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As to your choice for website design, if a website designer can't tell you why a website is a unique marketing tool as we have here, how successful will their website be?

Make sure you choose a designer with marketing expertise, experience and skills - 'Internet Style from Nine Elms Solutions Ltd'

Some Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of a website?

The Internet is a very affordable communications Medium and functions 24/7, 365 days a year. The Internet has the most inexpensive and widespread marketing capabilities ever seen and a website offers your services to the world. The Internet is an excellent way to market your business and sell your products and services. More and more of your potential business clients are logging on and making purchases, buying services and researching choices and information through the Internet.

What do you need for a website?

a) Computer: Although recommended, it is not necessary for you but it is a requirement for those wishing to view your site. You will however need some sort of access to view your emails. b) ISP: an Internet Service Provider is how you connect to the Internet. This ISP will provide you with an email address to communicate by electronic mail (email). ISP's include ourselves, AOL, Freeserve or BT Internet.

c) Domain Name: This is www.yourname.co.uk or www.yourname.com; your address or home page on the Internet reflecting the name or products your business sells or promotes to the Internet.

d) Website Design: You'll need all the codes, computer language, scripts and graphics which, when put together, formulate your website into a viewable form for the world to see.
Once the site has been developed and its layout agreed it will be put on the internet using a process called FTP (File Transfer Protocol). FTP is used to transfer information to and from your website for updates, repair, edits and changes. Regular updates, additions, changes, and most importantly, search engine analysis resulting in web site changes and the submission of the pages that make up your website are essential to ensure revisits and consistent ratings in search engines..

What is E-commerce?

E-commerce is the business of the future, and for very good reason. E-commerce simply means Electronic Commerce. E-commerce gives you the ability to accept payment over the Internet, by either credit card or electronic checks. Through E-commerce, you can sell products or services instantly to anyone in the world without having to constantly monitor your website

Do I have to visit you to get a website?

We can design a website for you no matter what part of the country you live in. There are several ways you can send us your information. If you already have advertising media, digitised photos and text files, i.e.. Word documents and gif and or jpg images, you can email them to us, if you don't have Internet access handy then post the details to us.

Do you redesign existing sites?

We can usually redesign an existing site more quickly, and for less money, than building one from scratch. Send us your existing site's URL (Web address) and a general idea of what you'd like to do, and we'll be glad to review it and give you an estimate.

Do you design websites for individuals, too?

Our competitive and flexible pricing makes professional website design affordable for individuals and organisations. We can build a website for your club; family, or special event; the possibilities are endless. Tell us what you have in mind.

What is Domain Parking?

You may have bought a domain name but don't yet require a website. Your website may have a simple page or no presence at all. This will, however, enable you to use the email address facility. If you wish to 'park' your domain then please contact Nine Elms.

What costs will be involved with establishing a website?

There are three cost elements involved with developing a website and putting it on the Internet.
a) Website Development, Design and Start-Up Costs: This refers to paying a website design firm to create the site and place the site in search engine registrations worldwide. Costs also include buying a domain name and a small fee for your host server configuration. Included in this fee, at no cost, is advice or help in marketing your website. Your website's final costs vary and are proportional to site size and capabilities.

b) Domain Hosting: An annual or monthly fee

c) Periodic Editing, Update and Edits/Additions: Costs will relate to the amount of work required. We can even save you money on this by offering you a browser driven facility to update elements of your site on-line.

What are a website's advantages?

Development and distribution costs are extremely low. When you compare the cost of establishing a website to what it costs to promote your business in print or on the radio, you'll see that a website is the cheapest form of marketing ever created. A radio campaign featuring several 30-second spots per week for three months could cost £5000+. That gets you five minutes per week of exposure for three months in one local TV area only. Newspaper and magazine ads are similarly highly priced, and they only last for the life span of that particular publication. A website has virtually limitless space.

You could put up a business website with many photographs and several hundred words for around £1500 for the first year, and keep it up and running for a few hundred pounds per year after that. What would it cost to run a newspaper ad of this size for a year? Imagine how much it would cost to produce a catalog for around 50 different products, and keep it in consumers' hands for an entire year. You can accomplish this with a website very easily, with low development cost and almost no distribution cost. Websites are in full color - a palette of 16.7 million colors for your photographs alone.

A small business can present as large or creative an image on the Internet as a bigger company - with the right design team

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