Coastal Web Services is a web designer offering web design and other computer services to Maryland residents in Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County, Cecil County, Howard County and Anne Arundel County, as well as customers in Delaware and Pennsylvania. However, as our name suggests, we serve all clients in the U.S., from coast-to-coast.
Coastal Web Design Terminology:
Let’s start with the basics. A web designer creates, designs and builds websites to a client’s specifications. That was simple. Here are some web design industry terms that you may not be familiar with. Below are brief descriptions of several common terms, but feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
Custom-Built Web Sites Versus Template Sites
The web designers at Coastal Web Services custom build websites for your specific needs. We know how to design a website that will make your company stand out against the competition. We take your company colors, your logo, your branding, and marketing materials and then create a graphic design that seamlessly complements your marketing efforts. Our web designers also go the extra mile by creating a website that's search engine friendly- a MUST in today's Internet environment. We have also come to find that template sites only let you make a website that is so simplistic that it tends to exclude many of the web design elements necessary to make a website efficient.
Front-End Web Design
A web designer knows how to design a web site so there are things a web site user sees and doesn’t see. Front-end refers to your visible web design including the basic pages which contain text and images that get your point across. This is typically your home page, your "About Us" page, and your information pages, etc. If programming/code is used on your web design, the web designer makes sure that the data coming from the "back-end" gets displayed correctly on the "front-end" (where web surfers view the requested data you provide) of most browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari, Netscape, Mozilla, etc.)
Back-End web design
This is the area where a web designer puts the website programming. We know how to design a website so the programming runs smoothly. Back-end would be things done behind the scenes, including web add-ons such as e-commerce (shopping cart), RSS feeds, calendar program, etc...
This is where a web designer adds "bells and whistles" to your web design. We know how to design a website that will incorporate many of these special features that set your web site apart from the competition. We can add movies, audio/video, Flash animation, custom contact forms with database retrieval, blogs, social networking, calendars and more. Most of the add-ons require programming functionality.
Having a website stay the same over the next 5 years (average life of a standard website) is highly improbable, and not necessarily desirable. You have service changes, product changes, new client info, change in employees or business, and calendar changes just to name a few. You also want to keep your web design and content fresh and new so you can get repeat surfers. It can also help to get more points with search engines so that you can rank better in the results page. You need a web designer who knows how to design a website that is easily updated, and who will be around to help you make these updates in an efficient method. Coastal Web Services has longevity as a web designer and can provide that for you. Request your updates today and see them reflected quickly.
Some of our customers request the option of updating their site themselves. In most web development companies, you deal with a computer geek who knows how to design a web site, but has no concept of how to effectively train non-computer experts. Another reason they don't want to teach you how to update your site is because you are taking away a source of their income. With Coastal Web Services, we ask all our customers if they want to update their own site or if they prefer we update their site once a new web site design is completed. We offer the computer training you need to be able to update your site yourself.
Coastal Web Services is a web designer providing an array of web site services to businesses in Howard County, Harford County, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Cecil County Columbia, Elkridge, Ellicott City, Jessup, North Laurel, Savage, Guilford, Clarksville, Hanover, Lisbon, Sykesville, Woodbine, Baltimore City and surrounding areas.