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1. Does my business need a website?

Ask yourself, "Does my business need 24-hour exposure 7 days a week, 365 days a year?" The answer is obvious. What other medium allows you to expose all the benefits of your small business to your target market at their convenience and provide a source of direct correspondence from them to you? The benefits of a website are innumerable.

2. What can a website do for me?

The answer to this question is neither short nor easy. With a little research and thought you can find hundreds of reasons, but there are a few general statements that may help you realize your needs. First a website can reach millions of people that might not otherwise be available. Second, customers can view products, services, or whatever you want to share from the comfort of their own home. No matter what type of business you are in, there are ways to grow and make money on the web for you.

3. I don’t think a website will do anything for me, am I right?

No, many people overlook the various products, services, or business processes they can include on a website. Any communication or interactions that happen within your business can be made easier and more effecient by the web. Your business will save money and time while appealing to a much greater audience, the world.

4. Why does it matter how it looks as long as it works?

When you recieve a visitor to your site, they will instantly percieve the quality of your services or products. The first impression a customer or potential customer gets depends on the appearance of your website. A visitor will be interested and explore your site if it is appealing and easy to navigate. You are marketing yourself and your business to the world over the Internet and it is important to show your best.

5. So, I want to establish a strong presence on the Web. But where do I start?

The four easy steps we provide below will guide you in the direction of a professionally designed, developed and marketed Web site. Step One: Domain Name (URL) Registration -- This is the address people will use to access your Web site (www.yourcompany.com). Click here to book a domain. Once you have determined that the URL you wish to use is available. A domain name needs to be renewed every year. Step Two: Design of the Web Site -- This is where the look, feel, and content of the Web site are determined and created. Step Three: Hosting Your Web Site on a Web Server -- This is basically where you rent space on a computer that is always connected to the Internet. Price will vary, depending on the amount of disk space you will have and the connection to the Internet. Step Four: Marketing Your Web Site -- You should be thinking about the marketing of your Web site as it is being designed. The content of the site needs to reflex the search terms if you want your site to appear on search engines.

6. How much does a web site cost?

There are quite a few factors that are going to affect the ultimate cost of your web site. These factors include how many pages you are going to have, if you will sell products on your website, the graphic work involved, and how interactive your future web site will be. You will also need web hosting and domain name registration. Click here to view our package rates.

7. How many pages do I need?

This all depends on how much content you have. Every business website should have an 'About Us' page (or something similarly titled) to tell your visitors about your business. After that, it depends on what type of business you have. A good rule of thumb is to not overwhelm your audience with too much information on each page. Disperse the information and break it up into digestable pages and paragraphs. Long pages of text tend to overwhelm the reader. Break content up to truly get your audience's attention.

8. Web Site Content – What Do I Put On My Site?

That would depend on the goals of your web site. If you run a business website you would include as much information about your products or services that your customers would need to purchase from you.

9. Do I need to hire a “local” web site designer?

Kreativ India creates web sites for clients who are local as well as out anywhere. By using the Internet, email and the telephone, it is possible to communicate effectively with clients in any location.

10. What is web hosting?

Web hosting is a yearly fee that you pay to have your site accessible on the Internet. We provide web hosting for our clients.

11. What is site maintenance?

Site maintenance is a fee paid yearly to keep your site updated with new softwares and security features.

12. How long does it take to have a web site designed?

The time frame is determined by the size of your web site, the complexity of your site design, and our current client design schedule.

13. What is a URL?

It stands for "universal resource locator". This is the address typed in to view your web page on the Internet. For example, you would type in http://www.kreativindia.biz to access our home page.

14. What is a domain name?

A domain name is a specific web site address that you choose and register with Network Solutions(the official registrar of domain names ending in .com, .edu, and .gov). Our domain name is "kreativindia.biz".

15. Do I have to update often?

Most good web sites have new content updated regularly. Fresh content is what will keep your visitors coming back. This is an optional service that we provide for our customers. If you want to update your website yourself you can do so.

16. What is a protosite?

A "protosite" its just a preliminary drawing of your future website. It helps both you and Directory One establish the way your website will look. Elements such as page layout, colors, item position, navigation, etc. can be mocked up to speed the design process. If changes (colors, moving things around the page layout, adding columns, text, images, etc.) are needed they can be made before actual coding begins. Once you approve your protosite, we move forward and we will code the protosite you approve into your new website.

17. What is a website architecture?

It's something that will help us visualize all your website sections. This its very helpful as it will help the development process. You as the owner, will know what areas your website will cover; a web designer will know exactly what pages he needs to build and the content developer (writer) will know what content he needs to build for each specific areas.

18. What is a page layout?

Page layout is the geometry of a page. It will help us to define how many regions will appear and how they are visually organized.

19. Why we need to define website architecture?

Building a website without the website architecture its like building a house without a blueprint. We need to write on paper your ideas with our knowledge and suggestions before we start coding. We'll then code as planned. Otherwise imagine how difficult it might be for an architect to add or remove columns to a house and how expensive it might also be for you to pay for materials and resources each time the architect add or remove a new column. When we keep things organized it helps the process to get it complete quickly.

20. Why can’t I find my web site in the search engines?

Once your site has been submitted to the top Search Engines they may require several months to actually spider and list your web site in their directory. How fast your site is listed depends on each individual Search Engines database update schedule. Watch your server traffic logs for visiting spiders.

21. I’ve made my decision – I want you to design my web site. Now what do I do?

If you have decided you want a web site or have any questions, simply fill out our web design quote request form to start the process.

22. Do Flash movies affects my Search Engine rankings?

In theory Google can index Flash movies, but we don't think Flash movies/content gets very indexed very well. With things being as competitive as are right now for keyword/key-phrases optimization we don't recommend using them. However, if Flash annimation is important to you and you're up to the challenge, go for it.

23. Do I need to edit my website myself?

On small business brochure websites, not necessarily but yes, you can. As technology changes fast these days, its not common to have validated websites with clean code using frontpage extensions to update content on a website. There are a few new tools to help you edit some content on your website however you must be sure that the WYSIWYG editor you will use to edit content directly supports the new standards to update content on your website. We also offer some good online tools (add ons) to help you with content and picture changes on your website. You might ask for more details if you're planning to update your website yourself. If you're getting a e-commerce or database solution from us, those tools give you a back-end where you can define and update content on your website fairly easy.

24. What about payment gateway and shipping integration on ecommerce websites?

We can integrate the most common methods on our e-commerce websites, however you might have a specific request and it might take some time to study that specific case. We're open to talk with you and help you during the integration process but we work must together during the process. It may impact the amount of time we initially defined at the start of the project. So keep that in mind and try to keep shipping instructions simple and use common payment getaways providers. Common things make life easier.

25. Do you offer any type of discounts?

Yes, we offer discounts for schools and non-profit organizations.