Web Design

Website Solutions by LHCS

Longhair Computer Services can build you a custom website or can improve your existing one. You have unique business goals. You need a company with unique vision to help make your business an Internet reality. Having a new or improved professional, custom designed website will help increase your sales and expose you to thousands of new clients. By utilizing our professional web design team you will gain that edge you need to get a step up on your competition. Lets face it we have less than 15 seconds to make an impression. Make a bored visitor into an eager client. Your custom web site will convey the strongest image to your clients.

Website Features Available

Friendly URLs– Capable of using customizable URLs that are both user and search engine friendly.
Source– Unlike proprietary content management systems that demand purchasing software to fulfill you website needs. The source code is freely available under the terms of the GNU General Public License 2 (GPL). The website feature set is fully available to extend or customize.
Personalization– A robust personalization environment is at its core. Both the content and the presentation can be individualized based on user-defined preferences.
Role Based Permission System– Administrators assign permissions to roles which can be grouped together to form permissions sets for like users. (Gone are the days that administrators have to tediously setup permissions for each user.)
Efficiency– Take advantage of the search module, all content in the site is fully indexed and search-able.
User authentication– Users can register and authenticate locally.
Polls– A poll module is available to allow administrators and/or users to create polls as well as display them on various pages.
Threaded Comments– A powerful threaded comment model for enabling discussion on published content is available. Comments are hierarchically tracked as in a newsgroup or forum.
Content Syndication– Available to be configured to export your site’s content in RDF/RSS format for others to gather. Enabling anyone with a news aggregator to browse your sites feeds.
Permalinks– All content created on your site has a permanent link or “perma link” associated with allowing people to link to it freely.
Analysis, Tracking and Statistics– Print browser-based reports with information about referrals, content popularity as well as how visitors navigate your site.
Logging and Reporting– All important activities and system events are captured in an event log to be reviewed by an administrator at a later time.
Web based administration– Your site could be administered entirely using a web browser, making it possible to access it from around the world and requires no additional software to be installed on your computer.
Discussion Forums– Full discussion forum features can be easily added to your site to create a lively and dynamic customer support system.
Collaborative Book– Unique collaborative book features let you setup a “book” in addition to authorizing other individuals to contribute content is at one disposal.
Caching– The caching mechanism eliminates database queries increasing performance and reducing server load.

eCommerce Site

ECommerce Solutions by LHCS LHCS can build you a custom on-line eStore. We can also improve your existing eStore. ECommerce is a fast, easy, reliable way to process payments in addition to conducting business on-line. ECommerce allows your customers to browse your site, select the products they would like to buy and fill out a secure payment form right on your web site completing the transaction. A full functioning eCommerce store makes your company extremely professional as well as encourage customers to buy your products. Integrating a payment system into your web site will allow your company to make money “while you sleep”. Once operating, your eStore will function 24 hours a day, seven days a week, without any human involvement. Whether its business to business sales or business to consumer sales, we will advise you on and build a custom eStore that fulfills all of your requirements. Through years of experience, LHCS can effectively break down the multitude of eCommerce development options into two main points; first, how much development is required to sufficiently run your on-line business without any unnecessary added cost, secondly, what additional development could be performed that would quantifiably improve your on-line business. LHCS will work together with you to fully understand your business. Your goals are our goals.

Why Open Source

Why Open Source and LHCS

Most of the Web based eCommerce platforms that are offered on the market today are inflexible, short-term solutions that leave their owners stuck with what they have. Furthermore, should their owner want to use another development company for any reason, it is extremely difficult and/or costly for other development companies to work with them. The original development company attempts to “trap” their customers with propriety software. Our Website/eCommerce platform negates this entire strategy. Instead, we have a developed unique version of a very popular eCommerce platform – which is called “Ubercart”. Ubercart is an open source platform that any web developer can customize, fix, enhance, etc.

This means a few key things to you and your business:

1.You are using a tried and true solution that has been used and is used by millions of other people across the world.
2.You have maximum flexibility to customize your store to make it do whatever you need it to do.
3.You get to take advantage of the time, effort and development LHCS Inc. has put into customizing one the most advanced open sourced versions of eCommerce websites available on the market today at only a fraction of the cost. With LHCS you get a reliable eStore that has proven its ability to do millions of dollars of business with multi-million dollar companies. You will not have to invest in a better technology as your business grows.
4.If your companies focus changes direction so can your website. This flexibility ensures that you are receiving the most competitive prices on development simply because no one owns the technology.
By ensuring these key aspects to our customers, we provide the most comprehensible, competitive, and cost-effective solution for serious entrepreneurs.

Website that LHCS can help you develop and market.

Basic Website Types

Before a website can be created, You must first decide what type of website you need. Your site should fit your needs like a comfortable shoe. Below you will find the most common types of sites found on the web all are offered from LHCS for development. Please place a checkmark by the items that best describe what you think your wesbite should be.

Brochure or Static Webpage – A static web page is a web page that always comprises the same information in response to all download requests from all users. It displays the same information for all users, from all contexts, providing the classical hypertext, where navigation is performed through “static” documents. The user may interact with the document through clicking available links, or a small program (an applet) may be activated, but the document has no capacity to return information that is not pre-formatted

Commercial Website – The purpose of this type of website is to sell products or services. Commercial websites are used for promoting a business or service and are among the most common type of website on the Internet. The Internet address often ends with .com

Personal Website – The purpose of this type of website is to provide information about an individual or group. This type of website is run by an individual or a small group (such as a family) that contains information or any content that the individual wishes to include. The Internet address has a variety of endings.

Organizational Website – The purpose of this type of website is to advocate an individuals opinion or a groups point of view. A website where persons with similar interests communicate with each other, usually by chat or message boards. The Internet address often ends with .org

Educational Website – The purpose of this type of website is to provide information about an educational establishment or to present information in an educational manner. The Internet address ends in .edu

Entertainment Website – The purpose of this type of website is to entertain and provide amusement. The Internet address often ends with .com

News Website – The purpose of this type of website is to provide information about current events, dedicated to dispensing news and commentary. The Internet address often ends with .com

Blog – A Blog is a website that is used to log on-line readings or to post on-line diaries. Blogs may include discussion forums or chat rooms. The Internet address has a variety of endings.

Hybrid website – This type of website is very effective. Many websites are a mixture of types. For example, a business web site may promote the businesses products as well as host informative documents; such as white papers or provide up to the minute news for it’s visitors. Information is the soul of the Internet. If used wisely, articles, informational pieces and links to other websites are a good hook to bring in visitors. Remember, you have less than 15 seconds to get a customers attention and keep it!