Gleanacres Design Studio FAQ

What makes an ideal website?

One that you know instantly what the site is about is easy to navigate stimulate your visual appeal, and etch itself into your memory. The Internet is exploding with companies, all vying for the most dynamic website design. Your image matters not only to you,but to Gleanacres as well. If you look good and make an impact on the web then we have done our job.  Your website text and design speak volumes. Your corporate identity has seconds to impress them with your branding. Your website design is priceless. Your website designer is paramount to your success.

Is it ok if I have never been involved with a website project before?

Of course! You will be working with a project manager who will work with you from the start of your project until it launches. Your project manager will walk you through each phase, and provide answers to all of your questions. Due to this, our clients need to know very little about design and development when they start on a website with Gleanacres.

What can a website do for me?

The answer to this question is neither short nor easy. With a little research and thought you can find hundreds of reasons, but there are a few general statements that may help you realize your needs. First a website can reach millions of people that might not otherwise be available. Second, customers can view products, services, or whatever you want to share from the comfort of their own home. No matter what type of business you are in, their are ways to grow and make money on the web for you.

Why does it matter how it looks as long as it works?

When you receive a visitor to your site, they will instantly perceive the quality of your services or products. The first impression a customer or potential customer gets depends on the appearance of your website. A visitor will be interested and explore your site if it is appealing and easy to navigate. You are marketing yourself and your business to the world over the Internet and it is important to show your best.

I don’t think a website will do anything for me, am I right?

No, many people overlook the various products, services, or business processes they can include on a website. Any communication or interactions that happen within your business can be made easier and more efficient by the web. Your business will save money and time while appealing to a much greater audience, the world.

How long will it take to get a website designed and developed?

Assuming we have no delays we can typically go from concept to delivery within eight to ten weeks of engaging on a project. Of course if there are a high number of pages to the site, extensive amounts of Flash, or feature development it can take longer to complete. It is best to ask your project or account manager for an estimate for your individual site.

What is flash animation?

Flash is the software application that uses action script in your website’s code. Action Script allows developers to create sites that have moving parts. Oftentimes flash can be used to bring your site to life. Image transitions, scrolling messages, mouse-over design changes, animated banners, even clickable icons that move and respond are some of the things being done with this technology.

We recommend creating websites that use flash with subtlety. Pages can come to life with the slide show of great images. Moving elements can leave an imprint on the mind of your visitor that brings them back.

How much content should I provide for my homepage?

Determining how much you say on your site can have as much of an impact as what you choose to say. We strive for a clean aesthetic on a site that is easy to use. Homepages should say what they need to say simply and with impact. Secondary or internal pages can contain more text to support the goals of the website.

Will Gleanacres assist me with my website after it goes live?

We proudly stand behind all of our work and offer a standard 30 day warranty after your website is launched. If you need changes or updates made to your site which fall outside of your 1 hr per month, we are happy to provide updates at our hourly billing rate.

How do we get started?

After you placed your order we will be sending you a questionnaire. By providing the information requested on the questionnaire, it will greatly help us understand the kind of artwork and text you want us to create. The hardest part in doing any kind of work is trying to understand what your customer(s) have in mind. As soon as you send us your answers, we will first evaluate your information and assign it on to one of our website designers. We look forward to helping you in your venture on the World Wide Web!