Web Design FAQ by local web design companyFollowing are Frequently Asked Questions from AdverGroup customers:

How much does a web site cost?
AdverGroup offers various packages starting as low as $650.00 All include custom graphic design. However, there are quite a few factors that are going to affect the ultimate cost of your web site. We offer services on a modular ala carte basis. Therefore an agreement can be custom tailored to meet your projects budget and needs!

Do I need to hire a "local" web site designer?
AdverGroup creates web sites for clients who are local as well as out of state. By using the Internet, email and the telephone, it is possible to communicate effectively with clients in any location.

How long does it take to have a web site designed?
The time frame is determined by the size of your web site, the complexity of your site design, and our current client design schedule. However we do offer professional sites that can be launched as quickly as 3 days. Depending on client’s readiness!

What is a URL?
It stands for "universal resource locator". This is the address typed in to view your web page on the Internet. For example, you would type in http://www.advergroup.com to access our home page.

What is a domain name?
A domain name is a specific web site address that you choose and register with Network Solutions (the official registrar of domain names ending in .com, .edu, and .gov). Our domain name is www.advergroup.com.

I am currently hosted with Another Firm and would like to switch over to AdverGroup Hosting. How do I do this?
Just fill out an inquiry and we will take care of everything. We will transfer your domain name along with all of your existing web sites content.

What is web hosting?
Web hosting is a physical location where your sites content lives. Hosting always includes a monthly fee that you pay to have your site accessible on the Internet. We do provide web hosting for our clients. Think of it as your storefront on the world wide web.

Can I choose you to design my site and use my own web hosting?
Yes, you can use any web host you like. Once your website has been completed you will have to provide us with your web hosting ftp login username as password so that we can upload your website for you.

What is site maintenance?
Site maintenance is a fee paid monthly to keep your site updated with new content that you provide. Most good web sites have new content updated regularly. Fresh content is what will keep your visitors coming back. This is an optional service that we provide for our customers. If you want to maintain your website yourself you can do so.

What are the costs associated with site maintenance?
Our standard rate is $30.00 per our. That includes all work items associated with web design, including but not limited to items such as graphic design, flash, design, HTML, CCS and PHP coding. Our maintenance packages are administered on a retainer basis. We offer discounts for hours purchased in blocks of 10 and 20 hours.

What is Search Engine Optimization and how do I successfully optimize my website for optimal exposure to search engines?
Today’s search engines operate much like the phone book used to—just on a much larger scale. By searching a topic, you are able to find thousands of businesses that are offering the services you need. How your company’s site is found can be difficult with so many regional, national, and even international options. That is why utilizing our specialized search engine optimization techniques can be the difference between high visitor frequency and being lost amidst the numerous other businesses found on the Internet. AdverGroup designs all of our websites with basic Search Engine Optimization (SEO) in mind. Once your site has been launched submitted to the top Search Engines they may require several weeks, or even months to actually spider and list your web site in their directory. How fast your site is listed depends on each individual Search Engines database update schedule.

What is a Web Content Management System??
A content management system (CMS) is the Collection of Procedures used to manage work flow in a collaborative environment. A web content management (WCM) system is a CMS designed to simplify the publication of web content to web sites and mobile devices—in particular, allowing content creators to submit content without requiring technical knowledge of HTML or the uploading of files.

In a CMS, data can be defined as nearly anything: documents, movies, pictures, phone numbers, scientific data, and so forth. CMS’s are frequently used for storing, controlling, revising, semantically enriching, and publishing documentation. Visit our Web Design Tutorials to view streaming video examples on updating your web site using a Content Management System.

Web Site Content - What Do I Put On My Site?
That would depend on the goals of your web site. If you run a business website you would include as much information about your products or services that your customers would need to purchase from you.

How Will Customers Find My Website? 
We will not only design your website, we will help your company market your website. Your website is a great tool, but if no one views the site, it doesn't do much good. We will make sure that doesn't happen! We build your site with search engine optimization in mind. This means more people will find your site via a search engines and your website will receive more visitors. Search engines are the best way to gain website viewers for free. We can also work with you to create a paid online marketing campaign. For information view our search engine optimization (SEO) details page.

Will My Website Work on Mobile Devices and Tablets 
Yes, using responsive website design we can optimized your website to display on all devices, no matter what the resolution is.

What Is The Web Design Process? 
Learn more about the web design process. Our team will guide you through the process and work with you hand-in-hand during development. If you'd like to talk to your designer or programmer, you can. With AdverGroup you're not handed over to a project manager, but you'll receive a personal experience.

What Platforms Do You Use? 
AdverGroup uses multiple platforms and content management systems, from in-house custom developed solutions to open source and various 3rd party applications. We will discuss your options and talk over the benefits in each. We specialize in WordPress, Woocommerce, Joomla Content Management Systems, Virtuemart eCommerce and have experience in coding CSS, HTML, PHP Ajax and Flash. Therefore, we can develop and/or customize websutes using self standing systems including but not limited to Shopify, BigCommerce, SquareSpace and more!

Where Are You Located? 
AdverGroup is located in Arlington Heights, IL  40 minutes from Chicago, Illinois. We serve clients nationwide and are located 20 minutes from Ohare Airport. If you'd like to schedule a trip to meet with us, we'll be happy to assist you with travel arrangements.

I've made my decision - I want you to design my web site. Now what do I do?
Let's talk! You can either fill out our website design estimate or give us a call at 847-401-6733. Let us know you are ready to get started or would like more information. We'll take it from there.