Frequently Asked Questions
There’s no such thing as a dumb question! Check out some of our most commonly asked questions below.
How Much Does a Website Cost?
That depends. There are many types of websites ranging in scope and functionality from basic, brochure websites to e-commerce. Functionality can include photo gallery management, membership components, shopping carts, and third-party software integration. You see, not all websites are created equal.
Our typical website projects generally start in the $2,500 range for basic business sites and range upward depending on your unique needs.
If you’d like an estimate, you can start by filling out our website quote.
What's Your Design Process?
Our design process is both interactive and collaborative. When designing a website, we follow a design process from concept to completion. Our process includes the following five steps:
Click here to learn more about our in-depth design process.
How Long Does It Take To Design and Build a Website?
The time it takes to produce a website depends on the size and complexity of your site and the quality of content that you have ready to go. A basic website typically takes around 6-8 weeks from beginning to end.
Do You Write Content For My Site?
We can, but you are the expert in your field. You know your clients and business/industry better than we ever could. Should you need content written for your website, we can provide copy that is SEO and keyword enriched to help you get found. Learn more about our SEO services.
Do I Need My Own Domain Name and Web Hosting?
Yes, you do. We can help you to get this set up and we can usually work with your existing provider. We do offer hosting and Website Care Plans.
What Happens After My Site is Launched?
Your website should be a continuously evolving online presence, so we hope you don’t just “launch it and leave it.” Having fresh, updated content is important for SEO and your business.
Your site is built with WordPress, a content management system, which requires free, open-source software to function. Like all software, it needs to be updated on a regular basis along with the plugins your website uses. Old, outdated versions of WordPress are regular targets for hackers and spammers. You can choose to update the WordPress core and plugins yourself — just make sure to back up the site first and be prepared to restore it — and things may be okay. Just know that sometimes a new update can break the site, and this is where that backup comes in handy!
If you think you aren’t techy enough to update/backup your site, or just don’t have the time to deal with it, you’re in luck! We offer reasonable, monthly website care packages that include your website hosting. Check out our monthly Website Care Plans.
Will My Website Work On Mobile Devices?
Yes, it will! We develop all of our websites to be mobile responsive and look great on all devices.
What is a Sitemap?
A site map is basically a visual outline of your website’s pages. Just as you would create an outline for a term paper in order to plan the structure of the report, you would want to do the same with your website. It’s important to create a site map before beginning the design of your site so that you have a full understanding of how many pages your site will have (the structure), what content will need to be displayed, and where and how the navigation should function.
What Forms of Payment Do You Accept?
Currently, we accept cash, check, and credit card. If you would like to pay your deposit or invoice by check, please make the check payable to Gifted Owl and send it to the following address:
Gifted Owl Web Technologies
60 Ocean Blvd
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
If you would like to pay your deposit or invoice by credit card (Mastercard, Visa, Discover, and American Express) online, you can use our online payment form.
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Have More Questions?
Get in Touch.
A member of our Gifted Owl website team will be happy to answer your questions and provide suggestions on which website maintenance plan would best fit your business needs. We look forward to connecting with you.