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FAQs

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How much does a website cost?

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That depends entirely on the size and complexity of your scope.  How many pictures are in the gallery, how much editing needs to be done on the images, do you require an e-Commerce store to be set up, do you need your social media accounts created, etc.  Sites typically run between $700-$1500, but send us an email with your parameters and we’ll provide you with a detailed budget.

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Is there a limit to the number of pages I can have on my site?

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No, the sky’s the limit!  Just make sure that you have good, engaging content and pictures to hold the attention of your viewer.  From a search engine point of view, the more content and keywords, the better!

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I’m not happy with my current design, will you re-design or maintain an existing site?

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Of course!  Maintenance can be done on any site, provided we have the access codes to the content management system or the FTP codes.  Ex Nihilo will work with you to update your site, add to an existing design or completely re-design a site.  Average maintenance requests are typically completed within 48 hours.

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Can you help me with extra marketing in Niagara?

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Yes!  Out of a desire to extend the reach and effectiveness of client’s sites, Ex Nihilo Website Designs has partnered with myNiagaraOnline to create geographically specific community portal websites throughout Niagara.  Each site offers affordable advertising options to target your clients right here at home.  For more details, email info@myNiagaraOnline.com or visit one of the portal sites currently available at www.myPelham.com, www.myWelland.com and www.myNOTL.com.

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Can you help me with social media accounts?

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Ex Nihilo will set up your social media accounts for you, establish your branding across your profiles and link accounts to each other to minimize updating time, as required.  Although it is our strong belief that no one will do a better job on your social media sites as you will, we’ll make it as easy as possible for you and give you some tips.

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What other services to you offer?

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Ex Nihilo Website Designs is a full service website company, offering domain name registration, CMS and database set-up, new design and maintenance services, graphic design and hosting.

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What is responsive design?

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Responsive design is a website that responds to the user’s browser and operating system on screen size, platform and orientation. The practice consists of a mix of flexible grids and layouts, images and an intelligent use of CSS media queries.  As the user switches from their laptop to iPad, the website should automatically switch to accommodate for resolution, image size and scripting abilities. In other words, the website should have the technology to automatically respond to the user’s preferences.

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Do you offer hosting services?

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Yes!  Hosting is $12.99/month for unlimited site space, email addresses, content management systems and mySQL database.  On top of that, when you forget your email password or have a set up question, we’re just a phone call away!

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Do we have to have a face to face meeting?

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In most cases a meeting isn’t necessary and most of our websites are generally completed with contact via email only. New designs are placed under password protection for you to view while work is being done. This way we can have regular communication to ensure you are getting exactly what you expect.

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Can I update my own site?

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New sites can be designed into an easy to use content management system, such as WordPress.  Once the site is complete, Ex Nihilo will provide training and you’ll be all set to manage your own pages, image gallery and online store.

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What does Ex Nihilo mean?

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Ex Nihilo is Latin for “out of nothing.”  Since website design originates with code that translates into colour, images and movement, the name seemed to fit!

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Does my hosting include a domain specific email address?

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Yes.  You will receive an email addresses with the domain of your website.  Just give some thought as to what you would like it to be and let us know!

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How long will it take for my new site to be completed?

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The timescale of a website design project is often dictated by the client. If you have a deadline in mind we will make every effort to meet it for you. The most common delay in the creation and completion of a new website is waiting for content (text/images) to be sent to us by the client. For most projects, we try to work within the 4-6 week time-frame.