Frequently Asked Questions
How much will it cost?
Each web site design project is unique and can price out differently depending upon how many pages, how much content, how many images or graphics, what type of service(s) will be required, etc. As a general rule hosting and domain registration fees are extra.
What is web hosting and do I need it?
Each site that is on the internet is hosted somewhere, simply what this means is that they have lease space on a server in which the files for the website reside, this is called a hosting company. Yes, you will need a hosting company.
What is a domain name and how do I get one?
Each site that is on the internet also has a unique URL or domain that is typed into the browser to point at the hosting files. For example: www.mydomain.com, you can also purchase other extensions such as .biz, .org., .net, and have them lead to the same website. You can purchase one from many places on the internet. However, if you host your site through me, BrittsDesign will register the domain name for you.
Do you do search engine optimization?
Although it is impossible to guarantee your ranking on all search engines, BrittsDesign will handle all of the submittals of your site to the major search engines, after having worked closely with you to "optimize" (SEO) your pages and Meta data (the information some search engines look at). Once we have worked together to develop the critical page text, the key words that point to that text, and the many other hidden requirements that allow the search engines to rank you site highly and make the site visible to total strangers, then I will list your site with "GOOGLE MAPS" which is a critical step in helping search engines rank your website.
How long will it take?
Generally, I can create a simple design within a short period of time. More complex designs require longer development and I also factor in how many projects are on-going at the time I accept your project.
Can I start small and add more pages later?
Absolutely, your website can grow as your business grows.
BrittsDesign will set up as many e-mail addresses as you want with the @yourdomain.com extension. If you host your site through BrittsDesign, these e-mails are free and unlimited. If you choose another hosting company there may be a limited amount of addresses you can use or a charge associated with these.
How do I get my content to you?
I prefer that all content be provided in digital format. The easiest way to do this is to send it via e-mail. All text should be proofed and ready to be added to the page. Any images or logos can also be e-mailed to me. If you are not comfortable with e-mail it can be sent on a CD via "Snail Mail", UPS or FedEx.
You will need a Domain name!
If you already have a domain name, great. I can work with your existing domain and/or existing hosting company.
If you do not have a domain name, I can assist you with exploring the best domain for your web site and register it for you.
You will need a Hosting account!
I can help choose which hosting company is right for your web site. Prices vary according to what scripts will be used, how large your web site will be, and how many visitors you will be attracting to your web site.
What is included?
I include all graphic design, information design, organic SEO, site validation to W3C standards, and more. In most cases, I can match a competitor's price.
What are payment options?
I accept business checks, certified or cashier's checks and PayPal as standard payment.