Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a web site 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.
Our discounted packages start at $125 for 3 pages, $200 for 5 and so forth.
Yahoo can set up your domain name for $15 and host your site for as little as
$8.95 to $11.95 per month, which supplies more than enough web space to meet your needs.
Click here for our complete price list.
How long does it take to have a web site designed?
The time frame is determined by the size of your web site,
the complexity of your site design, customizing graphics for fast loading
and the amount of content supplied by you (brochures, press releases, etc...).
Some of our customers have been up and running within 3 days. The sooner you
get us your information for content, the sooner you'll be "live" on the internet.
What is a URL?
It stands for "universal resource locator".
This is the address typed in to view your web page on the
Internet. For example, you just typed in http://www.handmadewebsites.com
to access our home page.
What is a domain name?
A domain name is a specific web site address that you choose and register
with Network Solutions(the official registrar of domain names ending in .com, .edu,
and .gov). Our domain name is "handmadewebsites.com". Yahoo set up our domain name
in less than 3 days for only $15.
What is web hosting?
Web hosting is a monthly fee that you pay to have your site
accessible on the Internet. No need to pay us $20 to $50 per month.
We suggest you set up your own account with Yahoo for $8.95 per month
or $11.95 per month that includes plenty of server space for pics, movies & media.
What is web site maintenance?
Maintenance is a fee paid monthly
to keep your site updated with new content that you provide.
Most good web sites have new content updated regularly.
Fresh content is what will keep your visitors coming back.
ALL of our packages come with ONE HOUR of FREE monthly maintenance for the first year.
Above and beyond that we are only $40 per hour.
Dare to compare.
How can you possibly afford to charge such LOW prices?
Simply put, web design is NOT rocket science! You don't need to pay for my building,
staff (I'm still my favorite employee) or software (I code from scratch).
This is a side job folks, but I take it very seriously.
This is my "therapy" from the other jobs, something I really ENJOY.
My bread and butter comes
from my Office Manager job during the week and Entertainment on weekends.
I am disgusted when I hear folks cutting checks for $1,500
for completely ineffective web sites filled with frills, time consuming "flash"
animations, and hard to read pages. You will NOT find any black font on a white
page in any of our sites. Anybody can do that on a WORD document.
I believe in smart colors and textures, fast loading pages, and, above all, saving YOU money!