There are quite a few factors that are going to affect the ultimate cost of your web site. These factors include how many pages you are going to have, if you will sell products on your website, the graphic work involved, and how interactive your future web site will be. You will also need web hosting and domain name registration.

URL stands for "universal resource locator". This is the address typed in to view your web page on the Internet. For example, you would type in http://www.innovativehouse.in to access our home page.

A domain name is a specific web site address that you choose and register with Network Solutions(the official registrar of domain names ending in .com, .edu, and .gov). Our domain name is "innovativehouse.in".

This depends on how you are going to use it. If you are going to be telling people over the phone, choose one that is easy to say and spell out loud. Above all, I would choose one that is memorable and not confusing.

A static site is one that is written in HTML only. Each page is a separate document and there is no database that it draws on. What this means functionally is that the only way to edit the site is to go into each page and edit the HTML - so you'd either have to do it yourself using a webpage editor like FrontPage or pay me to go in and edit the site each time you wanted something changed.

A dynamic site is written using more complex code and can do a lot more. For instance, I can make an area where you can log in and change various parts of the site, such as adding information or products. This is because each page is constructed based on the information in a database, and the information in that database can be changed via another interface.

Dynamic sites can reduce ongoing maintenance costs if you don't want to change things yourself with a webpage editor or with the HTML. They usually cost more to develop, as they require more complex coding and a content management utility needs to be developed to help you manage your website information.

Another benefit of dynamic sites is that they allow you to change only the content of the site and not the design, so you will not be able to accidentally break the visual style of the site. They have other benefits when sites start to get very large, as they make data management much more efficient and your site more expandable.

Many clients do a combination, having some dynamic areas such as a product catalog where they have to change information or pictures regularly, and leave other pages such as contact information as static pages.

That would depend on the goals of your web site. If you run a business website you would include as much information about your products or services that your customers would need to purchase from you.

Web hosting is a monthly fee that you pay to have your site accessible on the Internet. We can provide web hosting for our clients.

Innovative Web Design creates web sites for clients who are local as well as out of state. By using the Internet, email and the telephone, it is possible to communicate effectively with clients in any location.

Yes, amazingly enough, in most cases someone can. You should still plan to buy the font, though You are not gonna believe this: What the font can identify it.

If it has less than 50K graphics it’s probably OK. If it has less than 3K, it will load within about a second even over a modem. In terms of speed, this is the way it should be. According to this ongoing bandwidth report it will be mid-2004 before the broadband-to-modem ratio has climbed to fifty-fifty.

Many search engines will find your site naturally, through links to your site from other sites. Google especially relies on your incoming links to determine your popularity and relevance. For more information on submitting your site and how to promote your site through search engines, read my guide to promoting your website.

Site maintenance is a fee paid monthly to keep your site updated with new content that you provide. Most good web sites have new content updated regularly. Fresh content is what will keep your visitors coming back. This is an optional service that we provide for our customers. If you want to maintain your website yourself you can do so.

To start with, know the questions you need to ask your client. Some of these might include:

  • How many products?
  • How many options for each product? (size, colors, etc.)
  • How will the shipping prices be calculated?
  • Will the value of these products pay for the system?
  • How many sales do they expect to get from the web site?
  • How are they marketing the site?
  • Is this site an extension of normal services of the business, or is it a new & separate channel that will sell either more or less than the normal channel?
  • Will they need to authenticate the sale in real time?