What is the process of building a website?
Building a website may seem like a confusing process but it doesn't have to be. First, choose a designer that you are comfortable with. When meeting to discuss your site, talk about what pages you would like in your site, creating a logo or use an existing one, sites you like or don't like and colors you prefer.
Your design team will come up with a design concept(s). You will provide content and images (unless we provide images from a stock website) for every page in your site. You can also hire a copywriter to write the content for you.
You will need to talk about a domain name and hosting (see below).
What is a domain name?
A domain name example is "www.mysite.com" It is what users will type into a browser to view your site. Usually clients will purchase a domain name that includes their company name or what you do. Webfly Designs can help you with this process.
What is hosting?
Hosting is where your site sits. Your website needs a place where your designer can upload their work so users can see it. A domain name is purchased and pointed to the host. You need these two components in order to have a working website.
What is WordPress?
WordPress is an online, open source website tool that developers use to create websites. It has an easy Content Management System (CMS) that enables the owner of the website to make basic changes to content and images.
What is Content Management System (CMS)?
Content Management System otherwise known as CMS is an easy to use editor so the owner of the website can update their websites themselves. You can easily update text and images. You may also choose to have Webfly Designs to maintain your site for you.
What does Responsive mean?
The word responsive, when talking about websites means that your site will respond correctly when viewed on a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, iPad and smart phone. Your site should conform to all these different formats. People aren't just looking at the web from their desktop computer these days.
What is SEO?
SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. Your site should be optimized so people searching the internet can find you easily. Google, Yahoo, and Bing are some of the most common search engines people use.
Should I use social media?
Social media is a great way to promote your business. Webfly Designs can help you decide which social media sites would benefit your business. We can also help you setup and maintain accounts. Some social media sites include Facebook, Twitter, Linked in, Youtube, Google +, Pintrest, Instagram.
What are email campaigns?
Email campaigns can be used for newsletters, holiday cards, or a simple way to keep your clients informed about your business. We can import a list that you already have or add a short form to your website so people can sign up there. We use third party sites such as Constant Contact or Mailchimp to help you stay in touch with your clients.