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Website Construction Guide
 

 

What is a Website?

A website is a location on the Internet (URL) where a number of related (HTML) pages are located. The documents are physically located on a web hosting server which is physically connected to the Internet via telephone lines. 
 

Considerations of a Website

Part of the phenomenon of the Internet is the ability to access sites from nearly anywhere on the planet.  A web page creator who can be located geographic- cally any distance from his client since his primary connection is with the web hosting service.  With telephone, fax and email, he can communicate with the client as often as necessary.
 

Why a Website?

Many businesses are lured to the idea of a website by the notion that a website will result in an explosion of new sales.  While this certainly could be the case, unless your company has a huge budget, it is not likely your website will ever reach the 6:00 o'clock news.  More practically, thousands of businesses benefit in a variety of ways by having a company website.

In planning a website, a business owner must ask the question "What is the objective of my website?  Is it informational, educational, entertainment, religious, a marketplace of products and/or services or a combination of these?" Once answered, the business owner may move to on the next phase of development.
 

Selecting a Web Developer

Selecting a Web Developer is like buying a painting... from $25 at Kmart all the way to the million dollar Monet. Chances are you want something somewhere in between.

Look at the developer's previous work.  If you like the look and feel of their work chances are you're on the right track.    Experience and references are very important.  Ask for them.
 

Getting Down to the Nitty Gritty

Knowing costs before you begin is essential.   A budget is essential.


Establish if the developer can work within your budget.
• Establish startup costs for the domain and web hosting services. 
• Establish who will maintain the site once developed and related costs.
• Establish a time line for the project.