Creating Your Website
Social Networking Demands
A few content management systems offer the basic requirements for social networking sites. However, they still require the knowledge and abilities of a developer to customize the CMS to fit your needs. As a result, solutions for creating such social networking sites, like Facebook and MySpace, aren't covered in this chapter. You'll definitely need a specialist if not a team of coders to develop your site if you need anything outside of a simple Internet forum for posting messages.
Finally! This is the point where you take the proper steps to establishing your online presence. There are a wide array of options and products to get your site from the drawing board onto the world wide web; whether you're providing more information about your small business online, or selling an extensive array of products.
The means to create your website typically come in three different forms. You can either pay a company to maintain your site and all aspects of it for a monthly fee. You can hire a freelancer, web developer/designer, or design house to develop the site for you. You can also build the website yourself. There are advantages and drawbacks with going any route. It's important to know exactly what you're getting.
In This Section We Will Cover
- The three methods of creating your website and publishing your information
- The strengths and weaknesses associated with using a web designer or developer's services
- The pros and cons associated with using a website service to publish your information
- How to build the website yourself if you're operating on a tight budget
- How to pick the best option for your business depending upon your needs.
- Insider tips to create a quality product while keeping your costs low