When it comes to designing and keeping a website up, you have a lot of options. One option is whether to use a custom HTML versus a Joomla website. HTML is a type of coding that allows a web developer to create a static, custom website. However, because HTML is custom, the web developer has to create everything from scratch, resulting in a much more time-consuming and costly project.
If, for example, you want a photo gallery, a custom HTML site requires a rebuilt photo gallery format for showing your pictures, even though there are already systems that can display photo galleries easily. Custom HTML is a good option if someone has very unique needs for a website, but requires the web developer to make any changes, since most business owners don't know HTML. That's why many people agree that Joomla, the CMS used by LinkPoint Media, is much easier to use, while still allowing for customizability.
Joomla is a great option for a website owner to update; if prices change on your products, you offer new services, or want to add new photos, you can do so easily with a CMS like Joomla. With Joomla, a business owner does not have to know much, if any, coding to update the site. With website features like photo galleries, videos, shopping carts, donation features, and more, there's no need to rebuild the features that are already so easy to use.
When it comes to the difference between spending thirty minutes on Joomla and thirty hours on a custom HTML website, you can save a lot of time, frustration, and money by using a CMS (content management system). LinkPoint Media uses Joomla to create easy-to-change, customizable websites for all businesses and nonprofits. For more information on the ways LinkPoint Media can use Joomla to customize your website, contact us.
Previously, LinkPoint Media hosted a free website giveaway for any business in the Kankakee County area as part of our goal to help local businesses succeed. Now, we are about to launch another free website giveaway for Christmas! This giveaway is open for any church. The church does not need to be located in the Kankakee area, but does need to belong to the Christian tradition. All denominations are encouraged to enter.
LinkPoint Media wants to support community growth in any way we can, which is why if you belong to a church, you should contact a representative of your church to enter our free website giveaway. If you represent your church office, please enter here by November 30.
This website will be valued at $1000. The winner will be chosen by vote. Voting will begin December 1, 2013, and be open until December 23. The winner will be announced and contacted on Christmas Eve.
This is your chance to win a Christmas gift for your church. Enter your church today for your chance to win a free website for Christmas!
At LinkPoint Media we love supporting local businesses, which is why we're giving away a free website to one business in Kankakee County. Registration is currently open to all eligible businesses in Kankakee County, and voting will begin on September 1 and be open until September 16. If you've entered your business, make sure to tell your friends, family, and customers that they can vote for you up to once per day!
The website is valued at $1000 and will include features like website design, SEO, responsive web design, and customizable options such as a photo gallery, blog setup, video gallery, and many more options. We'll work with the winner to create a custom website that fulfills their web design needs and can help take their business to the next level. If you haven't entered your business yet, do so today!
You've done it—created a website or hired a professional to create it for you. It's up-to-date with your upcoming events, a blog, photo gallery, and all your important contact information.
Any website, when not properly maintained after it is created, can quickly deteriorate into an unhelpful, confusing maze for clients. Clients who are looking for information on the date and time for this year's coat drive/festival/camp/convention and only find information for last year's event on the site will give up. If you're lucky, they'll try to call you for the right information, but if you haven't updated your phone number or e-mail address, you'll just end up with disgruntled would-be customers who are frustrated with a useless website.
There are many pieces to a website that should be updated regularly. These include your basic content, such as an "About Us" page, a mission page, and others that don't necessarily change often but should have updated wording about once a year or two, maximum. Small changes on these pages alert regular users to the fact that other changes may have been made so they can look for them.
Calendars, events postings, and blogs should be updated monthly at the very least, and weekly if possible (or needed). If you keep your calendar of events and blogs updated, users will know you are invested in your site and that they can ask you questions about information they find on it. Photos should also be added and updated whenever wanted—if you have a conference, complete a new project, or have another special event, you should post quality and relevant photos.