Website Design & Development FAQs

November 23, 2021
Frequently asked questions in Website Design and Development
1. How much does a new website cost?

Do you think it’s possible to calculate the exact cost for website development? Website development will be fully customizable, tailoring to the client’s requirements. Nowadays, you can find many options to develop your website. You can approach a website designer (Freelancer) or contact a website development agency, or you can try developing a website on your own using some well-performing website builders. Depending on the requirements and the method you choose to build your website, the cost keeps varying. At ColorWhistle, we come up with the pricing after a separate analysis has been conducted on the projects and after brainstorming we work towards achieving the desired results.

How much does a new website cost
2. Do you only create WordPress websites?

WordPress is on the trend. Websites can be developed using other platforms like Shopify, Laravel, and many more but, WordPress is the one that is standing out of the crowd.

WordPress is very supportive and flexible in creating any type of website without any restrictions. Creating a website with more credibility and reliability is more important, so understanding the project requirements and choosing the most suitable platform will help in producing better results.

3. Will you maintain my site for me?

Regular maintenance is essential for a website to stabilize its flexibility and reliability. Proper maintenance would help in ensuring your website’s security, invite new visitors, boost traffic and more.

Of course, we can help you out with proper and professional website maintenance in addition to development as it supports in achieving stabilized growth, keeping your business inclined.

4. Will my website be mobile-friendly?

Let it be a ticket booking, online order, browsing, etc. people are keen to do these tasks on the go. So, developing a responsive website will help in increasing the look and feel of your website on both small and large devices. It also increases the number of visitors, rankings in search engines.

Yes, we ensure to develop a responsive website that would make your visitors appealing and deliver an optimized browsing experience.

5. How long does it take to build a website?

If you have chosen a professional website development company, then it would take around 1 to 4 months starting from scratch till the end for basic information websites with less functionality.

Website builders can help you in building your website quicker but, it’s quite hard to rely on it as you have to handle everything right from scratch. Advice or opinion from an expert may help in producing better results.

6. What if I need help on my site down the road?

You can approach us whenever you need our assistance. Our team can sort it out and bring your site back with its functionality. At ColorWhistle, we first look for the causes behind it and then check with all the technical configurations to provide the best solution for bringing back your website. We would also suggest you with regular maintenance services for your website as it would avoid descending the functionalities of your website.

7. Who hosts the website?

To build your website you will need to choose a provider to host your website, this makes your website available online. Bluehost, Fastcomet, Interserver.net, A2Hosting, etc. are some of the best hosting providers in the market.

If you are not much aware of these hosting services, we recommend you the best suitable one for your requirements, or we can also help you with your existing provider if you already have one.

8. Can I update the website myself once it’s built?

Yes, you can keep updating your website once it is built, and we would also recommend the same. If you don’t keep your website updated with fresh content, there are possibilities to lose your online visibility in the search engines.

At ColorWhistle, we have the practice of providing our clients with the documentation of how the contents can be edited in the backend with ease in the future. So, ensure that you keep your website updated frequently and yes, we do help you with that.

9. I want to have an email signup form on my website? How can I do this?

This is a great idea to bring in more leads to your business. You can embed a signup form on your website using any one of the top email marketing platforms like MailChimp, SendinBlue, ActiveCampaign and more.

While you configure the signup form, make sure that the widget is attractive and visible to your visitors.

10. How many pages do I get with my website?

We can work on it depending on your requirements. We would recommend developing a website with a few pages as it would help in optimizing your website with SEO in future and for single page websites, it is quite daunting to add more content in future.

11. How do you build my website?

We build your website by understanding your requirements. We ensure to configure the best and suitable domain name, hosting providers, customized design and content. Furthermore, we build your website tailoring your needs, with SEO and speed optimization. The below screenshot shows the process flow that we follow at ColorWhistle.

How do you build my website
12. I already have a website, how easy is it to change it?

The difficulty level of updating an already existing one depends on what changes are required. If the necessity is quite complex it may take time to deliver it and, if only minor changes are to be made it can be handled and delivered at the earliest. At ColorWhistle, we will have a discussion with our client and then after understanding the requirements we start proceeding with the necessary steps.

13. How long will it take to get to the 1st page of Google?

Normally it would take a minimum of 6 months for your website to appear on the 1st page of Google and it completely depends on the difficulty of the keywords used in your website. It is quite unpredictable as nowadays the competitors are quite high and almost every business are keen on establishing SEO optimized websites.

How long will it take to get to the 1st page of Google
14. How much does hosting cost?

Depending upon the hosting service provider and the type of hosting you choose, the cost varies. Choose the best suitable hosting type and provider song the various options available in the market.

15. Do you do SEO for my website when you build it?

Yes, we offer an SEO basic setup package where we include items like setting up metadata, tracking and analytics setup. Clients can also quote for other SEO services on a monthly basis for further optimization. It’s important to work on the SEO of a website as it significantly brings in more traffic and conversions to your website.

Yes, we do optimize your website for SEO as it is one of the crucial steps that will increase the possibility of getting many leads.

16. What platform do you build your websites on?

There are a lot of platforms in the market that help in building a creative and professionally designed website, but nearly half of the websites on the internet are built on WordPress.

We are experts in building websites on the following platforms, WordPress, Magento, Laravel, Joomla and CodeIgniter. Depending on your requirements, we would suggest the best suitable platform.

17. Can you help me write content for my website?

Of course, we can help you in adding relevant content to your website. Our team of copywriters can help you in delivering professional content by understanding your requirements and business objectives.

At ColorWhistle, we deliver content for landing pages, service pages and also make it a practice to write relevant blogs for your business and maintain it with a regular content update.

18. Will I lose google ranking if I redesign or redevelop my website?

If you redesign the right way you will not be losing your ranking as we follow a proper checklist for revamping and it would help in gaining more visibility as your business will stand out of the crowd with updated and optimized designs.

19. Can you help me improve my site without building a new website?

Through our maintenance service, we can help you in improving the design, features and overall performance of your website without the need for a new one. Our adroit UI UX experts can also help you with suggestions on improving user experience in an existing website hence, we can enhance your existing website without any hassle.

20. What is your project management process?

Our project management process involves everything, right from scratch till delivering the project successfully. We first understand and plan based on the requirements, prioritize the tasks and start the execution with a well-structured process flow.

During the execution, we ensure to track and monitor the progress of the project and during the final stage, we ensure to troubleshoot, test and deliver it along with a final report of the project.

21. Does my site need to be updated to HTTPS instead of HTTP?

Of course, you shouldn’t compromise on this. It is essential to update your website with HTTPs instead of HTTP as HTTPs is considered to solve data protection issues. Your data will be protected by encrypting it with an SSL certificate.

Websites that handle eCommerce, banking transactions, user data should mandatorily be updated to HTTPs in order to protect user data from getting hacked. If your website is not configured with a valid SSL certificate the browser detects it as an error and displays the message ”connection is not secure” as illustrated in the below screenshot,

Does my site need to be updated to HTTPS instead of HTTP

Ensure to establish your website with a secure connection by implementing the necessary security configurations to it.

22. How long does a website redesign take?

Redesigning a website may take time, but it would help in generating more leads when done with the right strategy. When you have planned for redesigning with an expert agency, they can help you in implementing the best and suitable techniques, as they have expert designers, developers and content producers who can bring in better and improved results.

23. What happens if my site breaks?

Don’t make assumptions. The site may break down due to reasons like temporary problems, problems in web hosting, etc. Your site may have been hacked or might be due to a technical error that needs to be fixed. We help analyze the problem that occurred and deliver solutions based on it.

24. What is the difference between CMS, DNS, hosting, FTP?
CMS

CMS is the platform where your website is built. CMS helps in managing your website content and also allows you to add users to your website with their respective access levels

DNS

Domain Name System. It connects your domain name and web host IP address to make your website live

Hosting

Hosting is the location of all your website files. The hosting provider allocates space for your files on a server

FTP

File Transfer Protocol is the method of accessing and transferring files between computers. FTP offers secure and encrypted transfers by preventing your files from unauthorized access

25. Can you handle ongoing maintenance?

Yes, of course, we can handle maintenance for a live website. We think it’s really a good idea where your website can be updated frequently. The ongoing maintenance can help in better productivity, improve security and reduce the risk of failures.

26. What are your payment steps?

Our payment steps are quite easy and secure with transparency. We accept payments through secure payment gateways such as PayPal and Wise.com. We also accept wired transactions. Once you receive our invoice, you can choose your payment method and proceed with the transaction.

27. Will I be having a full-time dedicated developer?

Yes, we can assign a full-time dedicated developer. When your website is built, maintained and updated by a full-time dedicated developer it can help in delivering productive output.

28. How many developers can I hire for my Project?

This completely depends on what you actually need. Whether you need a new website, revamp your website, depending on your requirements you can hire developers for the project.

29. I don’t like my current website, can you help?

We are here to help you. We can revamp your website and enhance it with speed and SEO optimization, enhancing your online presence.

30. I already have a domain name, can I use this for my website?

That sounds great. If you already have one and that suits your business, we can very well proceed with it.

31. What if I am not happy with my web design, do you offer a refund?

Oops! I hope such situations don’t occur. We ensure to report and get your feedback at every stage of development we complete. Our practice is to update the client with a weekly report on what has been completed and continue to work as per their suggestions.

32. Will my website be available to all apple and android devices?

Yes, we make sure to build responsive websites and will be also accessible on both apple and android devices.

33. I don’t know exactly what my requirements are. Can you please help me?

Ya sure, through an in-detailed discussion we can help you to track your requirements.

34. What if I want upgrades in the future or changes to a web project that has been developed by you or another agency?

That shouldn’t be a big deal. We can handle and work on it as per your suggestions and requirements.

35. Do you work for clients abroad? If yes, how?

Yes, of course, we work for clients abroad and 80% of business at ColorWhistle is from offshore partners. We ensure to maintain a good relationship with our clients right from the beginning till the delivery.

We maintain a practice of updating the client regularly regarding the status of the project by getting connected through an online meeting portal as it would help us to understand their requirements in a better way.

36. Do you redesign existing websites?

We can, it may take some time but, we can make it with our designers who are creative and productive. Some tweaking to your existing website with the right implementations can help in a successful launch.

Do you redesign existing websites
37. What size companies do you produce web designs for?

We handle startups, NPOs, medium and small size companies. We keenly understand our client’s requirements, plan, organize and work striving to deliver great results.

38. I can get a free template using a company like Wix. Why should I pay you to design a website for me?

You are right. The market does have free templates for website design but, you might not have the full freedom to tweak it as per your requirement and moreover using a pre-built template for a website will not help you to stand out from the crowd. We can build your website with unique designs tailoring your needs with some creativity and professionalism added to it.

39. Do I get to see the design before it’s built?

Yes, sure. We practice getting the design confirmed by our clients. This would help us to make the required changes before getting into the development process.

40. What types of websites have you designed?

We have designed service websites for industries like travel, hospitality, healthcare, real estate, e-learning, NGO, and have also designed eCommerce websites.

41. Do you have any examples of some of the websites you’ve designed?

You can check out our portfolio to get an idea of what we do. Also, have a look at the web design services we offer.

42. Can you design my logo?

Yes, we can help you in designing your logo that suits your business as we have expert designers working for us. We ensure your logo to be unique, creative and attractive.

43. How will a well-designed website help my Business?

A well-designed website will increase user experience, which is very essential to get more conversions. When you build your website with a well-structured design, your customers and visitors would feel aesthetically pleasing about the website and would drag in more and more potential customers. The very first step for your success is to make your visitors and customers appealing, and that is possible only by delivering a well-designed website.

44. Do I have to choose a template for my website design?

Yes, you have the option to choose it, and it would also help us in customizing by understanding your expectations

45. I already have someone else designing my website, can you use that design?

That sounds great. We can use it and will also tweak it if necessary, based on your expectations

46. What CMS do you use for Web design?

We ensure to choose the best suitable CMS depending on the client’s requirements. Most often we use WordPress and also use page builders like Elementor, DIVI and more.

47. How does your design process work?

At ColorWhistle, we first,

Design the wireframe -> Take the client’s approval-> Do revisions -> Finalize the framework and agree on the workflow.

On agreeing on the workflow we,

Design mockups in line with the approved wireframes -> Take the client’s approval -> Finalize the mockups and agree with the design.

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