Why am I running?
While Parnassus Creative is in this business to make a profit on the services we provide, we believe the better educated our clients are then the better their satisfaction will be with our services. We can provide complete site administration for you if that is what you want, however the better educated you are about your site provides you with a clearer understanding of what it is we are doing for you and what the potential for your site can be.
While many websites we have developed are Joomla based designs (a Content Management System - CMS), we do offer other site formats to our clients. However, with the many years of experience we have in website design, we believe Joomla based designs have the most potential to meet our client’s current and future requirements. A Joomla based site design provides our clients one of the best values for the money spent in today's website hosting industry.
You can select from an almost unlimited number of site templates for your site. Parnassus Creative has developed our own template library and can also customize any of these for your use or start from scratch if that is your choice. Many website designers and hosting service providers will charge their clients starting off at over $1,500. Parnassus Creative can provide the same services for much less and still include all the features and quality one would expect from these other providers.
Site content, the articles that appear on the web pages for example on this home page: Community Involvement, Listening to Constituents, and Why am I running? are all individual articles set to display in a Category Blog layout on this Home page. These articles can be set to display in whatever sequence you want, can be set to be displayed beginning at a set time and date and stop being displayed also at a set time and date. Many of the other elements on the site can also use this start/stop display setting - each is individually controlled, elements and articles.
You as the site owner have total control over the site content. In a Joomla site, you have the ability to edit existing articles, create new articles, or remove any articles without having to employ the services of a professional website administrator - all without the use of any special software, it is all done via your web browser and an internet connection.
One other optional Joomla Extension named J Comments allows your site visitors to submit comments on any articles you set to allow it. This is similar to a Facebook posting with comments by your Friends or a Word Press platform site where comments are allowed on the Blog postings. You can have total control over what comments are posted by receiving email notification of submitted comments and then approving or not to post the comment. You can also set who is allowed to submit comments by requiring submitters to be registered users of the site.
Parnassus Creative provides access to our online Client Help site to all current website services clients. Here you will find training and instructional documents we have developed for our clients. These have been created for beginners and up levels of experience in working with websites.
The first step in answering your questions about your website is to look through our Frequently Asked Questions section of our main website, you may find the answers to your questions there.
More information is available in this brochure Election Campaign Packet