“A picture is worth a thousand words.- Ben Schneiderman -
An interface is worth a thousand pictures.”
Why would you need a website?
- To establish a presence
Close to 500 million people world-wide have access to the World Wide Web. No matter what your business is you can't ignore 500 million people. Even if you just conduct business within your community, you want to let people know that you are interested in serving them in any way possible. If you don't, your competitors will.
- To network
A lot of what passes for business is nothing more than making connections with other people. Every smart business-person knows: it's not what you know, it's who you know. Passing out your business card is part of every good meeting and every business-person can tell more than one story how a chance meeting turned into a big deal. What if you could pass out your business card to thousands, maybe millions of potential clients? You can do this 24 hours a day, inexpensively and simply, on the Internet.
- Because you pour your life into a business you love
Everything about you reflects the passion and commitment you have toward offering the best imaginable service to a customer base that appreciates you.
- Because you want to be recognized and admired
Why would you need a web application instead of a desktop application?
There has been a long running debate about web applications replacing desktop software applications. While some functions are better suited to web applications, security concerns and legacy systems will prevent desktop software from becoming obsolete.
Some argue that the debate between web applications and desktop applications is pointless; as there is no clear answer. While still others argue that the issue at hand is as much a business and marketing issue, as it is a technological issue.
What Defines a Web Application vs. a Desktop Application?
A web application is an application delivered to users from a web server. Some businesses run web applications on an Intranet, as well. Web applications are becoming more popular due to the widespread use of the web browser as a client.
Some applications are better suited and more likely to become successful as web applications. Web applications designed specifically for search engine optimization, have become increasingly popular. It is easy to understand why web applications that relate to the Internet would prosper, while business applications may have less appeal in a web environment.
A desktop application is a self-contained program that performs a defined set of tasks under the user control. Desktop applications run from a local drive and do not necessary require a network or connectivity to operate or function properly, though if attached to a network desktop applications might use the resources of the network.
Advantages of web applications:
- no installation
Browser based software never requires installation processes or hard drive space. It lives in a virtual cloud in the Internet and this means that whenever you launch it, it always has the latest version. Ajax has made it possible to deliver Desktop-like look & feel, and functionality, with no loss of performance!
- updates are seamless
Instead of having to patch each and every individual user, the patches/upgrades are applied to the server and each user will receive the updated version the next time they log in.
- no legacy
This is a big issue for traditional software vendors. Users who purchase previous versions of a software, almost always will result in legacy versions lying around, versions requiring support what turns out to be costly. The problems relating to legacy software are almost limitless, and often are not efficient for the vendor and/or the customer.
- access from anywhere with the Internet/intranet
Web applications can be accessed from any computer with an Internet/intranet connection and a browser. The same way that people access their email from any browser, web apps are exactly the same.
- data is stored remotely
- cross-platform compatibility
No longer have to be concerned to build technology around a specific platform and limit the productivity/market (or incur additional costs to build for another platform), the browser is the platform.
- better suitable for low-end computers and require little disk space
- client computer is better protected from viruses as the app is sandboxed inside a browser
No installation means no viruses. Start shorting all those Anti-Virus stocks! Enough said!
Imagine a world without software piracy. That world is here, and Web Applications are the solution to that problem.
- mobile is here
Compiled desktop applications are going to have a hard time being adapted for mobile devices. Web apps are ready made (in most cases).
How can we help you?
We think that web development is more than a collection of beautiful looking web pages. In our philosophy we define web development as Technology + Programming + Creative design + Quality content
We offer to design and develop web solutions from simple, few page, informative web sites to robust web solutions, with rich user experience and server side functionalities, using the newest up to date development platforms and technologies. Whether you need a complex web application, an e-commerce solution or a simple website we are among the best solutions you can choose from. Thanks to our focus on innovation and quality, you can quickly release new services, products and/or features to market. Using our extensive experience with AJAX we can help you build highly responsive applications.
We will enhance your on-line presence and raise your visibility in your area of expertise. Our clients are totally involved in the development process to ensure that our expertise is combined with the business vision to create a functional solution.
We offer web development in a varied list of available technologies:
Microsoft ASP.NET WebForms
Microsoft ASP.NET MVC
Microsoft SQL Server
Our web development services include, but are not limited to:
- Custom intranet/Internet web applications
- Custom website layout design using standards compliant XHTML/CSS
Every online business or Internet presence starts with a design, so you might want to make a good first step on your way to online success. To get this, you will need a clean design for your future website, as user-friendly and accessible as you can get it. The way your website looks expresses the way you're doing business and the way you're handling your customers, make sure your website is or will be sending out the right message. Our web solutions are built according to the W3C standards, to put the foundation of an accessible and search engine / user friendly web application.
- Website redesign and refactoring
- Create custom content management systems
- On our clients' request, we can also provide web hosting through dedicated, reliable 3rd party servers.