Costs Less to Make
Costs Less to Maintain
Easy to Update
Easy to Change
And Security is Best in Class
Outsourcing is the Secret
to Sidestepping the Disadvantages
Outsoure the Storefront (to Ebay, Amazon, or other dedicated sales point professional)
Outsource the Blog (to Face Book, Twitter, Tumblr, and so on)
Outsource the Email (to yahoo, gmail, hotmail, and a slew of others)
Of course, this means no apps. But let's be serious for a second. If you weren't planning on hiring me (or someone else) full-time (or least part-time at $100+/hr), you're not going to get a real app. You're just not. What you're going to get is a plug and paste open source utility application to be found on a thousand different sites that is almost guaranteed to need to be updated every other month to fix yet another 'unforeseen' security hole.
Now, I like making $100+/hr, so please, let me up-sell you on a Django site.
I'd be happy to code it for you.
Or you can be honest with yourself, admit that you're not in the software business, and that all you really ever wanted was a presence on the web that you can be proud of.
And for me, that means something like this page.
If you agree, please drop me a line.
And let's see if we can work together.
Rates Are Negotiable
Depending upon who you are,
what you want,
and how hungry I am at the moment.
Or if you don't know what you want,
maybe I can help you put together a spec sheet
for a flat hourly fee.
I'm thinking $100/hr, but who really knows.
I've worked for much less,
and believe it or not,
I've worked for much more.
Besides, I just might like you
and be willing to cut you a special deal...
I'm sure there are all sorts of terms and conditions, limitations as it where, including a statement to the effect that this offer may not be available in all geographic areas, at all times, is subject to change or revocation without notice (and especially without notice herein, hereto, or herewith), and so on and so forth, as may or may not apply to you and yours.
For further information (and/or delightful night-table reading) concerning this sort of nonsensical boilerplate, please see my Terms of Service
for complete details...
or complete lack thereof,
whichever may apply.