FAQsFrequently Asked Questions

 

How long will it take for my web site to be designed?

Do I have to keep my website with you forever, or can I move it to another supplier to host it if I wish?

In what format should I supply words and photographs about my business for my new website?

Will my website design be "Search Engine Friendly"?

I hear that there are hidden costs associated with web design services. Is this true?

Do I need a database on my website?

How do I update my website?

Am I tied into ThinkorStink for any site maintenance or updates I wish to do once my website is designed?

Will everyone see my web site the same?

 

How long will it take for my web site to be designed?

The timescale of a website design project is often dictated by the client. If you have a deadline in mind we will endeavor to meet it for you. The most common delay in the creation and completion of a new website is waiting for content (text/images) to be sent to us by the client. A meeting isn't necessary and most of our websites are generally completed with contact via email and telephone only. .

Do I have to keep my website with you forever, or can I move it to another supplier to host it if I wish?

You may move your website to another web hosting service at any time. Once your website design has been completed, we send you a copy of the website. This copy of your website is for your retention.

In what format should I supply words and photographs about my business for my new website?

It is helpful to us if you are able to provide text and photographs in electronic form - for example, the files output by a digital camera and the words in MS word or similar format. If this is not possible, we can help get your information ready for use on the website.

Will my website design be "Search Engine Friendly"?

All our websites are created with search engines in mind and the website design is compliant with search engine guidelines. It is a good idea for your website to be re-evaluated in time as over a period of time the search engines do alter their rules and algorithms and you will want to be certain that your website is kept up to date and complies with new rules etc. With the ThinkorStink CMS Systems all web pages created are Search Engine Friendly - you can even add your own search engine meta tags to each individual web page if desired. The CMS tools are easy to use - effective and intuitive.

I hear that there are hidden costs associated with web design services. Is this true?

No. We discuss with you your website requirements and then price accordingly and once you have placed an order for your website design with us, that price is strictly adhered to.

Do I need a database on my website?

This will depend upon the amount of information you wish to be displayed on your website. If you have many products/services, then it may be advantageous to have a database incorporated into your website design. We will discuss this in detail with you and if a database is advised we will explain in detail exactly how this will work. We can tailor your website design to suit your specific requirements.

How do I update my website?

There are many different methods which can be used to update websites. The method you choose and the functionality we build into your website design is solely up to yourself although of course we will be glad to advise you which method will suit your needs. If you have a small website consisting of just a few pages and will only wish to make changes very infrequently, then usually it is more cost effective simply to ask ThinkorStink to carry out these changes for you. Other methods which are frequently chosen are largely dependent upon how much data or information and pictures you have and how you store this information at present. We can provide an online content management system where you can either update individual products/pages/services or particular sections of your website. e.g. company news. Alternatively we can provide functionality such that you can upload your entire product ranges to the website in one action using spreadsheets etc. 

Am I tied into ThinkorStink for any site maintenance or updates I wish to do once my website is designed?

No once your website is designed it belongs to you and you can commission anyone to update it for you - although of course we would like to think that you are happy with our services and will continue to use us for your website maintenance.

Will everyone see my web site the same?

Your website visitors will see some things differently depending on their browser, screen resolution setting and their individual computer settings and tool-bars. We design sites with that in mind and preview them in several browser types and resolution settings before publishing. Obviously as technology alters then eventually all websites may need reevaluation.

Can you provide all our web design and hosting services?

Yes - we are your one stop company to provide all your web services. No more - not knowing who to call if you have problems - we can register your domain name - design your website - provide your web hosting and arrange your email accounts for you.

Do you guarantee that my site will always be available?

No web hosting service can guarantees 100% uptime. However we can say that our servers have had 100% up time for many years. Should our servers have any problems, we do have the necessary backups in place to dealwith this issue very quickly.

Can I get e-mail with my website?

Yes you can have email and you will probably wish you set-up several email addressed e.g. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Can I see how many visitors I've had to my website?

Yes we provide web tracking software which records where you visitors are coming from and which pages they looked at, which search engines are being used, which phrases are being typed into which search engines and many more interesting web tracking facts which you should find useful for future marketing campaigns.

Do I need to install any software?

No is the simple answer.

When can I update my website content?

If the website we have designed for you includes a Content Management System then you can access your administration areas from anywhere as long as you have an internet connection and make updates instantly as frequently as you wish. If your website is a smaller website and was designed without using this type of system and you don't have any html. skills, then we can update the website for you.

Is there any training provided with the Content Management System - CMS?

The Content Management Systems really are very easy to use and do have explanatory notes included where necessary. We run through the administration screens with you when we design the site for you - however if at any time you have any questions we are available at the end of the telephone to run through the procedures or answer any queries you may have.

Do you redesign existing websites?

Yes we do. We can redesign, retaining your company corporate style or we can redesign to give you a complete new image. Is your website up to date - let us provide you a Free of Charge Website Evaluation - we can redesign your website to take advantage of the latest web technologies Do you display any banners or pop-up ads on my website? Absolutely not! - It's your website and you have total control over the contents and who advertises on it.

What if I do not like the design?

If you do not like the design which we have suggested for you, we will discuss further with a view to ascertaining what type of design you would like to see and then place another "suggested design" in your web area for you to view. We would not like to think that you are not happy with the final website design. Our aim is to design for you a website specific to your requirements which you are completely happy with..

Why choose ThinkorStink for your website design company? What qualities do the websites designed by ThinkorStink have?

We design websites that are user-friendly; websites that are visually appealing, creative in design and also have great functionality. They are effective as business tools. We know the value of the different web design features which can be used and we know which design features work and why they work.

Who owns the website once the website design is completed?

The website belongs to you - we send you a copy of the website. This copy is for your retention and should you wish to use another web design or web hosting company - you are completely at liberty to take this copy to them for them to use.

If you would like to discuss your website design requirements with us, please send us an e-mail under the Contact section.