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Choosing the right website solution

  1. 1. Choosing the right<br />website solution<br />Ben Coleman, ICT Advisor<br />West Africa Trade Hub<br />
  2. 2. Available website solutions<br />Custom designed<br />PROS<br />Saves time<br />Greater customization (design, features)<br />Professional result<br />
  3. 3. Available website solutions<br />Custom designed<br />CONS<br />Costs more<br />Harder to change yourself<br />Hard to find a reliable web designer<br />
  4. 4. Available website solutions<br />Self-created<br />DIY<br />PROS<br /><ul><li>Free or very cheap
  5. 5. Easier to make changes
  6. 6. Don’t need to find or rely on anyone</li></li></ul><li>Available website solutions<br />Self-created<br />DIY<br />CONS<br /><ul><li>Learning curve
  7. 7. Limited customization
  8. 8. Unprofessional result?</li></li></ul><li>How to choose<br />Start with your website goal<br />What does your website have to do?<br />
  9. 9. How to choose<br />Think about your target market<br />Who is your website for?<br />
  10. 10. How to choose<br />What’s your budget?<br />Consider the future value of a website meeting your website goal<br />How much can you afford?<br />
  11. 11. How to choose<br />What level is your technical ability?<br />Do you know how to communicate effectively?<br />Can you produce a professional result?<br />
  12. 12. How to choose<br />How much time do you have?<br />Do you have the time and commitment to master a new application and keep working at it?<br />
  13. 13. Free website applications<br />Try them out!<br />sites.google.com<br />www.weebly.com<br />catalog.openentry.com<br />
  14. 14. Web designers<br />Locally based<br />PROS<br />Easier to communicate with<br />Easier to pay<br />Knowledge of local environment<br />
  15. 15. Web designers<br />Locally based<br />CONS<br />Hard to find reliable option<br />Limited range of options<br />
  16. 16. Web designers<br />Online<br />PROS<br />Greater range of options<br />Easier to find<br />
  17. 17. Web designers<br />Online<br />CONS<br />Harder to pay<br />Harder to communicate with<br />Harder to assess<br />
  18. 18. Thank you!www.watradehub.com/ict<br />Ben Coleman (bcoleman@watradehub.com)<br />icthelpdesk@watradehub.com<br />

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