Frequently (un)Answered Questions

It really depends what you want. We don’t advertise low prices for a basic web template used by many other businesses then stick you with an expensive maintenance plan. You may use the contact form to begin the process of obtaining a quote. A static “brochure” web site will cost less than one with products for sale, for instance. A site will also cost more if you need help organizing and editing your copy, setting up email and obtaining or optimizing photos.

You need to look at your site as an investment that will have a good return in the future, rather than simply an expense. Plan to spend a percentage of what you think the site will generate in revenue. A well designed and planned website will get you much further than something too cheap or free. As the old saying goes, you get what you pay for.

Anywhere from 10 to 40 hours +, typically, depending on how well the content is organized and how much research has been completed ahead of time by the client.

Check out the flowcharts to see the considerations that go into a site.

That depends if they left you the administrative information to get into the back end of the web site. I have been able to play detective and find enough information to get a site going again.

WordPress
100%
Drupal
30%
CSS/HTML
100%
PHP
30%
jQuery
50%
BBEdit
50%
Adobe Photoshop
100%
Adobe InDesign
100%
Adobe Illustrator
100%
Adobe Dreamweaver
90%
Final Cut Pro/Motion
20%
PHP My Admin
10%
Flash
10%

I believe the most important part of any web solution is the customer experience. If text is too long, it will go unread. If it stretches too far across the page, the reader will lose their place and give up. If the information they’re looking for isn’t easy to find, they’ll go elsewhere. If the page takes too long to download, they’ll click on the next link in their search result.

The particular nature of a business does not matter to a good designer. Our job is to interpret your needs and your customer and design to attract more business to yours.

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That’s fine! We will create a layered Photoshop document, choose the web fonts and package it up for you.

Besides working for Google? Knowing what terms people will use when searching for your site is a good start. Using proper hierarchy, having your words in text rather than images, properly tagging and titling your pages and images also helps. Google changes its search algorithm all the time, so sometimes you need to hire a professional.

Avada by Theme Forest.

Okay you have to be a bit of a geek to be asking this. It’s the way the theme utilizes some of its built-in slider plugins. There is an option to add customized css as a theme option that will also add this effect, but I prefer to put this into a ‘child theme’ style sheet; that way it’s not littering the page. Many users of this theme have made a request to move the styles off the generated pages, so hopefully that will be fixed in a future update.