Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q) About Website design
Q. How long will it take for my web site to be designed?
A. aWithin 14 days. ( Content Management System - 30 days )
Q. Will we need to have a meeting in connection with the website design?
A. In the majority of cases a meeting isn't necessary and most of our websites are generally completed with contact via email and telephone only. We place suggested website designs onto the Internet in a private place where only yourselves and us can view the content. We then liaise with you regularly to discuss the web designs in order that the website design and functionality is exactly as you wish.
Q. Once my website design is completed -what aftersales service do you offer?
A. We fully support any website we design and are always available should you encounter any problems or require any enhancements. We offer web site maintenance so that your website need never get out of date.
Q. Do I have to keep my website with you forever, or can I move it to another supplier to host it if I wish?
A. You may move your website to another web hosting service at any time. Once your website design has been completed, we send you a copy of the website on cd. This copy of your website is for your retention.
Q. In what format should I supply words and photographs about my business for my new website?
A. It is helpful to us if you are able to provide text and photographs in electronic form - for example, the files output by a digital camera and the words in MS word or similar format. If this is not possible, we can help get your information ready for use on the website.
A. All our websites are created with search engines in mind and the website design is compliant with search engine guidelines. It is a good idea for your website to be re-evaluated in time as over a period of time the search engines do alter their rules and algorithms and you will want to be certain that your website is kept up to date and complies with new rules etc.
Q. If I choose a CMS System 0r Content Management System - can I be sure that my webpages are "Search Engine Friendly"?
A. Yes with the gcw CMS Systems all web pages created are Search Engine Friendly - you can even add your own search engine meta tags to each individual web page if desired. THe CMS tools are easy to use - effective and intuitive.
Q. I hear that there are hidden costs associated with web design services. Is this true?
A. No. We discuss with you your website requirements and then price accordingly and once you have placed an order for your website design with us, that price is strictly adhered to.
Q. How do i update my website ?
A. There are many different methods which can be used to update websites. The method you choose and the functionality we build into your website design is solely up to yourself although of course we will be glad to advise you which method will suit your needs.
If you have a small website consisting of just a few pages and will only wish to make changes very infrequently, then usually it is more cost effective simply to ask GCW to carry out these changes for you. Other methods which are frequently chosen are largely dependant upon how much data or information and pictures you have and how you store this information at present.
We can provide an on line content management system where you can either update individual products/pages/services or particular sections of your website. e.g. company news.
Alternatively we can provide functionality such that you can upload your entire product ranges to the website in one action using spreadsheets etc. We can also add databases if you wish. (With CMS Price will be little bit high)
Q. Can you provide all our web design and hosting serivce ?
A. Yes - we are your one stop company to provide all your web services. No more - not knowing who to call if you have problems - we can register your domain name - design your website - provide your web hosting and arrange your email accounts for you.
Q. Can I get e-mail with my website?
A. Yes you can have email and you will probably wish you set-up several email addressed e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Q. Can I see how many visitors I've had to my website?
A. Yes we provide web tracking software which records where you visitors are coming from and which pages they looked at, which search engines are being used, which phrases are being typed into which search engines and many more interesting web tracking facts which you should find useful for future marketing campaigns.
Q. Do I need to install any software?
A. No is the simply answer.
Q. When can I update my website content?
A. If the website we have designed for you includes a Content Management System then you can access your administration areas from anywhere as long as you have an internet connection and make updates instantly as frequently as you wish. If your website is a smaller website and was designed without using this type of system and you don't have any html. skills, then we can update the website for you. Our charges are very reasonable.
Q. How many pages can I have on my web site, Is there a limit ?
A. Yes we do. We can redesign, retaining your company corporate style or we can redesign to give you a complete new image. Is your website up to date - let us provide you a Free of Charge Website Evaluation - we can redesign your website to take advantage of the latest web technologies.
Q. How many pages can I have on my web site, Is there a limit ?
A. The simply answer is No. There's no limit.
Q. Will I find my website on the search engines?
A. Yes we always design websites to be search engine friendly.
Q. Who owns the website once the web design is completed?
A. The website belongs to you - we send you a copy of the website on cd. This copy is for your retention and should you wish to use another web design or web hosting company - you are completely at liberty to take this copy to them for them to use.
We provide the best quality work in the market for our reasonable prices.
We design your website until it's completed - guaranteed.
We offer an unlimited nos. of corrections and will be happy to work with you on a long-term basis.
We are available 24/12 via phone or email to help you with your website.
When you call us, you'll be speaking with same person every time - in other words, you won't have to keep repeating yourself like when you call other web design companies.