Web Design FAQs

Answers to your website design questions
Do you have questions about getting a website for your business? Here are some answers to the most common web design questions. Feel free to contact us for any other web design questions you may have.

How much does a web site cost?

The cost of a successful Website is determined by: a) the amount of information you wish to include in the site; and b) the complexity of the site. This includes things like interactive features, eg: database, e-commerce, ordering, animation, etc.

Website costs can be broken down into three parts.

  • Website Construction – from the most simple to the most complex¬†
  • Domain Name Registration – Annual renewal fee
  • Website Hosting – the rent you pay for your ‘space’ on the internet.

What kind of budget is realistic for my web site?

In general the higher the goals, the larger and more complex a site will become, making it more expensive.

However, If you just need a professional internet presence, with general information and contact details, the price may be less than you expect.

If you plan to sell products directly from your site, then you will need to spend more.

If your goals for your site outweigh your budget, we can develop a plan that will give you an online presence, save you money in the long term, and ultimately fulfil your online goals. If you need an approximate cost quickly, give us a call or contact us here.

What ongoing costs are there?

The two ongoing costs of a website are: hosting and domain name registration.

new Web Design can provide hosting packages depending on your requirements. Our web servers come with a 99.9% uptime guarantee. We can also look after your domain name registrations and renewal.

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

Information based Web sites, that contain anywhere from 5 to 15 pages, take around 2 to 4 weeks to complete. Online stores or E-commerce sites can take 5 to 8 weeks. We can quite often work to shorter deadlines, depending on our workload at the time. If you need your project completed quickly, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Do you write my web site text for me?

No. Nobody knows your business, your products and your clients the way you do, so preparing the body text is something that you will need to do. We do help with advice on writing web and Google-friendly copy.

How do I update my web site?

You can use a mixture of methods to update your web site:

Call or e-mail us to update your website as needed

Do the simple updates yourself and get us to do the more complicated work.

Use our admin. system (database and CMS sites) for routine maintenance of your web site.

How do I know if I need a shopping-cart?

As a rule of thumb, you will need a shopping cart facility or online store if you have over 15 products, or more than one category of products. We can advise you if you need a shopping-cart on your site, or if a simple product page and order form will suffice.

How will people find my web site on the internet?

new Web Design can point you in the right direction when it comes to promoting your site. We can also optimise your site to get it listed under your chosen keywords on the major search engines and directories such as: NineMSN, Google, Yahoo, Excite, Alta Vista, etc.You’re in new and I’m not. Is that a problem?No. We have developed sites for clients as far afield as Sydney, Newcastle, Queensland, San Francisco and even Canada. Once you have a web site you will be dealing with people remotely, as a matter of course. Think of developing your website with us as a practice run for doing business in the future with your own customers.