Frequently Asked Questions
Find the answers to everything you always wanted to know about getting started with a new website in our web design FAQ. And feel free to ask me anything!
How much does a new website cost?
There’s not one single answer to this question. A website design is quoted based on the needs of each individual project. Every website is unique and requires different components; we design and develop custom websites specifically for your small business. We’ll ask a lot of questions, assess your needs, and give you a quote based on that assessment. Most of our sites run in the sub €1,000 range, but can be more or less depending on needs.
How long will it take to get a new website?
On average, I aim for a six week turnaround, but the pace of any project is set by each client. How much input you can provide during the initial stages, your availability with feedback, how soon the content is ready – all this affects the speed of completion. The functionality needs may also play a role – more complex sites will take more time to develop.
Do you only create WordPress websites?
Yes. WordPress is a great content management system that now powers more than 30% of the web. Its huge market share is due to it’s flexibility and ease of use. Don’t worry, I’ll teach you how to manage it and help you along the way.
Do I have to be local to work with you?
Nope! I’m based in South Dublin but I work with clients all over the world.
Will I be able to update the site myself when it’s finished?
Yes! It’s great to have clients take control of their website and learn to manage it on their own. I can provide you with a training session to help get you on your way.
Will you maintain my site for me?
Thats absolutely an option, and one I would recommend! I provide on-going support for most clients. Check out our Hosting & Maintenance Support Packages.
Will my website be mobile-friendly?
Absolutely! Having a mobile-friendly website is more important than ever! I work hard to ensure your website looks great on a variety of devices.
When do I pay?
For most projects, a 50% payment is made at the start, 30% midway, and 20% at the end of the project, but I can work with you to set up a schedule that meets your needs.
credit / debit cards & bank transfers accepted
How much input do I have in the process?
A lot! Your input and feedback is crucial to this process. I’ll start with a lot of questions about your needs, your likes, your wants and work with you to develop just the right look and functionality.
Who writes the content for the site?
Ideally that is you. You are the expert on your business, so it’s usually best if it comes from you. If you need help, I can recommend copywriters who can help clean up or write original content for you at an additional cost.
Where should my website be hosted?
Hosting is super important!. I provide very high quality hosting (and maintenance) plans that will leave you in the best position when it comes to the security and longevity of your website.
What if I need help on my site down the road?
I’m only an email away and here to help you as much or as little as you need, and I won’t disappear once the site is launched.