Feb 25 2009
A customer wants to create a simple web site of 6 or 7 static web pages. The site introduces their company and products, and attract enquiries through an online form.
He asked me to introduce web developers for him. Besides suggesting my partner web designers for any web development job as I normally do, I also suggested him do it himself, especially if it is such a simple web site.
Customer can consider using any free content management system (CMS) out there, such as Drupal and Joomla. A good CMS enables you to develop a complete web site with little or no technical knowledge.
But CMS to some customers is still quite technical. Why not use a blogging system like WordPress instead? You can create static pages using WordPress, and announce latest news and promotion from time to time by means of blogging. This RickySoo.com web site is created using WordPress.
In fact, for businesses who want to build a web site, I would suggest make it a blog, especially if the web site is not too complicated. Businesses should use blog not because it’s the “in” thing to do now, but it could be the most cost-effective way as well.
Learning WordPress is easier than learning a typical content management system. You just need to download WordPress, install on your web site, set up everything, put in the content, and maintain it along the way. Find out more on how to set up a blog here.
At the beginning there will be some learning curve. But soon my customer will become a pro in WordPress, and he will love it. The good thing is that, he can apply the WordPress skills to replicate other web sites as he wishes.
Do it yourself!