Why should I choose you to design and develop my website?
I'm transparent — my Web Development Agreement is for your benefit as well as mine. People can write whatever they want on their websites. They can promise the world with no intention of delivering.
The contract is what counts.
My contract is customized for each client. It clearly describes the work to be completed. It contains due dates for each of us. Most importantly, everything listed in the Benefits section is also covered in the agreement.
Can you complete my project in less than 45 days?
It depends on the scope of your project and my current workload.
Do you provide hosting?
No — there are many hosting providers to choose from. I've used GoDaddy for years without issue. If you'd like assistance, let me know.
What is ADA compliance? Why does it matter?
In this case, it means that your website is accessible to individuals with disabilities.
ADA compliance is becoming increasingly more important as the days pass. A google search for "business owner sued for ADA noncompliance" brings up some pretty frightening results.
ADA compliance is a necessity.
What is mobile-first design (versus desktop-first)?
In a mobile-first approach, the designer focuses on small screen sizes during approximately the first half of a given project. The client is presented with a product mockup on a mobile-sized screen.
The strategy behind mobile-first design is to reduce websites to their bare essentials, omitting any unnecessary embellishments. This leads to an efficient and small final product, ultimately resulting in a faster user experience. These websites are fully optimized for mobile usage, and content is prioritized over aesthetics.
Using a mobile-first approach can lead to the site’s desktop version looking overly simplistic. The biggest downside to consider when choosing mobile-first design is the accompanying space restriction. When a designer begins with a larger canvas, there is inherently more room for creative freedom.
Sixty percent of online searches are done from a mobile phone. If you know that your target audience will primarily access your website via smartphone, mobile-first design is definitely the way to go.
Based on your project, I (or we) will decide which strategy offers the greatest advantages. I’m consistently envisioning the design on all screen sizes, regardless of the adopted approach.
Your website needs to render quickly and look good on all screen sizes for two reasons: for your Google ranking, and for your visitors.
What is cross-browser compatibility?
Browser examples: Safari, Chrome, Firefox, etc.
Cross-browser compatibility is the capacity of a website to render itself in a similar (if not identical) fashion across multiple browsers and multiple versions of those browsers.
Different browsers have different capabilities. Different versions of the same browser support different functionalities.
Simply put, your viewers are using a variety of browsers to access your website. Your website needs to function across all browsers.
What SEO basics are you talking about?
Aside from writing complete, valid code and executing a responsive design, "SEO basics" are actions like optimizing images and writing descriptive alt tags.
Other basics include registering your website with Google Search Console, setting up Google Analytics, and installing Bing Webmaster Tools. If applicable, registering your business with Google My Business also falls into this category.
What about Technical SEO?
Tasks such as writing schema markup (if relevant), leveraging browser caching, setting up a robots.txt file, and creating a custom 404 page are technical SEO undertakings. Other objectives here are XML sitemap creation and submission, page speed analysis, as well as testing for crawling errors, broken links, or duplicate meta tags.
Technical SEO also includes installing your SSL certificate (if applicable)... I do recommend that when you purchase your hosting, you opt for getting the SSL certificate. Google acknowledged its importance way back in 2014.
Cost is always dependent upon the scope of your project. As an example, the site you're currently on would've been about a $3,000 build. Quality work isn’t cheap, as we all know.
The Venn diagram shown here illustrates the concept pretty well — probably more gracefully than I could explain it.
If your company is looking for a redesign, one factor that can influence cost is whether or not your logo needs to be updated.
Logo creation services are hard to put a price on, especially when talking hypothetically. Among the variables used to determine a quote are how extensively the logo will be used, as well as how essential the logo is to the brand. Assigning a monetary value to the creative process can be challenging.
Feel free to email me if your question isn't answered here.