questions just keep popping up again and again. Here are the answers
to our most frequently asked questions:
should I have my web site designed by a professional?
What are the steps to getting a web site online?
How long will it take for my web site to appear online?
What kind of contract
and payment terms will I have with Design Previews?
Can you register or transfer a domain name for me?
What about search engines?
What if I don't know anything about web pages?
Can I stay with my own server?
What kind of guarantee do I have
that my site will work correctly ?
Can I update my site myself?
How much will my project cost?
- Why should I have my
web site designed by a professional?
With all of the self help tools to make your own web
site, why would you want to pay someone else to do it for you? The
answer is simple - you know your business, and we know ours. Your
web site is your professional image and often your first customer
contact. A professionally designed web site is your business identity
for thousands of customers. Would you want to reflect anything
less than a professional business image?
web site that is programmed by software is not only slower
to download, but often cannot be listed by search engines at
all ! What good is a web site if your customers cannot find it
or download it? The average visitor will wait 4 - 6 seconds for
Can you afford
to have a second rate web site for your business?
- What are the steps
to getting a web site online?
Here are the steps we go through when designing
- defining the scope
and outline of the project
- proposing design
solutions for your site
- designing the structure
and look of the site
- testing the site
- uploading and hosting
your web site on a internet server
- maintaining the site
- uploading of new
- How long will it take
for my web site to appear online?
The average time from contract completion until going live online
is about 3 - 4 weeks, but that time frame varies with
the complexity of the site. Obviously, the more complex your site structure
and design, the longer it will take to get exactly what you want. We
never put a site online publicly until you are 100% satisfied.
- What kind
of contract and payment terms will I have with Design Previews?
The design contract
will spell out exactly what features your web site will contain
and your ownership rights. There is a deposit of 33% of your design
due upon contract agreement, with the remainder due upon completion.
hosting do not require a contract and are payable quarterly.
- Can you register or
transfer a domain name for me?
Yes, of course we offer the transfer of your current domain to our server
without charge. We will be happy to register new domain names for you as
well. See domain name for more information.
- What about search engines?
The use of search engines has become a very complex subject and the submission
standards and rankings for search engines are changing almost daily.
Basic search engine registration is included with our hosting maintenance
packages. When we discuss your web site design, we can advise you about
the current options for search engines, register your site with the search
engines, and offer you search engine optimization services related to
your business. See marketing for
- What if I don't know
anything about web pages?
No problem! We do it all for you. We can also help
you learn a little about what is possible at the same time, if
you wish. We can provide instruction for your staff and extra services
you may need to get your office working smoothly with your site.
- Can I stay with my own
Yes, we can design your web site for your current server. Once we know the
configuration of your server and your web site needs, we will be able to
give you an estimate of the costs for designing for your server. We provide
maintenance and updating services for web sites residing on other servers
at an hourly rate.
- What kind of guarantee
do I have that my site will work correctly ?
Your satisfaction with our design process is guaranteed. We'll work with
you until your site has just the look you want. Then, if you have chosen
one of our hosting & maintenance packages, we will check your site regularly
to be sure that it continues to function properly. We'll fix any problems
which arise fast - and at no cost to you. Your site will be online,
quick, reliable, and accessible to your visitors virtually 24 hours a day,
365 days a year. We know that you will be satisfied.
- Can I update my site
Yes, we can design your site so that you can update it from your
own office. We can provide training for your personnel to be able to maintain
the web site from your office if needed. We can even design templates to
allow several people from your organization to add information to the web
sites without any knowledge of HTML programming. Most clients, however, decide
to use our packaged hosting & maintenance services which usually save them
time and money in the long run.
- How much will my project
Now for the bottom line - how much does it cost to have your site designed
correctly? Sites can vary in price from free ( You've seen those results
! ) to millions of dollars. Clearly, you are looking for something between
these two extremes. We can offer you web sites ranging from $300 to $10,000.
Most business web sites ranging between $850 and $2300. Contact us at 678.783.0128
to discuss your project and get an estimate for the cost of building your
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