FAQ

Help With Website Design

Welcome to the Frequently Asked Questions page where I hope I can help with Website Design questions. Here you may find all the answers to any questions you might have or even if you are just inquisitive.

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How much is this going to cost is a question we hear a lot and most are pleasently supprised when we answer. We can keep the cost down for our clients by doing a few key things:

We invest in the best website and social media software for our team.
We use our own servers to host the websites, massive savings.
We employ knowledgeable and able team members.
We don’t over charge – we are fair and offer value for money.
We constantly review our procedures, becoming more efficient

You will have access to 24/7 customer support, we will do everything we can to assist you in any further matters. We will be happy to help further by getting your online business seen and in making it as user friendly as possible depending upon your chosen package.

Yes, we can do that for you. We can transfer any domain over from another company.

Yes, when you choose a domain name for your website we will be able to create whatever email addresses you would like.

We love working with the new business's starting up, being part of the development and seeing your business grow is what were all about here at Mays Media.

All new business needs an on-line presence nowadays and it is more important now than ever before to get involved with social media for business.
We offer a great start-up package for new business's and we will work with you to make sure that your business becomes as visible as quick as possible.
It is in our interests to give you as much assistance as possible to help with the promotion of your business on-line. The better you do, means the better we do.
If we do a great job for all of you then we hope you will stay with us as your business website and social media grows, were happy to be relied upon.

If you have a website that is outdated, not performing it’s duty or generating the leads that it should then we can assist. We can generate numerous website anylitics reports detailing any issues and produce a brief outlining just what we can do, how long it will take and how much it will cost.
This service is called SEO (Search Engine Optimisation).
We are happy to work on a website that is hosted by someone else or to transfer the website over to our servers, do not worry as we will do all the work required.

The social media whirlwind for business has taken the world by storm and many are getting left behind. Using social media tools for business can get you and your business seen both locally and worldwide, many people use Facebook to read reviews and photos left by real clients.

You'll be able to connect with people in the local community, tell them your work, let your prospective clients know about your offers, discounts, opening times etc, it’s amazing just how people respond no matter whether your located in Essex, Hertfordshire or Greenland!

They will probably end up sharing your information with their friends and then they will share with theirs, and that's how the social networking works, it spiders out reaching the lives of thousands all from one single image or comment.

The most important thing about social media is that it is a free advertising medium with far reaching benefits of most other 'paid for' methods.

SEO is an abbreviation for Search Engine Optimisation, the technique of programming a website to yeild a high ranking in search results. It is a very indepth subject but more can be learnt by following this link: Click Here

Content Management Systems (CMS) are for businesses who need a website, and want to manage the content on their websites. There are now many Content Management System solutions available, but finding the right solution for a specific business can be very challenging. For example an E-commerce website may require a different system to help them manage their product descriptions, pricing, pictures and media compared to a service website, which may need a system that helps to manage articles, media, content and bookings. A Content Management System allows the user, to manage, modify, and create content from their Web site without needing the Website Developer who designed the site. The Content Management System will feature an administration section which allows individuals to use a template and wizards to create or modify Website content. The developer will set up the website so sections you are allowed to modify will not affect the styling or structure of the website.

There are many advantages to managing your own business website, such as being able to instantly update your website with new information when you want to but there are various things you must also consider:

Do you really know what you're doing? Have you got time to learn the mechanisms of your website?
Website Maintanace can be very involved. You will have to know how to make, create and implement new visual elements and media, maintain website analytics and search engine optimisation,manage your online marketing campaign and implement web optimised content.

Can you fix something you have messed up on your website?
This can cause a major problem for people who manage their own websites. Your website being down can lead to lost sales and the expense of a website developer fixing it.

Do you understand computer language?
When managing your website, problems can arise or changes need to be made by your web hosting company. If your web hosting company instructs you to update your PHP ini file to get your website updated this is going to sound double dutch to you resulting in the problem not being solved.

Have you got all the tools needed to maintain your website?
Implementing graphical and media visuals on your website requires a graphics/media package such as photoshop which can cost £400+. Maintaing and Improving search engine optimisation means that you have to Update and populate Google and Msn developer tools.

SUMMARY - Both solutions have their strengths and weeknesses so give us a call and we can atain the best solutions for your personal needs

With so many devices having different screen sizes its extremely difficult for a website designer to create many different layouts for each device. Responsive design solves this conundrum by automatically responding to its user's changing platform or environment such as screen size, orientation etc.
Some of the key advantages of a Responsive website are as follows:

It gives a pleasant viewing experience to users, hence increasing the number of returning visitors that also means increased sales.
It is easier to manage and publish content at once rather than doing it for 4 different websites meant for various devices.
Tailors the User Interaction dependant on the device they are on leading to increased userability/conversion rates.
Faster loading time.
Compatability.

E-commerce websites are dynamic website based shops which have the functionality to process financial transactions. However, unlike physical shops, your website based shop will not give you the time or opportunity to convert a reluctant consumer into a converted consumer. Therefore, your website should have a professional and elegant design with ease-of-use

A Blog is a type of website, usually managed and maintained by an individual via a content management system, that has regular entries of commentary, description of events and material such as video or graphics. These "entries" (usually called "posts") are displayed in reverse chronological order. There are many types of conventional Blogging sites such as Wordpress to the non conventional Facebook, Twitter etc.