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How much does a web site cost?

There are quite a few factors that are going to affect the ultimate cost of your web site. These factors include how many pages you are going to have, if you will sell products on your website, the graphic work involved, if you would like to include flash animation, and also how interactive your future web site will be. You will also need web hosting and domain name registration.

Do I need to hire a "local"?

We create web sites for clients who are local as well as out of state. By using the Internet, email and the telephone, it is possible to communicate effectively with clients in any location.

How long does it take to have a web site designed?

The time frame is determined by the size of your web site, the complexity of your site design, and our current client design schedule.

What is a URL?

It stands for "universal resource locator". This is the address typed in to view your web page on the Internet. For example, you would type in http://www.wildlime.com to access our home page.

What is a domain name?

A domain name is a specific web site address that you choose and register. Our domain name is "wildlime.com".

I am currently hosted with AnotherFirm.com and would like to switch over to Wild Lime Media. How do I do this?
Simply contact us and we will take care of everything. We will transfer your domain name along with all of your existing web sites content.

Can I choose you to design my site and use my own web hosting?


What is web hosting?

Web hosting is a yearly fee that you pay to have your site accessible on the Internet. We can provide web hosting for our clients.

Why can't I find my web site in the search engines?

Once your site has been submitted to the top Search Engines they may require several weeks, or even months to actually spider and list your web site in their directory. How fast your site is listed depends on each individual Search Engines database update schedule. Watch your server traffic logs for visiting spiders.

Do Flash movies affects my Search Engine rankings?

In theory Google can index Flash movies, but we don't think Flash movies/content gets very indexed very well. With things being as competitive as are right now for keyword/key-phrases optimization we don't recommend using them. However, if Flash annimation is important to you and you're up to the challenge, go for it.

Why validated code its important to design a website?

There's a lot of competition to get good spots in the search engines for some specific keywords or key-phrases, so proper html syntax and a clean code help toward better rankings. Let's say we have two competing sites, both are suitable for the top spot and the search engine has a tough time deciding who to put first. Chances are that the validated site with proper syntax will be the winner. Validation of the html code on your site alone will certainly not guarantee or secure you a high rating, but as with so many other things it will help and might even be the contributing factor to get you across the line.

Web Site Content - What Do I Put On My Site?

That would depend on the goals of your web site. If you run a business website you would include as much information about your products or services that your customers would need to purchase from you.

What About payment gateway and shipping integration on ecommerce websites?

We can integrate the most common methods on our e-commerce websites, however you might have a specific request and it might take some time to study that specific case. We're open to talk with you and help you during the integration process but we work must together during the process. It may impact the amount of time we initially defined at the start of the project. So keep that in mind and try to keep shipping instructions simple and use common payment getaways providers. Common things make life easier.

What is site maintenance?

Maintenance is keeping your site updated with new content that you provide. Most good web sites have new content updated regularly. Fresh content is what will keep your visitors coming back.

Do I need to edit my website myself?

On small business brochure websites, not necessarily but yes, you can. There are a few new tools to help you edit some content on your website however you must be sure that the editor you will use to edit content directly supports the new standards to update content on your website. We also offer some good online tools (add ons) to help you with content and picture changes on your website. You might ask for more details if you're planning to update your website yourself. If you're getting a e-commerce or database solution from us, those tools give you a back-end where you can define and update content on your website easily.

What does website usability mean?

It means the ease with which users can perform the tasks associated with your web site. Think of it as the quality of a user's experience when interacting with a product or system. When we're developing or creating a website, we try to keep things simple for your clients/prospects, if we keep it simple for them, then it will become a good website and it will invite people to contact you. Simple doesn't mean low quality, it means doing all that is possible to make it better and understandable.

I've made my decision - I want you to design my web site. Now what do I do?

If you have decided you want a web site or have any questions, simply fill out our web design quote request form to start the process, or give us a call!