By the end of the 1990's, the breakthrough of the WWW had caused a proliferation of company home pages. In many cases, this happened without a real, fact-based assessment of any need to get a company web site, but it was the thing to do. Very little effort was put into making sure that not only the creation of the web pages went through, but that procedures for updates, maintenance, and renovation of sites were put in place. This happened in some, but not nearly in all companies.
The net result of the effort was a bunch of well-meaning pages which had little chance of holding out against time. Most of the pages fell into decay and the user was left with news items that were 2 years old.
It is vital to understand the trinity of good web design, in which all parts of the triangle affect the others:
Without relevant, up-to-date, concise content, the site is next to useless. On the other hand, a mass of great content and fantastic layout and visuals, but located on a second-rate server, the site is again without merit. Third, no amount of server firepower and massive content will make up for the lack of good visual layout for the site. It is perhaps beneficial to think of an armored vehicle: it has to move, shoot, and communicate to be successful as a tank. Take out any one of the three capabilities and you have not much in the way of a tank. (Without firepower, you might even think of the tank as a very large portable radio. The analogy to WWW works well.)
Therefore, there is only one way of making sure the result of a WWW site building process will be successful. From this you can probably see what a multi-faceted balancing act a WWW project can be.
Of course, there is no shortage of service providers and design houses these days, but if you do not speak the language of the web designers, or are unable to state clearly what you want to get done, you run the risk of paying through the nose. Any service provider worth their salt will of course start with a charting out of the desired requirements, but it has been seen all too often that many providers are not averse to taking the money and running with it. It has happened that the service providers would have you select the server types before any preliminary assessment of content and requirements has been done, so beware of that.
With Sabulo as your WWW partner, you will get a complete and thorough analysis of your content, service needs, and ideas for the layout. Armed with that it is much easier to start talking with one of Sabulo's networked service providers. Contact us and we will see what is the perfect WWW system for your company.