A snicker crept across the auditorium as a room full of website developers awaited a panelist’s answer when asked this question last weekend at
Her response? “How much is a house in Dallas? That all depends on what size house you want and the neighborhood you want to live in!”
Website developers are often asked the question. And many
Do you want a website that is basically a business card that includes your logo, color scheme, and a way to contact you?
Or do you want a website that helps you establish and maintain a connection between your organization and a website visitor? Do you want to include a slideshow of a recent event? Do you want your website visitors to complete a survey? Do you want to sell something on your website? Do you want to give something away? If you’re a church, do you want to provide audio or video your pastor’s recent sermons on your website?
The answer to how much a website
That’s why we ask questions. We don’t want to merely sell you a website. We want to help you establish and maintain a connection with other people.
I tried to attend a webinar a few minutes ago. Unfortunately, the webinar required Adobe Flash. My current computer has never had Flash installed on it. And I will not install it. Hence, I was unable to watch the webinar I was looking forward to.
Flash is old. Flash is not secure. Flash will be abandoned by Adobe soon in favor of current standards.
Now, if Adobe is abandoning its own product, why would any website developer still use it? I suspect it’s because either the developers don’t want to abandon a platform they know well; maybe they’re too lazy to learn newer things. Or perhaps the people who are paying them don’t know any better.
We know better. We care about security. And we care about the security of our clients and the people who visit their websites.
We don’t use Flash.