Searing Web Site Design: South Jersey Web Designer for Small Businesses

Frequently Asked Questions

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no obligation, no charge, no pushing you into a web site - that's just how we do business.

Q: How much does it cost to build a web site?

The cost for web design varies based on the size of a site and the elements included in the site. Larger sites and/or ones that have complex functions such as online stores or databases incorporated into them are more expensive to develop than smaller, "brochure-style" informational sites.

A note of caution: in web design, you truly get what you pay for, so cheaper doesn't necessarily mean better. We believe in getting a good value and don't overcharge just to make a quick buck. We're always willing to work with our clients to fit their budgets.

If you'd like a specific quote for your project, please contact us; we'd be happy to provide you with an estimate. Estimates are free of charge and there is no obligation.

Q: Who owns my site when the project is done?

You own your site once the project is completed.

Q: Who maintains my site?

You can maintain your site yourself, or you can have Searing maintain your site for you. We can maintain sites on a scheduled or as-needed basis. Maintenance costs vary, so please contact us for more specific information on maintenance for your site.

Q: What is hosting and do I need it?

Short Answer:

  • Web hosting provides a place for your web site to reside so that web users can visit the site.
  • Yes, you need it.

Long Answer:
Web site hosting is like renting a parking spot for your car and it is necessary in order for a web site to be accessible on the Internet. There are many web hosting firms to choose from; be sure to look for these things when selecting a hosting company:

  • A 99.9% uptime guarantee (industry standard)
  • Backup copies of your site
  • 24/7 customer service and/or technical support
  • Email accounts included
  • Option for a month-to-month contract

Hosting costs vary from firm to firm and often depend on the features included. A basic hosting package is much less than an advanced package that would include more disk space, extra features and perhaps an online store interface. Hosting fees generally range from $5/month to $50/month and up. We do not host web sites, but are happy to assist in selecting a hosting firm and package appropriate for your business.

Q: How do I buy a web address?

A: A web address, also called a domain name, or URL (uniform Resource Locator) can be purchased from any authorized domain name registrar, such as Network Solutions or Register.com. Many hosting firms also sell domain names at discounted prices when you purchase hosting with them. Names are bought online, just as you would make any other online purchase. Domain names cost $35.00/year; check for special discounts for buying a name for multiple years. We are available to walk you through the process of selecting and purchasing a name for your site.

Q: Can I have a blog, podcast and/or video on my site?

Yes, we can set up a blog, for you so you can update your site from anywhere in the world. We can even customize the layout and style of your blog so it coordinates with the look of your site. Check out how we added a blog to our site.

If desired, we can also incorporate podcasts, videos and audio into your site as well.

Q: Can I integrate an online store into my site?

Yes, we can help you integrate an online store into your site. There are many e-commerce options; we can help you find one that best suits your business so you can do real-time, online credit card transactions. Or if you prefer, we can set up a simpler order-taking system that allows for off-line payment transactions.

Contact us for a free estimate of your web project.

 

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