The services of Intimeon offer you the construction and maintenance of a professional website. At the very beginning of an order we perform the web check.
The web check gives us a useful analysis whether we can realize the whole project or parts of it. It is about finding out where costs can be saved for you. The fair analysis of your requirements will show us if we are the right agency for your website.
The more basic information we have, the easier it will be to give you the right answers. It's definitely worth clarifying this point with you, because a website can take on many different dimensions.
Smaller agencies like INTIMEON - DITIAL MEDIA usually have little or no staffing costs or work with other agencies.
Medium-sized company with well-calculated budgets often prefer freelancers who work with open source solutions. Very often, so-called CMS such as WordPress, Joomla, Typo3, Drupal, etc. are used for the realization of homepages. This can be a viable way for the later maintenance and care of a website.
Requirements such as photography, sound, videos, etc., of course, additionally reduce costs if the material can be obtained elsewhere, for example: Stock images - videos or sound samples. If no own staff or technical equipment is available, this approach is recommended. Many things can actually be done at INTIMEON - DIGITAL MEDIA without staff - this is certainly due to the workflow of Internet projects.
Whether this is an option for you depends on the individualization (customize) of your website.
What is what?
- (CMS - Content Management System)
- Customize - customization, individualization, company design
- Joomla - CMS about 5.4% market share
- Typo3 - CMS 2% market share
- Workflow - steps, planning, implementation
- Stock archives - Pre-produced videos, photos, sound
Companies with 1000 or more employees like to hire their own media designers, web developers or front-end developers. Or special agencies with large staff resources take on such jobs.
Brands like Mercedes, Tesla or Lufthansa serve millions of customers "as a matter of course". The requirements are set much higher from the start, in most cases such projects require custom programming and teams of developers working in parallel.
Such websites require applications with many interfaces (API) and cannot be created by a single person. In such cases, elements of the website can be outsourced, which is always done, but within manageable limits.
In fact, in small company often with cannons on sparrows shot thereby immense costs could be saved, if the effort is carefully calculated and know-how is distributed efficiently.
In fact, sometimes we move a bit away from CMS-based websites. Especially when a CMS guarantees faster results, but is often too bloated for us.
That said, simple landing pages can also be implemented well with HTML and Java Script. However, this also leads to more complex maintenance, especially if something changes in the navigation etc. In general, the continuity of a functional website depends on the content. Some customers do not want to maintain their website themselves because they find it too complicated.
In fact, a CMS is not simply a program that can be used without basic knowledge. In any case, the approach how a website is realized is crucial for the cost development. If employees are hindered in their tasks, even a CMS is of little use in the long run, because training and a good understanding of the subject matter are necessary, but also time-consuming.
Best practice here is the web check, the clear analysis of what will be required of a website in the future and whether it makes sense to train employees for this. Therefore, for INTIMEON - DIGITAL MEDIA the dual approach is a viable solution. CMS and or individual programming. Depending on the needs of the customer, these approaches should be extensively planned and analyzed, because both approaches have advantages and disadvantages.
It would be our preference if we could keep the project going. After all, it is not necessarily logical to assume that a homepage, once created, will become a self-runner. Intended as an advertising medium, the corporate website meshes like one cog in the other. From when a website is or becomes truly successful also depends on how access is measured. If the product or target is recognized and accepted, this must also be proven in figures. In our opinion, the content that the offer provides is the essential thing. That which interests the viewer.