FAQ

How much does a web site cost?

There are many factors that affect the cost of your web site, including how many pages you are going to have, if you will sell products on your website, the graphic work involved, and how interactive your web site will be. The instant web design quote feature can give you an estimate that is fairly accurate for most e-commerce web sites, informational web sites, blog sites and affiliate marketing web sites.

Once my web site is built, how much will it cost to maintain?

If you are updating your own content then the only costs to upkeep your site may be domain name and hosting costs which are generally paid yearly and usually cost less than $100 per year depending on your hosting provider. Additional, optional services like web site maintenance and ongoing search engine optimization may vary depending on the time set aside in the form of hours per month.

Do I need to hire a local web site designer?

We create web sites for clients in Ocala, Gainesville and Belleview as well as abroad. By using email and telephone, it is possible to communicate effectively with clients in any location. However, many clients prefer to sit down and meet face to face to discuss their web design project. We are available to meet you here in Ocala or at your home or place of business in Ocala, Gainesville or Belleview or the surrounding townships of the Ocala Metro.

How long does it take to have a web site designed?

This is determined by the size of your web site, the complexity of it's design, and our current design schedule. Often we can be done in less than 3 weeks if all of the web content information is made readily available to us.

Do you have a storefront in Ocala, FL?

No, most of the work is done by me, Sam Wilson from my home in Ocala. With no overhead for a storefront I can offer services for around $200 cheaper than most web design firms. Occasionally I have help from other local designers when my design schedule gets too busy. however, I am still available to meet with you in Ocala, FL or at your place of business in Gainesville or Belleview.

What are my options for e-commerce online payments?

Your web site can accept payments in several ways. The first is PayPal. This an inexpensive way to start taking online payments quickly, even without a merchant account. With PayPal, your visitors can pay you with a credit card or by sending a payment from their checking account (echeck), or of course from their own Paypal balance. Authorize.net, FirstData.com & 2Checkout.com are a few of the others.

I need a change made to a web site you built a year ago, can you just make this tiny change(for free)?

Unfortunately, in order to create affordable web design, I need to create about one web site per week. At that rate, I should be builting about 50 sites per year, 150 in 3 years.

I am prompted to write this because I got such a call today from someone who's site I built more than 3 years ago, who wanted some small changes for free. Unless the change is part of a previous agreement, I cannot unfortunately work for free. I simply have built too many sites for that. I would be happy to give support over the phone for making the changes yourself and I am also available for additional work at a reasonable hourly rate.

What is a URL?

URL stands for "universal resource locator". This is the address typed in to view your web page on the Internet.

What is a domain name?

A domain name is a specific web site address that you choose and register. For example: samwilson3d.com. Without this you would have to enter numbers to get to your site. For example htlp://192.168.1.101~mypage

Can you design my site even if I am already hosted on _______ web hosting?

Yes, you can use any web host you like. We will need you to provide us with your web hosting login info so that we can create your website for you.

What is web hosting?

Web hosting is the actual hard drive space that holds text and picture files as well as the software necessary process and store your web site. There is a small monthly fee that you pay to have your site accessible on the internet. We can take care of all that for you or you can register through one of our Recommended Hosts

What is web site maintenance?

Web site maintenance is a fee paid monthly to keep your site updated with fresh content that you provide. Most top web sites have fresh content updated regularly. New content is what keeps visitors coming back as well as being rewarded by Google with higher rankings. This is an optional service that we provide for our customers. If you want to maintain your website yourself we make that easy for you too.

What is the difference between “static” and “dynamic” web sites?

A static site is one written in plain HTML. Each page shows the same content every day and there is no database that it draws from. What this means is that the only way to change the web site is to edit each page's HTML. - A dynamic site is written using more complex code and can do a lot more. For instance, you can have content management, allowing you to log in and change parts of your web site, such as adding information or products.

Why can't I find my web site in the search engines?

Once your site has been submitted to search engines they may require several weeks to actually crawl and list your web site in their directory. How fast your site is listed depends on the search engine or directory update schedule.

Web Site Content - What Do I Put On My Site?

If you have a business website you should include as much information about your products or services that your customers would need to purchase from you. Put plenty of content on your site but make the most relevant information the most readily accessible.

What is ecommerce web design?
Affordable ecommerce web design is a cost effective solution for selling your product or service online.

I want you to design my web site. Now what?

If you have decided you want a web site or have any questions, simply fill out our contact form or call. If you entered your contact info when you got an instant quote then we will be in touch with you shortly.