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Sterling IL 61081
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Here are some answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
Why do i need an SSL?
Having an SSL certificate for your site lets your customers know that their personal data is being sent to a legitimate organization and that their personal information will be encrypted while it is transmitted. Site abandonment rates are high for ecommerce sites without SSL certificates. This can lead to lost revenue, unhappy customers, and effect your reputation.
What is a responsive design?
Responsive Web design is the approach that suggests that design and development should respond to the user’s behavior and environment based on screen size, platform and orientation. The practice consists of a mix of flexible grids and layouts, images and an intelligent use of CSS media queries. As the user switches from their laptop to iPad, the website should automatically switch to accommodate for resolution, image size and scripting abilities. The website will have the technology to automatically respond to the user’s preferences. This will eliminate the need for a different design and development phase for each new gadget on the market.
Why should I hire a professional web designer?
Think of it this way. When you’re looking for a new car stereo, you most likely start by searching the telephone book. You find a few stores in your area and call them to ask about brands, models and pricing. Once you’ve decided which stores offer what you’re looking for, you drive over for a look around.
What happens when you pull into the parking lot of a store that looks run down? One that has obvious signs of neglect? One that looks as though the owner should have it condemned? If you’re like most people… you keep on driving!
Why? Are you afraid to leave your car with that stereo shop for fear it will get stolen? Do you think the store might not be honest? You don’t know these people, but from the image they portray… you are suspicious and skeptical.
The same thing applies to your Web design. When visitors come to your Web site, they are either rolling their eyes or smiling.
In many cases, your Web site IS your business. It is the image you present to the Internet world. We also know that there is a lot going on behind the scenes that contributes to your site functioning properly. A professionally designed Web site will give your business the foundation it needs to succeed by using the latest technologies and design applications, by being search engine compatible and by displaying correctly in a variety of browsers. When you hire MAXBURST, you get the skills, knowledge and expertise that only comes from years of hands-on experience.
What is a domain name and why do I need one?
Every Web site must have a domain name. A domain name is your Web site’s unique address on the Internet.
As an example, the domain name for SOTELOMEDIA Web Design is https://www.sotelomedia.com. The most common domain names will end in .com, .net, or .org, but there are many more to choose from.
After your registration, you will be given full access information to your own, personal domain name control panel. In many cases, our clients request us to manage, update, transfer or change their registration information so they don’t have to worry about learning the technical aspects of web maintenance.
Will my website be "Search Engine" friendly?
All our websites are created with search engines in mind and the website design is compliant with search engine guidelines. It is a good idea for your website to be re-evaluated in time as over a period of time the search engines do alter their rules and algorithms and you will want to be certain that your website is kept up to date and complies with new rules etc.
Do you redesign existing websites?
Yes we do. We can redesign, retaining your company corporate style or we can redesign to give you a complete new image. Is your website up to date – let us provide you a Free of Charge Website Evaluation – we can redesign your website to take advantage of the latest web technologies.
How should I supply my content?
It 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 words in MS word or similar format. If this is not possible, we can help get your information ready for use on the website.
Will everyone see my web site the same?
Your website visitors will see some things differently depending on their browser, screen resolution setting and their individual computer settings and toolbars. We design sites with that in mind and preview them in several browser types and resolution settings before publishing. Obviously as technology alters then eventually all websites may need reevaluation.