Here are some Web Design FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) about web design/development you may come across, please take a look and feel free to reach us if you still have any confusions.

Regarding Price

How much does it cost to create a website?

The cost of a website very much depends on the complexity and timeframe for developing the website such as how many languages, how complicate of the functions, custom design request, urgency of the deadlines and etc.

When do I need the maintenance and how much?

For static websites, basically maintenance may not be necessary or only occur when the website content needs to be modified.

For dynamic sites, if the website is small, there will be no maintenance needed as well except that new features have to be developed or the site needs to recover after attack. Normally, the amount of maintenance fees will depend on how large scopes you want to cover such as database backup frequency, recovery protection, what new feature to develop and necessities of content managements.

Regarding the difference between static and dynamic websites, please refer to other questions section below.

Regarding WordPress

What is WordPress?

WordPress is an online, open source website creation tool written in PHP. It’s probably the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system (or CMS) in existence today. It is the leading CMS with around 60% of market share as website CMS and almost 27% of total website. Some statistics tell here.

What are the key advantages of using WordPress as CMS?

WordPress has been around since 2003 and become most popular content management system (CMS) due to ease of use, lots of themes for design customizations, lots of plugins for functions, good for SEO enhancements. It will tremendously decrease the development time and cost.

Are there any famous brands using WordPress now?

There are many famous companies using WordPress such as TED, CNN, Time, UPS, Facebook, TechCrunch & etc – more can be found at https://vip.wordpress.com/clients/

Other Questions

What is the difference between static and dynamic website?

If the site looks basic and is for a smaller company, and simply delivers information, it could be a static website. Static websites can only really be updated by someone with a knowledge of website development. Static websites are the cheapest to develop and host, and many smaller companies still use these to get a web presence.

Dynamic sites on the other hand can be more expensive to develop initially, but the advantages are numerous. At a basic level, a dynamic website can give the website owner the ability to simply update and add new content to the site. For example, news and events could be posted to the site through a simple browser interface. Dynamic features of a site are only limited by imagination. Some examples of dynamic website features could be: content management system, e-commerce system, bulletin / discussion boards, intranet or extranet facilities, ability for clients or users to upload documents, ability for administrators or users to create content or add information to a site (dynamic publishing).

What is a responsive website?

Responsive web design is an approach whereby a designer creates a web page that “responds to” or resizes itself depending on the type of device it is being seen through. That could be an oversized desktop computer monitor, a laptop, a 10-inch tablet, a 7-inch tablet, or a 4-inch smartphone screen. Responsive website does not need to rebuild a new site separately to perform for different devices. It’s more cost effective as it only builds one site with the same database but is a solution for all screens. You can visit this link for exploring more advantages of the responsive website.

What is the difference between a website with and without CMS?

A CMS(Content Management System) is where the site owner can create, modify, delete and manage the content for the website. Site owner is not required to have much technical knowledge for maintaining his own website. Without CMS, site owner may need to hire someone with more technical knowledge about html, ftp access or programming when he wants to change the content of the website.

How do I know if I need a website with CMS or not?

This depends very much on how frequent the website content needs to be modified. If the website owner needs to create, modify or delete content very frequently. Having a CMS(Content Management System) website is more suitable. If there is rarely changing the content or less frequent to change the content, then CMS is not necessary to exist. However, in case the site owner wants to change the content, he needs to get someone having more technical knowledge to execute.