Website Information for the confused



The Internet is your Global presence for your corporate or personal needs. It can be one huge shop where your customers can purchase on a global scale. Just think about that for a minute ! 
When you are considering a website for your business, you will need to determine what you want the website to do. Is it just to advertise your business? Are you selling something? How about a particular area you would like your customers to concentrate on? 



WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

4th Design will go through your requirements with you, provide you with a basic outline for your new site. If you are not sure about looks or content, I can help and advise you. 
I ensure that your website goes through 4 phases:

  • Requirements including design and layout

  • Design, create and submit to the client

  • Testing for the client with final adjustments

  • Redesign and Submit live

 


WHY IS THE STRUCTURE OF THE SITE SO IMPORTANT?

There are millions of websites out there, and if yours is to succeed then it must be built properly. There are certain hidden aspects on a website that a web surfer can't see, but are essential for search engines to find your website, and these are often overlooked and forgotten. You need to compete - putting your site together properly from the start can give you a competitive edge. If your website is badly designed, then it could have devastating effects on your position with the search engines, and consequently on the number of visitors you receive.


WHAT ARE KEYWORDS AND WHY DO THEY AFFECT ME?

Keywords are words that a web surfer is likely to type in to a search engine that are relevant to what they are looking for. The keywords for your website must be researched properly to maximise your chances of a good position in the search engines. Keywords are only one aspect of building a good website, and keywords alone are not going to work wonders.


WHAT IS HOSTING AND WHY DO I NEED IT?

Once your new website is complete, it has to be available constantly on an internet server in order that your visitors can access your site. Hosting is the space on a server where your site resides. Professional hosting assures that your site is available 24/7 and free from advertisements and interruptions.


HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO BUILD A WEBSITE?

Well - how long is a piece of string? It really depends on your requirements, how many pages there are and the content of them. Contact me to discuss your requirements, this will enable me to give you an idea of how long it may take. Depending on what you want, it could be just a matter of minutes.