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FAQ's

We have attempted to answer some of the questions most often asked. Contact Coyote Web Designs if you have any further questions.

Q1 – How much does a web site cost?
Q2 – What do I need for my web site?
Q3 – Where do I get content for my site?
Q4 – How long does it take to have a web site designed?
Q5 – How do I get from start to finish in the development of my web site?
Q6 – Where do I get information and graphics to put on my web site?
Q7 – Once my site is completed where will it be stored?
Q8 – What if my site needs regular maintenance or updating?
Q9 – What is a domain name?
Q10 –Should I have a domain name for my web address?
Q11 –How much doe it cost to have a domain name?
Q12 –What's more important - looks or page loading time?


1 – How much does a web site cost?

A number of factors affect the cost of your web site.
The number of pages you are going to have and the amount of graphic work that is required are two factors.
Your domain name (personal web site address) is also a cost that must be considered.
In addition you will also need an ISP (Internet Service Provider) that will host your site and domain.
Visit our Web Design Prices page to request a quote.
Coyote Web Designs also offers hosting services, prices can be found on the Hosting Prices page.

2 – What do I need for my web site?

You will need to gather together all the information that you want on your web site.
You will need all text, graphics, your logo, list of links and any information that you want to see on your site.
Categorize this information into pages.
Your future web site is your on-line advertisement and careful planning with the creation of your content will aid in the success of your web site.
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3 – Where do I get content for my site?

Write the content yourself, you can use information from any of your brochures or other advertisements.
Graphics should be original or if you use graphics other than your own make sure you have permission to use them.
Your web designer can also create original graphics for you.
The end result will be an original web site that is all yours.
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4 – How long does it take to have a web site designed?

Your web site design time frame will be determined by 3 factors:
  1. The size of your web site
  2. The amount of pages, graphics, scanning, complexity, etc. of your site
  3. Our current client design schedule
Once you have gathered together all of your web site information and are ready to begin, we will give you an estimate of your design time schedule.
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5 – How do I get from start to finish in the development of my web site?

Here is a basic outline of the web design process. Remember that developing an effective web site takes careful thought and planning. Your future web site is your on-line advertisement and careful planning with the creation of great content will aid in the success of your web site.
  1. Make note of any likes and dislikes you have about your future web site style or layout. List any sites you like and what you like about them.
  2. Create a list of categories for subject areas that you wish to cover in your web site. These categories will be used as links to your online pages.
  3. Using the list of subject categories you created, gather together all the information and any specific photos, logos, etc. that you would like to use. Remember that all content/information should be written exactly the way that you would like it to appear on your web site. Talk to your web designer about key word placement.
  4. To receive a price quote we will need to meet or you can send a copy of all your materials (written content, photos, etc.) to us via email or fax. Please note that all price quotes are given based on you providing written content in electronic format via a Microsoft Word, WordPad or Note Pad file or files. You may also copy and paste the information into the body of an email and send it to us. If you have graphics and/or logos that are already in electronic format, they may be sent along as attachments. After we review your materials we will then prepare a price quote for your project and provide it to you via fax or email.
  5. After we have received confirmation that the price quote is acceptable, we will send/give you a package with materials that you will need to sign and send back to us along with a deposit check in the amount of 50% of the quoted price. In addition, you will also need to send us any logos, photos, original artwork, etc., that need to be scanned.
  6. After we receive your materials and deposit, we will schedule an approximate start date for your design process to begin.
  7. When your web site is completed, we will upload your web site files to a temporary location on our server. At this point you will need to take some time and review your web site thoroughly. While you are reviewing your web site, you will need to make note of any changes, additions, corrections, etc. that you would like to make. Once you have compiled your entire list of changes, etc., send it to us via email.
  8. Upon receiving your list, we will make all your requested changes to your web site. After they are completed we will load these changes up to the temporary directory we created on our server and notify you that they are completed.
  9. At this point, we will prepare your final invoice and send it to you. Upon our receipt of your final payment, we will then upload your web site to your ISP's server.
  10. Should you decide to have Your Web Designer promote your site to search engines, directories, etc., we will begin to do so at this time.
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6 – Where do I get information and graphics to put on my web site?

Making a successful site is synonymous with making it unique and original, you should develop your own written materials.

You should never take or copy graphics, information or content from another person or company's web site without first receiving written permission from the owner of the materials.

Write the content yourself and/or only use information that you have written permission to use.

The end result will be an original web site that is uniquely you. As far as graphics are concerned, keep them unique by having a designer create original graphics for you.

You are responsible for all copyright issues on your web site.
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7 – Once my site is completed where will it be stored?

You will need to find an ISP (Internet Service Provider) or hosting company to store your web site. Coyote Web Designs offers web hosting services, see are Hosting Prices page for costs.
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8 – What if my site needs regular maintenance or updating?

Most good web sites are continually updated with new information. You should expect that your web site will require maintenance. You should set aside a budget for your updating.

Any manipulating of the coding that you paid to have carefully constructed can compromise your web site structure, search engine readiness and ultimately end up costing you more of your hard earned money.

We always try to complete any general maintenance type items that you may request in a timely fashion. Coyote Web Designs can offer maintenance packages to our customers. See are Web Design page for costs.
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9 – What is a domain name?

A domain name is your own unique web site address. For example our address is coyotewebdesigns.com we also own coyotewebdesigns.ca.
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10 – Should I have a domain name for my web address?

We highly recommend that you get a domain name. Without a domain name, your web site address will be connected to someone else's domain name, which leaves you with very little control and may create problems for you down the road.

Changing your web site address at a later date can be a costly and time-consuming project. This includes re-promoting your site on-line and off-line, reprinting your business cards/promotional materials, and much more.

Another important point is the fact that a domain name is easier for people to remember! Get your own domain name and avoid future disasters. It is well worth the money!
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11 – How much doe it cost to have a domain name?

The cost for a domain name varies depending on the company you select to register your domain name.

There are many domain name registrars out there and they all have their own fee schedules and packages.
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12 – What's more important - looks or page loading time?

They are both important. Your web site is your on-line storefront.

Having too many graphics, or slow loading graphics is unnecessary. If your page takes too long to load it doesn't matter how great that 100K graphic looks, many people won't wait and will leave your site before it has time to finish loading.

The answer is to have a balance of attractive graphics, good layout, and reasonable load time.
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