Website Design FAQ
WordPress is an exceptionally flexible and robust content management system (CMS) used to build modern business website’s. WordPress is one of the largest CMS globally and has tremendous amounts of support. The WordPress platform is very easy to use for end users and allows the changing of basic content such as text and images with little to no knowledge required.
We recommend that a website should only be used for 2-3 years before it should be rebuilt or refreshed. The main reason for this is because technology changes dramatically in that period of time as does peoples tastes in design. A website that has been left to age disgracefully will generally lose conversions and not help to grow the business. You can get a full audit of your existing website at the bottom of this FAQ page.
In the modern day all business owners should have a website for their business. It doesn’t matter what industry you are in or the size of your business. If you want your potential customers to find you, learn about you or buy from you then you must have a website that works.
Let’s be realistic here, if you are looking at this website and reading this FAQ then in all likelihood you already know the answer to this question. In case you would like to know more about your overall website performance then please organise a website audit at the bottom of this page.
The most common question we get asked is how much does a website cost. In reality there are many factors that govern the cost of a website including functionality, services required, time frame and much more. To give you an indication our website design and development services typically range in price from $3000 – $25000 or more depending on options chosen.
Ultimately you are responsible for providing all written content for your website. We can help you with this for a fee or we can direct you to some great content writers who can help you to get your page content together.
Once your website project is complete their are several options available to you. Typically we will handover the keys and provide any basic training within the first 2 weeks of the site going live and the final payment being made. From there you can continue to work with us via one of our care plan services or you can choose to manage your website updates and changes yourself. Please note we do require all websites hosted on our servers to be well maintained at all times.
We do request that all new website builds be hosted with us for the first 12 months of their life. This allows us to better monitor things that could go wrong with the website and to guarantee that all the elements being used in your website are compatible with the host. This is why all new website’s sold include the first 12 months hosting absolutely free. We do also require any client on a care plan to host with us as well as we can not guarantee host compatibility with our care plans.
We have quite an in depth process for building and developing websites and we work through multiple phases during this process. The main phases are as follows:
- Planning & Setting Up
- Design & Layout
- Pre Launch & Launch
- Post Launch & Training
This varies from project to project however standard 5 – 10 page websites without eCommerce and other special functions typically take between 3 and 12 weeks. We will let you know an estimated timeframe for your project during your onboarding process.