If you are a first-timer on anything website design and development related, you would've probably realised by now that there are a few requirements to be met before any work can get started. This page intends to shine a light on some of those requirements and some other points that I am regularly asked.
You will need a web hosting provider and a registered domain name. They are prerequisites to run a website and must be in place as soon as the project moves from the design phase into development. In essence, the web hosting provides you with an online space on the World Wide Web and the domain name (a.k.a. URL) is the path to that space. They can (and should) be bought from and registered with the same provider *.
The hosting package is one of the main factors for website speed so it’s very important to choose wisely - I would be happy to help with it and get everything registered and setup properly. There are quite a few options out there but after disappointing experiences with some of the most advertised providers, I came across IONOS (1AND1) many years ago and have been using them since for my personal projects and would strongly recommend them to you as well.
* Web hosting and domain registration fees are paid directly to the chosen provider.
The honest answer here is - it depends. It depends on the style of website you’re looking for as they will require different types of functionality (informational, online shop, portfolio, etc), it depends on what you need me for in terms of services (web design or web development or both) and also, it depends on how much extra work will be required from me (photo editing, external plugins integration, etc).
An ideal way to get a quote is by sending me an email or a message explaining what you have in mind and want to achieve with your project. In most cases I'm able to provide a very close figure straight away.
The answer is virtually the same as for the question above. To give you an idea, very basic websites can take between 4 to 6 weeks and more complex ones 8 to 12 weeks.
If you're only looking for customisations and updates on an existing website, the ideall way of geeting a quote and time frame is by sending me a "list of changes" you want to implement. In some cases I may need a bit more information but most of time I'm able to provide you with a quote and time frame straight away.
I am proud to say that I have kept long lasting relationships with my clients and I’m always on hand to help them whenever needed with updates and further developments. Those are usually charged on an hourly bases.