Site Management

Way back in 1997, development guru Jakob Nielsen pointed out a common flaw in website planning: Companies were allocating shoot-the-moon budgets for site development but then starving the ongoing management. The problem? It's the latter that builds reputation and credibility. He recommended an annual maintenance budget equal to the original development cost. Unfortunately, remarkably little has changed since then (sigh).

Lucky for you, our development costs are very reasonable, and our management costs even better.

So, what does it take to manage a site? We think of it as four components:

While we have consulted and programmed for projects in a LAMP (Linux + Apache + MySQL + PHP) environment, for our own development and management work we stick to the Windows environment, using ASP and ASP.Net technology.