Web Design Questions
Below are some web design questions that we are frequently asked. If your do not see your answer below, contact us here »
Do you guys create websites?
Really? Was that a serious question? Who let this guy in here? In case you missed our entire website here, yes we create award-winning websites because we’re awesome. Next question.
Okay, do you guys create custom websites or do you use templates?
Honestly, this guy might get smacked. Every website is fully tailored and customized for each client. No design template of any kind is ever used. If one of our designers even heard the word “template” they might keel over and die from embarrassment. Do you want that on your conscious? I didn’t think so.
What if I want to make edits to my website, do I have to call you guys every time I have a minor change and then get billed for it?
Absolutely not. We can build in an easy to use content management system to your website that will allow you to change the words/content and any pictures you have on your website. But don’t worry about accidentally ruining your entire site design; we give you just enough rope not to hang yourself.
Do you guys do more than just websites?
Oh my goodness, just when he had me fooled there with a good question he comes back with this. Yes, we do more than websites. We are a full service marketing company. We handle social media, Email marketing, print design, brand identity and so much more.
I heard something about advertising on Google. What is that all about?
Okay, there you go, a great question. Google and other search engines have something called Pay-Per-Click advertising (PPC). What it does is allow you to basically pay to get your site to the first page of Google. If you search for something you’ll notice a few sites listed in a yellow box on top or on the right hand side of the page, those are the PPC ads. Each time someone clicks on your ad you are charged an amount. You can set a budget and the proper keywords that your ad will appear on. It’s a great way to get traffic, especially for new websites. We can help you get those up and rocking in no time!
What is the typical cost involved in a website?
Well there is that loaded question everyone wants to know! Surprised it took this long buddy. I don’t want to beat around the bush so the disappointing answer is “it depends”. We have built simple 1 page websites that cost a few hundred dollars and we’ve built some large very complex websites that cost much much more than that. It really all depends on the bells and whistles of your website, the functions it needs to perform and the size of your site. Since I know that left you completely unsatisfied I’ll just say that typically you’re looking at a few thousand dollars for a website.
Well how long does it take to build a website?
Well, again that depends on how complex it is, but typically you are looking at between 3-6 weeks. We find that you sitting down and speaking directly to our designers cuts down a lot of the time involved because they get it right the first time.
What is the typical process of getting a website built?
Step 1 is coming in for a discovery meeting. You’ll meet with our team, and a designer, so that we can fully understand what you are looking for and we can ask the right questions and give you the answers and advice you’re looking for.
Step 2 is our research and proposal phase. We spend 4-8 hours researching your industry, your competitors, your target audience and anything else we can so that we can put ourselves in your shoes and deliver to you the optimal website for your business. Once our research is complete you will receive our proposal and you will jump for joy because you’re sooo excited to work with us!
Step 3 is the design process, which you are involved in. Here is where time is saved because the designer already knows what you’re looking for and knocks it out of the park early!
Step 4 is all downhill from the design approval. We will finish the build-out, plug in the content and pictures, SEO the site and push it live!
I saw something in there about content; do I have to write all that stuff?
I knew you were going to whine about that. I just knew it. To answer your question, it’s up to you. Typically it’s best for the client to write his or her own content. You hopefully know your business better than we do, if not you might be in the wrong business. We will then go through the content you provide and optimize it for SEO purposes and format it for the site. Or if you don’t have the time or just don’t want to write all that content we will be more than happy to research and write it for you in exchange for that green stuff in your wallet.