Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Web Design Questions:
What Is WordPress and how does it differ from other site builders?
WordPress is an open-source Content Management System (CMS) that allows people to build extensive websites without having to code the site line-by-line.
There are dozens of other web builders out there but WordPress is one of the most popular and most extensible.
To learn more about WordPress, check out the below articles or visit our WordPress Articles section:
- How to choose the right e-commerce platform.
- How to Create a WordPress Blog Post
- Is Wix or WordPress better for my website?
What is Responsive Design?
A website with a responsive design responds to the size of the browser viewing the website. In other words, the website will correctly format itself on a computer, tablet, or smartphone. This is often done via coding but many template-based web-builders have this functionality built in.
How can I tell if my website loads too slow?
We recommend that your website take no longer than three seconds to load. You can run a speed test on your site at http://speedtest.jvf.com.
Some common reasons for a slow website:
- Images aren’t properly sized.
- Hosting service uses slow servers.
- Cache is not configured correctly.
- You have too much content on a single page.
If you have any questions about your performance report, then please schedule a complimentary consultation with us to help you understand your results.
Digitial Marketing Questions:
How do I get more traffic to my website?
That is the million-dollar question. Getting traffic to your website requires effort, money, and often both. We advise our clients to start off with great, shareable content on their websites. If the content is great, people will read it. But if the content is so good it’s sharable, then your audience will be doing some of the heavy lifting for you.
If you need traffic to your site right away, Pay Per Click (PPC) advertising either through search engines or social media sites will do the trick. But it costs money and once you stop paying, that traffic goes away.
For a plan personalized to your particular needs, please schedule a complimentary consultation with us.
Questions About JVF Solutions:
How much do you charge?
Every project is different, so our pricing reflects that. Many web designers work with a couple of templates and just change the text, colors, and move a few photos around. We build from the ground up so every site truly is unique.
Additionally, our sites come with the following features included:
- First year of hosting for the website including SSL and nightly backups.
- First year of monthly maintenance for the website.
- Enhanced security: our 30-point security checklist includes a firewall, malware scanner, auditing, and much more.
- Perfomance tuning of the website.
- And of course, a well-designed, responsive website that will perform well.
What makes you different than the millions of other web designers?
It really boils down to our experience and our service. First, you’re more than just a client with JVF. We invest in your success and are there for you whenever you need us. We don’t charge you by the minute for work – often, a client will call us with a question and we’ll fix it during a five-minute phone call at no charge. We also don’t sell you things that you don’t need.
Our experience speaks for itself. Our founder, James Feudo, built his first website in 1996 and has a strong software engineering background. So when our clients come to us with a need, we can almost always help them. James architected and built a system that sent personalized daily email weather forecasts to over 80,000 subscribers. Compare that with the 90% of web designers out there that don’t even know how to write code.
So if you have a complex website need, please reach out to us so we can help you solve it.