I want a website. How do I get started?
Call us at 219.252.0020 for a free consultation to evaluate your business or organization’s needs. We’ll walk you through the process of defining goals and expectations for a website and review your current marketing practices to help you get the most value for your marketing dollar.
What is a domain name? Do I need one?
A domain name is an important element to the success of your website. A domain name such as www.yourcompany.com provides an easy way for visitors to find your site. It also is more professional than the long, somewhat cryptic addresses used by some hosting companies and internet providers.
How do I register a domain name?
CMS Design Studio LLC can register a domain name for you. Domain names are available on a first-come, first-serve basis so you should have two or three alternatives if you find your first choice is already taken. It is best to select a name that is easy to remember and easy to spell.
How much will I spend to get a website?
There are several factors to consider. The number pages of content, the use of dynamic functionality, graphics creation or conversion, and domain registration and hosting costs all contribute to the cost of a website.
Can I transfer my current site to you for hosting and/or a redesign?
Absolutely! Just let us know your current host and domain name and we’ll take care of the rest.
How do I get my materials ready to put online?
CMS Design Studio LLC can work with whatever you have, printed materials, electronic files, hand-written notes, digital pictures, traditional photos, etc.
What is the design process like?
After we determine your objectives and review your current marketing material, CMS Design Studio LLC will develop a test site based on your specifications and requests. While the site is in development, you’ll have access to a staging area for you to review the work in progress.
How long before my site goes live?
Prior to beginning work, CMS Design Studio LLC will work with you to determine the best timeline for the process. More complex designs take longer, of course, but we know you are excited about the project and we work as quickly as we can while maintaining quality workmanship. Many sites can be ready just 3-4 weeks after we receive your materials.
I want to distribute an email newsletter. Can you help with that?
CMS Design Studio LLC will work with you to develop the best layout and content for your newsletter. We can also handle the regular distribution of your email newsletter, including managing and maintaining the subscriber list.
I already have a website, but it’s not doing much for my business. What do you suggest?
If your website is not performing to your expectations, CMS Design Studio LLC will provide a free consultation to review your site, evaluate its current performance and make recommendations based on your goals.
How can I keep my site current?
As part of our commitment to building great sites, CMS Design Studio LLC offers a free monthly review of your site. You can also contact our office at any time if you have updates or changes to the information on your site. Changes or updates to your site can be billed at an hourly rate or we also offer yearly maintenance contracts.