Frequently Asked Questions
At Throw It Wide, we have been building web experiences since 2010 and in that time have gained a vast amount of experience and knowledge. We crafted this FAQ page to answer many of the frequently asked questions we have been asked along the way.
I’m new to this whole website thing, how does it work?
Never fear, that’s why we are here. You can learn about our time proven process in our process section.
How much does a website cost?
The cost of a website can vary depending on various factors, like most anything else available in any marketplace. Though our website projects generally start in the $3,000 range for basic sites and range upward depending on your unique needs. Fill out our project application and we will begin working on a custom quote for you.
How long does it take to design and build a website?
This depends largely on the size and complexity of your new website as well as the time you have to create and provide us with the needed content. A basic website typically takes around 4 weeks from beginning to end.
Do I need my own domain name and web hosting?
No. For existing websites we can maintain your domain name for you, and we provide a custom support solution that includes very high quality hosting.
What is a domain name?
A domain name is your address on the internet. Typically this would be something like yourcompany.com
Will my website work on mobile devices?
Yes it will. All the websites we built include a responsive design that works on all devices.
Do you build ecommerce/Online Store websites?
We sure do!
We have an old website, can you update it for us?
It is important to keep your website up to date. We would love to give your website a complete make-over. We can take care of migrating over your data and content into a new attractive and feature-rich format.
Can you use our existing domain name (www.MyWebsite.com)?
Yes, we can use your existing domain name, and are also happy to offer suggestions on improvements to your domain name, if applicable.
We don’t know what we’re doing, can you help us?
Absolutely! Even if you have absolutely no computer skills or background, we can help walk you through the process from start to finish. We are here to help you!
What is a Content Management System (CMS)?
A Content Management System is a tool that allows you to maintain the pages of your website yourself, without the need for any technical skills. A CMS allows you to edit and add pages, images, products or blog entries to your website. No additional software is required – all you need is a web browser and an internet connection. The most widely used CMS is WordPress.
Do you provide training?
Yes we provide all our clients with training on maintaining their website.
Can you help me with Social Media and Email Marketing?
Yes, we would be happy to. As part of your project we can include social media and email marketing services.
What is Search Engine Optimization (SEO)?
Search Engine Optimization is what helps your website achieve a higher ranking on Google (and other search engines). The higher up the results you are the more traffic (and customers) you’re likely to get. There are many aspects that go into achieving good SEO, and one of the most important is the content (words) on your website. Focus on well written, keyword rich content used in the appropriate context.
Do you write the content for my site?
We can provide some direction in helping you write your content, however if you need further help with this we can put you in contact with a copywriter who specializes in writing for the web.
Can you design my logo?
Our in house graphic artist is fantastic at creating logos and can work with you to create a design you will love!
What is web hosting?
Web hosting is a service that allows your website to be viewed on the Internet. All of the files that make up your website are stored in specialized computers in data centers, and send your files to the device that is accessing your website.