Frequently Asked Questions – Web Design
How long does a website take to build?
This varies depending on the complexity of the website and the number of projects I’m managing. Propagation of nameservers (if you want free hosting) can take 48 hours too. A simple brochure website design of 4 pages is normally ready in 5 days.
How much do you charge for hosting?
Hosting is absolutely free in the first year. In the second and subsequent years you only pay about £30 for the year in total. I do ask you to buy the domain which you can then renew annually or buy for 10 years (better for SEO) and I can point the nameservers at my hosting. I’m much more affordable than other web designers too.
Can I pick fonts and colour palette?
Absolutely. I can customise text and design to your needs. This site has one font and three main colours: black, white and blue. You can even customise the social media icons (I chose the official colours at the foot of each page to add some variety) – but you can choose your own!
Do you add social media links and Google analytics?
You give me the links for your Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram profiles and I’ll add them to your new website. If you’re not sure which to include, I can advise. I can also create these pages for you and manage them for a set period of time or longer term for a monthly fee. Google Analytics is set up with every website.
Do you offer updates and back ups?
Yes they’re included in the first year free and then I can coach you on best website practices from within the Admin dashboard. Back ups are made daily or weekly and your plugins are checked weekly and updated after backing up. Your website can always be restored then.
Do you offer web design in Norwich?
I’m actually based in east Norfolk, near Great Yarmouth, about 20 miles from Norwich. I am a copywriter, social media manager and web designer but I have designed websites for clients in London, Edinburgh, Manchester etc. We do have email and Skype now in Norfolk.
Is it just WordPress design Norwich you offer?
Web designers often have their favourite platform to build a website design on – mine is WordPress, not Wix, not Squarespace, as I’ve found WordPress to be the most flexible CMS to create a digital presence on. I can offer logo design, email marketing and SEO services through expert connections in those fields.
What are your website payment terms?
I ask for 50% payment at the outset and 50% payment 7 days after launch. I invoice you for each installment and once the first half is received, I go full steam ahead with the build. When the website is almost ready, you are given full access to make changes to wording, design etc. You can read more here.
Are you registered as a freelance web designer Norwich?
I certainly am. Get Pro Copy is a Ltd Company, registered with Companies House and I also full public liability insurance for your peace of mind if you’re looking for web design Norwich or Manchester. I work all over the UK and am not restricted to Norfolk.
Do you offer website design courses in Norwich?
I coach clients in WordPress best practices with online training after launch. I show you how to manage a blog and maintain a site. I do intend to offer website design courses Norwich when time permits so watch this space!
Why are so many of your website designs for clients in Manchester?
I lived near Manchester and taught there from 1987 to 1996 and still have close friends there. I love going back to the north west on business and pleasure and am creating a nice Manchester web design portfolio. I miss the place. It still feels like home to me, when I return. I was delighted to be asked to design the website for The Manchester Tattoo Trust.
Would you class yourself as a freelance web developer Norwich?
Designer yes, developer not yet! I have mastered coding, and can fix CSS errors and the like, but in terms of being called a freelance web developer Norwich – not yet!