Q: Why do I need a web site?
The truth is that customers
today do not have much respect for a company without a web page. Any time
a customer needs or wants information about your company, services, prices
or location they will want to go to your web site to find that out. Given
a choice between a company with a web site and one without one, many customers
will not want to deal with the unknown. There is something special about
seeing the owner before stepping in the door, knowing what kind of prices
they have before you waste your time there and having to-the-door driving
instructions so you don't get lost.
Q: What is a Domain Name?
A domain name is the identifier
of areas of the internet. You may know them as "the WWW's".
www.cnn.com is a domain name used by the Cable News Network for example.
Q: What is Web Hosting?
Web sites must be placed on computers
that can be accessed by the customer. These computers sometimes have extra
features devoted to web page management and securing your web site from
hackers and the like. When a company that has such a computer system rents
space to you to put your web pages on it is called hosting. Without a
place for your web site to be available to the public you may as well
not have one.
Q: Why are search engines so important?
With traditional businesses
there are television and newspaper ads as well as the Yellow Pages that
people can use to find your business. Additionally there could be magazine
ads, billboards and any number of other ways to get your name out there.
With web pages you can still do these things but the first place a customer
will go is to web search engines. Most search engines are free to list
with and are even better than the Yellow Pages because they give you global
exposure to clients you may never have dreamed of before.
Q: What kind of training can you provide
I am a professional computer programmer.
I have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and have done everything
from writing programs to maintaining databases to graphics design for
web sites. I also have done training for various companies where I worked
so training is not a stranger to me. I can show you the basics about your
computer, evaluate your needs to recommend a good one for you to buy or
even write a custom program to solve some need you may have.