What is “Open Source” and what does it mean to you? Proprietary – Be Aware
Open source software is essentially free software that allows users to download and modify the source code. This allows millions of programmers around the world to create new innovative plug-ins that are added to Word Press and other open source systems from photo galleries, newsletters, social media integration for a fraction of the cost of proprietary systems. One of the fundamental differences between open source software and proprietary software is that the source code of open source software must be made freely available with the software. Anyone should be able to download the source code, view it, and alter it as they see fit. With proprietary software, you generally cannot view or edit the source code. Organizations that engage with open source software can protect themselves to some extent from vendor lock-in, or the possible obsolescence of the software they use.
Web Design Pricing and History
In the past, custom designed websites would typically cost in excess of 5K. This was due to the time it takes any given web designer to come up with the composition, make all needed changes, then slice and format it for content. This normally takes upwards of 70 plus hours. Due to the costs for an SMB (small, medium business) to get a custom website the fees were simply too high and often didn’t include search engine optimization. This drove the market to create what we call pre-designed Word Press themes, a less expensive alternative yet with the results and appearance of 5K websites. Designers simply lease you the right to use them forever, then firms like Webacom adjust them to your brand, logo, colours and navigation. This saves the small business owner thousands of dollars yet allows them to compete with larger companies. Webacom will always create custom websites for our larger customers like Woodgrove Centre; however we wanted to help small business become successful too. Pre-designed Word Press websites typically cost about $ 997.00 for a small 1-3 page website and on average about $ 2,997.00 with up to eight pages including search engine optimization. Financing may be available. If you would like any further information or a free initial consultation please call us at 1-866-376-4240, 250-756-1846 (Local), email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our contact us form here.
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