I live in New York and you are based in Tampa. Can you still design my website?
Yes. In this internet world, meeting clients face to face is the rarity not the norm. Most websites are completed via email, telephone, Skype and GoToMeeting.
Are your websites built for mobile and tablet devices?
Yes. A website that responds to the device that accesses it and delivers the appropriate output for it uses responsive design. Your site will look great on a full screen computer as well as a mobile device such as an iPhone.
What other services do you offer?
Graphic Designing and Photography
What is a domain name and is it critical?
Your domain name is your web-address. It is how users and search engines will find your website. you have to have a domain name. Some people use an abbreviation or a different name altogether. GoDaddy is the registrar I use. Click here to learn more.
Does ProDesignSuite host my website?
I require you to purchase your own website hosting because then, you completely own your website. I trust HostDuplex hosting with my own websites and strongly recommend them to clients. They offer high quality web hosting, XenServer VPS hosting, and dedicated server solutions. Sam Jadali, CEO, and his hand-picked staff have superior customer support. The cost for hosting starts at $5.00 per mth. With Host Duplex you get the same fast and secure website hosting that the pros use – without paying the middle man. Click here to learn more.
Do I own my website?
Yes. Since I require you to have your own hosting, and your own domain name – the entire site is owned by you.
I already have a website, but I want a new design. Can you help?
Yes. I offer complete re-designs.
All I need is a few changes on my existing Web site. Do you provide that service?
No, I do not. This policy is in place enabling me to stand 100% behind the websites I build. There are issues of liability of multiple programmers touching the same code over time.
What platform do you build your websites on?
I build all my websites on WordPress which is an open-source Content Management System (CMS) platform.
Do you offer flash websites?
No. Flash isn’t a widely used/accepted technology anymore. Java and jQuery have taken the place of Flash.
What is CMS?
A content management system is a computer application that allows publishing, editing and modifying content, organizing, deleting as well as maintenance from a central interface.
WordPress is used by more than 23.3% of the top 10 million websites as of January 2015 and is the most popular blogging system in use with more than 60 million websites.
How involved do I have to be in the process?
You can be as involved as you wish to be. I do require you to fill out a WebDesign worksheet that will help you convey the type of website you have in mind.
Can I see my website while it’s in progress?
Yes. During the build, I encourage you to closely monitor the progress. That way, if something isn’t quite the way you envisioned it or if you’ve changed your mind, you can let me know sooner rather than later.
Can I update the website content?
Yes. One of the many features of WordPress is that you will be able to update content on your own. When your website is completed you will be given Login information. I have tutorials to assist you in updating content. Or, I can provide individual training for an additional fee.
Do I have to maintain and update my website?
If maintaining and updating is not your cup of tea, I can serve as your webmaster for an additional fee.
Can you help me source photos for my website?
Yes. I can help you source stock photos under the creative common public domain license. Most of the images available for reuse need attribution given.
I am also a photographer and available to produce custom photography for your website.
Does Pro Design Suite provide copywriting services?
Not directly, but if your project calls for copywriting, original illustration, video or other creative service, just let me know. I have a network of creative people that I work with and would be happy to make a recommendation.
Are any other services included in your web design and development costs?
Yes. The cost includes configuration of your email accounts, set up of monthly traffic reports and basic search engine optimization services. Basic SEO includes submission of your site to the major search engines, and the setup of your primary metatag information (Page Title, Description and Keywords).