How many pages will you require? Do you want to display all your products? A list of your services? Do you need an ecommerce website? Will you want to update the site yourself? Do you need a hosting account set up? Will you need to book a domain?
These are just a few examples of the questions you should ask yourself when choosing a website package…
You need to know what it is you want your website to do for your business. Establish how many pages you need (remember that your homepage, about us page, contact page etc. are all separate pages when designing a website). You can choose a package once this has been established. Our packages range from a simple one pager to 20+ pages.
We also have existing design template so if your budget is a little tight but you desperately want to get something on the web – this is another route you can go.
Or if you want to have the ability to update the site yourself – then a content management system (CMS) is your best choice. You will need to spend sometime learning the basics of the backend – but in the long run you will save yourself money and you won’t have to rely on developer to get your site up-to-date with fresh content and images. You will need to keep your Joomla CMS up to date with the latest versions – failure to do this can cause severe security risks.
So now you know the simple steps needed to make this as pain free as possible.
Basic html website, existing templates or a CMS?
More importantly – go for value for money not cheapness. You want something that is decent and functional. Don’t base your decision on the cheapest price but rather spend some time reviewing your chosen companies’ portfolio so you can get a feel for their creativeness and quality of work. You want a great website – not something that doesn’t even work! Don’t forget to ask yourself what it is you want your site to do.
And if you have any queries or don’t understand what you need – give us a shout. We are here to help!