Questions & Faq’s!
We have compiled a list of our most commonly asked questions in order to assist you. If you have additional questions please feel free to contact us and we will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
|How much does it cost to build a web site?
Web sites vary greatly in price and depends on the size and complexity. Designing a completely custom site from concept to launch can run anywhere from a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars, again it is all dependant upon the scope of work involved. If you see a site on the web that is somewhat similar in size and function to the one you wish to build, we can give you a quick estimate. We can also assist you in keeping within your budget by utilizing our already pre-made templates if your budget does not allow for a custom website at this time.
|How do I pay for my custom website?
After we provide you a quote for your website, and prior to any work being started a deposit- 1/2 of the cost of the project must be paid before any work begins. The remaining balance is due upon completion of the project. We accept payment by check, money order or online payment by credit card, debit card or echeck through PAYPAL.
|How long will it take to build my web site?
This depends on the size of the project. We can have a small site up and running in a week or two, a medium-size site might take a month, and larger sites will take longer. You can speed up the process by having all your images and text ready for us. If you come to us with realistic deadlines and you have all the materials on hand, we will be glad to work within your time frame.
|Can you still design my site if I live in a different state?
Yes of course! Most of our work is done thru email communication therefore you can live anywhere and we can assist you. We have worked with clients from all over the world. You can be across town or in another country- the results will always be the same- and our
|I already have a web site but I want to improve it.
Can you help me? Yes, we can help you improve your existing site, by improving the look, layout or changing anything that you need changed, and we can continue to maintain your site if that is your desire.
|Can I maintain my own web site or will you maintain it for me?
Your web site belongs to you and its maintenance is your choice. We have helped many clients maintain their sites. We can edit your site based on our hourly rate or we can implement a monthly maintenance program.We also have the ability to assist you whereas you can update your own website once the original site has been developed.
|How do I get listed on the search engines?
During our the first stages of designing your website we will discuss key words and phrases people will use with the search engines when they are looking for your site or sites that are like yours. See Process Part II.
We will incorporate these key words and phrases into the text of your web site and create what are called meta tags. These are invisible to visitors to your site but will help the search engines find you. From the very beginning, we will focus on making your site search engine-friendly. And once your site is up and running, you will have a number of options for promoting it through search engines.
|Will I be able to keep track of how many visits my web site gets?
Yes. Your web server will keep detailed statistics on how many visits your site receives as well as information about where those hits come from. We will also include a counter on your site for a quick glance review of your traffic if you wish.
|What is web hosting?
A web site is made up of files like those you have on your desktop computer. To make your web site accessible to other people, the files that make up your site must be placed on a host computer that is connected to the Internet around the clock. This host computer is called a web server. Files that are then uploaded to the web server then become viewable on the web.
|What makes your hosting service my best choice?
We contract hosting through a large company, giving our clients several advantages at a competitive price. You have the benefit of reliability and speed through the large company plus personalized, easily accessible support through us.
|What is a domain name?
The designerzstuido.com part of our web address is an example of a domain name. We can assist you with domain name registration.
|How do I get a domain name?
Your domain name will simply be a name of your choosing followed by .com, .net, .org or one of the other available extensions. However, since many domain names are already taken by others, we may have to get creative. The key is to find an available domain name that is easy for people to remember and spell. Then, we must register it at a cost varies depending on your provider. Once you have registered a domain name, it effectively belongs to you until you decide to stop paying the annual fee. Even if you’re not quite ready to build your site, you can register and hold a domain name. This will reserve it for your use until you have built your site and are ready to launch it.
|What does e-commerce mean?
E-commerce is just a word for conducting business on the web instead of doing it in person, through the mail or over the phone. It can involve anything from retail purchases, bill-paying and banking to business-to-business transactions.
|What does a shopping cart do?
A shopping cart is an automated program that runs on your web server and lets customers click on items they want to purchase as they browse your site. When this online shopping is complete, the shopping cart program adds up the cost of the items much like a cash register. It prompts the customer to fill out a form asking for credit card and shipping information. Next, it calculates shipping and taxes, then totals and confirms the order for the customer onscreen. It will also send the customer an email to reconfirm the online purchase. We can assist you in choosing and implementing a shopping cart or “purchase online” system.
|Any questions not covered? Please feel free to send us a message at and we will be happy to assist you.