Frequently Asked Question
How long does it take to complete the website?
This can very greatly from site to site. It really depends on a few variables. How many pages, it is graphic intensive, is it an e-commerce site, will it require a lot of scripting.
What do I need to provide?
You don't need to provide any thing, however if you have logos, slogans or other graphics, we can employ these to keep uniformity between your web site and other public identities you already have in place.
How much will it cost?
This also varies quite a bit from site to site. It can vary from a few hundred to a quite a few thousand dollars. If you would like a price quote please fill out this quote form and we will work out some numbers and get back to you as soon as possible.
Do you have examples of your work?
Yes we do, you may see some of our work on our portfolio page.
How is content updated?
This can be achieved in several different manors. One-way is to have us maintain the site for you, this is definitely the easiest. Another is if you are familiar with HTML you can update and maintain the site yourself after we are finished designing it. We will provide you with a template we create for you so it is easy for you to create new pages, and update current pages. A third is for us to employ our WUC (web updateable content) this utilizes forms in a password protected administration panel to allow you to change or update any pages on your web site.
Can I maintain my own website?
Yes you can if you are familiar with HTML. You can update and maintain the site yourself after we are finished designing it. We will provide you with a blank template we create for you so it is easy for you to create new pages, and update current pages. Another way is for us to employ our WUC (web updateable content) this utilizes forms in a password protected administration panel to allow you to change/update any pages on your web site.
Any reoccurring cost?
There are some reoccurring costs. The first would be you domain name registration fee. This fee is an annual fee, which is used to secure your domain name each year. If you are more comfortable you can purchase your domain name for several years at a time, (i.e. 2, 3, 5, or 10 years). Another reoccurring cost is your hosting fee. This is a monthly charge which will be used to "rent" space on a server so your web site can be found on the Internet. A third reoccurring cost would be if you want WebAntsDesign to maintain your site for you.
What is a Domain Name?
A domain name (Web address) is your Internet identity and your unique online brand. Customers will remember and use this address to find your Web site, your products or your services.
For example, the domain name (Web address) Webantsdesign.com represents the Web Ants Design Web site. When you type Webantsdesign.com into a Web browser or send e-mail to someone at Webantsdesign.com, the Domain Name System (DNS) translates Webantsdesign.com into the Internet Protocol (IP) numbers used by the Internet to locate destinations and connects you to Webantsdesign.
How do I know if my Domain Name is taken?
You can see if your Domain Name is available by conducting a search using our Domain Name Search Tool. If it is available we can reserve it for you.
What is a good domain name?
A good domain name is something that is easily remembered by your potential visitors but is not vague in describing what you expect to find at that web address. (i.e. www.toys.com you would expect to finds something related to kids toys.) You can get some domain name tips by clicking here.