Yucatan Design FAQs
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How do you guarantee your web design work?adminAs a company we look to provide the following guarantees to our customers:•We guarantee that your web design work will be completed in a timely manner.•We guarantee that your web design work will be aesthetically pleasing.•We guarantee that your web design work will be intuitive to your visitors.•We guarantee to work with you every step of the design process until it is completed and you are 100% satisfied with our work.
Do I have to purchase a hosting account through you?adminWe would prefer to see you hosting your sites with us but its not required at all. Our web design packages are designed to offer you a completely stand alone product then anything else within our company. After your design is completed feel free to host it with any company that you feel matches your needs. Please note that large websites may require sufficient amounts of memory and using shared hosting services are not advisable.
I already have a website that needs updating, can you help?adminYes, we would be happy to look at your existing website and give you a quote for updating it. We can re-design your site retaining your company corporate style or we can re-design to give you a complete new image.
Can you design secure e-commerce websites?adminYes. We have Secure Servers (SSL) which use the latest encryption methods to ensure that your customers can buy from you website knowing that the information they enter is secure and safe. We offer secure SSL certificates for web domains for 500 pesos/year.
Do I get an email address associated with my website?adminYes. You will receive custom email addresses with the domain of your website. The amount of addresses you receive depends on the hosting package that you subscribe to.
Can I set up and manage my own website account?adminIf you prefer to administer your own hosting account we can provide you with access to your online cPanel which will allow you to add, delete and modify E-mail addresses, install mysql databases, FTP accounts more.
Does my hosting account include 24/7 support?admin
Can you provide both web design and hosting services?adminYes – we are your one stop shop providing all your web services. No more – not knowing who to call if you have problems – we can register your domain name – design your website – provide your web hosting and arrange your email accounts for you.
Will my website be responsive to mobile smart phones and mini-pad / tablet computers?adminIt is now fact that 50%+ of your website visitors will come from smartphones and tablets and why we design all websites to be fully-responsive to tablet PC's and smartphones. Plus the fact that search engines like Google will increase your website exposure if website is fully responsive!
How do I update my website?adminThere are many different methods which can be used to update websites. The method you choose and the functionality we build into your website design is solely up to yourself and your budget restrictions. Of course, Yucatan Design is always available to help you with any future additions and changes you would like. We will be glad to advise you which method will suit your needs.If you have a small website consisting of just a few pages and will only wish to make changes very infrequently, then usually it is more cost effective simply to ask Yucatan Design to carry out these changes for you. Other methods which are frequently chosen are largely dependent upon how much data or information and pictures you have and how you store this information at present.We can provide an on line content management system where you can either update individual products/pages/services or particular sections of your website. e.g. company news.Alternatively we can provide functionality such that you can upload your entire product ranges to the website in one action using spreadsheets etc. We can also add databases if you wish.
Do I need a database for my website?adminThis will depend upon the amount of information you wish to be displayed on your website. If you have many products/services, then it may be advantageous to have a database incorporated into your website design. We will discuss this in detail with you and if a database is advised we will explain in detail exactly how this will work and the any costs associated with this.
Are there any hidden costs?adminNo. We discuss with you your website requirements and then price accordingly and once you have placed an order for your website design with us, we work hard so that the outlined price quote is strictly adhered to. Web design is very much an evolutionary process and often clients change the scope of a project once underway. If the need to alter the price quote arises, we will communicate this to you before any extra work is started. I changes and/or additions are requested by the client additional costs will be agreed to.
How should I supply the content for my website?adminIt is helpful to us if you are able to provide text and photographs in electronic form – for example, the files output by a digital camera and the copy in MS word, PDF or similar format. If this is not possible, we can help get your information ready for use on the website. We will also provide you instructions on how to upload the material via FTP or email.
What is the best approach for content maintenance on my site?adminYucatan Design offers three options for maintaining and refreshing your site content. We don't care which option you choose, but we strongly encourage you to update your site regularly.• The Pay as You Go Plan: Call us when you need to add to or make a change to your content. We'll complete your request within 48 hours, and bill you at our standard hourly rate. Urgent requests can generally be completed within a few hours for an additional charge.• Ongoing Maintenance Plan: Sign up for one of our ongoing maintenance plans, and you'll receive a discount on our standard rates.• Content Management System (CMS): Purchase a Content Management System from Yucatan Design and make all the changes you want. Perfect if your site requires frequent updates.
Is a custom design really that much more valuable than an attractive template?adminIn general, we don't recommend the use of templates, but they may be appropriate in certain situations. For example, if you absolutely must have a site launched within the space of a few days, or if you are on an especially limited budget, a template might be an acceptable short-term solution. However, these instances should be the exception rather than the rule for these reasons:1. Most templates do not conform to important usability and search engine guidelines. If you're not meeting the needs of your users, or if the search engines can't easily index your site, then you'll simply be wasting your valuable time and money with this approach.2. Most templates do not lend themselves to quick or easy modification. If you require design modifications, it's important to understand that they can substantially increase your total cost.3. Templates purchased from the major online vendors may be used hundreds or even thousands of times, even by your own competitors. A cookie cutter design doesn't attract much lasting attention. Good design is a reflection of your business, your strategy and your audience.
Are any other services included in your web design and development costs?adminYes. Our web design and development service includes configuration of your email accounts, detailed monthly traffic reports and basic search engine optimization services. Basic SEO includes submission of your site to the major search engines, and the setup of your primary metatag information (Page Title, Description and Keywords). Additionally, your site is built from the ground up with search engine friendly technologies and methods.We fully support any website we design and are always available should you encounter any problems or require any enhancements. We offer web site maintenance, web hosting, seo and marketing, domain registration and graphic design and print. We have you covered!
How many changes can I make to my site without additional cost?adminWe give as much latitude as we possibly can. After you've identified the general format and color schemes of your preferred design, we'll complete up to 2 rounds of major revisions at no charge. All minor revisions are provided at no charge.
Can I see my website while it’s in progress?adminAbsolutely! In fact, we encourage it. We build your website on our development server, and provide you with a username and password so that you can log in and monitor the progress of your site. During this phase, we encourage your feedback if something isn't quite the way you envisioned it or if you've changed your mind. Once your site is ready and you have provided your approval, we release it live on your server and submit your URL to the major search engines.
Are your websites search engine friendly?adminAll of our websites are designed around Google’s guidelines for organic SEO. In addition to having a search engine friendly website, we will create a sitemap.xml file and submit it to Google and Bing upon launch if you’ve purchased an all inclusive package. We will also create a 301 redirect file to help the search engines and visitors find the new pages based on the older pages that are already indexed.
Can I update my website after launch?adminThe beauty of Drupal, WordPress and Joomla based websites is the ease of use it provides. Each all inclusive website design project will include four hours of website administration training, so that our clients become more than capable of updating and adding website pages as required. Since some clients do not want to maintain their own websites, we offers ongoing maintenance packages. If you want training and you didn’t purchase an all inclusive package, we’re happy to provide training at our standard hourly rate of 400 pesos an hour.
I don’t have an internal marketing team, how can I gain support marketing for my new website?admin
How long will it take to design and build my new website?adminThis question is difficult to answer since this varies greatly by client. A custom microsite can take as little as two to four weeks and a large, complex B2B website can take one to three months. Similar to costing, the timeframe for implementation varies on complexity and the number of web pages and blog posts. If client is responsive to required information to design website, the sooner the website will be completed.
What payment options do you offer?adminWe accept company check, bank transfer, cash and/or credit cards. All finalized projects require a down payment of 50% to start.
Do you offer customizations to existing themes?adminWe offer Drupal, Joomla and WordPress coders who are experts with StudioPress, ElegantThemes, ThemeForest and Themify. We assist our clients with Drupal, Joomla and WordPress installation, theme configurations, customizations, and plugin support. Whether you bought one of our premium Drupal or WordPress themes or a StudioPress theme, we can help you customize your site.
How is the cost of a new website determined?adminWebsites are quoted as a fixed bid project. The cost structure is based on the package selected, the complexity of functionality, the size of the website, and the need for marketing support such as search engine optimization, e-commerce, copy-writing, and social media integration. Every project is unique and we try to make sure our pricing is based on your specific needs and not what we think the market will tolerate.