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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a  Web Designer?

A web designer can be referred to as an individual who is part artist / writer and computer expert.   Thus, not a programmer, many designers have web programming skills and implement their own creativity.  A web designer creates web pages and tend to be excellent in working with graphics software. 

What is a Website?

A website is a space on a computer device where anyone can visit 24 hours a day and view electronic brochures that contain pages and a collection of digital images, videos and content.

What does www mean?

www, stands for World Wide Web.

Popular Terms

Domain Name: The name that identifies a web site.

HTML: Hypertext Markup Language, The language of the web.

Web Host: A web server that provides web site space to individuals or company.

Web Server: A computer that provides services and delivers information to other computers.

What does a website do?

Having a website is an excellent advertising tool to have whether an individual, organization/business (regardless of the size), it’s an electronic brochure, think of it as your internet business card to the world.  It allows people to find you on the internet, creates awareness that you exist, establishes credibility and presents your information, your image and products to the internet.

How long does it take to create my website?

When all the provided materials for the site have been completed, it usually takes 2-4 weeks for a small business site.  Some sites are more complex than others, in that case more time will be needed. 

Can my existing website be improved?

Absolutely.  We can always redesign your current website.

Do you use website templates?

No, we do not.   Sites are created in a unique and special matter to accommodate the client’s specific want and needs.

Do you create your own graphics for every site?

Yes, we do.   Every client is different and require a special touch in order to successfully be different amongst the crowd.

How does the designer come up with create ideas for a site?

Keep in mind Web Designers are artist with expert computer skills.  We study our clients needs and organize all their provided materials (photos, images, text, etc.), we then begin the creative process.  During the creative process undivided attention is given to the project,   We go from an idea, to an imagination, to visuals, to creation and then to publishing the site.  The magic is created between the designer and the computer.

Is it important to update information on my website?

Yes, it is.  Absolutely.  You want to make sure your site is current with up to date information.  Keeping your content fresh is critical, not doing so, can reflect poorly on your site.

what is “website maintenance”?

Website maintenance is when changes are made to your site after it has been designed.   Many clients are thrilled to finally have a website but often forget that a website must be updated and maintained.  Updating and adding up to date information is essential to your site.  If you already have website that needs maintenance, we offer that service hourly, weekly or monthly, Contact us in order to draft the proper maintenance contract for you.

what’s involved in “website maintenance”?

We provide technical expertise, configurations and updating, making sure your the pages in your site are operating smoothly. Some sites need more updating than others, every site is different.  When we maintain a website, we make sure all information, content and graphics are up to date.  We make sure the site is running properly and that changes are made if requested by client by adding or deleting content (news, updates, links, etc.), 

Can I do my own “website maintenance”?

Sure, you can.  As long as you have the time, technical knowledge and experienced skills to do so.  Many times clients feel they can maintain their own sites without any problems.  Easier said than done, our service is to bring a finished product to our clients, only another designer can understand the amount of work, time, creative effort and complexity involved in designing a site.  Therefore, clients usually return, requesting the maintenance service they need because they often realize that they don’t have the time to reinvent the wheel.  And what happens after that, is that we spend more time in repairing the work which equates to more expenses for the client.  Repairing a website can be costly, higher rates will apply due to the amount of work involved.

What’s involved in establishing a website?

- A Domain Name

- A Hosting Service

- A Web Designer

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Do I have any responsibilities as a client?

Yes, you do.  We work as a team towards the same goal.   Clients are responsible for providing all materials to designer, content, photos, images, logos, marks, text, documents, information, details, etc. at a timely manner, otherwise the web site will not be completed in time.   We also appreciate when clients express what they like and don’t like and give us feedback.  

Thank you for visiting www.gt1webdesign.com. We look forward to working with you.

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