When a maintenance light came on in my car last week, I had to roll my eyes and sigh. Having just finished an oil change and inspection, I wasn’t looking forward to going back to the auto shop and paying more. How much would it cost? What if it was something serious? Maybe I should just give up driving and bike to work.
After taking a look, I noticed I had a burned out turned signal. Easy fix and I like DIY projects so I looked up the bulb type and headed to the auto shop. After speaking to the clerk and getting his opinion I went home and tested out the new light. It worked once but then burned out again. I tried a few more times before giving up and going back to the auto shop. There, I spoke with the mechanic who recommended I replace a switch. He helped me with that and the problem was fixed. Yes, I had to pay a little more but I had a solution to an unexpected problem that was essential to solve immediately (you need a turn signal).
The process got me to think about how I work on other projects. Especially web stuff. Websites need short and long term care. Fort Pitt Web Shop specializes in that type of service. Here’s how:
Doing research is the first step to accomplishing any task. Building websites is no different. Take a close look at your favorite sites, the font style and size, the color scheme, the layout, the buttons, etc. Think about how they fit within the site’s message. How are they selling their products using each of these characteristics? What web features do you need to deliver your message and sell your business? Sketch a layout. Brainstorm the content you would want to put on each page. Then bring your ideas to Fort Pitt Web Shop. We work with business owners to fine tune their ideas and deliver a product that represents their business. We provide the tools you need to make the right decisions.
Working on your website can be a daunting process. You’ve done the research, you’ve generated ideas and worked with your trusty Fort Pitt Web Shop mechanic to understand what you need. Now comes the work. But how much time should you invest in it yourself vs. trusting it to a professional? Much like my car dilemma, it’s important to find a good balance. It was my project and I had to know every step of the process. But it was also a good idea to have a professional look it over. Fort Pitt Web Shop works the same way. It’s your website and your business. Our goal is to develop your website while putting you in the position of ownership. Guide us while we make your digital presence a reality.
Dealing with the unexpected
Vehicle owners know things can go wrong at any time. When the unexpected happens, drivers might call a service like AAA. Websites often require the same quick assistance. When a bug crashes your system, for example, you need a quick solution to get back in business. Fort Pitt Web Shop is there to help. We’re more than eager to get our hands dirty, working on bug fixes, software updates, data backups and security and whatever else you need done on a daily basis. We offer a partnership, giving you the tools and confidence you need to get your digital presence back on the road to doing business as soon as possible.
Long Term Maintenance
Providing regular service to your car is essential to keeping its value up. And the more you use your car, the more maintenance you need: oil changes, tire replacements, engine checkups, etc. Likewise, you want your website to keep up with your business over time. That requires both small and big changes, everything from content updates to migrations to preventative security. A partnership with Fort Pitt Web Shop ensures you get the regular service you need, both immediate and long-term. Best of all, you’re in charge of your product. You know your business, we’re here to make sure the digital side your business keeps up.