Graphic Design related Questions

For graphic design work the turnaround time is dependent upon the scope of the work and our client load. When you request a price quote a time estimate will be include in your quote.

Most design jobs are billed at 50% down and 50% when the job is completed. Some jobs are eligible for 90 days same as cash.

At the time you receive your quote you will be given information specific to your individual job of what you need to submit to us.

For graphics we work primarily with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Occasionally InDesign may also be used.

Yes, web graphics are typically a lower resolution than print graphics.

Web Design related Questions

Blog is short for Weblog. It is an online journal or diary and a very popular method of sharing your thoughts with the world. It is also very popular as a marketing tool. Weblogs allow you to easily publish content to the internet.

Standard blogs do not allow you to keep the look and color scheme of your blog consistent with your main site. Our custom blogs provides you with a more professional look. We do all the design work and when your blog is complete we can incorporate it into your website. All you have to do is start posting to your newly developed blog.

Very simply, bandwidth relates to how much resources are used on your website. An analogy would be a freeway. The wider the freeway (bandwidth), the more traffic (users) it can handle. The narrower it is, the less people can use it at once (without problems). When a website gets a lot of visitors, it will use a lot of bandwidth.

On a static website, the information that you see is stored on the page itself. It cannot change unless someone manually edits the page. On a database driven website, the information is not stored on the page, but in a database. Every time someone visits a particular page, the information is drawn from the database in order to display it on the page. Information can therefore be easily cross-referenced and the same information applied in many different ways, using formulas and different variables.

CMS is short for "Content Management System". A dynamic website that is normally database driven and which enables the owner/user to manage the content of their own website (make changes) without needing to know any coding at all.

A domain name gives people an internet address to locate your website. A domain is identified by the number assigned to its unique space. To make it easier to use however, the number is given the name of your choice and this name is assigned to the number. In this way, people do not need to remember the number (IP address) in order to visit a website, but can use the easier-to-remember domain name.

In order for you to have an email address or a website, a computer somewhere, with all the necessary software, has to provide you with 3 things: an IP (domain address), physical space to store the information and bandwidth that accommodates the flow of information that is taking place on your behalf. The company that provides you with these facilities is your host and you will pay them a fee for hosting your site and or email address.

These are internet marketing terms that refers to the main topics or subjects of your web pages in relation to how people would phrase them when searching for your products or services on the internet. For example, your topic may be "Quantifiable Analysis of the Strategic Business Model" but the average person searching for your exact information may simply search for "planning business strategies". Your key phrases are at the core of any website marketing strategy and needs to relate to your target market's thinking rather than your own.

Included in the head section of an html web page and is visible to search engines but not human visitors. Meta tags provide information about a webpage, like the topic (title), keywords, description and also instructions to search engine robots and visitor browsers.

Ranking is a term related to search engines. When someone searches for something using a search engine, they will receive pages and pages of results. Where a specific site appears in those results is its ranking. Closer to the top means it has a higher ranking. A critical consideration in having your website found on the internet.

There is a second meaning as well, more commonly used with regard to marketing and SEO and related specifically to Google. Each page of a website is given a ranking by Google, from 1-10. This ranking is the value that Google places on that particular page in relation to its subject matter and how relevant it is. The more relevant a page is believed to be the higher its ranking

SEO Stands for "Search Engine Optimization" and very simply refers to the practice of tweaking website coding and content to achieve the highest possible search engine ranking. SEO practitioners are people who specialize in this (or claim to).

While there is no magic formula, a balance of beautiful web design, combined with the right meta tags, key words and phrases is a great start. Of course, whether a page draws traffic (and links) depends on whether it's optimized and how useful and interesting it is. There are a myriad of things you can do to increase your sites rankings such as finding a niche with little competition or using social media to improve traffic to you website.

The more sites that link to your site, the better. Having links to your website from legitimate sources on the web helps you rank higher in the search engines because these links are an indication that your website is trustworthy and contains good content.

Attaching blogs to external sources can add attention to your website. You could also consider PPC (pay per click) Advertising. Email Marketing Campaigns can also be useful in attracting clients to your website. The more traffic your site receives the higher you will rise in the ranks.

Search engines like to see domains that have been registered for extended periods of time. This represents a commitment to the domain name. It shows that this website is not a temporary spam site so register your site for a minimum of one year at a time. More time is preferable. These suggestions are just the beginning of what is possible. Read our blog for more information about improving your site rankings and many other relevant topics.