Thankfully, times have changed. In the last two years, we have been working with several web based content management system tools out on the market that allow users to maintain their own websites right from the web with no software on their computer. We have set up tools like Wordpress and Joomla for our clients that wanted to update their own sites. While these tools are powerful and flexible with free available plugins, they are not the easiest to work with. Many clients have become frustrated with the quirky behavior that these programs can exhibit.
We have been on a mission to find a better solution for our clients, lucky for you, we found it! We now have a easy to use web based system to offer clients and both Kasha and Melissa can set them up for you. Clients can not only add pages themselves, they can add their own drop down menus, and control the order of the menu items & menu titles. Adding photos, photo galleries (with click to enlarge features) and slide shows is a matter of dragging and dropping an element into the page and presto they appear! Clients can add paragraphs with photos and control the angle, border and size of the photo that appears. Some templates allow for custom headers graphics on each page and the client can add any photo they want to in the header and can write text on top of the photo. Videos and downloadable files also can be added easily. There are also elements for adding Google Maps, audio files and simple shopping buy now buttons.
My 12 year old daughter, Bailey wanted to learn what I do for work, she was very interested in building a website for her animal collection, did I mention we have a small farm in her room? I signed her up for a account with the new website system we offer and she was able to create a 8 page (Bailey's Farm) website to display her photos of her fishes, chickens, hermit crabs, horses, dogs and lizards with custom headers, slide show and photo gallery all by herself, without me teaching her anything. Trust me, if my 12 year old can do the updates, you can, is just that easy! If you aren't comfortable with doing your own updates, we can always do them for you. The beauty of this system is it is web based so we can log into it anytime and help you.
Silver Buckle Services is offering special website setup packages for the new system. We design the website to match your marketing materials and come up with a custom look and feel for you and enter in all your content and set up the pages. Then we let you do the updates from there. Contact us to get started!
Author: Melissa Berschens