Frequent Asked Questions

Q:Does my business need a web site?

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

Q: What can a web site do for me?

A: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 web site 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.

Q: I would like you to design my site. What do I need to do now?

A:If you wish to use the services of Web Creation India, all you need to do is inform us of the domain name you would like to use and send us a brief idea of your requirements. We will then purchase the domain in your name, purchase the right hosting package for your project and then based on your guidance, design an initial web page for you. This will then be refined/changed in consultation with you until a satisfactory design has been reached. After this, we will need you to forward content and images for your site and start to design the web site for you.

The three easy steps we provide below will guide you in the direction of a professionally designed and developed web site.

Step One: Domain Name (URL) Registration -- This is the address, people will use to access your Web site (www.yourcompany.com). Once you have determined that the URL you wish to use is available, the cost to register a name is anywhere from $5.00 to $40.00 per year. 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.

Q: How much does a web site cost??

A: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 web site, the graphic work involved, and how interactive your future web site will be. You will also need web hosting and domain name registration.

Q:What is the proper content needed by your website firm for website design?

A:Providing proper content to Web Creation India is very important for the development of your website design or project. It is critical that we have all of the content we need in order to start development and complete your website design or project within a month. Without this information, the development time required by Digital Arts for your website design or project may be extended.

The ideal proper content for your website design would consist of digital images on disk, (in jpeg, psd, tiff, eps, or ai format), text copy (your "about us", "company mission statement", or any other text information) on disk or CD, (preferably in Word format). This content will be worked into your website design or project in the most beneficial way possible, according to your requirements.

If this is not possible, then clear photos or brochures may be used for our development team to scan and optimize for use on your website. If this digital content is not provided to Digital Arts, additional fees may be included to cover the expense of content preparation. Request a Quote today for more information.

Q: How long does it take for a design to be completed?

A:The time frame is determined by the size of your web site, the complexity of your site design and our current client design schedule. If you have a deadline in mind we will endeavor to meet it for you. The most common delay in the creation of a site is waiting for content (text/images) to be sent to us by the client.

Q: Do I need to hire a "local" web site designer?

A: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 based in any location.

Q: What is a protosite?

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

Q: How many pages do I need?

A: This all depends on how much content you have. Every business web site 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 not to overwhelm your audience with too much information on each page. Disperse the information and break it up into visually appealing "reader friendly" pages and paragraphs. Long pages of text tend to overwhelm the reader. So, break your total content to get your audience's attention.

Q: Do I need to edit my web site myself?

A: Though it is not always necessary, but yes, you should. As technology changes fast these days, its not common to have validated web sites with clean code using frontpage extensions to update content on a web site. There are a few new tools to help you edit some content on your web site. 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 web site. We at Web Creation India also offer some good online tools (add ons) to help you with content and picture changes on your web site. You might ask for more details if you're planning to update your web site 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 web site easily.

Q: Can your company build a web site to sell my products?

A: Yes, we've built many e-commerce solutions for our clients. We'll give you many different options - from very affordable to highly functional, database-driven online stores.

Q: What is the difference between a "static" and a "dynamic" site?

A: 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 editor like FrontPage or pay us at Web Creation India 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, we can make an area where you can log in and change various parts of the site, such as adding information or products. This is because each page is constructed based on the information in a database and the information in that database can be changed via another interface.

Dynamic sites can reduce ongoing maintenance costs if you don't want to change things yourself with a webpage editor or with the HTML. They usually cost more to develop, as they require more complex coding and a content management utility to help you manage your web site information.

Another benefit of dynamic sites is that they allow you to change only the content of the site and not the design. So, you will not be able to accidentally break the visual style of the site. They have other benefits when sites start to get very large, as they make data management much more efficient and your site more expandable.

Many clients do 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.

Q: What about payment gateway and shipping integration on e-commerce web sites?

A: We can integrate the most common methods on our e-commerce web sites. 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 must work 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 gateways providers. Common things make life easier.

Q: How do I get my web site listed on search engines, especially Google?

A: Modern search engines like to find your site naturally through links to your site from other sites. Google especially relies on your incoming links to determine your popularity and relevance.

Q: How do I get more traffic from search engines?

A: Search engine positioning is a long-term strategy, and there are no quick-fix solutions in this area. To be really effective with search engine marketing, your site needs to be focused around the right keywords and keyword phrases. If you want to boost your traffic quickly, we at Web Creation India would suggest checking out Google AdWords or other paid advertisement options.

Q: I've made my decision - I want you to design my web site. Now what do I do?

A: Simply contact us to start the process.