Frequently Asked Questions
What is a web space?
- General Information
A web space is, basically, a portal. A portal that opens the entire world to you, to your organization, or to your business. A web space allows access to the most pertinent information, the most exciting news, and the greatest products and services. A web space makes your presence known and makes your presence global.
How do you design a web space?
- Web Space Design Information
That´s an easy question. We review information about your business or organization; be it ads, bulletins, brochures, pamphlets, or products. Then we sit down and discuss with you about how your organization works (what you make, what you sell, what you do). Now begins the design process. We take the colorful palette of information, and with our digital brush, beautifully paint a web space, a portal, deserving of your hard work and dedication.
What if I already have a web space designed?
- Web Space Hosting Information
No problem. We also provide the service of hosting. Hosting is a habitat, a home for your web space. Once a web space is designed, it just sits on the artists computer, waiting to be auditioned. It needs a stage. It needs a place to live. That´s where hosting comes in. We provide a residence for your web space.
What if I need a web space designed and hosted?
- “the entire package” Information
That´s our specialty. This is what we call “the entire package.” This is a great service for many reasons. You don´t have to worry about piddling little things like whether your designer knows the file system of your hosting service, your hosting service´s compatibility with your designer´s technology, or whether the web space your designer made is small enough to fit in your allotted disk space. All of these problems are solved. We design the web space, and we host it. Any interfacing issues will be resolved internally, without putting undue stress on you.
“Why So Many People Ruin Their Websites”
We live in a technologically-exciting world. Even brand new webmasters today can make use of easy to master web design tools that add functionality only a web programmer could have dreamed of just a couple of years ago.
And that is great, right? Wrong! Quite the opposite is true.
The accessibility of such web mastering tools has resulted in hundreds of “junk” Websites that have so much going on at every page that the web surfer is completely overwhelmed.
Some of these web pages have as many as 7 or 8 distinct content areas contained on an 800 by 600 pixel screen... a flashing header graphic, several paragraphs of text, an opt in form, Google ads, Amazon ads, affiliate links, audio and/or video buttons to push, and sometimes even more.
Don´t be tempted to make such glaring mistakes. It is unlikely that most web visitors will successfully navigate such a site. There are too many decisions to make, too many distractions. And the content is completely lost among all the technology and advertising.
What´s the answer?
Most successful web designers today--that is web designers who have visitors coming back over and over to their customer´s sites and who are making money and/or getting some other desired response-will tell you that the answer is clean and simple web design. Usability is the key.
Great website designs focus on 3 basic values:
Simplicity, clarity, and speed. In other words, you need a site that is visually appealing, but at the same time downloads quickly and is easy to navigate.
To design a site that has visual appeal, you can make use of simple graphics, color, and graphical text. At all costs, stay away from flashing animations and busy backgrounds. In fact, a white, cream, or light yellow background with black or dark blue text is best, if you want the majority of visitors to be able to read your text easily.
Should be simple text links or buttons, either across the top, right under the header, or down the left or right side of the screen. Make sure the text labels clearly indicate what the user will find when he or she clicks on them.
One or two simple ads can also be placed in the left or right panes, with your content in the main center panel.
Your content pane should be the largest area on the screen, so that it draws the reader´s focus.
Clean and simple web design extends to the layout of your content too. Text is most readable when it is in “chunks.” This means short sentences and paragraphs of no more than 2 to 4 sentences each. Sprinkle a graphic or two per page to break up the text and add visual interest. Lots of white space is crucial.
Many people think that squeezing as much functionality into every page as possible is the right approach. It is not. What will keep people on your site and keep them coming back as well, is a clean, simple, easy to navigate design and that is what we offer at Moody Family Ministries - The one stop source for ALL your ministry needs!.