Understanding Website Design
Design is very subjective. What’s beautiful to one person could be trash to another. As the old saying goes, “I may not know art, but I know what I like!”
At electric bricks we understand this. We work closely with all our clients to make sure that their website meets their vision. We are always there to offer sound design advice, but at the end of the day, it’s your website and our first priority is to make sure you’re happy with it!
But a beautiful design is only half of the equation. To ensure you get the features you’re looking for we use a variety of programming technologies. Projects are typically classified into one of three categories:
- Simple – These sites usually have very few pages and the customer typically doesn’t need to update them very often or at all. Sites in this category don’t require any special features or functionalities, like calendars or blogs.
- Normal – A Normal site is one that has a few more pages, perhaps even divided up into separate sections for better navigation. These sites get updated or added to a little more often or even every day. They may need special features or functionalities, like an events calendar, a search function, a blog, or the ability for the site owner to easily make updates on their own (without programming experience).
- Complex – A site in this category might have hundreds or even thousands of pages. Or there might be a need for some custom programming, perhaps to allow site visitors to interact with the site in some unique way. These sites can do anything a Normal site can do plus a whole lot more. Pretty much if you can dream it up, a Complex site can be programmed to do it!
The Technology Behind the Design
Since every website is different, we use several different web technologies to build sites for our clients depending on their needs. Occasionally, we still do one “old school” (static HTML) but more often than not we use a content management system (CMS), like WordPress, or our own custom CMS, ebCMS. Contact us to learn more about the differences and discover which one is best for you and your business.