FAQ Answering your questions.

  1. What is not included in the price?
  2. Can I have Flash graphics?
  3. What is the cost of a Domain Name?
  4. What is Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and how does it affect my website?
  5. What support will I get after publishing?
  1. The price cover up to 4 static pages including one with a simple picture gallery and 1 year's hosting and domain registration. Other items are quoted individually, including:
    • The cost of a hosting & domain registration for more than the first year. Typically the time scales are 1 year, 2 years & 5 years, but does vary.
    • More complex graphics, like Flash.
    • Shopping facilities.
    • Databases for product lists, customer details, etc.
    • More complex menus.
  2. Flash graphics look very exciting, but should be used with caution. Flash is excellent for presenting video footage within a page, but it can cause potential customers to back out if badly used. Flash is being slowly removed from many websites where possible. HTML 5.0 has far better native support for media, meaning vulnerable third party software is becoming deprecated.
  3. Domain names are typically charged by the year, or multiples thereof, from about £15.00 per year, depending on type. Many sites advertise from £2.50, but may require you to register with them for hosting as well, incurring other charges. If you find one that suits all your requirements, we will happily look at it and advise.
  4. SEO helps to improve the position of your website on search engines like Google. It is not a magic wand and to obtain quality, sustainable results can take a few weeks of tweaking. It helps for us to have a good understanding of your business, so that we can adapt keywords to fit. Just consider what words you would use to look for a similar business to yours!
  5. Our basic package covers minor alterations and modifications throughout the first year, including repairing any problem. If your package is more customised, e.g. you have product for sale that needs constant updating, and you prefer to do that updating yourself, then our basic package deal will only cover code and hosting problems. If you would prefer us to keep everything up to date, we will gladly work out a deal to suit your needs.