Looking at options for building a professional website can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to content. There are many choices of technologies, functionality, and designs to use and most people don’t know where to start. Lucky for you, we know a thing or two about all of the above. Read on to learn more about the three types of web solutions we offer and how they could be right for you.
If you’ve ever seen a single page web site with nowhere else to go then you’ve seen a static web page. As the simplest form of web presence, it’s delivered exactly as it’s stored with the same information regardless of user or context. The same content is displayed to all users all the time, but you need to know the programming language to edit it. That's why most of the time static web pages are maintained by knowledgeable developers. Think of a web page that acts as an online business card—nothing’s dynamic (changing) and it’s strictly informational.
Static pages are great if:
- You want a simple, one page approach for displaying information
- You’re not worried about dynamic content
- You don’t want to/are unable to edit content yourself
Content Management System
You probably know that every web page needs content in order to keep the people interested. If you want more control of what’s on your site, a content management system can help. With a CMS, you can publish, edit, and modify content as well as perform maintenance from a central interface. Many systems can also provide a way to manage workflow in collaborative environments if you have multiple contributors. Most have more functionality that you would ever want and allow you to add pages and functionality via widgets (small applications within a web page that fetch information). Using this admin section is useful to those that have coding knowledge, but for most people it’s cumbersome and they never get the results they want.
Content management systems are great if:
- You have a lot of content and want full control of it
- You have a base coding knowledge
- You aren’t picky with details like exact functionality and design
Sharp Notions Custom Solution
Our custom solution is a mix of both a web page and content management. During the initial discovery meeting, we’ll meet with you to figure out how much content you’d like to manage. That truly determines how we customize your solution. Influenced by the static web page format, our solution won’t allow you to add pages, widgets or functionality to the pages on your own. Instead we’ll collaborate and decide what information you want displayed accordingly. If you’re interested in a CMS, we provide a user-friendly admin section that makes controlling content easier. Working with our design team, we’ll create a unique and personalized design so you can stand out among the rest, including a data model for your content so you can know what’s working and continually see growth with your business.
Here’s what one of our clients has to say:
“With our previous website it was almost impossible for me to update even the simplest of things, like the hours we were open or the details of our upcoming events. It was as if I needed to have a background in computer science to make my pages and content look consistent and true to our brand. Now, with our new Sharp Notions website, I am able to login, update and make changes without worrying about centering content on my page or remembering which fonts I’ve used previously- Sharp Notions took care of all of that! My job is easier and our website has never looked better!”
Our custom solution is right for you if:
- You want the best of both worlds!
So whether you’re looking for content control or to establish a simple web presence, Sharp Notions can help. Contact us today to get started.