AMackenzieRoofing Website Development Overview
- Hosting - GoDaddy
- CMS - GoDaddy Site Builder
I was tasked with finding a low cost solution for a website. The requirements for the site would include but not limited to a contact form / information, company information, social links, Better Business Bureau link and policy
I had basic knowledge of web development / design when I started this task. It was actually my first publicly available website to implement. To make things go smoother and give myself more confidence, I decided to research a few of the hosting platforms available. I found that GoDaddy had a solid foundation from which I could work from.
GoDaddy has a website builder walks through each stage of development which allowed my mind to be at ease. The majority of challenging design work was heavily abstracted. This allowed me to build a site with confidence even though I was lacking the low level knowledge to develop from scratch. With a few clicks the site was live and ready to go. My job was done!
Now that I have completed my Information and Computer Systems Technology diploma and employed in the technology industry, a full featured hosting platform like this is not my first choice. If I'm tasked with revising the website I will develop fresh, modern, responsive site from scratch.
Although, the use of these services is very user friendly and quick to start up. It abstracts the fine tuning abilities a developer has control over. One major drawback is that pages can quickly become cluttered with information due to drag and drop / auto arranging elements. Overall it was a great experience and learning new technologies is always a great time.
With the experience I had going into this project I feel as though I have met the requirements and satisfied the needs. The next step will be to redesign the site from the ground up giving better performance and a cleaner, more streamlined look.