Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a website cost?
I am asked this question a lot.
Typically I provide a individualized quote for the person/company asking but I find many people just want a general cost.
Here is an original research project on the different tasks and costs involved with starting a new website, based on 400 expert opinions. Check out what a website costs.
Here are some thoughts on the cost of a responsive website.
What is Web Hosting?
A web server that stores the actual files for the site. The domain name is linked to the web hosting account via a set of addresses called DNS entries.
When a web browser tries to view a web address (starting http://), the first thing it does is convert the first part of the address from a name (like www.ttllp.co.uk) into a numeric address that tells it which webserver to contact to ask for the page.
The conversion is done by asking a Domain Name System (DNS) Server. Most Internet Service Providers run their own DNS servers and their customers' computers get the details when they connect. How does DNS work?
Domain names are purchased on a yearly basis and are owned by a ‘registrar’.
What makes a website great?
It’s always bad when users have to guess to figure out how to navigate your site. In short, accessible design (and good design in general) is predictable. There should be no guessing to how elements behave or how the UI will look like on different pages. Navigational elements should appear in the same order and place on your site and functional elements should behave the same from page to page.
Great Sites Connect
Singularity is the ultimate in modernism. The idea that one single object (well made and easy to use) could exist that can replace several, other objects.
Singularity can be either singularity in numbers or in function. The right tool for the right job. I would add 'and in the right place'. [Like pen and paper near the phone]
The beauty of Internet is the ability to streamline. Streamline, condense, simplify.
A truly effective web application should provide singularity, both in function and in form.
Make your site easy to use and fun to visit and more people will want to see your site. Years of working in an office has instilled in me the desire to make really user-friendly web sites.
Why do you want to optimize your site for mobile devices?
As part of their search algorithm, Google looks at the code for your site and how well the site is rendered on mobile devices. If you site has a lower ranking in their PageSpeed Insights tool, that can affect your ranking in the major search engines. There are more people in the world using mobile devices than desktop computers.
The short answer is yes.
What is SEO?
Search engine optimization or SEO is the process of adding and editing your website content with the goal of increasing your relevance to specific keywords so that your site appears higher up in the listings of major search engine.
Optimizations also include modifying HTML and associated coding to both increase its relevance to specific keywords and remove barriers to the indexing activities of search engines.
Read SEO in a nutshell for a more detailed explanation.
How can Google Ads help my website?
Google Ads can help draw visitors to your site. Using a pay per click campaign, you can select keywords, that when searched for, trigger the display of your ads.