Our web division has been busy, busy … sending out quotes, talking to potential customers, creating new designs and updating websites. We are happy to help our clients manage their online presence!
However, the lingo is a little confusing (for us too!)
So we wanted to share an interesting article we found from Entrepreneur.com – The Basic Building Blocks of a Website, and Their Costs that might help explain the process a little better.
Domain: this is the unique name of your website like herefordsteers.com or waltercattleco.com
Hosting: What stores your files and makes your website accessible on the world wide web. All of our websites are hosted through Go Daddy, and we’ve been really happy with their service.
Design: This is the look and feel of your website … all the pictures, graphics, headers, footers, etc. When you have a website designed by FMG, we will work with you to design a website that is representative of your farm or ranch. For the copelandshowcattle.com website, our designers worked with the owners to create a logo using a picture taken for their 2013 calf sale.
Content: The actual wording used on the website. Websites work best when you compile all of the information you want on the website and send it to someone with FMG in a Word document or email. From there, we can easily copy and paste the info to avoid spelling errors or misunderstanding something over the phone. We are happy to assist you with this part of the project, by providing editing services and to help craft the words to best reach your target audience.
Advanced Functionality: Things like slideshows, E-Commerce, mobile optimization, built in blogs and more can all be added to your website package. We utilize all of these options on the FMG website.
Now that you understand the lingo, are you ready to start a website project? Contact Erick Schmidt, Web Division Manager via email or phone 830.263.0166