FAQ

Web Development & Internet Consulting

The short answer: Our prices depend on so many factors, it’s impossible to say in one sentence. Avoid any web developer who can answer this question without a long talk.

The long answer: To get a better idea of the cost of what you want to build, give us a quick phone call. We’ll ask you a few questions about the nature of the site, what sort of interactivity the site will have, your graphic design needs, etc. Then we’ll be able to give you a ballpark figure. If you’re still interested, we’ll come to your place of business and come up with a firm quote.

If you talk to a web developer who gives you an instant quote, run away! Imagine telling someone you want a car and having them immediately giving you a price for that car. Any fair and honest car salesperson would want to know the make, model and engine type of the car you’re looking to purchase, right? The same goes for building web sites. Depending on the features you want for your web site, the cost can be anywhere from a few thousand dollars to a few million.

We’ve seen those ads on the side of the road, too. Be wary of anyone who says they’ll build you a web site or sell you a car for $600. There’s a possibility they’ll take your money and run. What’s more likely is that they’ll take your money and then build your site with a template. They may have a lot of templates to choose from, but they’ll all be rather generic. They’ll ask you for five pages of text and then slap it into a template and that’s it. You can’t have custom graphic design; you can’t have any interactivity; your site won’t be optimized for search engines and it will look like a $600 site.

Remember, a consultation with MAWebIdeas is always free and we just might be able to prevent you from wasting a thousand bucks.

Absolutely. Our goal is to please you. We can’t do that without your input. If there are other sites with a design style that you would like to emulate, we can do that. If you have a logo or brand collateral that you’d like us to work around, that’s no problem. We’ll be sure your new site will be a consistent and integral part of your overall brand.

Provide a free consultation
Develop a requirements document
Establish our project plan
Design of site mockups
Create site architecture & database
Final website build-out
Website testing and launch

Not directly, but if your project calls for copywriting, photography, original illustration, video or other creative service, just let us know. We have an extensive network of creative associates that we work with. We would be happy to make a recommendation.

Yes, we do.
There are big firms that we have build websites. They do know that those services should be under their hands. Well, for those we listen to their needs and suggest the most affordable web hosting option that meets the technical specifications of new site. You’ll pay the host directly and you may contact them directly if you ever need to do so.

 

Why Website Design is Important?

 

Web design is one of the most important aspects of your online existence. This doesn’t necessarily mean you need to pay ridiculous amount of money for top designers, but rather that you need to find a style of web design that works for your business.

We’ve put together a few of the reasons why web design is so critical to online success to help you better recognize the importance of working with an experienced web design agency.

 

Navigation and Usability

It is the most important reason to invest in quality web design. Mobile friendly design, also called responsive design is where to invest to keep your customer experience up. The navigation of a website can make or break a site, which is especially true for strong websites with many pages. Website navigation typically includes a navigation bar or list of labels that differentiate the pages of the website. Great navigation should be easy to find and follow. It makes easy for quick and easy mobile throughout the entire website.

 

SEO and Reading Patterns

Many web design fundamentals and practices influence how you distribute content on your website, which in turn affects how “Search Engine Spiders” crawl and index your website. This’s one thing you cannot afford to mess up. If your web-page SEO fundamentals are not up to date, you’ll be struggling on a battle for visibility from the start. Aside from how information is published on your website, certain web design features can directly affect SEO. Web design can be difficult to understand if you’re not aware with how it works, but to put it simply, your code behind your website needs to be SEO friendly.

 

Brand Consistency

If your company has a logo and that logo is utilized frequently in print materials (i.e. business cards, pamphlets, letterheads, etc.), then the logo, logo/brand colors, brand messaging and imagery used for print must be carried over into the website design. It is important for your customers to be able to recognize your brand in all forms of communication so they associate your brand position and promise with your business.

 

Content and Trust

The content of your site is important for reasons besides the fact that it literally communicates your company’s brand position and promise. There are other very important elements that are considered when a copywriter creates the content and the designer creates the complementary visual environment for the content. Building trust among your customers is extremely important, but will not happen unless you really get to know them and what they value. Marketing tactics can act as a dialogue with potential customers, which will be a great way to discover more about your clientele’s needs. “Basically results talk. –msonmez“