Template Web Builders

Template-based web builder packages, such as WebSite Tonight, Yahoo Site Builder, Homesite and One to One, give you the flexibility to maintain content and are priced as a low monthly rental basis.  With these types of sites, cost is not the central issue - capabilites are.  Some template sites only give you a certain number of pages that you have to cram all of your information in. Others may give you ecommerce, blog and/or news capabilities at an additional cost. And virtually ALL of the template based sites out there require you to select one of a few templates that are already created, thus giving you the same site that 500 other people are using.

Each of the Community Integrator product editions include several information modules which were designed to provide specific capabilities and solve typical business problems.  Whether it's posting employment openings, creating printable promotions to drive customers into your store, or creating a survey or blog to hear what your customers' think, the capabilities in Community Integrator covers all the bases. For about the same monthly cost as a template builder, you can do much more.

One of the greatest features of the Community Integrator™ products is what our professional design staff can create specific to your business. We do not require you to choose a template. In fact, we don't even have any to offer. What we DO offer and include with every product is a unique and custom design that is specific to your brand. We discuss your business and your current marketing materials with you; then, we start every design with a blank white slate to create a visual impression that will speak to your audience.

Below is a sample cost comparison chart with Community Integrator™ versus a template-based web builder package:

Features
Template Web Builder

Community Integrator™
Self-Employed Edition

Number of Pages

Usually 5-10


Unlimited
Web Site Delivery
Less than 1 week
Less than 1 week
Custom Design
Not Available (Designs are from existing tempates)
$400 (Unique Custom Design)
Installation
$50-$500 (Setup & Configuration)
$100 (Setup & Configuration)
Web Page Creation
(Basic HTML Editor)
(Advanced HTML Editor)
Contact Form

(with Email Notifications)
Separate Homepage
-
Edit Homepage Content
-
Social Media Module
-
Online Links

Upload Photos

Upload Documents
Additional Cost
Photo Gallery
(Single Gallery)
 (Unlimited Galleries)
Newsletter
Additional Cost
eCommerce
-
Message Board
-
Employment Postings
-
Printable Promotions
-
Blog Creation
-
Post News Items
-
Post Upcoming Events
-
Accept Online Donations
-
Create Online Surveys -
Integrated Google Maps -
Maintain Search Engine Keywords -
Site Tracking (Google Analytics) -
Online Documentation -
Technical Support
Web Hosting

Payment Method
$20-$60/month
$40/month (24 month commitment)
TOTAL COST
Estimated ~ $530-$3,380+ (2 years)
$1,460 (2 years)
Add $400 for Flash Design


Template Based Site:
Template based websites use designs from a predefined group of existing designs. In many cases, these designs do not do an effective job of packaging your brand and may be used in other sites.

Community Integrator
Community Integrator prides itself in providing a truly custom design for you.  We work with you to understand your business; we obtain your existing branding materials, logo and thoughts on color schemes, business strengths and website goals.

 


 

Template Based Site:
Template based websites offer a basic HTML editor to create web pages. Basic HTML Editor Features:
  • Cut, Copy, Paste
  • Left, Center, Right Justification
  • Normal, Bold, Italic, Underline Fonts
  • Indent, Unindent
  • Undo, Redo
  • Bullet and Ordered Lists
  • Links, Images

Community Integrator
Community Integrator websites provides one of the best HTML editors available at no additional charge. All Community Integrator editions provide this standard capability through the Custom Page module. Advanced HTML Editor Features:
  • Cut, Copy, Paste
  • Left, Center, Right and Full Justification
  • Normal, Bold, Italic, Underline and Strikethrough Fonts
  • Indent, Unindent
  • Undo, Redo
  • Bullet and Ordered Lists
  • Links, Images
  • Font Type, Size Control
  • Tables with Row/Column Control
  • Case Conversion (i.e., lower to upper and vice versa)
  • Subscripts/Superscripts
  • Font Foreground and Background Color
  • Horizontal Rules
  • Flash Upload and ability to embed Flash Objects
  • You-Tube Links
  • Ability to upload Images such as jpg, gif and png.
  • Ability to upload Documents such as .doc, .xls, .pdf, .txt
  • Ability to upload Files such as mp3 voice and mpg video


Template Based Site:
Most template based CMS sites create a single navigation button per page created; therefore, if you create 20 pages, you create 20 buttons all on the same level.

Community Integrator
With Community Integrator, you can create up to 3 levels of pages (primary, secondary and tertiary) which allow you to organize large amounts of information.  There is no limit on how many pages you can create and no additional costs. 


Template Based Site:
Many template based sites offer a low attractive cost but with limited capabilities.  They may offer more features such as Newsletters and Photo Galleries, but each are an additional monthly cost.

Community Integrator
Community Integrator products are designed to solve costly business problems at an affordable rate.  Each product edition has standard capabilities that uniquely serve the needs of our customers.  We also have the ability to add additional modules to any product edition if this is needed.