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Do I need a web developer or a web designer? How do I go about picking the right one for me?

Click here to review an article which gives prospective clients an objective look at selecting a good web site design firm.

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 web site will be. You will also need web hosting and domain name registration.


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


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 in any location.


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, and our current client design schedule.


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 would type in http://www.royhagenwebdesign.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, .biz, .edu, and .gov). Our domain name is "royhagenwebdesign.com".


I am currently hosted with AnotherFirm.com and would like to switch over to Roy Hagen Web Design and Production Services. How do I do this?


Just let us know in an email and we will take care of everything. We will transfer your domain name along with all of your existing web sites content.


Can I choose you to design my site and use my own web hosting?




What is web hosting?


Web hosting is the process of providing a server where your web site and related files will reside. This is what makes your site accessible on the Internet. A monthly or yearly fee applies. We can provide web hosting assistance for our clients.


What is site maintenance?


Site maintenance is the process of keeping your site updated with new content which you provide and can be done on a monthly, or regular basis, or as needed. Hourly rates apply. Most good web sites have new content updated regularly. Fresh content will keep your visitors coming back.


Do you offer any type of discounts?


Yes, we offer discounts for schools and non-profit organizations.


Why can't I find my web site in the search engines?


Once your site has been submitted to the top Search Engines they may require several weeks, or even months to actually spider and list your web site in their directory. How fast your site is listed depends on each individual Search Engine's database update schedule. Watch your server traffic logs for visiting spiders. Your site can be listed on AOL, MSN, and Overture in a couple of days.


Web Site Content - What Do I Put On My Site?


That would depend on the goals of your web site. If you run a business website you would want include as much information about the products or services that your customers would need in order to purchase from you.


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


If you have decided you want a web site or have any questions, simply email or call Roy (978-535-2654) to start the process.


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