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Frequently Asked Questions

 

How much will my website cost?

This depends on the type of website required.  At the moment you can take advantage of our ‘business website package‘ which has a comprehensive number of website features most commonly required.  If you have specific needs and requirements in terms of web design /development and / or online marketing you can have a free quote, just get in touch.

 

What does the process involve?

Generally after an initial enquiry from a client I will get an idea of their website needs. This is usually done by email. I am currently based in Aldershot, Hampshire but I have created websites for business and organisations as far as New Zealand and Canada. I have a questionnaire that can help you think of some of the things that can be helpful when it comes to the website brief and a helpful guide.  Once we have all established a clear idea of what we are after I can provide you with a mock-up design. I can create up to three mock-ups but usually if we have done the briefing stage well one is usually enough.  At this stage any design tweaks can be made. Coding up the site won’t commence until the mock-up has been signed off, it is a lot more difficult to make design changes after this stage.

 

How long does it take to create a website?

Creating a website can take anything from a couple of days to a couple of months, it really depends on the type of project. The most common reason for projects to be delayed is due to not getting content from the client. Most projects will not be commenced until we have all the content.  When I provide a quote for the project I will provide time estimates.

 

How much creative input can I have?

As much or as little as you want. Once I have an idea of the values you want your website to display and the styles you like I can create a mock-up design.  If you have ideas of styles you like it can be really helpful to have links to sites you like the look of.

 

Can you host my website  and / or email and provide a domain name?

Yes.  I offer reasonably priced hosting.  This is free with the business package (After 2 years of free hosting you will have to pay, the current annual cost is £25) and will be included in any quote breakdown of other projects.

 

What if I already have a domain name and hosting?

The domain is easily transferable to your newly designed site and you can continue to use your hosting account.

 

Will my web site be “Search Engine” friendly?

All our websites are built from the ground up so that they work well with search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo – we take care to structure our sites correctly and build them with clean, semantic code. When coupled with good quality, relevant content we almost always see good search engine placements.  There are a number of ways in which you can improve your search engine results which are described in this article.

 

What happens once my web site “goes live”?

We can offer as much ongoing support as you need after your website is up and running. If you need any further updates or changes we can carry these out, or if you need help using your CMS (Content Management System) we’re always on hand to training and support.

 

What is a content management system (CMS)?

A Content Management System (CMS) gives you complete control over your website, by allowing you to add or change any content on your website – pages, images, news, products descriptions and prices, the list is endless.  Even if you feel you don’t need a CMS now I would always recommend installing one so that if you need more control of content at a later date or wish to add other features to your site, the option is there.  I can provide training in use of the CMS, although the one I use is extremely intuitive, user-friendly and easy to use.

 

Any other questions feel free to ask via the comments below or just drop me a message.

 

 

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