should I be on the Web?
ANSWER: There are many reasons,
but for businesses the answers fall into a few main
- To be accessible. The Internet has become so
popular during the last few years that not
having a Web presence is like not being in
the telephone directory.
- To attract more business or new business. Your
Web site can be at work selling your product or
service 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The
Web's immediacy and multimedia capabilities are
unmatched by conventional advertising media.
Your Web site may not replace your other
advertisements, but it will complement them in a
very powerful way when used properly.
- To serve current customers or clients better.
Technical support, product specifications, price
lists, phone numbers and e-mail addresses can
all be incorporated into your Web site. This
could give your customer-service efforts a big
boost and save you money.
- To conduct on-line commerce. Customers can use
their credit card to securely order goods or
services from your on-line store.
much will it cost?
ANSWER: Our smallest and
simplest Web sites (one or two pages) start at $275.
The price we quote is a one-time charge for layout
and design, search engine registration, etc. Larger,
more complicated sites are priced on a case-by-case
basis after a free consultation with the client.
Prices for these typically range into the thousands.
Once your site is designed, it must be hosted on a
Web server. The cost for this is usually billed
yearly with pricing plans starting at under $200.00.
Details are available by phone.
does my site look different on different computers?
ANSWER: If you use more than one
computer or more than one Web browser to surf the
'Net, you already know that the same page may look
and act quite different depending on how you view
it. Dozens of variables such as Web browser, monitor
size, video color depth and operating system can all
affect the way a site displays and behaves.
The World Wide Web is full of examples like these
that underscore the importance of professional Web
page development. There are all too many Web pages
that look wonderful in the latest version of a
popular browser, but appear disheveled,
disorganized, or completely unreadable to millions
of other potential viewers who have different
maintains my site once it has been designed?
ANSWER: Once your site is
published, you will probably want to make occasional
or periodic changes to keep it looking fresh and up
to date. That is one of the great advantages of the
of the Web as a means of mass communication. There
are two ways to accomplish these updates.
The first option is to have it done in-house by
your own staff. This might make sense if you
anticipate a high volume of changes on a regular
basis, and you employ trained individuals who can
devote the time to keep a site current and polished.
However, it has been our considerable experience
that most organizations find this method much more
labor-intensive, complex and costly than they first
anticipated. In fact, many clients who initially
decide to maintain their own sites, later realize
that it is more cost-effective to have Glacier
Designs perform routine maintenance tasks,
especially when they consider the hidden cost of a
site that doesn't function properly or look
professional to their prospective customers or
Choose a Template?
ANSWER: You can have a custom
designed template if you have an html editor like MS
Frontpage, Dreamweaver MX etc.. You don't need to
know html just fill in the blanks with your
information and you're ready to publish it
online. If you don't understand the
publishing/upload process, then contact Glacier
Designs or your hosting company
Templates can also save money!