Q: How much experience do you have with web sites?
A: Web Design By Jason has been building websites professionally for over 10 years and as a hobby long before that, either through this company or through various organizations we have been involved in. For some examples of past work see the Portfolio page.
Q: What would you consider your specialty?
A: Web Design By Jason specializes in building web sites for small and medium sized businesses. We believe that a website that is built well, properly optimized for search engines, and used in conjunction with a web integrated marketing plan can help our clients achieve their goals and ours: Helping new businesses get a good start, struggling businesses succeed, and successful businesses improve.
Q: Why was your business successful early on and how has it stayed competitive with other design firms that are outsourcing work overseas?
A: Web Design By Jason approaches the Web Design business model slightly differently than other companies. A goal from the beginning has been to get to know clients and their businesses in order to successfully communicate, understand their goals, and help them achieve that. We have had continued success because we deliver actual results for clients, who in turn recommend friends, family, and colleagues to us for web development. From day one Web Design By Jason has focused on the client relationship and kept the needs of the client and their business at the forefront of decision making, some of our clients describe it as "great results and customer service" we like to think of it as "how business should be".
Q: What kind of web sites can you build?
A: We specialize in web sites for small to medium sized businesses, and have built sites from as small as one page to other sites that have hundreds of pages.
Q: Do I need to be geographically close to you in order for you to build a web site for me?
A: No, we can build an entire web site while communicating via telephone and email, however, if you would like to meet in person that is fine too.
Q: How much does a web site cost?
A: The cost completely depends on the size and complexity of your web site. For example if it is a small site with only a couple of images it will be very inexpensive, however, if it is a site containing hundreds of pages, images, and scripts it can be a serious investment. We can give you a free quote with no obligation. Just Contact Us so we can determine your needs and design a web presence for your business.
Q: Does my business need a web site?
A: According to the Investor's Business Daily "About 20% of the homes in America are still without a computer." That means that only 20% of the population on average will not be able to access your web site. In other words, up to 80% of your customers could access your web site and learn more about your business 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When compared to other forms of advertising, having a web site is not only much more economical, but also more effective. In 2004, 90% of Fortune 500 companies listed their web site in their television and print advertisements. So in our opinion if your company wants to attract new customers and keep current customers well informed about their business in a cost effective way, then your business needs a web site.
Q: Is a web site a good way to promote my business?
A: When compared to other forms of advertising a web site has two distinct advantages.
#1 A web site is much less expensive than many other forms of advertising such as TV, radio, newspaper, billboards, and other similar forms of advertising.
#2 A web site is not only available 24 hours a day unlike other forms of advertising but you can also convey much more information on a web site than a 30 second commercial or small print advertisement. A web site gives customers the ability to get information at any time from any internet ready computer.
Q: What do I have to provide you with for a web site?
A: To provide you or your business with an attractive and functional web site we will need an idea of what you want the site to look like, along with the images and text that you would like to incorporate into your site. You will also need to decide what you would like your domain name to be. During the process of designing your site we will work closely with you to provide help and advice to ensure your website looks and functions the way you want it to.
Q: How do I get started?
A: Contact us with what you are looking for in a web site. We will respond with a quote and work with you from there to develop your website if you so choose.
Q: How long does it take?
A: The time to create a website is highly dependent on the speed of the client. If the client quickly gets us their images, text, and other requirements, then their web site can be built in under a week depending on its size.
Q: Can I include any pictures that I want?
A: Any picture supplied by the client can be used on their website as long as it is not considered offensive or pornographic. Clients may have as many pictures as they like on their web sites; however, if the number of pictures on the site increases drastically hosting costs may increase slightly, but this will be discussed with the customer before any billing takes place.
Q: Do I have to get my hosting and domain name through your company?
A: No, if you have an existing domain you do not have to register through Web Design By Jason, you may have to pay for a domain name transfer, but that would be your only possible required expense. We recommend that clients host their sites through us to ensure security and ensure that updates will be possible, but it is entirely optional.
Q: Once I create a website will it last forever?
A: Theoretically, if you continue to pay for hosting and domain name renewal your web site could last far into the foreseeable future. We cannot guarantee that your site will last through the ages, but if you continue your hosting and domain name renewal your site will be up for years to come.