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Frequently Asked Questions

We are often asked a lot of questions by prospective clients about our website design and search engine optimisation services. If you don't see the questions you want answering then make sure you contact us.

 

1. How long does the website building process take?

2. Will my website work on mobiles and tablets?

3. How do I promote my website on Google?

4. Why choose Wingnut Websites to build me a website?

5. Do I get an email address with my new website?

6. How easy is it to give my existing website a makeover?

7. Can you design logos?

8. How do I update and edit my website once it is built?

9. What costs are associated with a website?

10. How do I choose a good website address?

11. What ongoing support do you offer?

12. Will my new website be secure against hackers and viruses?

13. I'm not ready to build a complete website, what can you do?

14. How long will it take to get my email account up and running?

15. We like your work, but you aren't local to us, is that a problem?

16. Is Joomla better than WordPress?

 

 

1. How long does the website building process take?

If you already have a logo and the content (words and pictures) to go on your website, it will take approximately two weeks to build you a new website. A new logo will take about a week if starting from scratch and would need to be done first, as this provides the colours that will be used on the website.  We often find that writing the words to go on the website often take longer than expected but we would provide guidance on this.

2. Will my website work on mobiles and tablets?

All of our websites are designed from the outset to work on all mobiles, tablets, PCs, Macs and TVs.  This is quite a challenge given that the screen sizes vary enormously.  This technique is known as responsive website design and is a must in today's online environment. To see it in action make your browser screen smaller or larger, or if you are viewing on a mobile/tablet try rotating your screen and see what happens.

3. How do I promote my website on Google?

After building your website, we submit it to Google and would expect it to appear within search results in a couple of days. It does take time to improve the performance of listing and is not something that can happen over night.  As we also specialise in search engine optimisation (SEO), we can give you guidance on what works best or even do some advanced SEO for you.

4. Why choose Wingnut Websites to build me a website?

We have a lot experience building websites and believe we offer a top quality product at a good price.  A good website takes time to be crafted and you definitely get what you pay for. You can almost think of a website as an additional employee that is promoting you or your company 24/7.

5. Do I get an email address with my new website?

All of our new websites come with an email account built in.  You can have as many email accounts as you want, but this may require extra hosting space.  We would show you how to setup your email account on your mobile, tablet, desktop PC or Mac.

6. How easy is it to give my existing website a makeover?

We would look to develop your new look website on a development server that only you would have access to.  This would mean your existing website would still be live until you are happy with the new one.  At that point we would make the switch and make your new website live reducing the amount of time your website is offline to a few minutes.  As the existing website already has the content (words and pictures), typically a website makeover takes less time to complete than a completely new website.

7. Can you design logos?

We are more than happy to help you design a logo.  Normally we would provide three concepts and then develop your favourite.  We would also create you a bespoke colour palette of 3 to 5 colours that will be used on your website.  We can also send your logo in the required format for printing on embroidering.

8. How do I update and edit my website once it is built?

We use the Joomla CMS to build our websites, which basically means it is very easy to change the words and pictures on your website provided you have a basic knowledge of word processing.  We would create a bespoke set of instructional videos for you that show you how to do the edits and updates yourself.  Many of our clients have found this to be a great way to learn how to take control of their website.

9. What costs are associated with a website?

There are three main costs associated with a new website. Firstly, the website address or domain name would need to be leased.  This is typically £10/year but depends on the name chosen. Secondly, the website will need to be hosted by a suitable hosting company. Depending on the size of your website and email account this would cost anywhere from £65-£250 a year.  Finally, there is the cost of the website design and build itself, this would start at £450 for a modest six page website.

10. How do I choose a good website address?

A good website address (known as a URL or domain name) is vital for being found easily online and making your website easy to remember.  If you haven't already bought your domain name, we can advise you on what options would be best for you.

11. What ongoing support do you offer?

We can help resolve most problems over the phone or via email.  For more complex support we would provide an instructional video.  Should you want your website to have additional features or have large modifications made we can also do that and will happily provide a quote for the work.

12. Will my new website be secure against hackers and viruses?

No website is 100% secure against an attack from a determined hacker.  However, we employ a multitude of techniques to reduce the vulnerability of our websites.  Our hosting provider use advance firewall rules, we then add another software firewall to the website itself.  All of our websites are monitored 24/7 and alert us if they are attacked.  Ultimately, we take daily backups of each website, so that should the worst happen, we can quickly restore your website and get back online as soon as possible.

13. I'm not ready to build a complete website, what can you do?

This isn't a problem, we would look to get your logo designed and then create a holding page that shows your website is under construction. Alternatively we can build a one page website that has a contact form and some basic content and look to expand it at a later date.  We would also get your email account up and running at the same time.

14. How long will it take to get my email account up and running?

This literally takes minutes once the hosting package has been bought and we will provide comprehensive instructions on how to get started.

15. We like your work, but you aren't local to us, is that a problem?

In the digital age it isn't necessary to meet face to face to complete a project. We haven't physically met over half of our clients and don't see this as a problem. That said, we do like to meet face-to-face if the opportunity arises!

16. Is Joomla better than WordPress?

It is fair to say that most people have probably heard of WordPress and perhaps not so with Joomla. Essentially they do the same job but look slightly different when you use the "backend" of the website to update the content. We believe Joomla is slightly better than WordPress as it easier to customise. Over two million webites are built using the Joomla platform so you won't be alone in owning a Joomla powered website.

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