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Website design - frequently asked questions (FAQs)


How much will my website cost?

There's no simple answer to this question. The cost depends on how many pages you want, how much input you want into the look and feel of your site and how much artwork needs to be created to add impact to your pages (logos, photographs etc). However, we can say that our prices start at £400 for a very simple 4/5 page brochure style website.

As a website owner, what ongoing costs can I expect?

The first year of hosting and domain name registration is included in all our packages. From year two, you will need to pay your yearly renewal fees. This fee depends on your website package but prices start at £95 per year.

How long does it take to design a site?

Providing you can get all the content you want to include on your website to us promptly, we can usually produce an average site in for weeks - sometimes less. Larger sites may take longer.

Do we need a meeting?

No. Telephone, internet and email contact are fine. For this reason, we can design a site for you whatever your location in the UK.

Can you add to my existing website?

Adding to an existing website that someone else has created can be difficult as different people program websites in different ways. However, we are always happy to take a look at your existing website and see if we can make changes for you. Sometimes it is more cost effective to start again from scratch.

What do I have to provide for you to be able to design my website?

First we will need to know how many pages you want to have on your website (home, services, costs, contact etc.). We will ask you if you have any existing artwork that you want to use (logos etc) or if you would like us to create the artwork for you. We will also want to know if you plan to provide us with the photographs for your website, or if you would like us to source suitable photographs. Finally, we will need the content for your website - in other words the text you want to use.

Will I be able to update my website myself?

Yes, if you want to - but you need to be reasonably computer literate to be able to do this. Although Content Management Systems (systems that allow you to update your website yourself) sound good in theory, updates to your site can be time consuming to implement if you are not familiar with computers. If you are at all uncertain, please call us. We would be pleased to talk over the options with you.

I'm not very good at writing - can you write the content for me?

Yes, we offer a professional copy writing service if you require it.

Can I use my own photographs on my website?

Yes, of course. However, sometimes photographs that you have taken yourself can look unprofessional, and we recommend that you use high quality photographs where possible, either taken by someone who knows what they are doing, or by a professional photographer. Alternatively, we can source photographs on the internet. We can advise on the best options for you.

Why should I ask you to design my website for me?

We are a small company, so you get a very personal service which is friendly and accommodating. Our prices are very competitive as we are able to keep our overheads low. All our websites follow the principles of good website design - and they look good too. We are proud of our websites - visit our testimonials page to see what our clients have said about us.

Where are you based?

We are Sussex web design company based in Steyning, West Sussex, a picturesque market town on the edge of the South Downs. We provide local web design services to many clients in the South East region including East and West Sussex, Hampshire, Surrey, Kent and London. However, distance is no object in web design and we have many clients from all over the UK including the Scottish Highlands, Wales and Devon and even some international clients in Canada and France.

 

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