Will Lemon Twist come to me for a consultation?
Absolutely! We can meet at your business, your home, a coffee shop, or Zoom. Whatever works best for you. And we do not charge for consultations.
How long will it take to design my website?
That depends on a number of things: the size of your website, the functionality that we are adding to your website (eCommerce websites will take longer), but most websites take 4-6 weeks from start to finish.
What questions should I ask before choosing a web design company?
Who will have ownership of the visual design when the website is finished?
Unless the design company states otherwise in your contract, your designer will own your website. Make sure your website contract includes an agreement giving website visual design ownership to you upon completion and final payment of the project. Otherwise, it is owned by the creator and only licensed to you. Lemon Twist turns over ownership to every client.
Who will own the domain name if they purchase it for you?
If a website design company includes the domain name in the price of the website project, make sure that it is purchased under YOUR business name, not the under the name of the design company. Make sure you get that in writing and get the username and password so you have access to your account.
Are your website designs mobile friendly?
Yes, every website we design is mobile friendly. If your website is not mobile friendly, you will lose visitors. Not only that, Google now indexes all websites based on how well they render on mobile devices, which means having a mobile friendly website is more important than ever. Here’s an article that goes into more detail: Google’s mobile first indexing
What is a Domain Name?
A domain name is the root address of a website (also known as a URL). Think of the hosting as the street your website lives on and the domain name is the address. A domain name example: lemontwistwebsites.com
What is a Server?
Servers are computers that have massive capacity to store files. This is where all the files that make up your website are stored. These files are then accessed (served) when someone makes a request for that page/website by typing in the domain name or clicking on a link that is displayed when searching the internet.
What is website hosting?
A web hosting service rents out space on their server to house website files. Hosting companies can vary quite a bit in cost and in what they have to offer. Many offer an array of additional services such as support, email accounts, security and backup software.
Disc Space:Disc space is the amount space available for content stored on the server.
Bandwidth:Bandwidth is the total amount of data transferred to and from your site. If you have a small video on your site, but millions of people download it, your website will use a lot of bandwidth.
What is WordPress Content Management?
The world’s most popular content management platform for creating and managing websites is WordPress. Some of the most beautiful and creative websites are run on WordPress. Big name brands like, The Rolling Stones and VanHeusen to name a few. The WordPress software runs online, so there’s nothing to install on your computer. This means that you can update your website from any computer, anywhere – all you need is an Internet connection.
Will I be able to edit the content of my website after it’s finished?
Yes, your website will be set up so that you can make your own changes to the content of your website and every website package includes one-on-one instruction to show you how to make those changes.
What if I don’t want, or have time, to update my own content?
We offer hourly rates and monthly maintenance packages, depending on your needs.
Do you only work on WordPress and HTML websites?
No, we have experience designing websites on Shopify, Kajabi, Squarespace, and Wix.
What is an eCommerce website?
If you are planning on selling items, services, or downloads through your website, you will need an eCommerce website. I have experience with WooCommerce, Shopify and Kajabi.
What is SEO?
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) are practices that help draw more traffic to your website by landing your website higher in organic search results, without paying for advertisements. Learn more about SEO HERE.