(Frequently Asked Questions)
What is the World Wide Web?
The World Wide Web consists of hundreds of thousands of web
servers around the world that store data and transmit files from one machine to another via the Internet. Using a web browser,
a user can click on hyperlinks and easily move from one web page to another and from one website to another, without having to enter
cryptic or complex file names.
What is a Web Browser?
A Web Browser is a computer program that is used to display web pages
and interact with websites. Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) is one of the most widely used web browser at the moment and
is used by roughly 80 - 90% of Internet users. Other web browsers are Netscape Navigator, Firefox, Opera and Safari to name a few.
There are others, but these are the most recognizable.
Web Browsers communicate with Web Servers using a communication protocol
called Hyper Text Transport Protocol or HTTP.
What is a Hyper Text Transfer Protocol or HTTP?
Hyper Text Transport Protocol
(HTTP) is a communication protocol that is used to request and transmit files over the Internet and other networks. It is the principal
method for swapping information over the World Wide Web. Because most web browsers default to the HTTP protocol, it is normally
not necessary to even have to enter "HTTP://" when requesting a web page within the address bar these days.
What is a Website?
website is a series of related web pages that share a common domain name and are linked by a series of hyperlinks. Websites
can be built directly on a server or built on a personal computer and "published" to a web server.
What is a Web Server?
server can sometimes refer to a server computer and sometimes to the web server software that runs on a server computer.
much does a Website cost?
There are a few factors that always affect the final cost of a website. These factors include how many
pages are within the site, if the site is planning to sell products, all of the graphic work involved, and how interactive the website
will be. Lastly, in deciding what the cost will be, you will also need to purchase web hosting and domain name registration.
is a domain name?
A domain name is a specific website address that you choose. J D Web Designs will of course assist you
with making your choice if need be. They typically end in .com, .net, and .org. There are many more, and we offer availability
to a majority of them, and some vary in cost. An example is their domain name www.jd-web-designs.com.
What domain name
should I choose?
This decision all depends on how you are going to promote and use your site. If you are planning to tell people
over the phone, choose one that is easy to say and spell out loud. Above all, J D Web Designs would choose one that is memorable and
What can a website do for me?
The answer to this is neither short nor easy. With a little research and reflection
on what it is you want from your site, you can find numerous reasons, but here are a few general statements that may help you realize
A website is globally accessible and can reach the millions of people that might not otherwise be available to your
services due to their location, mode or availability of transportation, and simply put; the ease of utilizing services that are provided
to them, with little or no effort to themselves. The Internet brings you and your business straight to them. Customers
can view products, services, or whatever you want to share from the comfort of their own home.
No matter what type of business
you have, there are more ways to grow and make money on the web for you then you could probably imagine.
Your customers and or
potential customer will never have to wait on hold, be annoyed by pushy salesmen or worry about ‘business hours,’ while accessing
your products or services via your website.
How long does it take to have a website designed?
The time frame of the completion
of the design of your site is determined by the number of pages within your website as well as the complexity of your site design.
During the initial correspondence, a proposed time frame can be provided, if reliable information regarding what is expected of your
site is supplied to J D Web Designs.
Why does it matter how it looks as long as it works?
When someone visits your site,
they will instantly perceive the quality of your company and its services or products. The first impression a customer or potential
customer gets depends on the appearance of your website.
A visitor will be more interested in exploring your site if it is appealing
and easy to navigate. Remember, you are marketing yourself and your business to the WORLD over the Internet and it is important to
show your best, right from the very beginning.
What is a URL?
This stands for ‘Universal Resource Locator.’ This is the
address typed in to view your web page on the Internet. For example, you would type in ‘http://www.jd-web-designs.com’ to access their
What is HTML?
HTML or Hypertext Markup Language is the language used to format web pages. It is comprised
of a set of 'tags' that identify the size, color, font and position of data on a web page. It is used to define the page layout
and the positioning of text and graphics. HTML also allows hyperlinks to be added on words and images, as well as to embed various
allows Internet users to easily navigate from page to page and from site to site without having to remember obscure internet IP Addresses.
is an IP Address?
An IP Address or "Internet Protocol Address" is the address of a device that is connected to a network.
The device is more often than not a personal computer or a server computer.
An IP Address can either be static or dynamic. Server
computers and network devices that need to be accessed by multiple clients normally use static addresses. Personal computers
connected to the Internet could either have a static or dynamic IP Address. For example, each time a 'dial-up' telephone connection
is made to a hosting company, a different IP address is normally assigned for that one session. High speed cable connections,
however, often involve static connections.
Registries such as ARIN (the American Registry for Internet Numbers) are responsible
for assigning blocks of IP Addresses to organizations that are then free to allocate the addresses as they like.
What is Web
Web hosting is a monthly / yearly fee that you pay to have your site accessible on the Internet. J D Web Designs can
provide web hosting for all of their clients.
What is Site Maintenance?
Maintenance is a fee paid monthly or hourly to keep
your site updated with new content that you provide. Most good web sites have new content updated on a regular basis. Fresh content
is what will keep your visitors coming back, and keep the feeling of originality and reliability of your site.
Will my site be
available to view in the popular web browsers?
Yes. Your site will be tested for browser compatibility in all of the major Internet
browsers commonly used today once it is in the final stages of completion. The most used browsers are Internet Explorer and FireFox,
which account for approximately 90% of all users.
Can my website be used to increase efficiency with my employees?
businesses perceive the Internet as an opportunity to expand their sales through traditional e-commerce, while few people are aware
of the opportunities of increasing efficiency and reducing expenses. Placing business processes, especially those done daily, on the
internet is possible for all types of businesses. In doing so, you increase production abilities, while reducing a major portion
of unnecessary expenses.
Who ‘owns’ the website after it is created?
The website that is custom designed for you is completely
yours. You own it 100%, no question whatsoever. But, J D Web Designs does reserve the right to display any development such
as web design, banner, logo or other within their online portfolio if desired to show as an example.
If I pay for a custom design,
will it be used again by you in future custom developments?
NO. All of the web projects created by J D Web Designs are custom
made for each of their clients. J D Web Designs takes great pride on inimitable design and development. With over a million
web design ideas available these days, they DO NOT have to resort to ‘duplicating’ websites. There may of course be minor similarities
here and there, but all of the custom web designs are as ‘unique’ as can be expected.
I still don't think a website will do anything
for me, is this true?
No not really, especially when you carefully consider everything that a website has to offer. Many
people overlook the various products, services, or business processes they can include on a website. Any communications or interactions
that happen within your business can be made easier and more efficiently by the web. Your business will SAVE MONEY as well as TIME
while appealing to a much greater audience: THE WORLD.
I've made my decision and I want you to design my web site. Now what do
If you have decided you want your website custom designed by J D Web Designs, or have any questions, simply go to the contact
page and provide them with some information so that they can begin the process as immediately as possible. There will be as
much correspondence as needed before the design process will start though, to make certain that all of your needs will be met accordingly.
J D Web Designs looks forward to providing you with your very own custom website design, as well as any other services that they can
accommodate you with.