A web site should be a dynamic document, changing on a periodic basis to keep your content fresh. It should grow and change as your organization grows and changes.
We offer a variety of maintenance options for our clients. In many cases, we build a simple, custom content manager that allows clients to update their own sites using a web-based form. In addition, we offer Adobe Contribute, a visual editor that allows clients to update certain portions of their site without compromising scripting and programming areas that should remain untouched. We also offer full maintenance services with quarterly maintenance agreements.
Content Management Software
Websites can be developed in Drupal or Joomla, to provide a Wiki-like content management solution for your web site. The Clarkson Pep Band Alumni Association web site was developed in Drupal and allows for community interaction and updates.
We can also provide dynamic page updates through custom database applications. In most cases, this involves a news or calendar management page, allowing instant updates to your web site. Pete Weise uses a custom management tool to keep his Gig Schedule up to date.
Word Press Content Management Systems
WordPress started in 2003 with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing and with fewer users than you can count on your fingers and toes. Since then it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on millions of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day.
Though WordPress started as just a blogging systems, it has evolved to be used as a full content management system and so much more through the thousands of plugins, widgets, and themes, WordPress is limited only by your imagination.
For one-time updates, we bill clients on a time and materials basis. Most updates are quick and can be done within an hour or less. We bill in 15 minute increments after the first hour.
For clients who have regular updates on a weekly, monthly, or quarterly basis, we offer maintenance contracts. The contract is a quarterly flat fee that will cover all updates to your site. To establish the fee, we bill on a time an materials basis for the first three months and then establish a quarterly fee that offers a discount off our regular hourly rate.
For clients who want to update content on their own, but don’t have the HTML skills necessary, we recommend Adobe Contribute. Contribute allows users to update the content without accidentally deleting something that might “break” the web site.
In addition to the regular Contribute documentation, we provide custom documentation for the features clients use most and provide one-on-one training for new users. Pfeil & Company is using Contribute to manage their Powers Park Lofts and The Conservatory at Troy web sites. Oligny’s Country Gardens is also using Contribute to keep their site current.