is a simple process. If we need to run a visual concept past a client, the concept is uploaded to a private site on the internet where the client can see it, give feedback and, in many cases, even watch the changes being made while discussing it on the telephone.
How long does it take to build a Web site?
Like anything, a good Web site takes time. Because Web Advances.net focuses on custom solutions, we need to work with you to develop your site to meet your needs. It's a very interactive process that will evolve into a fantastic web site for your organization. That being said, an average site of 5 - 10 pages would normally take 7-14 days. A database drvien application would of course, take longer. However, this depends on the complexity of the pages and also on the participation level of the customer. It is crucial for the customer to provide Web Advances with all requested information on a timely basis. We will involve the customer as much (or as little!) as they desire. Some prefer to be part of the process along every step, while others would rather let us use make decisions based on our past experiences.
What do I need to provide to you in order to get my Web site up and running?
We require that each client provide us with any desired content in an electronic format. In order to maintain a timely development schedule, content should be provided by the specified deadline. If however, you decide to use our SEO services, content can be written for you. We will also need graphics, such as your logo and products. However, if you don't have a logo, we can develop one for you or simply use your business name as a text logo.
What is a web application or web based application?
A web application is a program that runs on the web. Typically interactive, the application accepts input from the web user, processes the input, and displays the results. Web applications usually have a multi-tier architecture and use technologies such as PHP and database connectivity to perform the data processing.
Why would I want web development or a database driven site?
If your site has to be updated frequently, even in a small scale - A database driven website will allow those without any design or development experience to make changes, updates, additions or deletions thus saving money on maintenance contracts. If you're planning on having your website interact with the user in any way other than simply displaying your web page’s information, you’d want a database driven site. Custom PHP programming handles everything from a simple feedback form to a complex eCommerce system.
Do you host sites as well?
Yes. While it is not a requirement, we do host about 80% of our clients.
Why do I have to pay for hosting if I am already paying an internet service provider?
A hosting company and an internet service provider are essentially two different things. A service provider is the company that gives you access to the internet. A hosting company gives the rest of the world permanent access to your website.