We contracted a company a year ago to build a new website for our company.
We took delivery of the website in November 2007 as "completed".
The site has not been made live yet due to several important issues. These are:
1 - Payment system does not work
2 - Site is slow when compared with our existing site and our competitiors.
3 - Ordering system does not fully work.
We have been working with the development company over the past number of months to resolve these issues and have not reached a satisfactory solution.
We do not believe the development company is capable of resolving these issues so we are now seeking bids to finish the job from other interested parties.
The site can be viewed by setting the following ip address in your host file
[url removed, login to view] [url removed, login to view]
then use [url removed, login to view] to access the site from your web browser.
We are happy with the appearance of the site and the site's basic functionality (if it worked), however we are open to suggestions regarding improvements to both of these.
Our main objective is to get the site functioning to a good standard. I.E. Payments can be taken with Paypal and Optimal (for Credit Card), loading a page takes 2 seconds on DSL (3mb/s), the site user's can quickly find and pay for what they want, the site is optimised for search engines (White hat techniques).