Domain Name

The first step to creating your website is to choose a name for the website.
It is advised to use your own name, your company or organisation name or your product name as the domain name if available.

Selecting a domain name tips:
Short, Simple and Memorable ~ so users remember your domain in their mind and there is a higher chance that interested users will type your domain name correctly.
Pronounceable ~ so that you can easily tell others your domain name instead of having to spell letter by letter.
Distinct ~so that users will not mix your domain up with the website of another business.
Avoid Hyphens ‘-‘ and numbers ~ you can use hyphen and numbers in your domain name, but typing these characters on mobile devices can be troublesome. If possible simply stay with an alphabet only domain name.

Your domain must be registered through a authorised domain registrar (a company specialised in registering domains), normally with a cost around US$10 or above, depending on which company you register the name with and the type of domain (e.g. .org is generally more expensive than .com).

We can assist you in registering your domain name.

During the creation process there may be a need to change the “name servers” associated with your domain name registration.
Name Servers are the www address of your website, they tell anyone who uses your domain name where to actually find your website, like your business address.

We can make this change for you or direct you to your domain registrar’s instructions on how to make the change.

Website Hosting

For your new website, you also need to find a place to host, to display your business information to visitors. The place is called a web host or a website hosting company. Hosting accounts can also include an email address, e.g. contact@yourbusiness.com

Your selected Simple Website Design purchase includes the first 12 months free hosting, through Sharreid.Digital (Value A$198) and includes:
Local Severs AU, USA, Europe or Asia Locations, 5 Add-on Domains. 5 eMail Accounts & Email Support, 2GB of Storage, Unlimited Bandwidth & cPanel Access. The hosting account also includes Automatic Weekly Backups & Image Optimisation for faster website loading. Sharreid.Digital Hosting

If you choose to host with a 3rd party website hosting company, this would be an extra charge, we install your selected design on your selected hosting account.

When choosing your web host consider:
Reliability: Your website will work 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, so must your website hosting. You should make sure that the hosting servers are up and running for over 99% of the time.
Storage: Some web hosting companies may just offer you limited storage space and charge you more as your website grows. How much storage space to I need? The average WordPress website is about 500Mb.
Traffic / Bandwidth: Some web hosting companies may charge you or limit access to your website if you have more than a certain volume of visitors. Check if your hosting account offers “unlimited” traffic / bandwidth.

Can I change my hosting provider?
Yes you can switch to another web hosting provider if you find the services are not up to your expectation. However this involves work to transfer your website & emails and technical configurations, and will incur additional costs.

What is Responsive Design?

Responsive Design

Responsive design is a website design that creates a site that reacts to the size of a user’s screen. Responsive designs optimise a user’s browsing experience by creating a flexible and responsive web page, optimised for the device that is accessing it … desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone.

A responsive design website represents the simplest way to reach users across multiple devices and ensures a seamless user experience.

 

The primary benefit of using a responsive design is that it takes less time than creating an additional stand-alone mobile site, which has been the traditional approach. Development, testing, support and maintenance is reduced as content only has to be created and updates on one site.

Responsive website design allows you to stay ahead of the trend. As the demand for media rich mobile internet and apps is growing, there are several important factors; development and maintenance costs, search engines visibility and better conversion rates, combined with a single design approach will be a benefit to both you and your customers.

With the increase in tablet and smartphone device use, responsive design is key to keeping up ahead of your competitors and establishing market share; content consumption on mobile devices will only continue to increase.

Benefits of responsive design.
SAVE TIME AND COST ON MOBILE DEVELOPMENT.

The primary benefit of using a responsive design is that it takes less time than creating an additional stand-alone mobile site, which has been the traditional approach. Development, testing, support and maintenance is reduced as content only has to be created and updates on one site.

SAVE TIME AND COST ON WEBSITE MANAGEMENT.

It is much easier and less time consuming to manage and maintain a single website. Additionally a single website is easily optimised, using layout and  tools to manage the correct content. The overall multi-device user experience is significantly enhanced with the administration of a single website.

INCREASE THE REACH TO TABLET AND MOBILE AUDIENCES.

The increasing use of the internet and web applications on tablet and smartphone devices is the primary factor behind the development of a responsive design website.  Traditionally users would be re-directed to a device specific site (e.g. mobile), but responsive design means one site can be implemented across  multiple devices.

With tablet sales are expected to exceed 100 million this year, responsive design has never been so important for those looking to optimise their online content. Indeed, some sites are already experiencing up to 40% traffic from tablet and mobile devices, providing a compelling commercial decision to include a multiple screen size in the single design.

INCREASE SALES AND CONVERSION RATES.

With a responsive design the user has an improved site experience as there is no need for redirection and unified design approach will also create a consistent look and feel.  A consistent user experience will have a positive impact on your conversion rates as users are familiar with navigation and the site across devices.  A responsive design website eliminates some of the barriers that having multiple sites can present, i.e. in functionality, performance and consistent look and feel.

INCREASE VISIBILITY IN SEARCH ENGINES.

A responsive website design means you can manage one website with a single set of content and links, reducing the time spent maintaining your site and allowing a focus on Search Engine Optimisation (SEO). By creating a single responsive site, all of your efforts can be focussed with combined strategy across all devices devices.

Content is vital in SEO, good quality content which is regularly released improves your search engine ranking page positioning … a further benefit of a responsive design is that content need only be applied to a single site, increasing your chances or a higher search engine ranking.

Additionally Google suggest that mobile optimised, responsive sites are featuring prominently in localised search results.

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