Frequently Asked Questions
I get asked many of the same questions over and over again. While I don’t mind answering your questions individually, I created this page to answer some in advance. Hopefully this helps you better understand what I can do for you.
If your question is still unanswered, you can try my glossary of Web Design Jargon or contact me and I’ll do my best to answer it. I might even add it to this page if you’re lucky (or persistent) enough.
- How much does a website cost?
- I realize that it’s not a very satisfying answer, but it really does depend on what you want and/or need. Each job is unique. Why not find out what I can do for you by checking out my services? Or better yet, start the ball rolling by getting in touch or filling out my client questionnaire.
- What is the process for designing and developing a website?
- The exact process will vary slightly from project to project, but the basics are generally the same.
- Information Gathering (Purpose, Goals, Target Audience, Content)
- Planning (Site Map is created)
- Design (Prototype or Mock Up is created)
- Development (Actual Website is created, filled with content, and made functional)
- Testing and Delivery (Usability and functionality are tested and site is published)
- Maintenance (Updates are made)
For more details, check out my Web Site Design and Development Process page.
- What does an average website cost?
- Why would you want an average website? Set your goals higher. Wouldn’t you like your site to stand out from the rest? I design and develop custom solutions that result in unique experiences and satisfied clients.
- What is WordPress?
- WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and content management system (CMS). It is a popular personal publishing platform that is supported by an incredible global community of developers and users. As my personal CMS of choice, it serves me well.
- How can I get rid of comment spam?
- Spam is an unfortunate, yet inevitable consequence of offering your users ways to interact or communicate with you via your website. There are many techniques for spam reduction, but there is no way to eliminate it totally. For comment spam, the best solution is to sign up for Akismet. Akismet filters out your comment and track-back spam for you, so you can focus on more important things.