Website Design & Development
Website design & development is what Thompson's Web Service specializes in. Affordable prices and plans. We aim to give you a quality web design to fit your small business or large business. We are ready to give you a quote whether or not you are local to Wilson or as far as California. We specialize in design locally in Wilson, NC as well as remotely as far as the Marshall Islands.
What is Website Design? According to Wikipedia "Web design encompasses many different skills and disciplines in the production and maintenance of websites. The different areas of web design include web graphic design; interface design; authoring, including standardized code and proprietary software; user experience design; and search engine optimization." This explains the technical aspects of the design. To simplify, we take a jigsaw puzzle of a 1000 tiny pieces and we have to figure out where all the pieces to go. This sounds easy enough, however it can become tricky when all the puzzle pieces are the same color.
Our job as your website designer is to create a masterpiece for each individual business/person(s). We accomplish this through several tasks: we talk with our clients to get a feel of what their vision is, we also have you fill out a questionnaire to help us understand your concept. Between these two task we are able to obtain enough information to begin building stages of your vision of your website design. We accomplish by choosing the perfect Theme or Template, then comes the content, and before you know it we are sending you a final checklist.
What is Website Development? According to Wikipedia "Web development is a broad term for the work involved in developing a web site for the Internet (World Wide Web) or an intranet (a private network)." To simplify web site development is an understatement. While developing for me may come easier to than most people, it can be like learning a whole other language. Website Development starts from the moment payment is received.
While researching on how to explain web development to our clients I found this really insightful article from Tech Terms"While the terms "web developer" and "web designer" are often used synonymous, they do not mean the same thing. Technically, a web designer only designs website interfaces using HTML
and CSS. A web developer may be involved in designing a website, but may also write web scripts in languages such as PHP and ASP. Additionally, a web developer may help maintain and update a database used by a dynamic website.
Web development includes many types of web content creation. Some examples include hand coding web pages in a text editor, building a website in a program like Dreamweaver, and updating a blog via a blogging website. In recent years, content management systems like WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla have also become popular means of web development. These tools make it easy for anyone to create and edit their own website using a web-based interface.
While there are several methods of creating websites, there is often a trade-off between simplicity and customization. Therefore, most large businesses do not use content management systems, but instead have a dedicated Web development team that designs and maintains the company's website(s). Small organizations and individuals are more likely to choose a solution like WordPress that provides a basic website template and simplified editing tools."