All answers are to frequently asked questions about our web design service.
How long have you been in business?
3 Shades of Blue Web Design has been incorporated since 2007. We have designed hundreds of websites ranging from small personal sites to large corporate sites.
What do I need to get a website up and running?
well...3 things to start. First is a domain name. (basically the address of your website) Second is a hosting service, which will also solve the domian name as they usually provide the domain name for free for the fist year. Third is a great web design company like 3 Shades of Blue Web Design to handle all this and more.
How quickly can you have the site finished?
This is one of the top 3 questions. Simple answer...as long as you have provided all the necessary content for the site time from start to finish is relatively short. A lot depends on the number of pages. Normal turn around time for a 5-7 page site is 2 weeks.
What is the difference between a HTML and a CMS or Wordpress site?
These are both coding languages and markups to determine how you site is coded. Both are similiar, but the main destiniction between the two is that a CMS (content management system) or worpress sites were originally designed as a blog. That has changed to include fully designed websites including a blog that can be utilized by the client with some training to make changes on their own with little or no knowledge of coding. A HTML (HyperText Markup Language) site is a fully customized website that is coded to reflect best practices and can be designed in an infinate number of ways to reflect what the client specifically wants.
can my site be seen on a mobile device such as a iphone, ipad or Android?
Absolutely it can, but only if it is coded correctly. It used to be you had to have 2 sites designed. One for computers and one for phones, but not anymore. Since late 2011 "responsive" web design has come into play and sites can now be coded to be seen on all devices (no double tapping required). It does take a lot more time to do and can increase your bottom line, but it is less expensive than having 2 sites built instead of just one.
Do you offer support or maintenance?
Of-course we do! All of the sites we design come with a 90 day free maintenance for minor changes. After that nominal charges would apply for changes or you could enter into a economical monthly maintenance agreement if required.
Can I see how my site is doing during construction?
We always offer our clients the ability to see the progress of their website during the design and construction phases. This is what sets us apart from the competition.
If you build it will they come to my site?
Creating a presence on the web or "Branding" yourself, your service or your product takes a lot of work. Not everyone is a Nike, but that is not to say with a bit of work both on our part and yours, you can be recognized rather quickly. It has to do with a number of factors. SEO or Search Engine Optimization is just a small part. How you get noticed on Google, Bing and Yahoo is what we always incorporate into each of our clients websites. However, marketing which we offer as well is also an important part of getting noticed. There are many avenues to succeed at this and we can direct you down that path.