Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a web site cost?
No two web site's are alike, so we'll work with you to make sure you get the web site that will add value to your business and/or organization. A typical static web site cost between $500 to $2,500 (includes initial design) for the first year, and then $250 per year thereafter. No long term obligation. It's your web site, and you make the decision if you want to keep published on the internet each year.
Ask us about one of our economical turn key packages. They have everything needed to get your business on the internet today. Try one and see the value a web site can bring to your business or organization. We also have packages available for small to medium size businesses, non-profit organizations, and individuals. We have a package to fit every budget!
How do I get started?
Your first decision is to decide whether a web site would add value to your business and benefit your customers or attract new customers. If the answer is yes then some important things to think about are...
Decide on a name (www.yourcompany.com). You'll put your web site address on your business cards, print ads, and probably letterheads, so it should be as relevant, identifiable, and non-cryptic as possible. We will be glad to register it for you. Decide what the content will be. This is easy for commercial web sites. If you have a brochure, you've already thought about content and presentation. If you don't, just make a list of your product categories and decide which you want to put on your web site. Organize the photos and descriptions. This information is vital for effective presentation of your web site, and something only you can supply. Either choose good, clear photos that we can scan or use a digital camera and e-mail the image files. Have a look at the descriptive material and be sure it says what you want it to.
How can I be sure I like my web site design?
It's as important to us as it is to you that you are proud of your web site. From the start of the design process we encourage you to share your ideas, from the graphics, to the colors, to the overall layout that best represents your company. Most organizations already have logos and color schemes and these provide a great place to start. We provide free consultation throughout the design process, but are always cognizant of your time. Thousands, if not millions of web sites can be found on the Internet. Our goal is to design your web site to be unique from the others while presenting your company or organization in a professional manner on the world wide web.
How do people find my web site?
Ravenwood Designs structures your pages and incorporates the key words that you provide so that the major search engines can find and index your web site properly. Once your site is completed we can submit your site for proper search engine registration. Also, you definitely will want to include your domain name (www.yourcompany.com) to your business cards and in any type of advertisement.
Ravenwood Designs applied their creative talent to design a world class website for the National Vintage Racing Assoc. During the first year of being online, the NVRA website attracted increasing numbers of visitors each month. We are very pleased with the dedicated customer service we receive from Ravenwood Designs and highly recommend them to prospective customers.
-- Richard Stafford,