Here are some of our most commonly asked questions.
Remember, you can always reach out to us and ask us any questions you might have.
With the internet constantly growing, it is getting even harder for businesses to ignore the benefits of going online. It is obvious that an online presence gives you an instant advantage over companies that have not embraced to the internet. But there are far more advantages in having a website. The internet makes it possible to share your business with the entire world, and compete with a company many times larger than your own. A website makes it easy to keep in touch with customers and clients around the world. The possibilities are virtually endless to online businesses. If you can see your business benefiting from any of these examples, then you need to have an online presence.
You've decided that your business would benefit from having a website. Now what? Launching your business into the virtual world can be confusing, but that's what we are here for, so don't hestiate to contact us to see what it all entails.
The length of time it takes to create a fully functional website is based on several factors. Custom design work, content development, branding, and depending on the complexity of the design and functionality, the number of pages and revisions you require, and of course any we have to also take into how quick of a timeframe you have to work with.
We are going to level with you here. It's difficult to accurately quote a price out for a website due to the factors listed above. We don't charge you like most places will, with those ridiculous over $100+ an hour fees that can lead you to $2,000-$5,000 websites. Instead, we try to keep our prices lower than everyone else, and work as close as possible with your budget.
A fully customized, unique website design starts at $449, and varies on complexity. Pricing for other services and functionalities are available with a free quote you can receive from us. We also provide a detailed estimate before any work begins.
Absolutely! In fact, we encourage it. We build your website on our development server, and provide you with a username and password so that you can log in and monitor the progress of your site. During this phase, we encourage your feedback if something isn't quite the way you envisioned it or if you've changed your mind. Once your site is ready and you have provided your approval, we release it live on your server and submit your URL to the major search engines.
We give as much control to you after we go live as we possibly can. After you've identified the general format and color schemes of your preferred design, we'll complete up to 2 rounds of major revisions at no charge. All minor revisions are provided at no charge, and if you choose a content management system, you'll be able to make some changes yourself as well.
Absolutely. We also give you a basic SEO setup, so you'll be identified by search engines like google and bing, and also email packages, and analytic packages as well.
This is a question we often receive from startup companies and entrepreneurs, and the short answer is no, that is not an issue. We take pride in helping other small and start up businesses. So even if you feel like you can't afford it, contact us and we'll be happy to work with you!
In general, we don't recommend the use of templates, but they may be appropriate in certain situations. Here is the truth you don't get told about.
1. Most templates do not conform to important usability and search engine guidelines. If you're not meeting the needs of your users, or if the search engines can't easily index your site, then you'll simply be wasting your valuable time and money with this approach.
2. Most templates do not lend themselves to quick or easy modification. If you require design modifications, it's important to understand that they can substantially increase your total cost.
3. Templates purchased from the major online vendors may be used hundreds or even thousands of times, even by your own competitors. A cookie cutter design doesn't attract much lasting attention. Good design is a reflection of your business, your strategy and your audience.
4. Templates you buy can become either outdated anytime there is a new server updates or security updates and no longer able to comply with your hosting or dashboard, or they charge you a arm and a leg when they release new updates.
For all projects, 50% of the estimated fee must be provided prior to beginning work, with the remaining payment due upon completion of the project. Anyone who wishes to pay in full will receive a small discount on their total.
Yes! For one time changes, we will provide you with an estimate before beginning the work and charge at our standard hourly rate. If you anticipate regular needs for maintenance, one of our Ongoing Maintenance Plans may be more cost-effective for you.
We offer a few options actually when it comes down to it. It all depends on which you're more comfortable with.
1. Pay as you go: Call us when you need us and we'll get your request done in an orderly fashion of first come first serve. Usually no longer than 24 hours, and we bill you at our standard hourly rate. Urgent requests can generally be completed within a few hours for an additional charge.
Ongoing Maintenance Plan: Sign up for one of our ongoing maintenance plans, and you'll receive a discount on our standard rates.
Content Management System (CMS): Purchase a Content Management System from us and make changes yourself. Perfect if your site requires frequent updates.
Standard eCommerce functionality comes with the need of several additional components: an SSL (Secure Socket Layer) certificate, a merchant account, a payment gateway, a back-end database for processing orders and storing customer information, and a shopping cart solution. Don't worry, we can help you with all of this!
Don't worry, regardless of your need, we have the perfect solution for your selling experience. We do highly recommend paypal for your transactions.
It is highly advisable to ensure your site is properly optimized. More than 80% of all Internet users use search to find what they need online. Why hide from potential customers?
The timeframe varies from a few days to many weeks, depending on when your site is re-indexed.
Search engine spiders (also called "crawlers" or "bots") are programs that browse the Internet for web pages. They index and rank each page they find, based on subject matter and a number of other factors.
Many website use "black hat" techniques in an attempt to trick the search engines for better results. These techniques include page cloaking, link farms, duplicate content, keyword spamming and many others. These methods may work temporarily, but search engines are getting more sophisticated. Eventually, your site will be penalized or banned altogether.
No, it doesn't.
In a shared hosting environment multiple web sites are served through a single server. Shared hosting is the most common method of hosting sites for small-to-medium size users with light to moderate Web traffic.
Bandwidth is the amount of data that can be transmitted at a given moment to a server. The higher your bandwidth, the larger amount of traffic your site can handle at one time.
A domain name is a two part web address unique to your specific website. For example, our domain name is foreverlogic.com. While the first part is who you are, the second part, "com", is a TLD, or Top Level Domain. In this case, the "com" stands for commercial.
While the total length of a domain name may be up to 63 characters, the only characters allowed are letters, digits, and the dash.
The cost is $25 per year for most top level domains. We'll need your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address to register your site for you.
AJAX: A group of interrelated web development techniques used on the client-side to create asynchronous web applications.
Authentication: A procedure that insures that digital data transmissions are delivered to the intended receiver.
Bandwidth: A term used to describe the data carrying capacity of a connection. It is usually measured in bits or bytes per second.
Browser: Interface to the World Wide Web that interprets coded web pages into viewable pages. Allows for easy navigation across the Internet.
CGI: Common Gateway Interface. A set of rules for running programs from a HTTP web server. This allows for information to be passed from the browser to the server.
CSS: Cascading Style Sheets. The language used to describe how an HTML or XHTML document should be formatted affecting the appearance in a web browser.
Cyberspace: Used loosely to refer to the Internet or the World Wide Web. A virtual world composed of computers and the connections between them.
DNS: Domain Name System. Translates domain names into internet addresses, or a series of numbers such as 188.8.131.52
Domain Name: The text name corresponding to the numeric IP address of a computer on the internet. It is used to specify the address, or URL of a website.
eCommerce: Conducting business, in the form of buying, selling and marketing goods and services online.
Encryption: The process of changing data into a form that can only be read by the intended receiver using a key.
FTP: File Transfer Protocol. Used to transfer files between computers, such as installing websites on a host's server.
GIF: Graphics Interchange Format. A compact file format that is ideal for graphics that use few colors. GIFs are limited to up to 256 colors.
Hit: A request made to a web server. Commonly misused to describe the number of visitors to a site. One visitor may produce several hits per page.
Home Page: A home page serves as a site's starting point and introduction page.
HTML: Hypertext Markup Language. A group of formatting commands consisting of tags, attributes and content, that are used to create web pages.
HTML5: Hypertext Markup Language version 5. This is the new standard put forth by the W3C to handle websites and pages into the foreseeable future.
HTTP: Hypertext Transfer Protocol. Used to transmit and receive data over the World Wide Web.
Hyperlink: Usually an underlined word that when clicked, takes you to another web page. Any code that refers you to another page.
IP address: Internet Protocol Address. A unique string of numbers that identifies a computer on the internet. The numbers are separated by periods, and look like this: 184.108.40.206.
JPEG: Joint Photographic Experts Group. A compressible file format for color rich images.
Mobile Application: A software application that runs in a handheld device such as a smartphone.
Protocol: Communication rules that computers use to transfer data. This is needed because of the many different types of computers and operating systems.
Shopping Cart: An application used on eCommerce sites that let you buy more than one item, and pay for it with one payment.
Spam: Unsolicited email, usually advertisements sent to a large group of people.
URL: Uniform Resource Locator. The internet equivalent to an address. The address of a web site, containing the protocol, domain name and optionally a directory.
Web Application: An application that is accessed over a network such as the Internet or an intranet.
World Wide Web: A visual part of the internet that lets you visit a site, and surf using hyperlinks. A client/server hypertext system for retrieving information across the internet.
XHTML: Extensible hypertext markup language. A more strict reformulation of HTML as an application of the XML language.
XML: Extensible markup language. A flexible language used to create common information formats and share both the format and the data over the internet.