Over 15 years ago we built the first website for the business.
The site had many colorful pictures, was informative, designed to a high standard and faithfully served the customers and customers on the way.
After that, when we wanted to set up a catalog website that shows the company’s product line, an advertisement just appeared in the media talking about a new national project by Google, the Ministry of Industry and Trade and many other good companies that joined together so that small businesses could have a website for free, for a year.
We jumped at the chance, filled out forms and started entering the images and content for the new website into a pre-prepared management system of one of the project’s promoters.
We knew in advance that when a year had passed, the website provider would ask for some kind of payment for the continued storage with them and we took into account that if the price was too high, we would take the material on a disk and transfer it to another storage provider as is customary in an enlightened democratic country.
When the year was about to end and the price that the supplier demanded for the continued storage of the site with him was too expensive, we very nicely asked to receive the material of the site so that we could transfer it to another supplier of our choice. We were very surprised when the supplier refused to give the material when he claimed that what was built with him stays with him and if we leave him then we have to say goodbye to the catalog and the content that we worked on for many hours.
That means all the material will go to waste and we will have to start all over with another supplier if we don’t continue with him.
Intense pressure sponsored by the State of Israel.
If we had no experience in building websites, this was an amazing marketing exercise that would surely have kept us with the same provider, even at double the price…
But we didn’t break down and set up a new website on a new platform, an open source platform.
The apprenticeship took countless hours, but this time we made sure that the site and the content on the new site is ours and will remain ours!
From all this story we understood that when you work on someone else’s system (usually called closed code) and store with a third party that is not the storage company itself, you should not expect that at the end of the contract you will receive your material because it is not yours…
From then until today, we build a wide variety of websites including online stores websites and many other variations of websites for a wide range of uses. Of course, everything is built in open source. In recent years, the construction of the sites is done on the popular WordPress platform and everything at reasonable and sane prices…
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