Website Options Overview
Originally, websites were a simple combination of text and a few small images. Today we can have so much more! Consider adding a blog to say in regular contact with your customers, animations to add visual spice to your pages, slide shows to feature your work or products, navigation choices to make your customer's web experience happy and simple. Determining how you want to use these options before your website is built will offer the best results at the lowest cost. Please contact us at 805-577-6914 or use our .
A blog is perfect for staying in touch with your customers. You can add regular "posts" to your site directly (without needing a web designer). Think of "posts" as the business equivalent of diary entries. What happened this week, what is new in store this month, the owner has a new grandkid, special discounts on XYZ until the 18th of the month. If you allow it, your customers can add comments as well. Your blog can be the main item on your site, the first thing visitor see. It can also be a sub-page, something that interested customers can navigate to.
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Few things grab your customer's eye like movement. Flash is the most universal of all the movement options for a website. While entire websites can be programmed in Flash, we prefer to use it sparingly. A few small touches of Flash add excitement and interest to a site.
Slideshows allow you to present a catalog of images without requiring your customers to navigate through multiple webpages.
Navigation determines how your clients travel from one part of your website to another, for example: from the home page to the "about us" page. A good pre-planned navigation system allows free travel and avoids "dead ends" that can frustrate visitors.
Quite a few web users no longer use a convention email client, they use "web based" email. Also, most public computers do not have a convention email program. The typical email "link" will not work for these customers. It is usually a good idea to put a "Contact Form" on your site that allows customers to email you directly from your website, without needing or using an email program on the customer's computer.
Tabs and Elevators
Tabs and elevators allw you to have lots of information on a single page. They act like tabs on a filing system, when you select a "tab" you see the info in the "file" while the info in other tab/folders is hidden. The text you are currently reading is in a tab/elevator. If you select "Contact Forms" in the "Tab" above, this info will disappear and the "Contact Form" info will appear.
Images and photographs on the web are limited by current technology to about 96 dots per inch. That isn't terribly sharp, and most attempts to enlarge a web images result in fuzzy, out of focus looking, images. The two techniques presented here load both a normal sized web image, and a larger high resolution image. This allows your viewer to "zoom" into details within your image and view the enlargement as sharp as the original file. Customers can view far more detail than conventional web images.