Here at Pigz In Zen, Web Design we can take care of your internet needs front to back. Don't have hosting, or even know what it is? We can take care of that for you. If you do have hosting, or even a site already that's fine too. From original site design and hosting to upgrades and modifications, we do it all. Every project we work on will utilize current standards as defined by the W3C so you can rest assured that the assets we provide you will be maintainable and supportable, even if you choose to not use us the next time, though, we certainly hope you will!
Below are examples of some of the services we provide.
Fully Managed Hosting
Host your site with us on our dedicated servers, and never worry about managing your hosting account. We take care of daily backups, and regular system maintenance, as well as all the setup and configuration of your hosting. You will also benefit from the added performance that dedicated servers offer.
Self Service Hosting
You can purchase your own hosting solutions through us as well. The advantages of this solution is that you have direct control over your hosting solutions and can make changes to your hosting features 24/7. Plans range from economy shared hosting accounts up to top of the line dedicated servers. Click here for more information
All websites start with an address, and yours is no exception! Often it is not only important to have the right domain, but the right several domains so customers can find your site even easier. We can either offer you managed domain names where we will handle the purchasing and maintenance of the domain, or you can order your own domains through us, even if you don't use any of our other services. If you are interested in ordering your own domain, click here for more information.
Plan on doing e-commerce or other online information exchanges? In today's web an SSL certificate is a requirement; without one you lose customer confidence in your company, and run the risk of being at fault for identity theft issues. We can offer you fully managed SSL certificates, or self-service certificates. If you are interested in ordering your own certificate, click here for more information.
Design & Development Services
Having good information on your website is important, but if it doesn't look appropriate to the industry it serves, the message may be completely lost. Let us either translate your current marketing initiatives into a website, or if you need, we can create a new image for your company from scratch. With a website design from Pigz In Zen the potential for growth is great, as your customers will appreciate, and feel encouraged by a professionally designed website.
From modification of pre-exiting packages to complete ground up web application development, Pigz In Zen can help! We will, where possible, make use of pre-existing modules and code to save you money, but when the functionality just doesn't exist, let us use our years of experience to create it and empower you and your company. Whatever the language, purpose, or complexity, Pigz In Zen has you covered.
Whether you sell to other businesses or direct to consumers, electronic commerce is a vital sales channel for any business. Selling online enables your customers to do business with you any time of day, at their convenience. Often people will prefer to spend time, on their own, looking at your website when considering a bigger purchase, and in turn will be more likely to ultimately make the purchase with that opportunity to dream. Many companies that invest in eCommerce find that not only do their sales increase over time, but that revenue from their website can easily become half of the company's total earnings.
Online selling can also greatly extend your reach to customers who were previously inaccessible. Not only are online stores 24/7, but they also have no distance limitations. Perhaps your products are of a seasonal (summer) nature but your brick & mortar storefront is in the far north U.S. where winter drags on for half the year. With an online storefront you can continue selling to customers in warmer climates.
See our Focus On Retail article for more information.
Today websites need to do more than just convey information; they need to impress. One way to do that is through the use of Flash programming to create dynamic and interactive elements. One example of a flash object is the collage of example sites on our own home page, and another are the top two sections on this website that we developed. Another example of what flash can be used for is in fundraising 'thermometers'. Flash can also be used for limitless other purposes.
SEO & Social Web
In the world of Web 3.0, there is a lot of stuff going on behind the scenes of web pages that isn't seen on the screen. Invisible as it may seem, it's important! Complex tagging and meta-data have become critically important to get good placement in search engines and an appropriate representation on the social web (i.e. facebook). We can help enable these advanced features on your website, and improve search scores and your company's presence in the social media landscape. Don't be left behind, your competitors are likely already looking into or implementing these technologies!
We can integrate your website with your existing back-end systems. A common example would be linking an online shopping cart system with your accounting software. We have worked on integration with QuickBooks, and up to SAP ERP systems. Depending on the situation, we may be able to help with the back-end system as well. See our Focus On Retail article for more information.
Point of Sale
Have a retail business, and an online store that both share the same inventory? This can be a nightmare to manage, but with our help your two systems can communicate with each other in real-time. If something is sold in the store, it is immediately removed from available inventory in the online store without any extra effort on your part. If something sells online, receive immediate notification, and know that the POS system will know about the sale. See our Focus On Retail article for more information.