Posts from — December 2009
Many people have committed the same mistake of developing and designing a website just for the sake of establishing an online presence. You cannot afford to repeat this especially if you are developing a corporate website. The significance of developing the right website designs is felt even more with the Internet revolutionizing itself as a platform for conducting business. Your clients and customers will first come to know about your organization through your site. As such, it is the first access point for your organization and therefore you need to create a good first impression through your site. Moreover it represents the face of your company online and therefore the design should complement your business and project its goals and objectives.
Before approaching a professional website design company, you need to get your basics right. First, you need to have a clear idea about what you expect from your website. What are the objectives of developing the site? Whether you want to establish a firm corporate image or whether you wish to promote your products and service? Find answers for these queries, and you will be in a better position to effectively communicate with your website design company. The designer’s job is also made simple if he knows what is expected from a webpage design.
Apart from creating a visually appealing design, your corporate website design should also complement your business values and goals. This is what you call a design meaningful and inspiring. You can supplement the right design with the right textual content to give your website a complete and well-balanced look and feel. The third basic is that the design should be able to promote your products or services in an effective manner to the targeted audience. This needs some marketing research to find out who exactly are your customers and how can you best target them.
If you opt to outsource your website design process, web design Singapore is just the right choice for you. Being in the industry for quite some time, it can provide you with the right design at the most economical rate.
December 23, 2009 No Comments
Establishing an effective online presence in practical terms means building and maintaining a great website, i.e. one that encourages people to use it and works well with your existing business practices. We know that a website is an e-brochure that will showcase and communicate your important information available to the whole world 24 hours a day. It acts as a double-edged sword i.e. it could either help you or harm you. A website development services company should build an affordable website without compromising on the quality. An important task is to provide a good look and feel factor along with simple and straight forward concept as the website will display the image of the company.To build a website, we have to purchase a domain name to make our website online. You can find a lot of cheap domain name registration companies offering cheap web hosting packages on their windows/linux based servers. They also offer web design for business promotion and SEO purposes. You can register domain name with your own name or your company name according to the domain name availability which can be checked on various websites. Most of the website development services company and SEO Singapore company will provide you hosting services
Some useful Web development tips:
* Do not use frames on your website.
* Place navigational buttons at the top and bottom of the page for easy navigation.
* Update pages frequently. * Use “alt” tag if you use an image on the website.
* Don’t publish “Under Construction” pages. * Don’t give a broken link on the website.
* Performance should be high in terms of loading the page.
* Use a sitemap for your website.
* SEO friendly website will help improving traffic on your website.
The software development life cycle is used to facilitate the development of a large software product in a systematic, well defined and cost effective way. The following models are popular for software development:
* Waterfall model
* Prototyping model
* Spiral Model
* Evolutionary model
There is a lot of information you can find on the internet on web design, Search engine optimization services and Software development services.
December 23, 2009 No Comments
Looking at the cost involved ranging from $150 - $1000 per month why is that dedicated web hosting such a huge punch on the business web hosting market? Is paid web hosting worth it?
Now what is dedicated web hosting? Dedicated web hosting is having one single server rented to a single customer by the webhosting provider. Virtual dedicated servers and co-location web hosting are two similar solutions relatively familiar in the web hosting industry. In virtual dedicated server hosting plans one does not get an entire computer just for oneself this means that the virtual server shares the resources of a web server computer with other customers of the web hosting provider. There are many similarities between both Co-locating web hosting and virtual dedicated servers but the main difference is that, in co-locating web hosting the customer owns the web server computer and web-hosting provider only houses the web server computer and sells bandwidth to the customer whereas in dedicated web hosting the web server computer belongs to the web-hosting provider and is only rented by the customer.
When single web server is rented to a single customer it is called real dedicated web hosting.
For businesses that work with high traffic, dedicated web hosting is the idyllic way out. Application required for its operation and functionalities of web site falls under ones specific control.
There are many advantages of dedicated webhosting:
• Concerns regarding the maintenance, the security, and the reliability of ones web server are all handled by hosting provider.
• One doesn’t have to bother about maintaining the hardware and the connectivity of the computer as it is on rent and not been purchased
• One is freed from replacing the component or solving the problem, as everything is provider’s responsibility
• One gets compensations as part of the Service Level Agreement (SLA) by most o f the web hosting providers.
• In the occurrence of failure one may get reimbursement with the cost of ones hosting plan for a month or a fraction of it, depending upon the severity of the failure.
• When compared to having to pay for the component and for the technical support required for actually replacing the component, while web site in not online all these advantages seems quiet good as at the day end one will just be paying for functional hardware.
Imagine the business with all the resources being saved on the above maintenance issues. One can choose between “managed” or “unmanaged” service levels as the costs of administering and maintaining the web server one has taken on rent will vary depending upon the web hosting provider.
One can choose “managed” dedicated hosting which means one will have access to “control panel” if one is uncomfortable with the technical expertise required by the management of a web server computer. All the essential tasks required to be performed by the proper functioning of ones web server via a simply point-and-click user-friendly interface are allowed by control panel.
This way one can setup, administer and maintain all the web sites on web server without knowing or typing any command lines nor having any in depth knowledge of the operating system.
Those with great degree of technical expertise in mastering a root access to the server can go for “unmanaged” option. “Unmanaged” option offers complete server administration, thus having possibility of configuring every service on the web server. But if necessary services are not configured properly it may result in failure of system. Due to these reasons unmanaged dedicated hosting is recommended for only people having solid server administration background or for web developers who require custom applications for their web sites, or a customized environment. Thus people having dedicated server computer’s stability will not be prone to the plagues affecting shared web hosting solutions.
-errors in programming usually made by the beginners,
- Or overload i.e. server being crowded with applications and components required by the other customers
- Or in a shared web server when the processor time and the installed memory are both shared by the software applications needed by the other users.
Instant support is provided to its customers when required by the dedicated web hosting whether managed or unmanaged which is not possible on a shared hosting plans where one will be facing delays and possible additional technical support fees.
If one is having prompt support service from ones side then the customers will be happy and at the same time there will be growth in business. For those doing business in web designing advantage to have his own dedicated server is priceless not because he will be able to offer pure hosting services, but because he will able to offer them packaged with the web design activity also. When one is having access to web server for 24 hours, then within minutes one can modify a website for a customer or upload a new one.
If complete web presence solution, design and hosting, is offered by the studio to a customer there is chance of that customer being regular this is an added advantage.
The benefits of a good dedicated web hosting are:-
• Businesses solutions being translated into sales growth
• Better customer relationship results to improved company image
• Reduced cost compared with in-house web hosting solution, and so on.
• One can run a better business and better business gives good profit.
December 16, 2009 No Comments