Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a local webdesigner?
The Pretty Pea creates web sites for clients across the UK. If you’re local, it’s nice to meet in person but using the Internet, email, and the telephone or skype, it’s possible to communicate effectively with clients in any location
Do you use templates?
Every website we deliver is hand designed for you to your specification. We guarantee that your website won't be the same as anyone elses.
How long does it take?
We can work extremely fast if required. If you have all your content ready to go we can have you up and running with a new website, email addresses and SEO in less than 3 days (dependent on availability). It often takes a bit longer as we guide you through the design and content generation process.
Can I design my website?
We are happy to take on all, some or none of the design work. If you have a fixed idea in mind we can take your colours, layouts, fonts, logos etc. and place and create a website to your specification (within reason). If you don't have a fixed idea we can talk it through and we'll come up with a suggested design for you.
How much will it cost?
There are several factors affecting the cost of your web site. These include how many pages there are, if you will sell products on your website, the graphic work involved, and how interactive your future web site will be. As a guide, a very short website could be as cheap as £199. More complex websites will cost a little more, why not get in touch for a free, no obilgation quote
We believe our pricing is very competitive for the service offered, please contact us if you'd like to discuss quotes/estimates
Gosh! That's not very much, why is it so cheap?
Our website design service offers excellent value for money. We believe in providing a good service at an affordable price. We can be cheaper than our competitors as overheads are low, we work quickly and efficiently and we don’t rip you off!
Ouch! I thought it would be cheaper?
Our websites are handmade and uniquely designed for you, we take care of the process from start to finish and make sure your website conforms to current standards and is appropriately optimised. It’s possible to make a website much more cheaply by buying a ‘out of the box’ template and populating it or using a DIY service. However, these can look a bit homemade, are often identical to other websites and the SEO tends to be poor.
Maybe I'll design my own website?
We are happy to offer a "DIY assist" service, we can set you up with a template of your choice provide a hosting service to guide you through the minefield. If you do decide to go it alone a great place to start is at W3 Schools where you can learn to code properly. There's quite a minefield of information, if you are considering DIY website development then maybe you would like some training and support?
When do I pay?
If you’d like to commission a website we’ll write a clearly defined specification of the website and ask for a 50% deposit. Once the website is ready we’ll ask you to make sure that everything is just as you’d like it before paying the balance
What should I put on my site?
That depends on your objectives. If you run a business you would include as much information about your products or services that your customers would need to purchase from you. When you commission a website from The Pretty Pea we will provide you with a questionnaire designed to help you think about your business and how you would like to project it through your website design and content
Why can’t I find my website with a search engine?
Once your site has been submitted to the top Search Engines they may take several weeks to find and list your website.
I already have a website, can you host it?
Yes, just give us a ring and we’ll explain the necessary steps. Sign-up for our managed hosting service and we'll take care of your website for you, leaving you to take care of your business.
I've already registered a domain name and paid for hosting, can you design my website then use my host?
Yes, you can use any host you like. Once your website is finished we can send it to you or upload it to another host if you provide the necessary details
Domain Name A Domain Name is the address which points to your website e.g. www.theprettypea.com or www.google.co.uk
Hosting Hosting is the activity of storing your data files on a secure computer (usually belonging to an Internet Service Provider) permanently connected to the internet so people can access them! The Domain Name points to a particular hosting spot
Search Engine A tool that allows people to search the internet, common examples are www.google.com and www.yahoo.com
Search Engine Optimisation A process that involves changing internal website factors (content and code) and external factors (links and references to the website) to try and improve the website’s ranking in the Search Engine
Keywords These are the words you choose which are important to optimise for. For example, the keywords on this website are "Website Design", "Web Design", "Website Optimisation", "Machynlleth", and "Mid-Wales". It's important to think about how your customers will find you when they are using a search engine
CMS /Content Management Content Management System, this software designed you to store, format and manage Web/Internet data. We refer to it in the context as a tool which will allow you to manage the content of a website independently
Search Engine Ranking How high a website is to the top of the Search Engine results, for instance for a certain search your website is at the top of google's search page it would have a rank of 1 for that search
Computer Languages much like any other languages, computer languages have unique syntax and words. A number of different languages are used in the code of a website to make it look good and function well
Website Design Coming up with colours, words, shapes and layouts then taking this plan and using a computer language to write code that is hosted on the internet so that it can be read
Pea Most commonly the small spherical seed or the seed-pod of the legume, Pisum sativum. Each pod contains several peas. Although it is botanically a fruit, it is treated as a vegetable in cooking
Pretty pleasing by delicacy or grace
The Pretty Pea The most Pleasing Pea in the Pod