Don’t Forget the Consultant

BY KAREN D. POWELL

As a Web designer and the spouse of a “finance guy,” I enjoy reading his copies of the JofA for the technology information. The article, “Launch a Web Site—Now” (June00, page 22) was very informative although it omitted any discussion on servers, server software and the programming it takes to make a Web site “do” what you want it to do.

Somewhere between “After you determine the goals of the site…” and “Whom are we trying to reach?” needs to be a meeting with a consultant. In this meeting, share what you want to do/present on your site, and the consultant will let you know what kind of server, server software and programming is needed to accomplish that goal. Showing your consultant a few examples of Web sites that “do” what you want to do on your own Web site is highly recommended. Showing is often easier than explaining, and seeing is often easier than deciphering.

Otherwise, “bravo!” on the many details that the article addressed.

Karin D. Powell
Tampa, Florida

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