Search Engine FAQs
A web site can be begin as an “Online Brochure”, and gradually expand.
Or in some circumstances we can set up the site so that it can be updated by the client with no special knowledge required.
Full information is available on our Price Guide page. This is a one-time charge.
Beyond that you would pay us, or the company of your choice, a monthly fee to keep the site up on the Internet. This called “Hosting” and optionallly a fee to maintain and update the website periodically.
Some hosting companies have a limit, however, or they may charge extra over a certain amount.
Expense Reduction – You can now sell you product directly from your site and have the payment and shipping all handled from your site – so it’s like having an extra location at a fraction of the cost. Plus, it’s open 24 hours a day and you don’t have to worry about paying overtime! Also, you can save a lot of time and money) by not having your sales staff tied up answering questions about your company, it’s products and services – you can provide most of that information on your site.
Enhanced Customer Relations – The most successful business web sites put the customer first. They do this by providing detailed and up-to-date information about products and services. In a way, you are creating “self-educated” buyers and a self-educated buyer is a happier buyer.
Though no method is completely foolproof, there is a method of purchasing across the Internet that is very safe.
Order forms that are on a secure server encrypt all data before sending it across the Internet for processing Encryption is a method of jumbling the data so that only your computer and the secure server can read it).
This greatly reduces the probability of your credit card information and precious data being viewed by unwelcome eyes.
An insecure transaction is basically an “open” transaction that can be seen by anyone who knows how – which could mean your credit card information could be captured and used. Always make sure the web design company and host you use makes order form pages secure.
You should see a little locked padlock in the top left-hand corner of your browser. If the padlock is open, it means that page is not secure and there is a risk of a third party accessing your information.
Shopping carts can display the product, item number, quantity desired, color, size, price etc., as well as shipping and payment information.
We can build you a shopping cart customized to your specifications and can even set it up so that you can update it yourself with the minimum of technical knowledge required by you.
The function of holding the web sites information and making it accessible to Internet visitors is called Hosting.
Pending approval of that we will draw up a contract and get a 50% deposit. Then you submit to us all text, pictures, links, and other content that will be applied to your web site and any marketing materials that are to be used as a guide for the web site’s design.
We then work on the design and layout. We generally upload work in progress to a private area of our web site where you’ll be able to see it take shape and have us make any adjustments and refinements that may be necessary.
Our preferred format would be the original file that was created Photoshop, Illustrator, PNG, Tiff, as those are editable, but JPEGs and GIFs are acceptable as long as they are good quality.
For logos please supply us with the original Photoshop or Illustrator file or a transparent .png image.
Please upload all images into a Google Drive or Dropbox folder and share with us OR send via WeTransfer.
However, though many people use the terms interchangeably, this is an error as, in actual fact, the WEB is a way of viewing information transmitted to you over the INTERNET.
Basically, the entire Internet is a bunch of computer networks hooked together with a bunch of telephone lines or other meathod. The computers store information in a really boring way – as plain text – it’s very basic and not too attractive. Each document is given it’s own “address”, so you have to know exactly where to go to and what to type in to look for things. And we mean “exactly”. The Internet is very unforgiving when it comes to misspelled words, or incorrectly written address – unlike your friendly Postmaster.
The web was dreamed up as a way to link documents together making it easier to reference your information to other places, hence the name HYPERTEXT LINK. The web also allows you to display images and other media.
More and more people use it everyday and it’s growth shows no signs of stop of pageing, or even slowing. Shouldn’t you be there?
There are currently 4.66 billion active internet users around the world! That’s a pretty large amount of people.
Even you figure it out conservatively, how many of these people could conceivably be looking for your product or service.
If you’re not on the web they’ll go to your competitor!