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Do You Give Help & Advice?

Yes I do, always happy to help. You can see some of my guides and articles in my blog section by clicking here.

Please Could you Write a Guide About...

I am always happy to write guides and articles about any web design topic that you may need to know about. Please send your requests to me via the contact page and I will see what I can do!

What is a Content Management System?

A ‘Content Management System’ is most commonly a system which runs on a web server which allows users to (when logged in) create and edit content for a website. The CMS provides a user interface which allows users to see, organise and edit content for the website from any internet browser without the need for web design software or any special coding skills. I use Drupal 7 (soon to be Drupal 8) and WordPress to create responsive websites.

What is Responsive Design?

Boiled down to its simplest, ‘Responsive Web Design’ means that a website is designed and built-in a way which allows it to ‘respond’ to the screen size of the device used for viewing it. What this means is that your website will adapt its shape and style to look best on whatever device it is seen on, for example, mobile phones, tablets, laptops, desktops.

The term ‘Responsive Web Design’ was first used and discussed by Ethan Marcotte. He is well worth googling.

What is Drupal?

Drupal is an opensource ‘Content Management System’ which runs many very high-profile websites around the world. Drupal is famous for its massive community which provide support, custom modules and security fixes and patches. I use Drupal for larger websites which have a lot of data, pages or users. Drupal is very customisable and can be used for regular websites as well as e-commerce sites.

Although amazingly customisable, Drupal is slightly less user friendly for the end user and as such a few hours training is often necessary to get the best out of the system long term.

What is WordPress?

WordPress is a massively popular ‘Content Management System’ which originally started out as a blogging platform. Now, millions of websites run on WordPress and it is really very simple to use. Checkout WordPress at www.wordpress.org

Do You Work for Small Business & Startups?

I love working for small business and startups. I also enjoy working for medium to large sized business as well as charity and NGO’s. Please be advised that if you are a startup, self employed or we simply havent worked together before, payment may be asked for prior to commencement of work and no work will be put live until final payment has cleared.

How do you Accept Payments?

I accept payment via:

BACS Payment
Paypal

Works are paid with 50% deposit upfront with the remaining 50% invoiced across the duration of the contract.

How Long Will it Take to Build my Website

The time taken to build your website is dependant upon not only the size and complexity of your website but also the speed at which you provide information and respond to communication.

In theory a website may be built in as little as a few weeks but can take up to many months for more involved projects where a client is busy and struggles to respond.

How Much Does a Website Cost?

The cost of a website is dependent upon its complexity, platform, the technical requirements, assets that need to be purchased, how long the project takes to complete and its market value. To find out how much your project will cost to build please contact me for an estimate. In the meantime some guideline costings are available here.

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