Are you looking for web design services in Singapore? If yes, this blog post may help you.
You may have several queries or concerns that you want to ask your web developer or agency but you may not be able to recall them while discussing your requirements with them. So, we have put up these FAQs together that will you to have a productive discussion with your web developer.
In this blog post, we have shared 6 frequently asked web design questions that most of our clients or prospects rise because they proceed ahead with developing their websites.
You can also ask these questions from your shortlisted web design company or website developer.
Let’s get started.
#1 What's the cost of designing a website?
This is perhaps the first question that our prospects ask us.
“How much you will charge to build my website?”
Well, we always tell our prospects that there is no fixed price for developing a website. The cost may vary depending upon the requirements of each client.
Below are some of the important factors that determine your web development cost:
- Which development platform do you prefer to create your website? Do you want a WordPress website or a custom code website design? Choosing a CMS platform like WordPress can help you to save on your web design cost.
- How many sections you are looking for? Do you need a simple website with up to 10 pages or do you need a website that has several sections? The more complex your website’s sitemap is, the higher will be the cost to build it.
- Do you want to host your website yourself or do you want your developer to host for you? Obviously, your web development cost may increase if you want your developer to host your website.
- Do you want your developer to maintain your website or you will be managing the website yourself? Learning to manage a CMS website can also help you to save your money.
At Innomedia, we charge $1200 to build a basic website and for a basic e-commerce website development, we charge $2800. This cost may vary depending on your specific requirements.
#2 How much time it takes to build a website?
This is another important question that most of our prospects ask us.
“How much time will it take to build my website?”.
“How much time it takes to create a website?”.
Well, to answer this question, we first understand the requirements of our clients, and then we determine the time to complete their project.
For example, if our client is looking for a basic corporate website with up to 8 pages, their website development shouldn’t take more than 3 weeks to finish.
However, if they are looking for an e-commerce website development, it may take a month or 2 to finish their website. This timeframe varies according to the unique requirements of our clients.
If you are on a tight deadline, you must hire only those web developers who can quickly build your website within your expected timeframe.
#3 What technologies do you use?
After knowing the cost and timeframe to finish the website, our clients then would ask for the technologies or platforms that we will use to create their websites.
At Innomedia, we ask our clients if they have any preferences for the selection of the web development platform. But otherwise, we always use WordPress to build websites however we also work on other CMS technologies such as Drupal, OpenCart, Shopify, and Magento.
Other than the CMS platforms, we also work on custom PHP development or other PHP frameworks such as CodeIgniter or Laravel.
For database management, we use MySQL.
To sum up, your web developer may use any of the below platforms/technologies to build your website which you must know about:
#4 Will I be able to manage my website?
Many of our clients are also concerned about the post-launch management of the website. So they usually ask us the questions like below:
“Will I be able to manage my website myself or will I have to contact you every time when I need to make any changes?”.
“How easy would it be for me to manage my website if I don’t have any technical knowledge?”.
We all know that website development is not a one-time thing.
You’ll definitely need to make changes or add new pages to your website as and when required. It is, therefore, important for every website owner to know how they are going to make those changes.
As we have already mentioned above that in most cases, we use WordPress to build websites.
One of the greatest advantages of using WordPress is that its backend interface is intuitive. In other words, even a non-technical person can also manage the backend of a WordPress website and make required changes to it.
If you are unable to make changes to your website, you will have to hire a developer to make those changes every time when you need it. This will unnecessarily increase your website maintenance cost.
So, you must ensure that you are able to take control of your website after your website builder has done his job.
#5 What do you need from me to start?
Before proceeding ahead with their website development, our clients also ask us the questions like “What do you need from me to start and complete the job?”.
In other words, they want to know about the information & materials that we will need from them to start the job and finish on time.
Usually, we need the below information/details from our clients to complete their website development:
- Logo, if any.
- Content for each webpage.
- Sitemap, if available.
- Copyright images of their products, team, etc. if they have.
- Web hosting details for making their website live after job completion.
- 50% Downpayment to get started.
#6 Will you provide support & maintenance?
For novice webmasters, it may not be so important but for all those website owners who have been running their websites already for some time, the support & maintenance is crucial.
So, they would ask questions like “Do you provide support & maintenance?” or “What will happen if we experience any bugs or errors on our websites after the launch?“.
As we know that the website development is not a one-time thing. You will definitely need to update your website with new pages, content, or images over time.
Additionally, no matter how efficiently you or your web developer test your website, you may still experience some bugs on your website.
Therefore, you do need the support of your developer to fix those bugs for you.
At Innomedia, we provide a free support or service warranty of 3 months to all of our clients. During these 3 months, we help our clients to fix all kinds of issues & bugs that may appear after launching their websites.