Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a selection of the most asked questions surrounding Web Design, Digital Design, and everything in between. If you have a question that is not answered here, please feel free to contact me.

How much does a Website cost?

It varies greatly depending on how many pages, functionality of the website, whether you need to update the website yourself etc. Ascent offers packages that start at $790.00 for a single page scroll website. Please see our Web Design page to view packages and other information.

How long will it take to make my Website?

It vaires depending on the Website, but the average 5 page Website has a 4-6 week turn around. Determining factors can include website complexity, number of pages, your availability for design approvals/content, as well as my availability. If you require your website by a certain date or much faster I can assist with this but it may cost more due to overtime.

What is Mobile Responsiveness?

As I'm sure you know, Website aren't just accessed by Computers anymore. Websites that aren't Mobile Responive often 'break' when loaded onto small resolutions like Tablet & Mobile screens. All websites created by Ascent are mobile responive, and I take great pride in desiging a layout that displays well on smaller screens.

Do you build Apps?

No, I don't - Developing an app for mobiles and tablets across the range of different platforms can be an expensive task. Beacause all of our websites are Mobile Responsive, in some cases the need for an App can be resolved with a well designed website that acts like an App.

Can I sell stuff on my Website?

Absolutely. Please see our Web Design page to view packages and other information.

What is a Content Management System (CMS)?

A content management system (CMS) enables you to maintain the content on your website by yourself. Thsi means you can change and add things as yu see fit. Common CMS platforms include WordPress, Drupal & Joomla. I will suggest a CMS system based on your needs and skill set.

Can I make my own Website?

Thanks to Content Management Systems like WordPress, you absolutely can. There are some things to bear in mind though. Building your own website takes a lot of time, a certain level of technical skill, and design know-how. You must also be aware of the pitfalls of these CMS programs such as hackers/spammers, constant plug-in updates, bloated/heavy code, slow load times, just to name a few. There are ways to eleminate these issues but they require some code editing and development knowledge. You need to remember that your webpage is hugely representative of your business and the end result must reflect the quality of your business.

Do you write the text/content for my website?

To an extent. All packages include 2-3 hours of content writing assistance, but I do like you to have a large input because all of the content needs to be correct and representative of the products and services you offer. If you need more than the 2-3 hours included in your package then there will be additional charges.

What if I need my website updated?

You contact me, unless you have purchased a CMS site that you can update yourself. Even if it's a CMS website, I can still help with updating. Please see our Web Design page to view our Additional Extras.