Here are some of frequent asked questions. If you can not find the answer , please do not hesitate to contact us, [email protected]
Why Should I own my website?
Creating a website is a powerful communication tool that allows you to communicate with the world. Whether you choose to create a website to share your passion for music, get people to know your business, sell products or any other reason, there are no boundaries to what you can do!
The internet is the ideal media to get in touch with a broad audience at a limited cost.
A website will give you :
- A form of business card for your company
- A detailed and permanent advertisement
- Open 24/7 all year round
- Increased competitiveness
- Better responsiveness
- Increased credibility
What is web development?
Web development is website design combined with back-end programming. The typical goal of web development is to produce a website that is database driven. Some of the largest websites in the world rely on databases which allow the site owner to add, change, or delete what is stored in their database without having to open each individual file. The programming embedded in the website then takes care of updating the hundreds, if not thousands, of web pages.However web development is anevolutionary process for every individual client. Some business may require more basic catalog style website’s whereas; larger businesses may feel that an Intranet or an eCommerce style web design is more appropriate. Envision MT consultants can help you tailor a business solution that meets your business requirements. To learn more, please contact us. We would love to hear from you.
What is a web application or web based application?
A web application is a program that runs on the web. Typically interactive, the application accepts input from the web user, processes the input, and displays the results. Web applications usually have a multi-tier architecture and use technologies such as PHP and database connectivity to perform the data processing. Web development firms should have certain plans and procedures for web based applications.
What is eCommerce?
eCommerce is a general term for any type of business, or commercial transaction, that involves the transfer of information and funds across the Internet. This covers a range of different types of selling, from consumer-based retail sites through auction and music sites, to business exchanges trading goods or services between corporations.
What is E-Business development?
E-Business is slightly more than eCommerce. Doing business between suppliers and vendors or partners can be done online. The complete business transaction can be done and controlled by an E-Business site.
Isn’t web development and web design the same thing?
All websites are created using web design techniques but web development, or Web programming, is only used when a site needs to be interactive, dynamic or perform a function that is outside of the realm of static website design.
What else do I need besides a professional web developer?
hat will depend on the purpose of your site and the type of interactivity it offers. You may need secure hosting, SSL certificate, a merchant account or an online transaction provider.We will discuss your requirements with you and provide the web consultancy necessary to help you determine exactly what is necessary as well as the best method of obtaining it.
I’m preparing a new website. Is cross-browser incompatibility really a problem?
Yes, incompatibilities are almost inevitable. A simple web page is likely to display on all browsers without problems, but the appearance may differ slightly on various browsers. A complex page or a web application may fail on some browsers if it is not properly coded and thoroughly tested.Envision MT is aware of the problems and codes websites in a way, which avoids most of them. We use CSS style sheets to ensure a robust, maintainable layout, and we test our sites on multiple browsers to be sure they work properly.
Do you use ready-made website templates?
NO and YES. We know you have a unique business and need a unique website to reflect your business. So, we prefer to give you a solution designed for you alone. However, although we do not recommend ready-made templates, if your budget requires such, we would work with an agreed upon template with you.
What options do I have for maintenance of my site?
Envision MT can offer you a complete Web Maintenance Support Plan. From minor to major changes, a support plan will offer you the convenience and flexibility of updating, modifying or adding to your website with the relative ease of a phone call or an email to us. In addition, a support contact can offer you the benefits of Online Marketing and hosting services for improved website performance. Alternatively, should you wish to manage your own website, a custom built web editing software (Popularly known as, Content Management Solution or CMS) will be created for you for an additional cost. We design easy to maintain CSS based websites, by changing the CSS attributes you can do a site wide design change in minutes.
How long does it take to complete my website?
An average site of 5 – 10 pages would normally take 7-14 days. However, this depends on the complexity of the pages and also on the participation level of the customer. It is crucial for the customer to provide us with all information on a timely basis. We will involve the customer as much (or as little!) as they desire. Some prefer to be part of the process along every step, while others would rather let us use make decisions based on our past experiences.
Can I edit my own website?
Yes, if you request to have easy to edit web application installed, this would be an additional cost. You can easily log into a web browser to make changes to your own site. This is a very popular option for businesses that would prefer to save money by making their own site updates.
Do you do fixed Price Quotations or Time based billing and which is better for the customer?
Traditional Web Design and Development companies tend to use time-based billing practices. However, time-based billing has a number of significant drawbacks for their clients. For example, what happens if your project takes longer or requires more resources than the developer originally estimated? What happens if you want to add a new feature that was not included in the original design.The simple answer is that with traditional billing methods, there is no cap on your investment. If the developer has underestimated the resources needed to complete the project or if you need to make changes to the design, then your project costs can increase. This might not be too significant for very small projects, but for larger projects it might cause serious problems. Envision MT is not your traditional Web Creation Company. We are proud to offer our clients fixed-price quotations for any projects we undertake. After all, you are investing in an outcome, not a block of our time or a list of software features. This offers you the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your investment is capped. If your project needs more resources than we originally estimated, we will provide them at no cost to you. Envision MT is dedicated to creating a web presence for you that will add value to your business today, and in the future.