We have worked diligently to try and include the majority of our frequently asked questions regarding our web design and development services in one convenient location.
How much do your websites cost?
The short answer: Our prices depend on so many factors, it’s impossible
to say in one sentence. Avoid any web developer who can answer this question without a long talk.
The long answer: To get a better idea of the cost of what you want to build, give us a quick phone call. We’ll ask you a few questions about the nature of the site, what sort of interactivity the site will have, your graphic design needs, etc. Then we’ll be able to give you a ballpark figure. If you’re still interested, we’ll come to your place of business and come up with a firm quote.
If you talk to a web developer who gives you an instant quote, run away! Imagine telling someone you want a car and having them immediately giving you a price for that car. Any fair and honest car salesperson would want to know the make, model and engine type of the car you’re looking to purchase, right? The same goes for building web sites. Depending on the features you want for your web site, the cost can be anywhere from a few thousand dollars to a few million.
Why should we hire ZIPROF Technologies?
There are many reasons. Here are some reasons why you should hire us.
How long will it take for my web project to be complete?
The time-scale of a website design project is often dictated by the client. If you have a deadline in mind we will make every effort to meet it for you. The most common delay in the creation and completion of a new website is waiting for content (text/images) to be sent to us by the client. For most projects, we try to work within the 4-6 week time-frame.
What services do you provide in addition to web design?
We fully support any website we design and are always available should you encounter
any problems or require any enhancements. We offer Website Maintenance, Web hosting,
SEO and Online marketing, Domain Registration and Graphic Design and Print.
We have you covered.
Do you re-design existing websites?
Yes we do. We can re-design your site retaining your company corporate style or we can re-design to give you a complete new image.
How does the web development process work?
Get the full answer to this question here: The Web Design and Development Process
Can you provide all our web design and hosting services?
Yes – we are your one stop shop providing 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.
Does ZIPROF build E-commerce websites?
Yes. We use the latest encryption methods to ensure that your customers can buy from you website knowing that the information they enter is secure and safe.
Will my website be responsive and mobile-ready?
All our latest websites are built to suit, but in general terms, almost all of our websites are fully-responsive.
Do I get email addresses associated with my website?
Yes. You will receive custom email addresses with the domain of your website. The amount of addresses you receive depends on the hosting package you subscribe to.
How should I supply the content for my website?
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 copy in MS word or similar format.
Will my website design be search engine friendly?
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.
To gain maximum visibility by the search engines, we highly recommend utilizing our comprehensive SEO services.
Are there hidden costs associated with web design services?
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, we work hard so that the outlined price quote is strictly adhered to. Web design is very much an evolutionary process and often clients change the scope of a project once under-way. If the need to alter the price quote arises, we will communicate this to you before any extra work is started. I changes and/or additions are requested by the client additional costs will be agreed to.
Do I need a database for my website?
This will depend upon the amount of information you wish to be displayed on your website. If you have many products/services, then it may be advantageous to have a database incorporated into your website design. We will discuss this in detail with you and if a database is advised we will explain in detail exactly how this will work and the costs associated with this.
How do I update my website?
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 and your budget
restrictions. Of course, ZIPROF is always available to help you with any future additions and
changes you would like. 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 ZIPROF to carry out these changes for you. Other methods which are frequently chosen are largely dependent 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.
Can I see how many visitors I've had to my website?
Yes we can 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.
Is there any training provided for the use of a CMS such as WordPress?
The Content Management Systems really are very easy to use and do have explanatory notes included where necessary. We run through the administration screens with you when we design the site for you – however if at any time you have any questions we are available to run through the procedures or answer any queries you may have.
Will I have a say in the graphic design process?
Absolutely. Our goal is to please you. We can’t do that without your input. If there are other sites with a design style that you would like to emulate, we can do that. If you have a logo or brand collateral that you’d like us to work around, that’s no problem. We’ll be sure your new site will be a consistent and integral part of your overall brand.
Does ZIPROF Technologies provide copywriting services?
Not directly, but if your project calls for copy-writing, photography, original illustration, video or other creative service, just let us know. We have an extensive network of creative associates that we work with. We would be happy to make a recommendation.