What happens after I hire you to create my web site?
After we've talked about what you would like, as far as the number of pages and the type of site it will be, I will send you a cost estimate. If you agree to what I have outlined and quoted you for the site, I
will then send you a contract — which essentially reiterates what the cost estimate stated except with some legal mumbo jumbo added (to protect you as well as me).
Once the contract is signed by both of us, and you have paid a 50% down payment of the total cost, we get started.
So you have my deposit $$ - now what?
One of the most important parts to designing your site is that I know anything and everything that you want. What if you don't know exactly what you want? That's why I will ask you a bunch of questions, such as
your favorite colors, fonts, what mood you want your site to reflect — happy, playful, serious, funky, plain — the list goes on and on.
Consider it like a word association thing - off the top of your head, rattle off everything that you envision your site to be. Remember, the more information that you give me, the sooner that I will be able to
create something that you'll fall in love with right away.
How long will it take before my site is done?
If I have a good handle on what you want, chances are I will create something that you like within the first, maybe second, design that I show you. That's what constitutes the time frame for the most part
— how soon you like what I have created. Once you're happy with the layout & colors, it's downhill from there.
Domain Names, Hosting... Help!
You are not alone! Many, many of my clients come to me not knowing a single thing about how all of this web stuff works. They just know that they want a web site. That's what I'm here for.
A domain name is the name of your web site. To find out if the name that you want isn't already taken, do a search on DomainTools. To register your domain name, type in the domain name that you want, and see if it's taken. If the name is already registered, keep trying different ideas to come
up with a unique name for your web site, such as your name or company name.
Web site hosting means that you need a place on the Internet for your site to live. It has to "live" somewhere and have an "address" so that people can visit you. There are many great web hosting companies
as well as crummy ones. If you're unsure about where to go, just ask me when we chat.
Both domain name registration and hosting are recurring fees to be paid in yearly increments. Still confused? I can do it all for you if you like. Whichever is easier.