Discuss your website requirements
We have listed below for you some of the most frequently asked questions in connection with website design. If you have a question that is not answered here, or you want to talk to us about any aspect of your website design, please feel free to contact us to discuss your requirements.
How much will it cost?
The cost of a web site varies depending on the size and complexity. A small web site with a static page could cost as little as $800 - whereas an E-Commerce website with a large number of pages and a CMS (Content Management System), could cost $20,000 or more. There are many factors that determine the cost, that's why its a good idea to speak to us, so that we can get an idea of your business goals and how your website can best be put to work for you.
If you have a deadline in mind we will endeavour to meet it for you. A small business website would normally take less than 2 weeks if all the relevant information is available to the designer.
How do I set up an e-commerce site?
You can make payments online in a number of ways. The first is PayPal - this an inexpensive way to start taking payments quickly, especially if you don't have a merchant account.
With PayPal, your visitors can pay you with a credit card or by sending a payment from their checking account (echeck). PayPal provides a shopping cart and many other free services that are helpful to sites that are starting out. They charge 2.9% +$.30 per transaction and have no start-up fees.
The downsides are that PayPal is not a very customizable solution, and it can have a “start-up” feel.
However, this is changing and many mainstream sites are now accepting PayPal as more and more people have PayPal accounts. PayPal is inexpensive both because there are no merchant account or payment gateway fees, but also because PayPal provides a very easy way to integrate their shopping cart into your site, which reduces development time.
Finally, there is the option of creating a full e-commerce solution. This involves many different components - a merchant account from a bank, a payment gateway service that allows you to accept payments into your merchant account from your website (this is often bundled with the merchant account), and a shopping cart .
Full e-commerce is much more expensive and time-consuming to develop than PayPal, but it can be integrated into your site for a truly seamless payment experience. It can also save you money in the long run if you are doing a high volume of sales. Read more ..
What is Web Hosting?
Web hosting is a monthly fee that you pay to have your site physically stored on a web server which makes your site accessible on the Internet. We can take care of this for you or alternatively you can do this yourself. KWD will only provide technical support and site statistics, if web hosting is arranged through us. Read more ..
Domain Names and do I need one?
A domain name in its simplest form is just an Internet Website address. Just as your house or apartment has its own unique identifying address, so does each and every Website in existence. A domain name is a specific website address that you choose and register. Your domain name usually reflects your business. For example our domain name is kimberleywebdesign.com.au. Read more ..
Search Engine Optimisation
is the process of increasing traffic to a website. There's not much point having a website if nobody finds it. Search engine optimization means designing a website in the best possible way to be attractive to search engine indexing spiders. Read more ..
What are your Payment Procedures?
A 50% deposit is required up front with the remaining 50% due upon completion of the project.