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Some of our more commonly asked questions and their answers of course....
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Questions

How much does a website cost?

Probably our No.1 all time most commonly asked question.
Like most things you build from scratch and of a bespoke design, whether it be a house, a boat or a piece of furniture it is hard to say how much these things will be until you know what you are being asked to design and build. Contact us if you'd like a rough estimation on costs.


What is a CMS or Content Managed Site?

CMS stands for Content Management System or Software. All our sites are written utilising our own in house developed CMS. The CMS allows you, as the end user, to update your own website, when you want and no matter where you are. No more uploads or paying your web developer lots of money for minor updates. As our software is both very powerful yet simple to use, it allows you to add pages, edit them, even hide them. Editing content, uploading images and creating new menus and pages has never been easier.


Are your sites what they call dynamic?

Good question. Yes, all our sites are what we call dynamic websites that are driven by a SQL (Structured Query Language) database. We utilise something called the LAMP architecture. Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP. Linux being the operating system, Apache being the Website Listener(connector), MySQL being the database and PHP the programming language utilised. This means that your infrastructure is both Open Source, so very widely and commonly used and doesn't require very expensive proprietary licences from our friends at MicroSoft.


Why don't you offer static html websites?

Simple really. If you went into a car dealer and asked for a new car, would you really ask for a 1962 Morris Minor?


How long does it take to build a website?
Again, this somewhat depends on how big and complex the requirements are. But if you allow approximately 6 weeks for a CMS site and 10 weeks for an ecommerce site this would be realistic timeframes.
Can you come to us?
Yes, we'll visit you if you are within a 25 mile radius of Wokingham.
I'm not very IT literate. How can I be expected to manage my own website?
You really don't need to know anything about computers or the internet to manage and maintain your WWD website. It really is that easy. We have customers ranging from 30 year old Unix System Administrators to 65 year old yoga teachers who know little about computers and they all manage. So we've not met anyone yet that can't use our simple to use CMS to maintain their site.
What about my website and Google?
Another good question. Obviously a website which no-one can find is not a very good website, even if it does look fantastic. Not only do we provide all the features required for Search Engines on each and every page of your entire site, we even will help you with the initial work required completely free of charge. We've been doing this for years so we know what to do and when to do it. Of course we'll show you what to do, but intitially we do it all for you.
Can you provide a website to sell products on the internet?

Yes, we offer a range of ecommerce solutions. Again, like the CMS, we found the ecommerce solutions on the market to be either over complicated and hard to use, or easy to use but lacking in key features. So, we developed our own to fill the gap.


What do I do if I get stuck or have a problem?
Simply get in touch with us. You can contact us by phone or email. We are happy to help with any queries you may have no matter how big or small.
What sort of computer equipment do I need?
Any computer that can access the internet will suffice.  If you can successfully browse other internet sites on your computer, then chances are you already have something adequate. Our websites are managed via a browser interface, so a browser is really all you need. In terms of the web browsers we support, the websites we create are tested with the latest versions of Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Google Chrome and ?
Do I get email or a domain name?

Yes, we can procure the domain you want for you at no cost to you.  Usually these are secured for a period of 2 years, after which time they will need to be renewed. We can take care of managing your domain, ensuring it is renewed on time so there is one less thing for you to worry about.

Every website we develop also comes with it's own dedicated email account so you have a unified and professional looking presence on the internet.


Do you do optimisation or SEO?
Yes, any website we create has every page in it optimised for Search Engines. After all, if you cannot find a website then there is little point in having it.  However, we also offer specialised SEO skills available if your optimisation requirements are more complex.  We always aim to move our Customers away from expensive pay-per-click type advertising to traffic generated via organic methods, but this is a meticulous, time consuming and potentially costly process.