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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a list of the top 10 most commonly asked questions from our clients.  If you have a question that is not addressed here, please contact our client support services department and they will assist you.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. Does my business or organization need a website?

  2. We know we need a website, but where do we start?

  3. I would like to meet in person to discuss my project.  How can we set up an in-person meeting?

  4. I need email and a domain name, but my content is not ready for my website, what can I do?

  5. How long will it take until my website is ready?

  6. How must content am I allowed on each page?

  7. Are we required to host our website with Just In Time Design?

  8. What if I have a tight deadline?

  9. What are my start-up costs? and how much does the website development cost?

  10. What payment methods do you accept?


 

Does my business or organization need a website?

Absolutely!  In todays world, more and more people are using the internet to do background research on a product or company even if they don't buy online. A website gives you 24/7 global presence and having a virtual showroom available 24 hours a day can be invaluable.

Even a simple 1 page business card website with a professional email address (email @ yourdomain.com) will give you a better step up than simply having no website at all.  People are now getting into the mindset of: "they must not be professional or do quality work because they don't even have a website".

Imagine someone see's your ad in the yellow pages or local newspaper late at night. Normally by the morning they may have forgotten about you; but if you have a website, they can find out your business hours, full details of your products, services and prices, contact you, or in some cases even buy your product(s) right there and then!

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We know we need a website, but where do we start?

Getting up and running with a professional website is actually a great deal easier than you can imagine.  The very first step is to complete the online quote request form.  From there, one of our experts will walk you through the steps and can have you up and running in no time.

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I would like to meet in person to discuss my project.  How can we set up an in-person meeting?

In todays world it is not entirely necessary to meet in person to develop a website, cd-rom or other multimedia project. In fact, we have developed a large number of websites and cd-roms without ever meeting a client face-to-face. However, if you would like to schedule an in-person meeting, please contact our client support services department and they will set up the meeting.

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Please note: In-person meetings will be billed an hourly fee of $95, with a 2 hour minimum, for consultation services.  In addition, travel outside the Chicago area will result in travel fees.  In the event that an over-night stay is required, the client will be billed for all expenses associated with hotel, food, and travel.

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I need email and a domain name, but my content is not ready for my website, what can I do?

No Problem, once the contract is received and the initial payment is made, we can set up your domain with a "coming soon" page and email addresses. While you're working on your content, we will complete the design work on your website template.  Once you're ready, we will add the content and complete the web design project.  However, please note, that our contract specifies that we MUST receive all of your content within two weeks of receiving your signed contract.

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How long will it take until my website is ready?

The timeline for every project is different due to the fact that every website we develop is different.  However, in most cases, the website process should be completed witin 3 to 4 weeks.

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How mush content am I allowed on each page of my website?

Unlike a paper advertisement, you are not limited to the amount of text and images you are allowed to have on a web page.  However, Just In Time Design recommends breaking longer pages of content into 2 or more separate pages to make it easier for the website visitor to read.

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Are we required to host our website with Just In Time Design?

No, you are not required to host your website with Just In Time Design.  However it is strongly encouraged and additional fees will apply for not hosting your website with Just In Time Design. 

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Over 95% of our clients host their websites with us.  This includes many websites that average more than 5,000 to 10,000 visitors monthly and many e-commerce/shopping cart sites.

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What if I have a tight deadline?

In most cases, a tight deadline is not a problem.  Obviously, we will need to discuss the project to make sure that we can perform the tasks required within the tight deadline.  Also, a substantial "rush delivery" fee will be added to the charge of any tight deadline projects.

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What are my start-up costs? and how much does the website development cost?

The start-up costs of a website are for the domain name, website hosting and email services. The average costs are listed here:

  • Domain name:
    1 year registration $8.85 to $10.95  (This applies in most cases, special domain extensions can be more expensive)
     
  • Website Hosting and Email:
    Most of our clients are on the deluxe hosting plan which is $16.95 per month.  There is no set-up fee and standard email addresses (500MB divided by # of accounts) are included.

The website development cost veries from project to project.  The average cost of website development is listed here:

  • Small Business and organization websites vary between $1,200 and $2,500
  • Villages, towns, city and medium to large organization websites vary between $5,000 and $10,000.

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What payment methods do you accept?

  • Check
    Checks will delay development until the check clears your bank.  Cashiers checks are preferred.
     
  • Credit card
    Master Card, Visa, Discover, American Express
     
  • Paypal
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