FAQ

2018-08-16T10:40:39+00:00

How much does a website cost?

The cost of a website can vary depending on the size and functionality. I have created websites ranging between £600-£2000 (6500kr-21000kr). Websites that range between 1-7 pages and don’t require extra functionality, like a booking system or the ability to buy and sell products or services generally, start at the lower end of the pricing scale. If your project does require extra functionality then the pricing will increase.

How does the process work?

I start by trying to understand your need for a website and learn what it is you want to get from it. After I feel comfortable that I am onboard with your website aspirations, I will begin creating a first draft upon which I will be happy to receive your feedback. I create the first draft on a staging area that is not indexed by search engines, so only you will see the website I have created. The first draft focuses mainly on the design and navigation of the website. Dummy text and image placeholders will be used to help you understand what the finished article will look like. I then create a second draft with any changes in place and present that to you. It is at this point that the dummy text and images can be replaced by something suitable. I will be able to advise you on what could be a good idea to have in the website and also explain in full if I think something might not work very well. Changes from the first draft to second could also typically include a slight redesign or altering the positioning of a given element. The third and final draft marks the finished product ready for launching. This is the last chance for editing as part of the main project. Additional editing, after launching the website, will be charged at my hourly rate (£35/385kr). Only when you, the client, is happy that everything is in place, will the website be launched, ready to start helping you reach your goals.

How long does it take to make a website?

The time it takes to create a website can depend on the size and complexity of the project. But also on the time taken for me to receive feedback on the drafts I create. If I have all the images and text needed to create a website, and I get speedy feedback on each draft I create, I can have a website ready to launch in around 2 weeks. Websites that require additional functionality, like the ability to sell products or services, will take longer for me to create. The timescale of the project will be discussed at the beginning of the project, so there are no surprises further down the line.

What platform do you build your websites on?

I have built all my websites on the leading CMS platform WordPress. I have become an expert in WordPress so using this platform gives me the best chance to create my best work. WordPress alone powers 31% of the Internet and gives me the ability to create extensive, custom solutions for my clients. I have the ability to create a website from the bottom up using HTML, CSS and Javascript, should this be the desired option, but this will take longer and will significantly raise the cost of the project.

Will I own my website?

Yes. Once the project is completed and launched you will own all of the work I have created for you. If the new website will replace an old one I will safely return all the files to you for the old website should you require them.

What about a domain name and hosting provider?

I am able to recommend suitable domain name and hosting providers. I have worked with quite a few hosting providers and will be able to recommend a provider that is fast, secure and reliable. Cloud hosting has become the fastest way to host a website and provides a huge amount of storage space. You will pay for the domain name and hosting directly to the provider and I don’t take any commission on anyone I recommend.

Can you help me find suitable photos for my website?

Yes, of course. I can help you find suitable photos or videos for your website. I have access to millions of licence free images and videos, that are free to use commercially. I can also put you in touch with a photographer, should you need to take your own photos.

Can you help me write the content for my website?

I can help you with the layout and positioning of text on the website but I always think the content is best coming from the client as the client is in the best position to know what content should be on the website i.e. ‘about us’ page or mission statement.

Can you create a logo?

Yes, I can create a logo for the website if needed. This will be at an additional cost.

How will I pay for my website?

I ask for a 50% payment upfront, before I start working on the first draft. I then ask for the final 50% either upon completion of the project, or 3 months after the start date of the project, whichever comes first.

Why should I choose a Freelancer to create my website?

If you hire a Freelancer, you will get someone who puts their heart and soul into the project. Why? Because it is their livelihood. I will not earn a living from creating poorly designed websites that don’t reach their potential. A web designer at an agency may not feel passionate about working for large company that may see their clients as just numbers. At a web design agency you will probably have many points of contact, so you may find that you often repeat yourself or speak with someone who doesn’t fully understand you and your website requirements. When hiring a Freelancer you have one point of contact who will always be up to speed with where you are at.

If you have any further questions, I would be happy to answer them at web.services@craigsapsford.com.

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I am a qualified CIW Web Design Specialist designing websites and web applications using HTML, CSS, Javascript, ReactJS, Ruby on Rails and Photoshop.

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