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About Web Design —
Frequently Asked Questions

How much do you charge for a website?

Our web design fees start at $1,000 for fairly straightforward projects. We charge $250 per page with no video or flash. Fees vary according to complexity of the website project. There is also [1] an initial setup charge of $200, [2] a web hosting charge of $146 per year [3] a domain name charge if you don’t have one of $36.

Do you redesign existing websites?

Yes. Most people redesign websites every two years. Most businesses change the content of a website regularly just as they would a brochure that becomes outdated.

How long does it take for a website to go live?

This depends on the same factors that determine the cost of your website. For example, a small website could go live in as little as one week, while a complex web design project could take one months or more.

Do you offer hosting or website maintenance?

Yes. We can provide web maintenance at $65.00 per hr.

Do you submit websites to search engines?

All websites are submitted to major search engines that offer free submission. Inclusions are not guaranteed and could take anywhere from two weeks to see results.

Two ways to get listed in search engines:

  • Directories—Search directories that are categorized by topics. The main difference between a search directory and a search engine is how the listings are obtained. Directories rely on user input in order to categorize and include a website.

  • Pay-per-click advertising—Google or other websites offer this service.

Can you get my site to list first in search engine results?

Yes. I have a very good understanding of how search engines work. Working with key words and designing your site to be fully optimize d from the beginning is a good start.

Creative Skills and Technical Powers

A lot of people assume that Web Design is as easy as designing a brochure— except that it is done with HTML file. However, web design requires far more technical savvy than brochure design.

Your Branding

Your "logo" or trademark, is the most important visual statement of your company. It’s the first impression you make, long before you have ever perfomed a service. We offer you award-winning logo design and other stationery elements, including business cards, letterheads, company envelopes, brochures, catalogues and more. Improve your business through clever and original corporate identity design.

Usability Testing

What makes a website usable? How often do you wait for a website page or photo to appear? How easy is it to find information? Is all the information visitors need actually on the site? In order for any tool to be effective, it must be user-friendly. For us, the difference between success and failure is our ability to design a website that passes a variety of usability tests.


six kinds of websites in the internet[1] WEB-BASED SALES — All about Shopping and getting a shopping cart rolling. [2] OFFLINE SALES — Getting people to sign up for a subscription. [3] LEAD GENERATING — Offering people something free if a visitor submits a name and e-mail addresse. [4] MARKET AWARENESS — Getting people coming to your site to learn about you. Important if you are selling a service like adwebart.com. [5] INFORMATIVE OR ENTERTAINING — Oprah.com is a good example, Visitors come to be entertained and get information. [6] INFLUENCE OR PERSUASION — Sites designed to influence and teach your visitors.


“Every word, every photo that goes into your web site must
have a purpose.”

History of the Web

Using concepts from earlier hypertext systems, English engineer and computer scientist Sir Tim Berners-Lee wrote a proposal in March 1989 for what would eventually become the World Wide Web. He was later joined by Belgian computer scientist Robert Cailliau while both were working at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. In 1990, they proposed using "HyperText to link and access information of various kinds as a web of nodes in which the user can browse at will.”

The Web's historic logo designed by Robert Cailliau Developed to be a pool of human knowledge, which would allow collaborators in remote sites to share their ideas and all aspects of a common project.

 

Navigation & Functionality

Getting around your site quickly is an important aspect of good website design. Our success is primarily a result of good thinking and clear content. The writing, the layout, and images all contribute to site success.

Pull-down Menus—Pull-down menus are often a good solution for conserving page real estate. Unfortunately, they suffer from several problems. First, you must click on a pull-down to see the menu list, making it hard to get an overview of the available information across the site. They can also be hard to click on, resulting in a frustrated viewer.

Develop a Tag Line

A tag line gives your website personality and expresses what makes your company great. Tag lines have been around for a long time in advertising. “We Design Web Experiences” is my tagline because it describes what we do in one sentence.