Here are some Frequently Asked Questions:

How much does a web site cost?

A website has many degrees of complexity. The size and scope of each website generally has to be estimated a on case by case basis. There are a great number of variables to address. The number of pages, amount of content, design complexity, custom graphics, flash, video, e-commerce, and functionality. The cost of a website can range from $1,000.00 – $10,000.00 +.

Why do I have to pay for Project Planning?

As technical advances in our industry speed forward, each plan of attack requires education and research. What worked 6 months ago, is no longer relevant to today. It is ever-changing and evolving. Ballpark Estimates and initial consultation are free of charge. Actual planning is part of development and garner a charge due to it’s significant time to carefully customize your company’s unique needs.

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

I’ve had sites completed in 3 days. I’ve done sites that have taken 6 months. It all depends on the size and scope of the website. Many times it depends on how well the client is organized and how responsive the client is.

In what format do you want my content, logo, photography, and graphics?

  1. Content can be sent in a Word Doc or Email. The more organized the better as it will save time to copy and paste into your site.
  2. Ideally, logos should be submitted in as Illustrator (AI, EPS) or Freehand, Vector Format, with Fonts Outlined.
  3. Graphics and Photography for web can be 72 dpi (100% or larger than the size intended). For print, they need to be in high resolution 300 dpi.

How long does it take for my web site to show up in the search engines?

It may require several weeks or even months to index and list your website once your site has been submitted to the search engines. It also depends on when the search engine updates their database. You can use a Google Analytics account to track the statistics and watch your ranking increase over time. Patience is key. SEO can be a full time job. You should always revisit your meta tag keywords and descriptions. A website that gets updated frequently also helps with site ranking.

These sites provide some useful information and tips for SEO:

> http://searchenginewatch.com/
> http://www.google.com/analytics/index.html
> https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/
> http://www.seomoz.org/
> http://www.searchenginejournal.com/
> http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/
> http://www.topherkohan.com/

Is there a way to speed up my WordPress site?

Yes. You can do this:
> http://yoast.com/speed-up-wordpress/

What browsers do you support?

Most browsers are supported. Internet Explorer 7 & 8 (Windows), Firefox (Windows & Mac), Safari (Mac), Chrome (Windows & Mac). The only browser that I don’t support is Internet Explorer 5. I can work with Internet Explorer 6 but it might require extra time and effort to make compatible. If you are using IE 6, I would strongly recommend you to update to the latest version. Microsoft is urging users to update: http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-10406468-264.html