FAQ

Do I really need a website?

If you have a business, you should have a website. Yes, without a doubt. At the very minimum, a website provides the means to reach millions of people because you have a “global” audience, research just about any subject, the opportunity to view products and services. The web allows you to do all of that from the convenience of a computer, no matter where you are, if there is internet access. So, no matter what type of business you are in, there is an opportunity to grow and make money on the web for you.

How much does a web site cost?

It’s complicated! Pricing is determined by the customer’s wants and needs. It is based on considerations such as how many pages you are going to have, the type of website, community association, e-commerce, etc., the graphic work involved, and how interactive your future web site will be. Liquid Associates can also provide other services such as domain name registration and annual hosting, if required, for an additional cost.

How long does it take to create a website?

A web site can usually be completed and published within two to six weeks based on our current customer schedule, the size and complexity of the design, and custom work (such as graphics) required.

Can you redesign our existing website?

Yes, we would be happy to review all aspects of your site and advise you how to improve its look, content and search engine rankings and provide a quote to carry out redesign & optimization work.

Can you create or redesign a Word Press web site?

Yes, we do develop web sites using the word press content management system.

Performing a redesign on a WordPress content management system website usually requires replacing the design theme. The complexity of this effort depends on whether the theme and/or word press versions are up to date.

We can update your WP plugins and theme to latest version. We can also fix your HTML and CSS code and bring it back to its original form. Clean code will also improve your search engine rankings.

How do I get started?

If you already have an idea of what you want then that’s great. If you have no idea other than you know that you need a web site, then we can help and assist you from the very beginning with no additional fees.

What do I need to supply?

We need your vision of what you would like to see in the design of your site. We also need any photos, content, or information that you would like included. Then we can put it together and help you tweak your plan to achieve your goals!

What am I looking for in a Web Designer?

Okay, that’s a very good question. Folks, it’s all about chemistry. You may have worked (or at least made an attempt to work) with a business in the past that just doesn’t have it. Sometimes you can tell after just the first few minutes of the conversation whether the business simply wants to “make a sale” or acquire a new customer. I mean a longer term relationship than a phone call. So choose someone that communicates with you, is enthusiastic, has some great ideas, likes what they do, knows what they are doing and, yes, has the chemistry!

How do maintenance agreements work?

Our maintenance services include fixing broken links, software updates and upgrades, minor design changes and enhancements (changing digital images, editing page text, etc.), security checks, weekly backups, and analytical performance & analysis to recommend minor SEO changes. How much maintenance time you need depends on how often you expect to make updates or changes to your website.

Can I host my own website?

Hosting the website yourself means that you will need to have the right equipment, including a web server and a permanent connection to the Internet. You would need to ensure that your Internet service provider (ISP) allows this type of usage too. You would also need to have website administration skills such as managing/configuring a web server, patch management, firewalls, virus protection, etc.

How do hosting support agreement work?

Most people and businesses don’t do their own website hosting. Even if they have the skills or equipment, it often makes more sense to hand this task to a third party who can monitor the website 24/7. The benefits of reduced cost and complexity for most IT departments are clear, and these service providers can more easily add capacity to support growing businesses. Liquid Associates is no exception and uses third-party hosting servers.

Yes, a customer could create and monitor a hosting account with a third-party hosting company of their choice. And Liquid Associates could develop a website on that platform.

We have years of experience in monitoring and maintaining websites on third-party servers. We know when something is wrong and how to get it fixed. Our hosting plan costs $14.95 per month and includes not only hosting your web site on a Linux or Windows server, but also monitors the account and communicates with the data center to allow you more time for you to support and grow your business.

Will I be locked into some long-term agreement or contract?

No, you can terminate your hosting and maintenance agreement without cause by giving us a 30-day written notice.

If we haven’t asked all your questions, please feel free to contact us at support@liquidassociates.com for more information.