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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

There are so many sites, how can I make mine stand out?
Internet users want quick results and easily accessible information. Your site must load quickly and grab their attention. I can help you achieve a good balance between interesting graphics and usable content on your site. We can work together to make your website target your specific audience. Font styles, color choices and background images are only the start. Interactive images and graphics are one of the most exciting aspects of a website.

How much does it cost?
Please contact us for current rates.

How long does it take?
It depends on the complexity of the website, the number of photos, images, linked pages, and many more variables.

I don't want to spend a lot of money.
You don't have to. You don't need to register a domain name or host a site to have Internet presence. Many times, web space is included with your Internet service account. Often you will have a folder or web files located off the server name of your provider. You can contact your Internet service provider to find out if this is available to you.

I already have a site.
Great! Then you are already experiencing the benefits of Internet presence. Are you too busy to update your site? Maybe it is time for new photos, or updated content.

I don't have time to build a site.
You can build even a basic site by providing me with existing company logos, photos and even text from a business brochure or flyer. Leave the rest to me!

What kinds of photos can I use?
Any photo can be used as long as the file format is JPG or GIF. If you don't have photos and images in this format, I can convert them or scan them for you. Typically, photos in JPG or GIF format are at a lower resolution than print format because they allow for faster download times.

Can I make changes to my site?
I would be happy to make changes to your site for you. If you prefer to make your changes on your own, we can discuss software options to do so from your business or home computer.

What is a domain name?
A domain name represents your "address" on the Internet. It is a unique name that you choose and register that usually ends with .com, .org or .net. For example, my domain name is melanie-rice.com.

How do I register a domain name?
Domain names can be easily registered with many online services. Different pricing is available with different services. You will need to renew your registration on a yearly basis unless you register for multiple years at once. I'd be happy to register a domain name for you if it is available. Not sure it is available? Try typing it in to your web browser!

What is web hosting?
This is a service provided by a company who stores your domain name, ip address and website files on their web server.

What is a web server?
A web server is a computer located at an Internet service provider that stores your web files on its' hard drive.

Do I have to register a domain name to have a website?
No. Many times web space is included with your Internet service account. Often you will have a folder for web files located off the server name of your provider. For example, www.serviceprovider.com/users/yourfiles. Contact your ISP to find out if you have this option. This means, however, that you won't have a specific site with a domain name that you choose.

I have a question that is not answered here.
Please feel free to contact me directly if you have further questions.



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