This FAQ section contains answers to the questions we’re most commonly asked.
Website design questions
There are many factors which will affect the cost of your new website, the main ones are:
- The overall design
- The number of pages you required.
- The amount of design work required.
- The functionality of each page.
- The design and layout of each page.
- Whether you need the ability to edit part or all of the website.
- Whether your website needs to take online payments.
Due to these variables, we price each project individually on the number of hours it takes to complete.
Each project is different, so the timeframe changes depending on the design, functionality and the number of pages required, but websites normally take anything from 3 to 8 weeks to complete.
During our initial chat with you, we’ll give you an idea of how long the whole process will take for your project and we’ll confirm this in our written quotation.
For more information, read our ‘What’s the process of getting a new website?‘ blog article.
No. We do not need to know exactly what you require before contacting us.
In plain English, we will explain the different types of website design options available to you and together we can pick the right option for your requirements. Whether you know precisely what you would like or you wish to weigh up your options, we will be happy to help.
Web Design is the first half of the process which involves creating the design.
Web Development is the second half of the process which involves building the website.
We position ourselves in the middle, therefore, we design all the websites we make and then we develop them too. We don’t outsource either part.
A Content Management System (also known as CMS), is an industry term which describes a piece of software which allows you, a website owner, to edit your website’s text content and images, as well as adding new pages.
Yes. We can create new websites which use Content Management System software or we can seamlessly add Content Management System software on to your existing website.
No, the software we use allows you to really easily edit your existing content and add new content. You don’t need to know one line of web design code in order to be in total control of your website.
We use software called WordPress.
WordPress is used by over 30% of all websites. This makes it by far the most popular piece of software.
To find out more about WordPress, read our ‘What is a WordPress website?‘ blog article.
‘SEO’ is an industry term which stands for ‘Search Engine Optimisation’. This is a fancy way of saying ‘online marketing’.
SEO involves a combination of techniques, strategies and tactics which can increase the number of visitors to your website by achieving high rankings in the search results on Google, Yahoo and Bing.
We design and develop every website with search engines in mind. As a result, we produce websites which are very appealing to search engines. This service comes as standard on every website we create. We also provide an on-going service, so we can continue to help you to advertise on the search engines.
Website hosting & domain questions
A website domain is another name for a website address, so, for example, our website domain is darrobric.co.uk.
A website address normally costs £10.00 or £15.00 a year.
Yes, we can help you to purchase a domain name.
We’ll help you to initially search for available domain names and give you guidance on the best type of domain to pick.
Then we’ll help to set it up, manage it and renew it every year for you.
If you already own a domain with another provider, then that’s fine as we can work with that domain provider.
Whether you have a domain already or need to purchase one, we’ll help guide you through the whole process from start to finish.
A website is made up of lots of different files, very much like some Word documents and image files you may have on your PC. All of these websites files have to be located on a website server so when someone wants to visit your website they are directed to these files.
Yes. We offer a range of web hosting packages to suit all business sizes from simple one-page websites to advanced and high traffic websites with applications and databases.
We’ll help you to set up a hosting account and then can help to manage it too.
If you already own a hosting account with another provider, then that’s fine as we can work with that hosting provider.
Whether you have a hosting account already or need to purchase one, we’ll help guide you through the whole process from start to finish.
The cost of a hosting account for a website is normally between £5-10 per month.
If you have a really large website with lots of traffic, then you’ll need a more powerful and scalable hosting account. These accounts start from £25 per month.
To find out more about our website hosting prices, visit our ‘Website Hosting‘ page.
We’re a small web design agency with low overheads.
We also spend nothing on advertising, this is because our website attracts 50% of our new business and the other 50% comes from recommendations from happy clients, which not only equates to a huge saving for us, but also shows that quality and customer satisfaction are of the utmost importance to us.
We were founded by Darren Robert Riches and when you take the first three characters from each name, you end up with dar-rob-ric. Stick it all together and you’ve got Darrobric.
The way to pronounce our company name is Da-Row-Brick.
We have an office in Reigate, Surrey and another one in Horley, Surrey.
We like to work with local clients as we love meeting with people face-to-face, but we have a few clients dotted all over the UK.
Our Reigate office allows us to serve Reigate, Redhill and our Horley office allows us to serve Horley and the town of Crawley just over the border in West Sussex.
Great transport links allow us to easily and quickly visit our clients all over Surrey in the towns of Epsom, Banstead, Leatherhead, Dorking, Guildford, Caterham and Oxted. We can also easily visit our clients in Brighton and London too.