The Buyer's Guide to Websites
What You Need to Know to Get the Website of Your Dreams
by Drew Barton
Pub Date 17 Oct 2017
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If you’ve got a business, a product, a brand, or even just an idea, you need a website. In today’s digital landscape, an online presence is no longer optional — it’s essential for success. However, the Internet still remains an unregulated frontier where good guys and scam artists often look very similar. Without experience and knowledge, the web can be a dangerous place. You need a guide for navigating the digital landscape and now you have one.
Enter: The Buyer’s Guide to Websites: What You Need to Know to Get the Website of Your Dreams by Drew Barton, a comprehensive tool kit for building and managing an incredible website, from agency vetting and contract creation to development oversight, design input, and digital marketing. Throughout, Barton, the former webmaster at CNN.com and founder and president of an award-winning digital agency Southern Web, breaks down the process of finding, hiring, and working with web developers and designers. Don’t fall prey to unqualified imposters: The Buyer’s Guide to Websites will teach you how to ask the right questions, make the right decisions, and create a website that helps you succeed online.
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"A straightforward, honest, and easy-to-understand guide that focuses on a partnership from a client's perspective but with the agency's insights. After you read it, keep it close by." --Carl Smith, Bureau of Digital
"Thorough, approachable advice for a process that can otherwise seem daunting. This clear guide will answer all of your questions about paying someone to build your website -- including the ones you didn't know to ask." --Mark Jaquith, Lead WordPress Developer
About the Author;
Drew Barton is the former webmaster for CNN.com and the founder and president of Southern Web, an award-winning digital agency specializing in web development and digital marketing solutions. Over the past two decades, he has overseen thousands of successful web projects but has also observed countless instances of malpractice within the website development industry. Barton has written The Buyer’s Guide to Websites to empower business owners with a comprehensive guide that spells out exactly what to expect from a digital agency and, most importantly, how to avoid becoming a victim.