SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT RELATED
Yes, Once the requirements are understood by the technical team, the time and cost estimates are provided. Usually if the understanding phase takes more than a week, then it could be chargeable.
A web site is considering as a place over internet where all the business organizations as well as each individual can explore their business and share their information and data.
A web site will expand your client base worldwide because it allows your customers to visit your business and gather information about your products and services when it is convenient for them. Having a web site turns your business from local to international. It is the most cost efficient way to spread the word about your business or hobby. You may tell the world as much or as little as you want.
Web hosting means finding a server on which to place (publish) your website so others can see it. Most Web Designers will be able to supply space for your site at a very minimal fee or be able to advise you on where to host your site. This gives a much more professional appearance to your site, with no pop up advertising to distract your visitors.
A domain name is a specific name that identifies the owner. i.e. www.yourcompanyname.com . The Domain Name gives you a URL (internet address) that is easy to remember. You can move your site at any time to any server and still be found because your domain name does not change.
Custom means designed just for you. You will not run into the same design anywhere else on the internet. Your site will be unique to you and your business/hobby.
Maintenance is revising outdated information on EXISTING pages and resubmitting your site to the search engines on a regular basis. (Changing the style or look of the site, i.e. changing backgrounds, graphics, etc, are not considered maintenance, nor is adding pages to a website. These are classed as REDESIGN)
>A properly designed web site is optimized to download as fast as possible. Optimize in this instance means that all graphics, pictures and backgrounds are compressed to make the files as small as possible. Another reason that pages may download slowly is that there is too much on one page, large pictures, or the links on that page go to sites that are having server problems. Music on a website is also major reason for slow downloading. The server that a website is hosted on plays a very important part in the speed of download.
A site map is a linked, graphic or text-based display of a website's hierarchy, similar to an organization chart. Typically, site maps break down a website's content into increasingly specific subject areas to help the visitor understand its structure, from the main navigation pages to their subordinate pages. The main difference between a site map and a subject index is typically an alphabetical list, not a hierarchically structured set of links. A site map is a useful addition to a website as it helps enhance user experience and assists search engines to ‘navigate' the site. A good site map ensures that all websites pages of your site can be indexed by search engine.