Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How much does a website cost?
  2. Do I need to hire a "local" website designer?
  3. How long does it take to have a website designed?
  4. What is a URL?
  5. What is a domain name?
  6. What is Website Hosting?
  7. Can I choose you to design and develop my site and use my own web hosting?
  8. Website Content - What Do I Put On My Site?
  9. What is the difference between a "static" and a "dynamic" site?
  10. Why can't I find my web site in the search engines?
  11. How do I get my website listed on search engines, especially Google?
  12. I've made my decision - I want you to design my web site. Now what do I do?


1. How much does a website 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 Domain Name Registration and Website Hosting. Click here to learn more about our Website Development services.
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2. Do I need to hire a "local" website designer?

We create web sites for clients who are local as well as out of state. By using the Internet, email and the telephone, it is possible to communicate effectively with clients in any location.
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3. How long does it take to have a website 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.
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4. What is a URL?

It stands for "universal resource locator". This is the address typed in the address bar of a browser to view your web page on the Internet. For example, you would type in http://www.breodesign.com to access our home page.
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5. What is a domain name?

A domain name is a specific web site address that you choose and register. Our domain name is "BreoDesign.com".
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6. What is Website Hosting?

Web hosting is a monthly fee that you pay to house your website on a web server and have your site accessible on the Internet 24/7. We prefer to host all of the websites we develop to minimize any performance issues a website may encounter.
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7. Can I choose you to design and develop my site and use my own web hosting?

Yes, but we prefer to develop and host all of our client's websites on our servers to minimize performance issues.
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8. Website Content - What Do I Put On My Site?

That would depend on the overall goals of your website. If you run an ecommerce website, for example, you would need to include as much information about your products or services as possible, which would help your customers make an informed decision about what they purchasing from you. Click here to learn more about our Website Copywriting services.
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9. What is the difference between a "static" and a "dynamic" site?

A static site is one that is written in HTML only. Each page is a separate document and there is no database that it draws on. What this means functionally is that the only way to edit the site is to go into each page and edit the HTML - so you'd either have to do it yourself using a webpage HTML editor or hire someone to go in and edit the site each time you wanted something changed.

A dynamic site is written using more complex code and can do a lot more. For instance, one of the systems we install allows the owner or operator easy access to edit images and text throughout the website.

Dynamic sites can reduce ongoing maintenance costs if you don't want to change things yourself with an HTML editor. Dynamic website usually cost more to develop, as they require more complex coding and a content management utility needs to be developed to help you manage your website information.

Many of our clients choose a combination, having some dynamic areas such as a product catalog where they have to change information or pictures regularly, and leave other pages such as contact information as static pages.
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10. 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 weeks, or even months to actually "spider" or "index" and list your website in their directory. How fast your website is listed depends on each individual Search Engine's database update schedule. Watch your server traffic logs for visiting spiders. Click here to learn more about our Search Engine Optimization services.


11. How do I get my website listed on search engines, especially Google?

Modern search engines like to find your site naturally, through links to your website from other websites. Google especially relies on your incoming links to determine your popularity and relevance. Click here to learn more about our Search Engine Optimization services.
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12. I've made my decision - I want you to design my web site. Now what do I do?

If you have decided you are ready for a new website or have any questions, simply contact our Support Team, and we can discuss your project over the phone.
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