Frequently Asked Questions About Web Design and Development

Posted at Feb 24, 2023 4:31:00 PM by THAT Agency | Share

There’s no way around it - your website is nothing short of essential when it comes to your digital marketing efforts. Information is more available than ever today, and customers will turn to your web presence to learn more about your business. Whether they’re reading your blog, watching your videos, or working to buy products from you, your website must be well-designed to be effective. 

Thousands of businesses turn to professional firms to redesign and launch new sites each year, but given that web design is fairly complex in and of itself, most marketing managers and CEOs have lots of questions about the world of web design and development. 

After all, how long does it take to design a website? How much do websites cost? What do good websites include? Learning how to analyze a website design and build the best possible option can be tough! Hoping for a few answers? Here are some of the most commonly asked questions. 

How Long Does It Take to Design a Website? 

If you’re asking, “How long does it take to design a website,” you’re not alone. It’s the most pressing question we get, and unfortunately, there is no simple answer. The time to completion depends a bit on your site and its complexity. Smaller companies generally need less complex sites that simply offer a bit of information to potential customers. 

Larger e-commerce-based sites tend to be far more complex, thus, a redesign can take quite a bit longer than you imagine. In general, though, a website design takes between one and four months to complete. When you speak with us about your design goals, we can generally give you a fairly good estimate of just how long it will take to complete your redesign. 

How Do You Make Sure a Site Displays Well on Mobile Devices?

It has been reported that more than half of all traffic comes from mobile devices. If they’re going to visit your site from their phones or tablets, it needs to look amazing, and that’s where responsive design comes into play. We put a high emphasis on ensuring that your design looks amazing no matter what screen your customers are using to view it on, and we’ll work with you to ensure your traffic can see and interact with your site from a small phone screen or a large desktop display. 

What is Optimization and How Does It Apply to Site Design?

Optimization, sometimes called SEO, is a way to help search engines better see and index your content. You can optimize on many levels. Optimize for search engines, local searchers, or even voice searchers. Optimization, in any form, however, happens from the start. It’s tough to optimize a site once it’s been built, so during the course of your design, we’ll lay the building blocks necessary for search engine crawlers to recognize your site immediately and help potential customers connect with it quickly. 

Is It Better to Build a New Website or Revise the Old One?

As you learn how to analyze a website design, one of the first things you discover is that it’s hard to repair older sites. In almost every case, it’s better to build a new website from scratch, particularly if you built your site some time ago. The Internet is constantly changing, and the way people search for content as well as the way search engines treat it is always evolving as well. As a result, building from the ground up is almost always a good idea. 

What is Hosting and What Does It Cost?

A website has to live somewhere, and that’s what hosting does for your site. It allows it to be live on a server on a continuous basis. Hosting companies have servers that are built to store sites like yours and allow others to access them. 

There are different kinds of hosting plans you can purchase from shared hosting that allows your site to be hosted with thousands of others to dedicated hosting that gives your site the entire server to a solution that is considered the middle ground - VPS hosting. The price of hosting is determined by the type of hosting you select, but your web design company should help you select the best type of hosting to meet your needs. 

Do I Have to Maintain My Own Website After It’s Built?

You absolutely can maintain your own website after it is built, but you don’t have to. It can be tough to maintain a website, update it regularly, apply security patches, and more while you’re running your business, so if that’s something you’re interested in, we can teach you how to do it. If you’d prefer to let us handle things, though, we’re happy to help you add, update, and make any necessary changes to help enhance your digital marketing efforts

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How Much Does a New Website Cost?

The average cost of a website varies as much as the time to build a website does. In most cases, we’ll offer you a solid quote when you help us better understand your site’s goals. Because every build is different, the cost of your site may be quite different from a competitor’s site or a similar small business, but we’ll work to help you understand our quote, what’s included, and how to ensure your site is on the right track to help serve as the perfect picture of your company online. 

Contact THAT Agency for More Information About Building Customized Websites for Your West Palm Beach Business

Still have questions? We can help. As the premier West Palm Beach web design agency, we work with clients who have all sorts of questions at the outset. Give us a call today, and we’ll answer some of your most pressing questions and help you understand just what a website redesign could do for your business. We can’t wait to connect with you and show you just how beautiful your new web presence could be. 

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