Q. How do I deliver the Website you really want?
A. I apply a simple 5 step approach which comprises:-
- Agree a basic specification, ( purpose, pages, colours, content etc. )
- Design the site using the parameters agreed and content materials supplied.
- Get your approval of the basic design & content
- Build the site, test & document
- Set up hosting and Management system
Q. What is needed from you ?
A. Whilst I do most of the technical stuff , it will be your site and so it will need your input in terms of :-
- Purpose and aims of the site, including your target audience.
- Photos or graphics to be used, this can also include video or slide presentations.
- List of topics or subject that the site should include.
Q. Why is Rhino Web Design different ?
A. Whilst I don’t do this for free, I do it because I want to, not because I need to. Firstly, any site I design has to meet or exceed the clients expectations, even if they are not sure what those expectations actually are. Secondly, I offer a broad brush approach; its non prescriptive and isn’t based on predefined templates or limited in graphical content. Your site will be unique and as such will be a genuine reflection of your values and style.
Q. Can I choose any name for my site ?
A. There is no short answer to this one! Registration of your domain name is subject to a number of rules and restrictions, the most significant being that names are allocated on a first come basis and if someone else has registered the name you wanted to use then it will be ( in most cases ) impractical to have that exact version. However a simple variation ( e.g. www.Rhino-webdesign.co.uk rather than www.RhinoWebdesign.co.uk ) can usually sort things out. Sometimes its possible to use an existing name by using a different type of domain ( .com or .net instead of .co.uk ) but this has an impact on the SEO capability and has to be properly thought through.
Q. How long does it take to get a site up and running ?
A. This depends on you more than me; if you have a clear idea as to what you want and have all the material available then it could be as short as 1 week but typically 3 or 4 is more usual.
Q. What if you don’t like the website I design ?
A. Well put simply, if I can’t deliver a site you’re happy with you don’t pay me. Therefore your only risk is perhaps a little of your time. Moreover, if I don’t think I can offer the type of site you want I will say so at the outset as it is not in my own interest to spend time on a project I don’t believe I can successfuly complete.