Frequently Asked Questions
I have been building websites since 2005 and in that time have gained a vast amount of experience and knowledge. This page should answer many of the frequently asked questions I have been asked along the way.
How does this whole website building work?
How much does a website cost?
Just like the cost of a vehicle may vary, the cost of a website can vary depending on various factors. Though my website projects generally start in the $4,000 range for basic business sites, costs can range upward depending on your unique needs.
How long does it take to design and build a website?
The time it takes to produce a website depends on the size and complexity of the site and the quality of content that you have readily available. A basic website typically takes around 4 weeks from beginning to end.
What is a domain name?
A domain name is your address on the internet. i.e. apple.com or google.com. Typically this would be the name used for customers to find you, something like yourcompany.com. As you can see above, my domain name is jcwd.co.
What is web hosting?
Web hosting is a service that allows your website to be viewed on the Internet. It’s basically a computer housed in a data center that runs your website and email.
Will my website work on mobile devices?
Yes it will. All of my design projects work on all mobile devices. I will design and develop your site using responsive design. This means that the site will be optimized to the device’s width in which it is being displayed.
Do you build eCommerce/Online Store websites?
I must certainly do. Building eCommerce websites is how I got started.
Do you write the content for my site?
I do not directly write your content, however if you need help with this I can put you in contact with a copywriter who specialises in writing content for the web.
What is a Content Management System?
A CMS (Content Management System) is a computer application or set of similar programs that can be used to create or, as the name suggests, manage digital content. It is a tool that allows you to maintain the pages of your website yourself, without the need for any technical skills.
This is done by adding, editing, or deleting content that is to be published on a website. No additional software is required – all you need is a web browser and an internet connection.
Can you design my logo?
I focus on what I am good at – designing and building websites, however if you need someone to creating your logo for you I have relationships with several graphic designers who specialize in logos and branding.