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Hiring A Web Development Company Vs Doing It Yourself

August 24th, 2018

Hiring a web development company to create a website for you may seem like a complete waste of money. After all, they can cost hundreds to thousands of dollars! You could easily learn how to create a basic website, then throw on some pretty graphics, text, and photos to lure in people–correct? It’s something any junior high kid can do, so why not you?

Think again–do you want your company website to look like something a junior high school kid created? Not really. Not only will it be unprofessional in appearance, with glaring, migraine-inducing graphics and text, but it will not gather big hits on internet search engine traffic…and of the potential customers that do somehow find your site, chances are that most of them will be driven away by your website! Not the kind of presence you want on the world wide web, is it?

Learning how to create a professional website with high numbers in internet search engine traffic is much more difficult than it seems. It takes a special kind of patience to learn basic HTML, much less master it and the more advanced web development tools. Furthermore, think developing your own professional website is cheaper? In order to master all these web development tools, you would need to pay hundreds to thousands of dollars for classes and textbooks in order to learn this!

And by the time you are done and ready to develop your own site, weeks to months will have gone by. If you had simply hired a web development company in the first place, then not only will the costs be the same, but you will be getting a high-quality, proven product from a proven company that can guarantee you results…fast…for the same cost, or even cheaper. Think about it.

Web Development Company – Why and Which One To Choose

August 23rd, 2018

At the present age of E-Commerce a business cannot strive without a Website. A website is the face of the said corporation/business house or small business to the world. In fact I do not need to go in explicit details of the positive aspects of having a website, everybody knows it, and you too know it… That is why you are here reading this piece.

The moment you decide that you need a website or more aptly a Website solution you are competing against the teeming millions who share the same niche with you. So if you want your site to be a hit, it should stand apart from the crowd in a better way.

There are some standards and some factors that should be explicitly followed to make your website a worthwhile visit so that the “lead” returns again. A Pro Web development Company knows that what it needs and what needs to be done to make this happen. Because you understand that you will never hire a un-reliable mason or designer or home d├ęcor to build your shop or office, this works in the same way. You should understand this that a cheap solution is not always the best solution.

A standard, reliable Web Development Company such as ours knows that we have to create a free flowing web 2.0 UI with more visitor engagement to really hook your leads up. We also follow the best coding policies at par and in compliance with the W3C standards and our coding standards are hundred percent Search Engine friendly. We not only create Search Engine friendly Website solutions, we create a Business Solution for you, a full blown e-commerce solution, which is not only visitor engaging, but converting too. We design the UIs such that it is lucid, easy to follow and so that the visitors don’t have to “grope” to find what they need.

Always choose a Web Development company such that, you can rely on them, that they are just a phone call away, that they understand your business polices. That you and they share a common goal and they always keep you informed about the process they are following, so that you can judge the ROI on your investment and you can also track the time.

Interview With a Web Developer

August 22nd, 2018

I’m sure a large percentage of people who enjoy games or using computers have considered what it would be like to have I.T. as their profession. To try and answer this question we managed to drag the EGR tech department (one guy going by the name of Colonel Mustard) away from his desk to talk to us about his day job as a programmer.

Good evening. Could you give us your official job title and a brief description of what you do

I’m a web developer, and I work for a large publishing company in London on a number of different websites

How did you get involved in this type of work?

I’ve had an interest in computers for as long as I can remember, so when it came to deciding on what to study in further education computing seemed an obvious choice to me. I got lucky with a work placement during my University studies and landed myself a permanent role which is where I am now

Have you found using computers to be any different if you are using them for pleasure or for work?

When programming at home I have more time to work with technologies of my choice. Also

browsing the web can become a different experience when you’re a web developer, as you understand why things are done the way they are. So when a site breaks you can often pinpoint the bad/lazy programming that caused it.

Is it a challenge to keep up to date with advances in IT that may affect your work?

Yes, I think in that respect being a web developer is one of the most challenging jobs out there. There is such a vast range of technologies being used, and you have to understand everything from the front end to the databases.

Most jobs however focus on a smaller subset of technology, often supplied by a single vendor such as Microsoft, which makes it a bit easier

Is much of your time dedicated to training and learning new things? or do you cover enough of the same topics each day that this isn’t necessary?

Well I do try to keep as up to date as possible with the fundamental languages and the things I work with a lot, as I feel that I like to have a complete understanding of them. There are other things that seem to come and go, often like fashion in the software world. I try to get an understanding of these, but I don’t spend too much time focusing on something that I don’t think I’m going to use much.

I probably spend a few minutes a day reading blogs and articles covering a wide range of things. I particularly like the Microsoft blogs as they provide a good insight into the development of some languages.

What opportunities for advancing exist in the job? in terms of climbing the career ladder.

There are a number of directions in which to progress. The main directions you can go are either towards a more people-oriented position such as team management, or a more technical role such as a software architect.

There are many more opportunities, for instance a good company CIO will often have a programming background.

What would you recommend to people currently at school who are looking at this or a similar career?

Don’t study maths! I was told it was necessary for a career in computing, but they were wrong.

You can study maths if you want, I’m sure it will get you far, it just isn’t mandatory. It can help to get a degree in a computing-related subject, but often the course content won’t be hugely relevant, it’s just a way into the industry.

Try to be sure it’s what you want to do, as a lot of people give it a go and find they just

aren’t naturally good at software development.

with this being an EGR the interview wouldn’t be complete without some mention of gaming. Are you currently playing anything?

I like to play Insurgency occasionally, and a bit of TF2 every now and then. I’m against giving WoW a go as I’m scared it’ll consume my life for the next decade if I do.

I’m also currently contemplating playing Oblivion again as I started playing it when I was younger and never got round to finishing it. I used to play a huge amount of CS:Source, and was in a couple of clans a few years ago.

Do you have an all time favourite game?

That probably has to be the half-life series, especially HL2. The success of the series doesn’t surprise me. It’s one of the few games I’ve played more than once. My favourite online game has to be CS:Source

It does seem that Valve always produce top notch games, what do you think it is about them that other games companies find hard to emulate?

that’s a difficult question! Maybe it’s because they really seem to understand their audience and take the time to properly design games. Too many modern games seem to be a graphics showcase with little in the way of gameplay.

Then you get games such as Battlefield 2 which seems to have been rushed, constantly crashing before a patch was released.

Lastly, are you able to give us a quick sneak preview on what you’re working on for EGR?

Well hopefully in the near future we’ll have a more visually appealing site. It’s something that’s been on my mind for a while. Front end styling isn’t my strong point, but I think I have some good ideas. I am also busy working on both the “TF2 tactician” and “WoW tactician” which will allow users to build a large collaborative database of guides and tactics for the games they play. There is also a very snazzy CMS running behind the site which cannot be seen by the users but is being developed to allow easier posting of articles and updates and in the future will allow regular guest posts to be made by anyone wanting to try their hand at a bit of games journalism.

Those are the features I’m currently concentrating on coding and testing, there are also plans in the not too distant future to provide more functionality to the front page in the form of a calendar filled with gaming related events and various media players on the front page containing things like frag videos or just the latest virals.

Thank you for your time, I hope these answers have helped some people decide whether a career in software development is something they wish to pursue. Are there any final thoughts you wish to leave us with?

Yeah! Don’t ever bother with IE 6! Some of our biggest customers are various government bodies, and most of them happen to be stuck in the past with this monstrosity of a browser which makes my job that little bit more difficult.