Manage your own website
Having the ability to keep a website updated with all the latest information is something all Toronto businesses should request. Unfortunately as soon a Toronto web design firm delivers a website to a customer it almost immediately becomes out of date. This is because in business things change so quickly. For example new products become available and existing ones are withdrawn. Telephone numbers, addresses and even key members of staff come and go. But the website still has that outdated information. If this sounds like a problem your business has it is about time to ask your Toronto website design firm to give you the power to update your own website.
As soon a business approaches a Toronto web design firm they really need to specify that they need a website that they manage and update on a regular basis. The Toronto website design firm should then go through the various Content Management Systems (CMS) solutions that are available for websites to see which one would best suit. Some Toronto web design firms have even created their own CMS systems, but make sure that these are well established and running well with other clients. A good CMS solution should be easy and straight forward to use. Remember when that website is delivered it will be you responsible for keeping it updated. Some Toronto web design firms do however offer website support services just in case you get stuck!
So what can you change on a website with the typical CMS system a Toronto website design firm provides? Most businesses will want to be able to update news pages with the latest information, such as text content and images. They will also want to be able to update other areas of a website such as client testimonials and current projects. Some Toronto web design companies are also asked to build a Blog or Forum area into a website which the customer then manages. Keeping the website updated and fresh with the latest news and information is an excellent way of keeping customers informed and engaged.
Naturally websites that sell products online will need to have Content Management facilities. Your chosen Toronto web design firm will talk you through the various options you have when it comes to e-commerce solutions. When selling goods online businesses need to be able to add and update product information such as images, text and prices. They may also need to update postage and delivery information and special offers on products for instance. Any Toronto website design firm will also show you the other content managed features that come with a typical e-commerce website.