We at Design Flow Studio have been building web experiences since 2012 and in that time have gained a vast amount of experience and knowledge. We crafted this FAQ page to answer many of the frequently asked questions we were asked along the way.
I’m new to this whole website thing, how does it work?
Never fear, that’s why we are here. You can learn about our time proven process in our process section.
How much does a website cost?
The cost of a website can vary depending on various factors, just like the cost of a house may vary. Though our website projects generally start in the £3,000 range for basic business sites and range upward depending on your unique needs.
How long does it take to design and build a website?
The time it takes to produce a website depends on the size and complexity of your site and the quality of content that you have ready to go. A basic website typically takes around 4 weeks from beginning to end.
Do I need my own domain name and web hosting?
Yes, we can help you get this set up and we can work with your existing provider. We are not a web hosting company, however, we do know some great web hosting providers we can set you up with.
Will my website work on mobile devices?
Yes it will. All the websites we design work on all devices. Depending on your requirements we can design and develop your site using responsive design so that the site is optimised for mobile devices.
Do you do ecommerce/Online Store websites?
We sure do!
What is a Content Management System?
A Content Management System is a tool that allows you to maintain the pages of your website yourself, without the need for any technical skills. A CMS allows you to edit and add pages, images, products or blog entries to your website. No additional software is required – all you need is a web browser and an internet connection.
Do you provide training?
Yes we provide all our clients with training on maintaining their website. We also provide this as a service for you, so you can focus on running your business.
Can you help me with Social Media and Email Marketing?
We focus on what we’re good at – designing and building websites, however, if you need someone to run you social media and email marketing for you, we have relationships with several marketers who do just that. However, we can help you get started and set up if this is something you want to run in-house.
What is Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)?
Search Engine Optimisation is all about getting your website higher up in the search results on search engines such as Google. The higher up the results you are the more traffic (and customers) you’re likely to get.
There are many aspects that go into achieving good SEO, and one of the most important is the copy (words) on your website. Focus on well written, keyword rich and appropriate content is the key.
Do you write the content for my site?
We work with copywriters who specialises in writing for the web if you don’t already have your own content copy.
Can you design my logo?
Again, we focus on what we’re good at – designing and building websites, however, if you need someone to creating your logo for you we have relationships with several graphic designers who specialise in logos and branding.
What is a domain name?
A domain name is your address on the internet. Typically this would be something like yourcompany.co.uk
What is web hosting?
Web hosting is a service that allows your website to be viewed on the Internet. It’s basically a computer housed in a data centre that runs your website and email.