What is the difference between a web developer and
a web designer?
A web developer builds and maintains websites which is commonly called the back
end. A web designer will concept and design the look and feel of the site,
commonly referred to as the
front end. Some people use these terms
interchangeably and sometimes people possess both skills and are able to handle
a site from concept to code. It is not common to find someone who possesses both
skills at an advanced level. In most cases when both skills are present they
still possess a greater proficiency at one over the other.
What skills should a good web designer possess?
Good web designers have a strong background in graphic design and commercial
art. Experience in building corporate identities and logo designs as well as
various forms of print work is a good indicator the individual is truly a
designer and has the ability to translate their art into different mediums not
just one. Their work should show good use of color and special balance.
What skills should a good web developer possess?
Good web developers possess working knowledge of:
DHTML (Dynamic HTML)
CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)
Dynamic Web Technologies (XSSI, JSP, ASP, Dynamo, and Cold Fusion)
SSI (Server-Side Includes)
How do I choose the right company to build my site?
Ideally you want to find a company who possesses all the talent mentioned above.
A company who can handle the front end with the same level of professionalism as
the back end. That will really streamline the process for you, If you find a
company that possesses the web developer skills mentioned above and employs
agency quality designers with background in print work as well as web then you
know you've found yourself the right company to build your site.
How do I know if I need a developer or a designer? How do I pick the right one?
It's likely you will need BOTH. A designer provides the look and feel of your
design, including graphic work and branding. A developer builds your website
functionality, and implements all of the coding and programming. While J-Stop
Graphics provides you with BOTH, it is highly recommended that you take a look
around, shop around, and compare your needs and budget against what others are
How much will my website cost me?
Very small and simple website's, with very little customization, typically start
around $500-$800. Any additional functionality, customization and/or increases
in the size of the website will very quickly increase the budget required. The
major factors in determining the cost of your website are: total number of
pages, technical aspects, graphic work involved, and how interactive your
website will be. Hosting and domain registration are also costs to consider.
Your website is a business investment.
How long will it take for my website to be designed?
The timeframe for your website will vary greatly upon graphic work involved, the
size and and the complexity of your website design and functionality. Other
factors may include content building, and current design schedule.
What is a domain name? Does it really matter what mine is?
A domain name refers to the specific website address that is registered with an
official registrar of domain names. EXAMPLE: URL =
Your domain name may end one of the many top level domains: in .com, .edu,
.info, .us, .net or .gov, to name a few. Website 4 Less domain is
Your domain name should be relevant to your business, product or service. You
can think of it as a branding device as well as a keyword.
What is the difference between the top level domains? How do I choose the right
Here's a basic a breakdown of the most common top level domains:
.biz ~ businesses
.com ~ unrestricted - commercial organizations
.edu ~ post-secondary educational establishments
.gov ~ governments and government agencies
.info ~ unrestricted - informational sites,
.name ~ families and individuals
.net ~ unrestricted - originally for network infrastructures
.org ~ unrestricted - originally for organizations that don't clearly fall
within one of the others
.pro ~ certain professions
.tel ~ services: connections between the telephone network and the Internet
Web hosting refers
to a service, provided space on a server, where your website will physically
reside. It also refers to connectivity to the www so that it is accessible via
Does Website 4 Less Site offer hosting?
YES, that is one of
our services. Website 4 Less is happy to assist customers with finding
the right hosting company for your website!
What is site maintenance, and why would I need this
Maintenance refers to the upkeep of website content and functionality. Updating
your content often is essential to keeping your visitors coming back, and keeps
the search engine spiders crawling your domain. You may want to add a new
special, update your visitors with new product information, update with new
photos, current information, optimize content etc.