Frequently Asked Questions
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The short answer: Our prices depend on so many factors, it’s impossible to say in one sentence. Avoid any web developer who can answer this question without a long talk.
The long answer: To get a better idea of the cost of what you want to build, give us a quick phone call. We’ll ask you a few questions about the nature of the site, what sort of interactivity the site will have, your graphic design needs, etc. Then we’ll be able to give you a ballpark figure. If you’re still interested, we’ll come to your place of business and come up with a firm quote.
If you talk to a web developer who gives you an instant quote, run away! Imagine telling someone you want a car and having them immediately giving you a price for a car. Any fair and honest car salesperson would want to know the make, model and engine type of the car you’re looking to purchase, right? The same goes for building websites. Depending on the features you want for your website, the cost can be anywhere from a few thousand dollars to a few million.
Here’s a guide for asking the important questions to find the right web development company for your project.
Absolutely. Our goal is to please you. We can’t do that without your input. If there are other sites with a design style that you would like to emulate, we can do that. If you have a logo or brand collateral that you’d like us to work around, that’s no problem. We’ll be sure your new site will be a consistent and integral part of your overall brand.
Once Airtight launches your site and you’ve paid for the initial build of the site, you are under no obligation to hire Airtight for future work and we don’t charge ongoing license fees for your site. You own an irrevocable license to use and modify your website forever. Of course you’ll need to continue to pay for third-party services, such as your domain name registration, website hosting and a secure site certificate. You’ll pay directly for those, not through Airtight, except under rare circumstances.
We’d love to be your ongoing partner for when you need to add new functionality to the site or update content. In most cases, our clients have a content management system so that they can make content updates without incurring any charges.
Not directly, but if your project calls for copywriting, photography, 3D rendering, original illustration, video or other creative service, just let us know. We have a network of creative associates that we work with. We would be happy to make a recommendation.
No. And be cautious when other Atlanta web design companies say they do.
Most real web hosting companies have massive data centers that have hundreds of employees, triple power redundancy (in case of a blackout in the region) and 24-hour security staff guarding the facility.
When a local web developer claims that they also host websites, they’re almost certainly just a middleman for a real web host. That means that they mark up the cost of hosting and pass it along to you. And it means that if your server ever has a problem, you’ll have to go to them and they’ll contact your host for you. Are they on call 24-7? Of course not. Another major disadvantage to using a web developer as a host — if you’re ever dissatisfied with their service, they control the server that hosts your site. Extracting your company from the relationship could be very difficult.
At Airtight Design, we listen to your needs and suggest the most affordable web hosting option that meets the technical specifications of your new site. You’ll pay the host directly and you may contact them directly if you ever need to do so. Learn more about our DevOps here.