Thank you for choosing Luxurious Web Design. We would like to first welcome you to Luxurious Web Designs Knowledge Base. This area is exclusive to our clients to serve as point of reference to fully understand the web design process & our services. We strive to ensure our customers are fully educated about all services and processes, so they are able to leverage all resources and increase business performance. As a knowledge base, this is only a pre-requisite to understanding the full web design experience. We encourage persistent engagement and communications with all of our clientele to fully understand your business needs.
You will fist need a domain name. This is what you type into the URL box to go to your website or any website. It’s a
unique location directing users to your website location. Examples include: www.google.com or www.yournewwebsite.net or www.yournewwebsite.org
Every domain name has a suffix that indicates which top level domain (TLD) it belongs to. There are only a limited
number of such domains. For example:
Registering your domain with a specific extension emits a different online presence to web surfers. For example, yoursite.com is a generic domain but yoursite.biz will straightaway tell your audience that you’re doing business. However, there are no hard and fast rules on which one you should use. Basically, it’s up to you.
You can check if a domain name is available by visiting GoDaddy’s Website, and continuously checking a variety of domain names to see if they are available.
You need a place to host your website i.e. this is where your site is located and where users will go to visit your web page and its content (information, pictures, videos, products etc.). Your hosting is allowing you to have website content online and there is an affiliated cost because you are storing your content using a company’s storage location.
Really Good Example: You want to put your belongings in a storage unit. You will pay the storage company for storing your belongings there, and the more storage you want the more you pay i.e. 50 square feet of storage space would be more than 20 square feet of storage space. The same thing applies for a website. 100GB of storage will be more than 50GB of storage. No worries though, Luxurious Web Design can help you decide which hosting plan is best.
A web hosting service is a type of Internet Hosting Service that allows individuals and organizations to make their own website accessible via the World Wide Web. Web hosts are companies that provide space on a server they own or lease for use by their clients. There are many website hosting providers, such as: GoDaddy.com, Network Solutions, Wix.com, webs.com, etc. Another way to look at hosting providers is as a, storage provider.
Website hosting ranges in pricing depending on the amount of storage needed for a website, storage may range 500 MB to Unlimited. One client may only need 500MB for a small portfolio and someone else may need unlimited for a very large online store. Hosting pricing is also contingent on: database requirements, email accounts, domain needs, and add-on applications. Pricing is always subject to change, which is why we work with our customers to provide the best rates dependent on needs. Average pricing ranges $30 – $80 per year.
Text transfer can be easier primarily because website text documents / files are typically smaller in size compared to
additional website content comprised of pictures, videos etc.
Below are the (2) ways we recommend to send us the text you need on your website.
a. Send your text in a document, and label which page each section of text should be included in
Ex: Home Page: This is the home page, this is the section I will place the home page info
Ex: About Page: This is the about us page, this is the section I will place the about us info
a. Send your website(s) / webpage(s) links to us and inform inform if we should copy content from certain pages
Note: We do not recommend that our designers copy photos from existing websites. The resolution could have been changed and/or picture distortion could have transferred as original edits may have been resized and/or edited. Please see the process for image transfer.
a. Provide (Product Name, Product Description, + Additional Description, and Categories for the Product)
b. Provide Pricing for the Product (Product Name & Price) or for Variations (Product Name, Variation Ex. Small = $10, Medium = $15); Please feel free to use Excel spreadsheets for more complex variations. Example is listed below. (You can also include inventory as well if we agreed to load this in for you)
Larger file transfer would seem rather difficult to use, hence the most common file exchange platform being email, restricts the common user from sending larger sized files simultaneously. Although, Luxurious Web Design’s Research and Development team has provided us with a list of FREE Secured Providers to deliver to our clients.
Image and Video Tips: We recommend sending the original copy or highest resolution you have of your photo(s)/video(s). This is to ensure that only the highest quality of images and photos are put on the website.
a. Google Drive (Preferred): https://www.google.com/drive/
b. Drop Box: https://www.dropbox.com/
c. We Transfer: https://www.wetransfer.com/
d. Send This File: http://www.sendthisfile.com/
a. If you need us to put certain photos on certain pages: Name the photo and then put – Page Name. Example: Red Car – Home Page.jpg OR for specific areas Blue Car – Home Page Banner.jpg
b. If you have a store: Name the photo the name of the product. Example: Dragon Lady T-Shirt. For more than one photo of the product, name the first image for the primary image and the rest could be numbers. Example: Dragon Lady T-Shirt (Primary).jpg, Dragon Lady T-Shirt 2.jpg, Dragon Lady T-Shirt 3.jpg
Taking photos can be extremely hard at times because: you may not have the best camera, aren’t familiar with the correct camera setting to use, may not be able to get certain angles, or one of the biggest issues, capturing shots using the correct lighting.
Writing content for your website isn’t quite the same as writing content about every facet of your business. You should include on your website specific information and in a particular format.
We understand that sometimes you are unsure about the content you need for your website, but below we have compiled a list of ideas for pages that may assist you with gathering content.
Having an eCommerce Store is probably one of the most exciting businesses to have. You’re opening another communication channel and have the ability to to see your products and services purchased virtually online. There are a few tips and pointers that can although assist with this lineage of business.
Application Development can seem rather complex, but we can help make it easier. When you have an idea, we can identify the key necessities for developing and then having your app live in the app store. Even if you do know the ins and outs of the needed functionality and full scope, we’ll do a full assessment of your project to make sure everything is fully defined and planned prior to execution.
If you don’t know about functionality or design — no worries…We can do this for you!
Learn About the App Store
Take the time to learn about what is takes to Launch in the App Store!
Ongoing Maintenance Tips
Update and upgrade your existing applications
What We Can Provide
We can manage the entire process 100% from start to finish
Social media is external to a website, but is another way to connect with people on a daily basis. The customers might not visit your website every day, but will probably will login to check some form of social media, so why not communicate with them there.
There is a requirement to market your business online, not only through search engine optimization, but through many internet outlets. This can include: email marketing, Facebook, Twitter, and many other tools. Regardless of your target market, we can assist you with increasing your online visibility, conversions, and repeat traffic.
Your website should be maintained to include the most accurate and up to date information. Your website is a reflection of your business, so why not have the best image presented. Website updates and redesigns are sometimes necessary to have a cleaner or different appearance, as well to include the newest functionality.
We have attempted to list several questions our clients have in a Q & A format. If you have any further questions, comments. concerns, or general inquiries, please do not hesitate to ask us.
Luxurious Web Design is doesn’t only specialize in web development. There are other essential online solutions that we offer each of our clients to ensure growth and advancement. Through technology and strategy we align to see the betterment of people and businesses through the utilization of our services.