The Internet has advanced greatly over the past ten years,
to the point where anyone with some dedication and hard work
can create a website. This is not a bad thing, but is one reason
why the internet has grown in popularity so quickly. It's growth
would have been greatly stunted if only a few companies or people
were able to create websites.
The internet has not stopped evolving though, and it is not
as easy to leverage the full potential of new technology if
a significant amount of time is not devoted to studying it.
Many small to medium sized businesses cannot afford to hire
a full time web developer to be on staff. This leaves them in
the precarious position of having to either hire an outside
company, or as in many cases find someone they know who can
do the work.
Having someone you know do the work can save you money but,
depending on what you want to accomplish with your website,
you may be setting yourself for disappointing results. If you
want to differentiate your company from your competitors and
display an enhanced corporate image to your customers, clients
and associates, then the type of development required will likely
be need to be accomplished by a professional. This is especially
vital if you are planning on utilizing the site to do more advanced
things such as sell products, utilize a database for dynamic
content, or display advanced mutimedia.
Unfortunately, the industry is saturated with web development
companies that claim to have these skill but are not necessarily
knowledgable about the most recent advancements in development
technologies and how they relate to the future of your project.
The fact is that the vast majority of all "professional"
web development firms are using outdated and even obsolete designing
and scripting techniques. Whether you are considering someone
you know for the work or a professional development compay,
you should always verify that they can really do the work you
G&H has worked with large companies, but we specialize
in dealing with small to medium sized businesses. Regardless
of the type of project (web development, 3D modeling, CD production,
Programming, Animation, or Multimedia), we strive to meet our
clients needs, and to give them something different, which will
allow their website to stand out. We want our clients to have
an opportunity to differentiate themselves within their industry.
Website templates can be a fast affordable way to get your company
website up, but how much does that say about your committment
to your image if there are other companies out there with similar
There are definitely select instances where someone you know
can create a great looking website for you, but when you are
unsure of who to turn to for guidance and elite level professionalism,
contact us and let us show you what we can do.
Remember, it usually costs more to fix or redo a poorly
designed website than it would to hire an experienced professional
to do it right the first time.