|Why Have a Web Site?|
||Nearly everything about a web incorporates some aspect of
communication between the web owner and the web site visitors. Some
of the communication may be proactive with keywords that cause Internet
search engines to list the web. Webs associated directly with
communicating include user groups, forums, and chat rooms.
||Similar to communicating, sharing information is a part of all web
sites. Businesses display information about their products and
services. Organizations share information about their activities.
Personal web sites share information about their families and hobbies.
||With such a high percentage of the population having access to the
Internet, putting newsletters and various flyer-type activity sheets on a
web could be a significant cost-savings over the cost of regular mailings,
especially for large organizations.
||There are extensive web technical capabilities to control the flow
for almost any business process. Information can be validated at
each step, and then routed based on any number of parameters. A
variety of reports showing status and summaries are possible.
||Sometimes a computer tool that has a few key features is needed.
Often the only tools available have a feature set with many times the
number of features needed. These tools are either not
cost-effective to meet the need, or have such a huge learning curve, they are not practical. A web-based tool with just the needed
features that is easy to learn to use is often the answer.
||Putting family photos and event photos on the Internet is becoming
more and more popular. It is quick and easy to put a few photos on a
web. This may quickly become unmanageable as the number of photos
grows, as a plan for organizing and indexing is often overlooked.
||Creating a meeting and activity calendar for an organization is often
very useful to its members. Most families, especially grandparents, like to have a family calendar with birthdays and