Web Development Options and More

New Website & E-commerce Sites

Web development is creating a website or web application. It is a complex process that requires various skills. A good web developer should have experience in website design, coding, testing, and deployment. They should also be familiar with e-commerce platforms and payment gateway integration. A web developer is responsible for the end-to-end development of a website. If you're thinking of creating a new website or e-commerce site, you'll need to find a web developer to help you, and we hope you will consider us in the process. When choosing a web developer, it's important to consider their experience, skills, and rates. Once you've found the right developer, they will help you create a website that meets your needs and enables you to grow your business.

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E-commerce Website Development

Do you need a website that allows you to buy and sell physical goods, services or digital products? E-commerce websites are online platforms that will enable businesses to sell their products and services. They typically have a shopping cart feature that allows customers to add items to their purchases. E-commerce sites also have a payment gateway that processes customer payments. We can help you with all aspects of website development, from planning and design to coding and testing. We can also help you integrate your website with an e-commerce platform and a payment gateway.

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Function First Website Development

In web development, functional design means a user can successfully navigate and use all the website's features. The design features support and guides the user on their path. Functionality refers to whether a design works and helps the users meet their goals and needs. From products such as chairs or tables to designs such as books or web interfaces, functionality varies but is everywhere. Functionality is also essential for a website design from a technical standpoint. For a website to work properly, all individual parts must function correctly. This includes everything from the site's code to how the pages are linked. If there are any technical problems with the site, it will not work properly and could frustrate users. When a design is highly functional, it does what it's expected to and does well.

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Multiple Website Development Options

Some of the top options we recommend for your consideration:

WordPress, the best site for blogs and content-heavy sites, with a customizable, open-source e-commerce platform called WooCommerce. You can use WordPress to create any type of website, including a blog, a corporate website, or a ecommerce store. WordPress also comes with a wide range of plugins and themes that you can use to customize your website.

Wix is a user-friendly platform that makes creating a website easy - even for those who are not tech-savvy. Plus, there are tons of templates and design options to choose from. There are lots of options and it has a very professional look but Wix has limitations unless your developer is experienced in customizing the css code to get the look and feel you want.

Squarespace is easy to use and provides you with everything you need to get your website up and running quickly. Squarespace offers a wide range of templates that you can use to create a website that looks great and reflects your unique brand. Again, customization of the css code is key to getting the most out of.

Shopify has a wide variety of templates to choose from, making it easy to find a design that matches your business's aesthetic. Additionally, Shopify offers user-friendly features that make creating and managing your website easy, even if you don't have any coding experience. Unfortunately, Google often penalizes the rank of Shopify websites for loading slowly. Choose a website design - developer team who is experienced in optimizing the graphics for a quick load.

Bootstrap may be the perfect choice because it’s a fast-load, easy to use, customizable, responsive to mobile devices and quick in development time which means lower costs for maintenance, as well. The downside the Bootstrap is you will need a coder to update your website so it’s not appropriate when a team needs access to update many different parts of your website. If you need to customize Bootstrap to fit your needs, there are plenty of resources online to help you do just that. It’s worth highlighting that fast-loading responsive websites rank very well on Google.

Choosing a Content Management System

A CMS (such as WordPress, Drupal, or Joomla) can significantly simplify the process of managing content on a website or application, but not all CMS software is created equal. At a high level, there are three main types of CMS: open source, proprietary, and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions.

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Open-source CMS

Open-source CMS software, like WordPress or Drupal, is freely accessible and editable by anyone. This allows a strong community of developers to contribute improvements and updates to the core platform. However, it also means that the user is responsible for maintaining and troubleshooting any issues that may arise

While it may require more technical know-how, the upside is enormous. With an open-source CMS, you control every aspect of your website, from design to functionality. And with a global community constantly improving and contributing to the platform, you can rest assured that your website will have the latest and greatest features.

Proprietary CMS Software

Proprietary CMS software is owned and managed by a single entity, with core updates handled internally. This often results in a more streamlined user experience but may come with a higher cost and limited customization options. Integrate Best does not sell or maintain a proprietary CMS. Still, we may be able to help direct the process if you need maintenance, modifications or updates to your existing proprietary CMS system.

SaaS CMS Solutions

Finally, SaaS CMS solutions offer the ease and convenience of cloud-based technology but may also have limitations on scalability or customization options. No matter which type of CMS you choose, it's essential to weigh your unique needs and budget to find the best fit for your project. A SaaS CMS is a pre-built content management system that exists entirely in a cloud environment. It can typically be accessed online without installing, updating, or maintaining anything. The SaaS vendor takes care of hardware setup, server management, storage, virtualization, and more.