Ongoing support is fundamental to our business philosophy. It's included with every project. We won't leave you high and dry once a project is complete. We want to contribute to your company's success in the long term. Your success is our success!
We can make your data dance the mambo. But the only way to begin is to contact The Lazarus Group.
Custom is not a dirty word...and it doesn't have to equal expensive. We don't have 30 templates for you to choose from.
When it comes to designing your site, one size should not have to fit all. We take the time to create a website that is sleek, functional and unique to you and your business.
An e-commerce site's architecture is distinctly different in that the layout must take into account far more than image and message. E-commerce sites combine marketing, advanced programming technologies, and stringent content organization in order to produce an effective and easy-to-navigate site - one that serves as an online extension of your business.
From design foundation to ongoing database updates, you can trust The Lazarus Group to provide your operation with the professional look and capabilities it needs to succeed in the new world of internet economics. Using the latest technology, marketing skills and artistry, we create e-commerce websites hand-tailored for each client's needs.
Databases are the backbone of the internet. And most websites beyond the, "I just want a little website," are going to need a bit of database integration.
Databases allow websites to:
- provide security functions such as password protected areas
- update web content easily
- make information available in a searchable format
- keep track of...say...125,000 registered voters
We can build your database from scratch, or transfer it from almost any format - and make it pretty, to boot. Databases are powerful tools, but they don't have to be complicated. Our tools will help you manage information easily, regarding your members, customers, products...whatever you have to keep track of!
Content Management System (CMS)
You're probably thinking, "I want a website and I want to control and edit my own own content." No problem! We have integrated content management systems into many of our websites for all types of clients, from political campaigns to yoga studios. If you want The Lazarus Group to design your website and hand it over, it's yours! But we'll also discuss the amount of information that you'll have online to find the best bang for your buck. (If you only have a few updates a year, it may be more cost efficient to pass them on to The Lazarus Group.)
* Design and general web updates: $150/hour, billed in 15-minute increments.
* Database and Programming support: $200/hour, billed in 15-minute increments.
Want to add a little Flash?
Flash is an amazing tool for websites. But like the old saying, "When you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail," many people feel that Flash is a hammer. It's not! There are great places to use Flash, but it is best used to enhance. One little Flash movie can make a plain site look fabulous. But do you want a site that the search engines cannot crawl? A site that people can't navigate easily, or use their back button when browsing? We don't recommend using Flash for the meat and potatoes of your website.
Are there exceptions to this? You bet! Sometimes a client need only say, "Flash, Flash, Flash, Flash, php and Flash - without so much flash!" For an example, just go to www.2nightinkansascity.com. They've created an online entertainment listing service where Kansas Citian's visit to "have fun." In order to encourage viewers to stay on the site and explore, we loaded the site with fun animations and things to do. (The website's skeleton is a MySQL database read by php.) But again, Flash is used here to do what it does best - entertain.