Archive for December, 2007

Why You Should Never Use an Online Web Site Builder for Your Business! (And When You Should)

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

Online website builder

An online web site builder is a platform that allows people to build and update their own web sites. They can cost anywhere from $10 to $50 a month, or more depending on the features. While they seem like a great bargain, there are a number of reasons that any business owner should never use them.

And when we refer to “updating your own web site,” we do not mean a content management solution that a website developer has integrated for you. If you have a website specifically designed for your business with content management built-in, these issues discussed below do not apply because custom integration should address all of these problems.


What REALLY makes a great, effective web site?

Monday, December 10th, 2007

Effective web sites

Let’s define effective when it comes to web site design. Effective means visitors. It means visitors who turn into sales, leads or ad revenue. Web sites are simply online advertising, and if you don’t see a return on your investment then it hasn’t worked.

This is a topic of special interest to Shycon Design(and likely to many other professional web design companies). There are a lot of web design companies out there. A lot. It seems like everyone and their uncle’s friend’s brother can do some sort of web site design. With that said, I can probably repair basic mechanical issues on my car, but does that mean it won’t break down in the middle of the freeway next week?