Frequently Asked Questions

Web Design & Development

The following questions are some of the most frequently asked by people considering a website.
If you have a question which is not on this page, please e-mail us.

Why do i need a website?

You need a Website to be in the same market place as your competitors, or better still to be there first. It is your opportunity to promote your company to millions of potential customers.

You are probably already using marketing brochures to attract customers, but have you ever thought about distributing over 600 million?

According to the CIA's World Factbook, the Worldwide Internet Population for 2002, was 604,111,719 and the forecast for 2004 is 945 million.

How much does it cost?

There is no definitive answer to this question.

The cost for a new website will vary considerably, according to the complexity of the design and the number of pages.

The best way to get some idea is to complete our pricing form. The form asks only the most basic of questions, but is sufficient for us to e-mail you a price guide.

We also have frequent special offers which are advertised on our pricing page.

Can i use a website image in my brochures?

The resolution of images designed for the web is not good enough to be used for printed material, so there is little advantage to owning such images.

Who registers my website with the search engines?

We will register your website for you with any of the leading search engines that offer a free submission scheme. For a search engine that has an annual subscription fee and/or a Cost-Per-Click (CPC) scheme, we will direct you to the appropriate registration page, but will be unable to carry out the actual process as your payment details will be required

The free registration can take up to six weeks for your website to be indexed and with no guarantee that it will be accepted.

The fee based registration schemes guarantee that your website will be accepted and regularly indexed, usually once every 24hrs.

How do I update my website?

There are three options available to you.

The first is to let us maintain your website. We will update the content at a much lower rate than we charge for new websites and can even arrange a monthly maintenance service, if you feel that your site will require frequent updating.

The second option would be to let someone else update it for you, although we would obviously prefer you to stay with us.

Lastly, if you have some knowledge of HTML you could update the website yourself.

How long will it take?

The key issues here are how many pages your website will have, what format you provide the content in and the amount of design work involved.

For example, if you want a website of 10 pages and provide all of the textural content in Word format, the time taken to produce your website will be considerably less than if you wanted 10 pages but sent us handwritten content to input ourselves.

An approximate time would be 3-4 weeks, with one of those weeks being dedicated to producing the design and the remainder to adding the content.

Who owns the copyright?

Even this question is not as clear cut as it should be.

We are the copyright holders for all original design, graphics and source code.

You obviously have the copyright on the content you supplied us with.

The website will almost certainly include common code which will be on many websites.

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