Here at WebDesigns, we have been building web experiences since 1998, and in that time have gained a vast amount of experience and knowledge of websites, web hosting, and the workings of the internet in general. We created this FAQ page to answer some of the many questions we have been asked along the way.
I’m new to this whole website thing, how does it work?
Never be afraid to ask, that’s why we are here. You can learn about our time proven process in our process section.
How much does a website cost?
The cost of a website can vary depending on various factors, just like the cost of a house may vary. Our website projects generally start in the £3,000 range for basic business sites and range upward depending on your unique needs.
How long does it take to design and build a website?
The time it takes to produce a website depends on the size and complexity of your site and the quality of content that you have ready to go. A basic website typically takes around 4 weeks from beginning to end.
Do I need my own domain name and web hosting?
Yes, we can help you get this set up and we can work with your existing provider if you have one. We do all our web hosting through our own web hosting company based here in the UK, www.affinity.hosting. We use state-of-the-art hardware and software technology to ensure that your site is fast, always available and secure.
Will my website work on mobile devices?
Yes it will. All the websites we design work on all devices. We design and develop your site using responsive design so that the site is optimised for mobile devices.
Do you do ecommerce/Online Store websites?
Yes we do ecommerce and more. Tell us about your requirements in the “Get Started” page.
What is a Content Management System?
A Content Management System (CMS) is a tool that allows you to maintain the pages of your website yourself, without the need for any technical skills. A CMS allows you to edit and add pages, images, products or blog entries to your website. No additional software is required – all you need is a web browser and an internet connection.
Do you provide training?
Yes we provide all our clients with training on maintaining their website, including video guides on handling every aspect of your website.
Can you help me with Social Media and Email Marketing?
This is not our speciality, but we do have trustworthy business partners who can handle all aspects of social media and email marketing services.
What is Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)?
Search Engine Optimisation is all about getting your website higher up in the search results on search engines such as Google. The higher up the results you are the more traffic (and customers) you’re likely to get.
There are many aspects that go into achieving good SEO, and one of the most important is the copy (words) on your website. Focus on well written, keyword rich and appropriate content is the key.
Do you write the content for my site?
We don’t directly write your content. However, if you need help with this we can put you in contact with a copywriter who specialises in writing for the web.
Can you design my logo?
We focus on what we’re good at – designing and building websites, however if you need someone to create your logo for you we have relationships with several graphic designers who specialise in logos and branding.
What is a domain name?
A domain name is your address on the internet. Typically this would be something like yourcompany.com
What is web hosting?
Web hosting is a service that allows your website to be viewed on the Internet. It’s basically a computer housed in a data-centre that holds all of the files relating to your website and email which dishes them out to the website visitors.