There are many thousands of people and companies who design or build websites and it’s not so easy to understand the differences – after all, you want a website and might not want to understand what makes it work… so here we explain exactly what we do and give you a quick guide on what to look for when choosing someone to build your website.
A website can be anything from a single page to a highly functional and complex site such as google.com, amazon.com or wikipedia. The big difference is that a simple website just displays “static” pages – it’s a bit like a book or brochure on the internet…….. A more complex website performs advanced functions such as letting the user edit pages, buy products or search for information….. At Infomagnet, we build functional sites – the most common types of functional site are e-commerce sites where visitors to your site can buy goods online with a credit card, CMS sites (content management systems) where you or your users can edit pages, upload photos and video and sign up for newsletters…. but there are other kinds of functional sites we build too – broking systems, interactive libraries, online newspapers – we build websites which require some kind of functionality and interaction with the user.
That’s what we do but is it useful for you? To help you make the right decision about which developer is right for you please read our guide here (or download it here). If you’re going to get a functional website, then you’ve just become a software buyer. It’s a confusing world with different programming languages and all kinds of probably unfamiliar phrases. But understanding the basics of these and the differences between different systems and approaches is essential if you’re going to make the right choice and not an expensive mistake. We’ve tried to give an unbiased approach on how to go about making the right choice of web developer.