1. How much does a website cost?
Each web site is different. Thus, charges vary depending on the size and complexity of the project. You will find that the rates charged by Dan Gilroy Design are very reasonable for the quality of work provided. A cost estimate and fee schedule are provided and mutually agreed to before any work begins on a project.
2. How long before my website is active?
Dan Gilroy Design works with its clients to see that the project runs smoothly and on time. The degree to which a client's website content is ready to go largely dictates how long it takes to get a new site up and running. If those conditions are favorable, most client sites can be completed within 30 to 60 days.
3. What services does Dan Gilroy Design offer?
Dan Gilroy Design builds custom websites from the ground up, and renovates old and neglected websites. Dan Gilroy Design does not use templates of any kind when constructing websites. All sites are unique and custom made. Dan Gilroy Design can take basic steps to ensure that your site ranks well for your chosen key phrase, and at a fraction of what you would pay a Search Engine Optimization firm.
4. Can Dan Gilroy Design maintain my new website?
Yes. Once your site is up and running, Dan Gilroy Design can make any and all necessary updates to your new site. Minor update requests such as text changes are completed quickly and are typically turned around within a couple hours of the request. You may also maintain the site yourself if you choose.
5. Can Dan Gilroy Design arrange web hosting for my new website?
Yes. Dan Gilroy Design partners with HostMySite.com for all its hosting needs. HostMySite is a reliable, cost-effective, and customer-friendly web host with a knowledgeable staff on hand to answer just about any question that could arise. Web host plans start at $9 a month. Dan Gilroy Design provides this service to clients at cost.
6. Can Dan Gilroy Design register my domain name?
Yes. Dan Gilroy Design partners with HostMySite.com to provide you both your web hosting and domain name needs. Your cost to register a domain name begins at $12.00 annually. This service is provided to Dan Gilroy Design clients at cost.
7. How does the web design process work? What should I expect?
Any successful web design project needs to be a
collaborative and fluid process, yet still have enough structure to
complete the process in a timely manner. In a nutshell you
can expect the following when working with Dan Gilroy Design:
Initial Contact. When you make your initial contact with Dan Gilroy Design, you'll speak to Dan Gilroy personally. Dan will ask you some general questions about your website project. Nothing technical, he'll just try to get an understanding of what you're trying to accomplish with your website. This is also an opportunity to ask Dan anything that is on your mind. But don't worry if you forget to ask a question, Dan is never more than a quick email away.
Planning & Paperwork. Following your initial contact, Dan will arrange to meet you in person to discuss and plan your project in further detail. Afterwards, Dan will prepare a formal web design proposal and cost estimate based on the details of your planning meeting. Upon acceptance of the proposal, you will have the opportunity to review and approve a standard web design contract that spells out the project's goals and specifications, as well as the duties and responsibilities of each party during the life of the project. Once the contract is signed, payment for one-half of the project's total cost is due.
Design Stage. After the paperwork has been dispensed with, the development of your new website begins. Dan will present you with a mock-up(s) of your site based on the parameters agreed to previously. Rather than merely present you with a graphic mock-up of your new site, Dan Gilroy Design will present you a functional web page so you can see how it will look, feel, and work in the real world. At this point, as through all stages of development, you will be asked to review the mock-up and provide your feedback and requested modifications for Dan Gilroy Design to incorporate.
Content Preparation. While your mock-up is being designed, you will be asked to produce all your website content, including, but not limited to: webpage copy and photographs, if any. Dan Gilroy Design will also ask you some questions and have you think about how you want your visitors to find you via search engine queries.
Quality Assurance & Testing. Once the site is fully developed, you will be asked to review it one final time to ensure that it meets your expectations. Any remaining concerns or modifications you have will be resolved at this point. The site will be tested to ensure that it is compatible across all modern web browsers and platforms. The site will then be uploaded live to the web.
Launch & Post-Launch Support. With all testing and revisions completed, the site will be launched live to the web. At this point the remaining one-half payment is due. This marks the completion of your website design project. For the first 14 days following your website's launch, follow-up support is provided free of charge. This support can be in the form of site modifications, technical support, or consultation.
Dan performed a complete overhaul of our law firm's existing website. He responded immediately to all inquiries within hours (usually within minutes) from initial contact to completion of the project. He helped create our vision of the website and then implemented it expeditiously. From start to finish it was a pleasure working with him and I wholeheartedly recommend his services."
Sather, Byerly & Holloway, LLP
Hand coded custom websites. Clean, crisp professional design. Search engine friendly.
Hosting & Site Management
Top notch web hosting, domain registration and web site management.
Google AdWords Pay-Per-Click (PPC) campaigns created, configured and managed.
"We had a basic website that was up for a few years. I received an occasional inquiry, but almost took it down because of the lack of traffic. After Dan developed our new site, I started receiving weekly inquiries from prospective clients. Our site started to come up on Google searches, and the quality of our site made people much more likely to contact us."
President & Founder
Harris Law Firm, LLC