The supreme irony of life is that hardly anyone gets out of it alive.
Robert Heinlein

When you’re setting up a new web-site from scratch there are many diverse decisions to make and actions to take. Each step may involve a different supplier. This is a brief summary of a typical process:

  1. Choose a domain name (IT consultant)
  2. Register your chosen domain (Domain registrar)
  3. Specify the purpose of your web site (IT / business consultant)
  4. Design the appearance of your site (Web designer)
  5. Develop the functions of your site (Web developer)
  6. Optimise your site for internet search-engines (SEO specialist)
  7. Choose a web host (hosting specialist)
  8. Maintain the server that keeps your site online (Web host)
  9. Set-up and maintain your site (Webmaster)
  10. Promote your site, online and “in the real world” (Marketing specialist)

Burst!Open offers a comprehensive service with a single point-of-contact for everything you need. And in contrast to some big companies who claim to offer this, you can pick up the phone and immediately talk to someone who knows what’s going on and can help you!

I handle consultancy, design, development, search-engine optimisation and webmaster services personally. Domain registration, hosting, some graphic design and marketing are out-sourced. You can choose to purchase any of these services externally if you prefer – the client is always in control.