Frequently Asked Questions
Well – anything! Being a full-service web design and development firm means we can give you the best of today’s web design techniques.
Websites can be whatever you want them to be – we have a psychologist client who needs a look appropriate to clients with serious issues. We also made a calming but uplifting introduction to another client's Swedish massage practice.
Let us make a website that is entirely yours. Work with us so it fits your needs and style perfectly. Challenge us and be delighted with the results.
Our smaller products will be enough for your clients to respect your online presence, without breaking the bank. Check out the Quick Site option on our price page.
Tell us what you want as specifically as possible.
Clients who don’t have billing issues are happy to spend hours with us, carefully choosing each stock photo, mulling over the wording of the sales pitch – and a constant attention to detail does give great results. But to the client who does worry about billing, we ask you to give us carefully pre-accumulated content. We’re happy to spend time with you, but minimizing that time with thorough preparations will prevent your bill from creeping up.
Another way to cut costs is to visit our office while we design your site. We like “cooking in our own kitchen,” and our clients are always invited. You can watch us design right there to give us the most direct instruction possible, and at the same time we’ll show you how to use your website. Visiting us cuts billing because it saves us from needing to write time-consuming emails asking about the specifics of what we’re building for you.
We can also, of course, “visit” over the phone or via video conferencing with screen-to-screen capabilities, but the point is to make communication quick and easy.
We can help. We’ll check out your current site and offer tips about what it’s missing, or what current trends might help revitalize it. Of course, we can do the revitalization too, but there’s no obligation with our critique services.
Search engine optimization, or SEO, is coding techniques that make your website show up high on the results page when your potential clients use a search engine to find a business like yours. Augmented by an effective Social Media and or Marketing campaign, your website needs to elbow above your competition.
Years ago, people would open the yellow pages and pick the first name under the service listing they wanted. We saw companies called “Aardvark Insurance” or “Aaron’s Plumbing” (owned by Jim). But now making the top of the list isn’t as simple as knowing the alphabet. Search engines are dynamic, so staying competitive requires constant evaluation and application of the latest thinking.
You need SEO. Without it, your website will languish in an unseen corner of the Internet, and your potential clients will choose service providers who are easier to find. Web Developers Studio uses Google’s own tools to figure out where your potential clients expect you to be, and we make sure your website is waiting for them. Our techniques are always “white-hat”. We’re good kids and play straight. Provide us with great content for your niche and we’ll format it so the search engines find it.
A static website is just a bunch of files and images. The hard drive, or server, that stores those files is your website’s host. (A content management system is more complicated.)
Imagine your own computer as a tiny capillary in the great circulatory system that is the Internet. You’re connected, and you get what you need from the sites you visit. But hosting a site that others can visit would be more trouble than it’s worth – for one thing, you’d need to install non-trivial server software.
Even Web Developers Studio does not “do hardware”. We have established relationships with various upstream providers to actually hold our clients’ files and databases. Hosting companies have the equipment to accommodate large websites and lots of web traffic, and engineers to maintain that equipment. If you’d prefer to hire one of these companies on your own, we can provide you with the finished files once your site is complete. Use of our additional hosting services is not required.
You can! Everyone has unique requirements from an online store and all kinds of e-commerce platforms are available, each with pros and cons. Options range from PayPaypal Buy-Now buttons, to fairly easy solutions like Shopify, to the more complex WordPress e-commerce plugins, to full platforms like osCommerce, and the comprehensive Magento. Together, we’ll examine your needs and find the ideal configuration for your e-commerce marketplace.
We’re creative technicians, not investors. We’ll make your website for an hourly fee, but the profits are all yours!