of people ask about the need to hire a full-time webmaster
because they want to maintain their own websites. They think
that employing a web designer or webmaster for every single
change is going to cost a lot of money. And indeed, the costs
can add up, if there are a lot of changes.
How you handle the updating of your site depends
on a number of things. If you’re looking at a small to moderate
number of changes every month, we would be happy to do them
for you at an hourly rate. And this is probably the smartest
and most economical approach to maintaining your site, because
if you let someone fiddle with your website, you’re going
to pay a lot more to have sloppy work and errors fixed.
If you are looking at a lot of editing of
your website, or changes that need to happen in real time
(like product inventories) then you might want to consider
hiring someone on a more permanent basis, or looking at running
a dynamic site, or using a product like Macromedia’s Contribute,
which allows non-designers to maintain website content.