Our Website Design FAQs
Why do I or my business need a Website?
A website to a business is what a name is to a person. It is your or your business’s identity in the web wide world. Also it gives your business virtual wheels to travel in whichever region or sector you want.
As per facts the number of internet users is increasing every day. This has given rather more importance to Website creation.
Having a website can make you list your business’s products, services, offers or any other information online. This information can be accessed by interested users in the comfort of their home which can benefit you with increased recognition, brand building and ultimately increased sales/profits.
Why Should I hire a Professional Website Design company? Can I not do it myself?
Website is a virtual presence of your business on the internet just like your office or showroom is in the real world.
Did you do all the construction and decoration of your office yourself? I don’t think so. You must have hired professionals to do the respective work. Similarly, your virtual office or website needs similar kind of attention and has to be done under the professional eye.
Since website is the first face of your business it has the power to attract or even repel the customers. It all depends on how you display your services or products on the website. Some even have a misconception that since they have captured great offline market they don’t need to work hard on their website.
This is catastrophic.
If you have a website just for the sake of having one, then you can harm your online as well as offline business. Users today are very tech savvy and if they see your website is a worthless or not user friendly then obviously they will move away from it bringing loss to you. This can also affect your offline market as your customers can think of you and your products/services as technophobic and will hence refrain from engaging.
Yes you can do it yourself but it may not have the desired features, aesthetics and value.
How much does Website Designing cost?
This is the most frequently asked question. We’d say, it depends on the need of the website designing project. A basic website with no complications is cheaper than an e-commerce website or a highly complex website. For this reason we give the cost after studying the needs of our clients. Though we still assure being reasonable.
How much time does it takes to complete a Website?
The time to complete a fully functional website again depends on the complexity of the project. We can mutually agree on a time deadline and we give our best to meet it.
Apart from our designing and developing it also depends on the clients. For instance, if they are providing the content and images and there is a delay then it will affect the deadline. Also, if the clients share the feedback soon, it will help to deliver the website on time.
Having that said we will make all the efforts to meet the timeline you have in mind.
Which one is better, Static or Dynamic?
A Static Website is created in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and each page is a separate HTML file. This means that even if two pages contain similar information (like in Footer), they both have different versions. So if you need to update the footer you have to do it twice in case of static websites.
A Dynamic Website is created using additional complex code and server technologies (such as PHP, WordPress, Joomla). One can do a lot more than static websites here. For instance you can easily update designs and content which is a tedious thing in static websites.
|Static Website||Dynamic Website|
|Web Specialist needed to edit||Content and design easily edited|
|Suitable for 1-3 pages website||Suitable for all types of websites|
|Comparatively cheap||Costs more to develop|
|Useful for short term only||Beneficial for long term|
I already have a website, but I’d like to redesign it. Do you do that?
If your existing website is not meeting current website standards or your user’s expectations or simply needs to be updated for better then we are happy to help.
What input is needed of me to create my Website?
We would need your input for:
- A summary of what kind of website you are looking for,
- Some competitors
- Content, if you are not using our Content Writing services,
- Any particular images or videos that you would like us to include, and
- Feedback to the work in progress
What technologies you use to create websites?
Are the websites you build Responsive?
Do you provide hosting service as well?
Yes, we provide managed hosting. This means that we will host your website through our web-hosting server partner, Godaddy a well-known and trusted hosting company. We are a verified reseller of Godaddy.
Our team will setup and configure the website, E-mail addresses, and domain registration and take care of website installation too. You can choose to go with monthly or annual packages, suiting your needs.
Will I have 24/7 support in my hosting package?
Is it possible that I manage my own email and web settings?
Yes it’s possible. We will give you the access of your hosting account’s control panel through which you can manage email addresses, FTP accounts and more.
How many custom email address will I get?
The number of email addresses with the domain of your website depends on the hosting package you activate.
Can I see my website while it’s in the development phase?
Totally! In fact, we recommend it. We will share the demo link of your website while it is in the development phase. This way you can share the feedback and we can have it done your way without spending extra time on it.
What if I change my mind about the look and feel of the website?
Once you have finalized the general layout of the approved design we start the development of the website. If in case you change your mind regarding the layout or any other major alteration, then we will complete upto 2 revisions free of cost. But more than that will be chargeable. However all small revisions will be free of cost during development phase.
But if you change your mind after the website gets live then it will be treated as a fresh project and you will be billed as per standard hourly rates.
What is your payment structure?
For small website design and development projects we accept 50% of the total cost as an advance and the remaining amount on completion.
For large websites, 1/3rd of the total fee is charged as advance payment. The second installment of the fee on reaching halfway point in the project and the final payment on completion of the project.
I need some variations on my Website. Do you arrange for that service?
Yes! If it’s about one time change then we will advise our rough estimate and charge at our standard hourly rates.
But if you need regular updates on your website then we suggest to go with our Monthly Maintenance Plans which will be more reasonable for you. Please contact us to know about our Maintenance plans.
What options do you give to update Content?
ICO WebTech suggests three options for maintaining and updating your website’s content. Though we do not play favors in the three options but we propose to update your website timely.
- Pay only when you need: Just contact us whenever you need to make an update in the content. We will close the ticket within 48 hours or less and bill you as per our standard hourly rate. However if it’s urgent we can get it done within a few hours at additional charge.
- Monthly Maintenance Package: Subscribe to our monthly maintenance package and get the updates published in a much cost effective way apart from the other benefits.
- Content Management System (CMS): We can develop a Content Management System for you using which you can easily make the desired updates in your website.
Who owns the Website after completion?
Just as we receive the final payment, we will transfer 100% ownership to you. This will include the source code of your website and assured confidentiality.
There are certain ongoing costs which you have to bear depending on the packages you purchased earlier. You have to renew website & email hosting, SSL certificates and the domain registration annually or after 2 years or so depending on the package you purchased.
How do you maintain websites?
We maintain websites by taking regular back-ups, scanning them against any virus, adding new content provided by the owner, and editing or adding new images provided by the website owner.
We have monthly maintenance packages for you which are cost effective and very useful to ensure your website is updated regularly and is up and running fine.
Can you share a basic checklist for an optimized website?
Sure. Here are a few points to check.
- Home page should load quickly. It should not take more than 8 seconds to open. If it takes longer than that, you can possibly lose visitors.
- Images, videos and any other graphics should be optimized to load quickly.
- Your website should be user friendly and easy to navigate so that your visitors don’t get lost.
- A call to action button should be located at a prime location.
- Sitemaps are a mandate.
Which payment gateway do you integrate on ecommerce websites?
We can integrate almost all the common payment gateways like PayPal, Google Checkout on the ecommerce websites.
Can I use my existing web hosting company?
Yes you can.
Can I switch from my current web hosting company to your web hosting?
Sure you can. We will take care of all the arrangements.
Do you offer any training to understand the CMS like WordPress after delivering the website?
Yes we do. We will train you on the CMS so that you can add or update content yourself.
Why should I choose ICO WebTech to design my website?
Web designing is not just about adding beautiful images, pulling content and putting all the pages together. It involves a lot of technical detailing which only a professional website design company understands and gives importance.
Unlike freelancers we at ICO WebTech take your website project earnestly. Despite of our experience and recognized education we regularly engage in learning latest technology updates. This reflects in our work and makes your business website catch the eye.
We do not believe in compromising on the quality to gain quantity. For this reason we gain pride in operating as a medium business to give dedicated attention to our clients.
As we have SEO also as one of our services so we design SEO friendly websites. This is imperative for search engine inclusions and only a good website design company will consider this while making one.
We have an active customer support team which in general responds to your queries within 24 hours. As we know it feels good when you are being heard.
Is it necessary to physically meet you to explain what I need?
No. It’s alright by us if you want to explain over phone or email.