Out of Date or Out of Touch? I hired a ( craig's list) company to design my ecommerce website in 07.I had just invented a new automobile security product geared towards commercial/industrial/government use and I knew my product and customer base would be evolving. Therefore, I requested a website that I could fully customize and update, even with basic knowledge like myself. I was happy with the initial design and layout but it is very difficult to add any menus and pages or make any dramatic layout changes, the menus have been static all this time. When the shopping cart renders products, the menu headings fall apart. etc, etc. I am also unhappy with the interface with Miva Merchant and would like ideas on a more customizable shopping cart.
Although I am somewhat computer literate and have some ability to add content and pics & links etc, I am afraid this website has been built on outdated platform and have no knowledge to think otherwise. I am at that point where I need to decide if the architecture is solid and I just need to hire a webdesign and SEO company to increase my web presence and ranking or do I scrap the layout and start over.
Basically I need to know what I currently dont know about the nuts and bolts of the website so I can hire the right firm to either update or start from scratch and give them technical details I am looking for in the design. Thx!