Frequently Asked Questions

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.

What is a responsive website?responsive design icon

A “Responsive website” “responds” in size and format to the device that it is being viewed on.  It shrinks if you are looking at it on a smart phone and expands when viewing on a large computer monitor.

Millions of people are now playing with devices that can be held in 2 ways, portrait and landscape and content and images on the website need to shift, to accommodate both orientations.

Mobile friendly Web Design is achieved by adapting the content, design, navigation and method of interaction to deliver the same comfort and usability to the mobile user as to the desktop user.


How much will it cost?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 $500 – whereas an E-Commerce website with a large number of pages and many products, could cost $10,000 or more. And finally a CMS (Content Management System) is a little more expensive than a static site, as it is more complex to develop.

A CMS without custom functionality, is usually between $1,500 and $3,000, inclusive of training.

Of course ways can be found to bring down costs.  For example with either an e-commerce or CMS, if much of the data entry (images or text) is done by yourself, this can reduce costs considerably 🙂

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.

How long does it take to design a website?hour glass

If you have a deadline in mind, we will endeavor 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.

What is Web Hosting?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. Kimberley Web Design is not a hosting company but we can help you through the signing up process and make recommendations as to the best value for money.  Often for a small business, the least expensive package is sufficient.


How to choose Domain Names and do I need one?domain names

Absolutely! A domain name is vital to your website. 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.

Choosing the right domain name is key to your website success. Your domain name usually reflects your business. For example our domain name is kimberleywebdesign.com.au.

Just as your hosting needs to be renewed, so does your domain registration. Talk to us now to get the best advice in choosing the right domain and making registration easy!

Purchase your Domain Name

Search Engine Optimisationsearch engine optimisation

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?payment procedures

A 50% deposit is required up front with the remaining 50% due upon completion of the project. Please read our Terms and Conditions for more information.

What is a blog?Blog icon

Search anywhere on the internet and there are over 2 million answers to this one question?

A blog originally came from the word “weblog” or a “web log” and was usually the work of a single individual and often referred to as an online personal journal where people would share their opinions, ramblings and personal events ..

These days however with over 200 million blogs on the internet, a blog is a means of sharing information and also of interacting with others and is more a conversation with the ability for people to leave comments relating to the topic that was “bloggged”.

Twitter and other microblogging systems have launched blogging into society and this interactivity makes THE BLOG different from static websites.

Blogs are usually updated frequently and can have individual authors or be a collection of authors. They are not necessarily personal and can be used for many different purposes from sharing knowledge in a specialised field to interacting with customers.

Glossary of terms


.. when used in conjunction with SEO, this term refers to the list of sites that are generated when a search term is entered into search engines. For example if I typed in the words, web designers in Broome, I would get a list of web designers in Broome and thankfully Kimberley Web Design comes listed as the top site in a list of 10. This placement in the list which can sometimes number in the thousands, is your ranking. I.e Kimberley Web Design ranks number 1 for those keywords.

Search Engines

.. there are many search engines available but the 3 most popular are Google, Yahoo and Bing.


.. a lightbox is an image display technique whereby many small thumbnails can be displayed on a page.

Clicking on the thumbnails, produces a larger image. Moving your mouse to the left or the right edge of the image creates navigation controls, to click through the images seamlessly.