FAQ – General

Who will make changes to my website in future?
We can provide ongoing care and maintenance, but we will also enable you to make changes if you would like to.

We will discuss this with you at the start of the project.

Can I keep my email address?
Yes, of course. If you are hosting your website with us, we will need to talk about who provides your email currently, as we will need to be aware of some technical settings, in order to host your domain and to ensure that your email continues working.

FAQ – Technical Jargon

Domain
A domain name is the www.domainname.com address of your website. These names can be bought from a Registrar (usually for 1, 2 or 3 years) and they must be renewed periodically. If you would like to find an available website address, you can do so by searching for “register a domain” online.
Hosting
Your website is made up of lots of files and data and this needs to be stored somewhere. Hosting is the “filing cabinet” where all of this data is stored. You could think of it as a giant computer in a warehouse somewhere. That giant computer contains lots of data about lots of websites. A good hosting provider makes sure the giant computer is locked away safely and that there are guards on the door, to stop intruders. They will also make sure that all of the data on that big computer is copied to another separate location, just in case something were to go wrong inside that warehouse.
Responsive Design
You might call this “Mobile Friendly”.

Responsive design is a term used by designers and developers to show that they have considered how the website will look on varying screen sizes, such as mobile phones, tablets and large desktops.

The design of the website will typically change to suit the size and dimensions of the device. Today, since so much online activity is done on mobile phones, responsive design has become standard, and if you are in the market for a new website, you should expect it to be responsive. Having said this, there are still plenty of websites out there, that donโ€™t work well on mobiles!

SEO
SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) is the process of trying to get your website to appear at the top of the list in a search engine when someone searches for a certain term.

For example, when you type “removal company london” into Google, you are shown a long list of results. Typically, some of these entries will be highlighted as sponsored links (which means someone is paying to be displayed). Following that, you have the “natural listing”. In deciding which websites to show at the top of that list, Google uses complex algorithms. If you know what the algorithms are looking for, you can improve your website’s ranking in the list. In the simplest of terms, all pages should have meaningful titles, descriptions and content. But it is much more complex than that. In fact, it is so complex that there are actually companies offering services which are entirely dedicated to improving the SEO of websites. Having said that, most web developers will know basic SEO and may implement this as part of the development of your website.