Posted by George on November 17, 1998 at 12:52:55 :
In Reply to: Catering Web Page posted by Chef JC on November 15, 1998 at 18:44:02 :
: We're an upscale caterer investigating having our own web page. I'm not interested in :running lists and lists of menus--but I am interested in featuring photos of our food and :event design. Anyone out there fought these battles with so-called web designers? Any :hints on how to get this project "off the stove"?
It is very possible to create your own web presence. There are many tutorials and WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) html editors.
The hardest part of any project is figuring out what information you want to get out and how to organize it, then pulling all the information together. After you have the information up how do you get people to the site?
The more upscale your operation, the better your site should be. It is easy to spot a home made site and sometimes they can do more to hurt than help.
When it comes to working with a web designer make sure they understand what you want from the site. Don't let them sell you the extra bells and whistles (not yet, in a year or two with increased bandwidth yesterdays bells and whistles will be required, 360deg views, virtual tours etc.) Folks are looking for information that they can use to make a purchase.
If you're interested in doing this your self visit the Bits and Bites Forum and post a question there, after you have some idea of what's necessary for the project.