How long will it take to design a new website?
XtremeDev.net have completed simple websites within two weeks of receiving information. However, for websites that have a higher level of complexity, we tend to allocate four to six weeks for completion.
How much does a web site cost?
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. Click here to request for an instant price quote.
When I should consider upgrading my website?
How do you know when it’s time to upgrade your web site? Should you expect to have to upgrade your site regularly? Below is a list of questions that should give you an indication of whether now is the time. If you find that the answer to many of these questions is yes then its probably time for you to improve your site.
- Does your competition have functionality and features that you don’t have?
- Does the design of your site look dated when compared to others?
- Does your site fail to show new product lines or still feature out of date products?
- Has your business model changed so that the content on your site is not relevant in many places?
- Are users not staying on your site as long as they used to?
- Are your visitors leaving after only a few pages?
- Are the hits on your site failing because you are seeing less repeat traffic?
- Are you seeing a drop in leads, contacts or sales through your web site?
What turnaround times can I expect for website maintenance?
XtremeDev.net usually complete minor updates within 4 to 8 hours. Major changes are scheduled into our development timetable for a time agreed with you.
Will my website appear in search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo?
XtremeDEv.net will submit your website to the major free search engines (such as Google, Yahoo and Bing) as a part of our standard development process. We optimise your website for keywords provided by you and after submission, we can review your rankings for these keywords. We can also discuss your options for paid search engine listings.
I am currently hosted with another firm and would like to switch over to XtremeDev.net. How do I do this?
All you have to do is just fill out the online inquiry form and we will take care of everything. We will transfer your domain name along with all of your existing web sites content.
What are your support hours?
XtemeDev.net actively responds to forum support requests during our normal business hours which are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. EST (but not during major U.S. Holidays). The Forum is closed or running on bare-bones support staff during these major U.S. holidays: New Year’s Day (Jan. 1), Memorial Day (last Monday in May), Independence Day (July 4), Labor Day (first Monday of September), Thanksgiving Day (fourth Thursday of November), and Christmas Day (Dec. 25). These dates may vary if they fall on weekends, so stay tuned to our blog.
Why my website look different in Internet Explorer?
Web sites are programmed in XHTML or HTML, a language governed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The W3C develops standards for browser makers and web developers to help make the web a more uniform place.
Some browser makers, like Microsoft, don’t always follow the recommended standards, or don’t implement the recommendations correctly. This means that in order to make the web site appear correctly, developers have to work around the errors, making their code invalid.
Although invalid, the pages will still display in the browser. In the case of Internet Explorer, it will most often appear ok, but if the developer only works to Internet Explorer’s modified acceptance of the standards, the web site may appear broken in other browsers such as Mozilla or Opera.
Having said this, there is no reason, other than lack of knowledge or interest, for a web site not to display correctly in all of the modern browsers (Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari). A good web developer will use the W3C’s standards correctly, while still allowing for Internet Explorer’s incorrect implementation to provide you with a web site that can be viewed by a number of browsers with exactly the same results, ensuring your web site can be accessed by as many people as possible.
Once the web development is done then who owns the contents?
This depends upon the agreement made between the developer and the client. In most cases, the web development will remain the property of the developer until full and final payment has been received. Once payment has been received, the web site then becomes the property of the client.
Copyright is slightly different, but in most cases the same applies. However, some aspects of the web development, such as back-end code or applications may remain the property of the developer. In this case, the client will be given a license to use the code, but the code does not belong to them. An example of this would be a Content Management System.
What technologies does XtremeDev.net use?
XtremeDev.net make use of various technologies to develop their client’s websites. In particular, our development skills include:
- XHTML/CSS – general website coding
- Server Side Technologies including PHP, ASP, .NET
- Microsoft SQL, MySQL database
- WordPress, Magento, Bigcommerce, Web Matrix