I need a website

Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by Chris B., Dec 6, 2008.

  1. Chris B.

    Chris B. LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 398

    I need a website. A few of you guys really seem to know what your talking about, so how much for a site. I just need a simple site with a few pictures.

    Pm me with info.
     
  2. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,810

    Define simple? Will simple do what you need it to do?
     
  3. Chris B.

    Chris B. LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 398

    Just a couple of pages, some general info, and some pictures.
     
  4. pullingrass

    pullingrass LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    check out homestead.com.... thats what i use... plenty of templetes. I designed mine with a blank page so thats an option as well...

    www.thedetailededge.com
     
  5. NEW CITY LAWN CARE LLC

    NEW CITY LAWN CARE LLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,268

    What does your client login do for you? How did you set that up?
     
  6. DLAWNS

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,778

    I don't know much about them and my friend built mine, but I know that I use Host Department. I 'm not sure if this helps, but hopefully it does.
     
  7. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 18,308

    No real need for client authentication unless you are providing specific private information for each client (like bills) and/or are allowing them to pay their bill online (i.e. you are a merchant) and you want to store account info (not a good idea and very expensive). For simple sites, there is no need to "customize" the users experience (i.e. like this site), so storing user preferences is not needed.

    Here are two links I pulled in response to a PM question similar to yours.


    Websites In A Box:

    http://www.opensourcecms.com/index.p...388&Itemid=143

    Free HTML Templates:

    http://www.oswd.org/


    The above 2 links are good places to start. The CMS is a more robust option, but is most likely overkill for what most landscape web sites would need. The other link is just HTML templates that you can use as a base template for a site, which you can then adjust to your liking. Either option is a viable choice, but your cheapest option would probably be to just find a free template you like and modify it to fit your needs.
     
  8. pullingrass

    pullingrass LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    I'm currently getting the client logon set up right now... I'll have pages for the customer such as billing info and design progress updates.

    Mike

    www.TheDetailedEdge.com
     
  9. NEW CITY LAWN CARE LLC

    NEW CITY LAWN CARE LLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,268

    That seems like a lot of work, unless you have some sort of software that will upload all your invoices and such to your client log in?
     
  10. pullingrass

    pullingrass LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    I could see it being alot of work for a lawn maintenance company where they'll have 150 customers to send bills to at the end of the month.... on average I'm loading about 2 times a day only taking about 30-45 sec. All of my work is strickly designs.

    Mike

    www.Thedetailededge.com
     

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