If your web site name looks like
www.ThisisaReallyLongDomainName.com or you are using
some free web space you got from AOL, then you might
want to consider getting a new domain name! Simple
and easy-to-remember domain names are frequently
overlooked, and WebZealot is happy to help you
transition to your new domain, while not stranding the
people who are visiting your old domain!
Purchasing the domain name that's right for you has
never been easier or less expensive. Let WebZealot
guide you through the process!
Have you checked the price of web hosting these days?
What you used to pay every month for web hosting can now
pay for a full YEAR! And it's not just rinky-dink-getting-started
hosting. This is full featured and powerful ASP
and PHP hosting with lots of space, bandwidth, and
database capabilities... The kind of stuff that used to
be unthinkable for small businesses and individuals just
a few years ago.
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Internet, at a price that won't leave you flat-footed!
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Website Creation and
So you've got your domain name, and you've got some
web space. What now? Well, this is where the
fun starts! You can look at the empty web page
staring you in the face, toil in frustration for hours,
and end up with something you're just not happy with...
Or you can call WebZealot and let us sweat the details!
We'll be happy to sit down with you for a free
consultation and discuss your vision of what you want
your website to be. Then with marching orders in
hand, WebZealot can turn your site into reality.
You can watch our progress to see if you like what you
see (and we know you will!), and we'll be happy to keep
you involved in the process as your "baby" gets up and
Contact WebZealot today, and we'll be happy to sit down
with you and discuss your project and find a solution to
fit your budget. Nothing is too big or small... If
you have an idea and need some help bringing it to the
web, we're happy to help!
Web Database Solutions
If you've ever visited a website and wondered "How
are they doing that?" the answer is probably "With a
database." Probably the best example of a database
driven website is eBay. All the information about
buyers, sellers, items, what's been bought and sold...
All of that is stored in a huge collection of database
tables. Using a combination of server and database
code (called SQL statements), all that seemingly
disparate information can be tied together and presented
in a manner that makes sense... And makes eBay a lot of
Databases live "under the covers" of websites. You
can't just go to a website and hope to just surf into
its database. As a result, the average person
doesn't really think of how powerful this tool can be.
But today, after all the initial hype and hoopla about
the web has settled down, the use of web database
technology is the one thing that can make your website
genuinely useful to you and your customers. Even
more remarkable is how affordable this technology has
become for the average business or individual. In
the Internet boom days of the late 1990's, hosting and
database solutions could easily cost a company hundreds,
and sometimes thousands, of dollars per month.
Companies like Oracle made astronomical sums of money,
and companies were all to happy to pay them.
Today, hosting plans with database connectivity can be
had for less than $40 PER YEAR! The math on this
is easy... That breaks down to about 11 cents per day.
Small companies can now have the same tools that big
companies once spent millions on!
So you may be asking yourself "Um, okay, but what do I
need with a database hooked to my website?" Well
if your company has sales inventory, this can be tracked
in real-time by customers, resellers, sales people, or
anyone you choose. All they need is an Internet
connection! Or, if you offer services, you can
manage scheduling, support, or progress reports, all
on-line in real time with the click of a button.
Frequently this functionality can be interfaced with
your existing software systems.
Go ahead... Let your mind run wild! If you can't
come up with any good ideas, then you're not thinking
hard enough! Dream it up and WebZealot can figure
out a way to make it happen, at a price you'll be happy
Right from the start of the Internet revolution,
websites have been an intriguing mix of the technical
and the artistic. A website may be perfectly
functional and useful, but it can be the graphics that
separate the wheat from the chaff.
To that end, WebZealot is happy to provide graphics
production services for your website. We will be
happy to create your corporate look from scratch, or we
can use any existing art and graphics you may already
If you have a desire to really go "over the top" with a
graphically intense project, WebZealot has a full-time
graphics design shop at your disposal, ready to tackle
any project you throw our way!
Any WebZealot website design project will assume a
certain amount of basic graphics development.
Additional graphics design work can be performed to suit
your taste... As much or as little as you like,
including design work using Macromedia Flash.
Thinking about selling on line? Stop thinking
about it and start doing it! Readymade storefront
solutions run the gambit from the simple to the
sophisticated, and WebZealot has experience to help
guide you through all the dizzying choices!
Whether you sell a single product, or hundreds, we can
show you the full range of options... From simple
and efficient PayPal solutions to full-blown and
sophisticated Verisign credit card processing set-ups
that allow you full latitude in designing the look and
feel of your storefront.
No matter what your size or what you sell, WebZealot can
help put you in Internet storefront solution that works
best for you!
PayPal Payment Solutions
One of the most useful services on the web today is
PayPal. Typically the biggest problem for smaller
Internet merchants has been the huge overhead in bank
and transaction fees being charged by credit card
companies... And that's assuming you can navigate the
mind boggling array of forms and questions required to
get your accounts set up in the first place!
With PayPal, however, just about anyone with a checking
account can start accepting credit card payments online
in no time at all. And PayPal has now made the
whole process much easier by providing tons of tools so
developers can easily and seamlessly add PayPal shopping
cart and payment functions into their websites.
Additionally, it's no longer brain surgery to tie PayPal to
your website and your inventory management system.
So if somebody visits your site and purchases a widget,
that purchase can be instantaneously reflected as a
change in inventory.
Just ask how WebZealot can make it all possible for you!
SSL stands for Secure Socket
Layer, which is geek-speak for a
method of encrypting data over Internet connections.
Not to get too technical, but it is a method by
which a website and the person browsing the site
mututally agree to encode the data traveling over
their Internet connection in such a way that no
other user or server can make sense of the data.
It all happens without the user having to do
anything special, and it is EXTREMELY secure.
In fact, as of January 1, 2013, there have been
ZERO verifiable cases of someone having their
credit card number stolen when transmitting it over
an SSL secured Internet connection. Despite
what many people believe, you are far more likely to
have your credit card number stolen by somebody in a
restaurant or traditional store than over the
Nowhere has the "deflation" of Internet pricing been
more apparent than in the market for Internet
security certificates. In the early days of
the web boom, there were only a couple of
authorities who would issue SSL certificates, and as
a result they could pretty much charge what the
market would bear... Usually thousands of dollars a
year. Those same companies are still out
there, and they are still charging outrageous sums,
but there are now a number of upstart companies
offering SSL certificates for a fraction of the
price (some less than $50/year!). Despite what
the "expensive" companies will tell you, there is
really no difference. In fact, some of the
less expensive certificates actually offer BETTER
encryption than the expensive ones!
Don't be fooled! If you have a site that is
dependent on solid data encryption, let WebZealot
help you find a solution that won't clobber your
wallet, while still providing mission critical
| The double-edged
sword of website design, Flash in moderation can provide
some very nice eye candy for a website. But use it
too much and your site can slow to a crawl or look like
the Internet equivalent of a tacky leisure suit. One of
the biggest mistakes made is trying to use Flash to
cover up a lack of content.
When Flash first appeared on the scene, developers
quickly jumped on the bandwagon and started creating
websites that were built entirely with Flash.
While they were frequently beautiful, exciting, and
interactive, they also proved to be difficult to
maintain and expensive to update.
WebZealot is happy to help you walk the tightrope
between too much Flash and just enough! Flash
content can be created either for your website or
your other multi-media needs. Just ask!
Have you been seeing these little orange icons on various
websites and wondering just what they stand for?
RSS stands for
Really Simple Syndication. It's an
XML-based format for distributing links to web content, such as
news headlines, podcasts, web log (blog) postings, or
just about anything you can dream up!
Some examples of how it can be used:
You can read messages in an RSS reader, or a news aggregator.
Display messages in your blog for others to
Read messages in an RSS capable web browser (like Firefox or Opera).
Folks with RSS news readers can configure their
computers to display an alert in the system tray
whenever new headlines appear.
Some websites lend themselves to RSS better than
others. If you have a dynamic website that has a
lot of frequently updated, or frequently changing
material, then one or more RSS feeds may be a good tool
to make available to your visitors. If your site is more static in
nature and is less frequently updated, then RSS is
probably not something worth utilizing. It's up to
you. RSS can also be used to communicate "backend"
information such as customer contact information.
If you'd like to see what RSS is all about, there are
many available RSS readers, and most if not all are free
of charge. WebZealot recommends
RSSreader as a simple program for sampling how RSS
feeds work and are displayed.
If you think RSS is for you WebZealot can quickly and
easily create any number of RSS feeds based on the
content on your website... From forum postings to file
uploads. RSS can be a great way to keep users
returning to your site again and again and again.
Web Content & Copy
Probably the single most overlooked item of most website
is content... Specifically WORDS! It seems
so simple, yet because it seems so obvious it is
frequently overlooked. A website full of fancy
graphics, pictures, and videos can still end up seeming
empty and impersonal without well constructed words on
Frequently, many people just get writers block.
They may know their product inside and out, but when
asked to write down a description on paper, they can't
get past the first couple of words. Conversely,
some people can't stop and end up overwhelming their
website visitors with too much information.
Striking just the right balance is the key!
WebZealot is happy to provide copy writing services for
your website. For really big jobs, WebZealot can
offer competitive rates for outsourced professional PR
and writing services. Just ask!
You'd be surprised how many technology companies need
a little help in figuring out how to make a website
work. Or perhaps you are in business for yourself
and understand all the basics, but just need a little
help and direction so you can really take off and create
the website you have always dreamed of.
WebZealot completely understands! If you or your
staff is lacking a crucial bit of knowledge about how to
use some of the technologies available (ASP, PHP,
hand... Even if we're NOT the ones doing your website
for you! Sometimes just a few hours of hands-on
tutoring is all you or your tech staff needs to get the
ball rolling. WebZealot appreciates that pride of
authorship in your website can be very important, and is
happy to lend that little bit of guidance you need.
Does anyone NOT have an iPod these days?
With all of those ears out there, your company needs to
find ways to reach them. WebZealot takes all the guesswork out
of how to get your spoken word onto the net. Whether it's a church
wanting to publish a "Godcast" or a musician wanting to put samples
online or even if you just feel the need to wax poetic!
Our standards compliant XML means your podcast will be quickly, and
easily integrated into iTunes, or available through other channels like
Yahoo or Zune.
Contact us and let us show you just how easy it can be!