Web Design FAQ

     
     
free web design Why shouldn't I just use a free template?

You've heard it before. You get what you pay for. But, seriously, if there was ever a need to stand out from the competition, that moment is now! We're all tightening our belts, but now is not the time to settle for a website that looks like everybody else's, or worse yet, a website that looks totally unprofessional. Your website is a reflection of your business. Why not ask us to spiff it up and customize it for you?


 
Webdesign Costs How much does a custom website cost?

We charge $120 per page, with a 4 page minimum. For elements like forms, music players, picture galleries, etc. it will average $250 per page. If you need a site that uses login/passwords, and a database to gather information, then it will be more. A phone call would be in order to discuss those details and to determine what functionalities you need on your site.


 
How long does it take to build a website How long does it take?

It depends on several factors, like how many pages you have, and what those pages will do. For an average 8-12 page informational website, it could be completed in as little as 2 weeks. A lot will also depend on how prepared you are with your content and how quickly the communication goes back and forth between us.


 
Weebly Can I edit my website by myself?

There are many excellent Content Management Systems available. If want to be able to edit and update your website, we can help you setup a CMS that will suite you needs.


 
Website Help What if I need help with changes later on?

For an hourly fee of $70 per hour, we can help you with your future changes at any time.


 
web design costs What other costs are involved in having a website?

You will need to purchase a domain name. Domain registration is $15 a year. We can help you with that step.

You will need a hosting company (also called a server),  Hosting can cost as little as $3.99 a month. Some hosting companies offer discounts for domain registration if you purchase a hosting plan with them.  We can help you with that step, also.  We are not affiliated with any particular hosting company, but we can recommend several that we have found to be reliable.



 
website What if I don't live in your area?
Can we do this without meeting in person?


Meeting in person is not essential.  With clear communication using phone calls and emails, we can exchange all the information we need to create a beautiful website for you.


 
What's this about tutoring?

We realize that sometimes you just need someone to show you a few things, especially with all of today's "free" templates that can be very confusing to use.  We can virtually visit you on your computer and see what you're having trouble with.  For just $50 an hour we can do some hands on training and get you on your feet in no time.  Here's what Rick Rasmussen, owner of Crossfit Utah, had to say:

After four days of frustration, trying to use a do-it-yourself web design website with no success, I searched the internet and found AcmeWeb.  I called and within minutes was in contact with upbeat customer service.  In just an hour Algie had given me the knowledge to navigate and edit my webpage.  She answered all my questions and pointed out some very useful points and websites to help me along the way.  My webpage is looking great.  Thanks so much!!"



 
Search Engine Optimization What is SEO?

SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. Search engines send their spiders out looking for information in very specific ways so they can create an index that will be useful for all of us to use. Nobody knows exactly how they are looking for that information because that is kept very secret so as to prevent everyone from manipulating the system. We can only guess and speculate. But, there is a general concensus that search engines do look for keywords (which is the word or phrase that people type in when they're looking for something). So, SEO experts know to include keywords in all the different elements of a page. A good example of that is on our index page here. We added our keyword phrase "Web Design Salt Lake" in the following areas: title, heading, image names (alt tags), body text, metatags, and links.