Frequently Asked Questions
I’ve attempted to answer most of the frequently asked questions here, but if I have missed something, please get in touch.
How much does a website cost?
This will depend on the functionality, complexity and size of the website. There are some general price guidelines available here, but please get in touch for a personalised quote.
Who will make changes to my website in future?
We will discuss this at the start of the project.
Responsive design is a term used to show that designers have considered how the website will look on varying screen sizes. This will include mobile phones, tablets and large desktops.
The design of the website will typically change to suit the size and dimensions of the device.
Today, since so many of us use our phones to browse the web and shop online, responsive design has become standard. If you are in the market for a new website, expect it to be responsive, but do confirm this with your designer. There are still plenty of websites out there that don’t work well on mobiles!
The first time someone visits your website, a lot of time-consuming stuff happens. This includes things like the loading of images and the loading of code that determines the style of your site (such as the colour and size of the text).
Put simply, caching is when some of this information is stored on your device, so that the next time your site is visited from the same device, it will load more quickly.
Sometimes, if you website has been changed recently and you can’t see this change, you will need to clear your cache, to reload some of the things that were saved.
You can find out how to clear your cache here: RefreshYourCache.
For example, when you type “removal company london” into Google, you are shown a long list of results. Typically, some of these entries will be highlighted as sponsored links (which means someone is paying to be displayed). Following that, you have the “natural listing”. In deciding which websites to show at the top of that list, Google uses complex algorithms. If you know what the algorithms are looking for, you can improve your website’s ranking in the list. In the simplest of terms, all pages should have meaningful titles, descriptions and content.
But it is much more complex than that. In fact, SEO is an ongoing and dedicated activity. If you want your website to rank better, it will require investment.
It is also worth mentioning Content Marketing in this context, since this goes hand-in-hand with SEO. Creating great, fresh content is one of the really important factors in racking well.
While this article from Smashing Magazine is from 2009, it’s still relevant and explains a lot of the common jargon really well: Web Design Industry Jargon Glossary.
Still have unanswered questions?
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