What is Affordable Website Design?
The word “affordable” can be subjective and so “affordable web design” might mean different things to different people. That’s why I included different options and price levels but I’m assuming an affordable web design for most people is under $500 and for some, affordable means FREE.
the above platforms are free and offer responsive themes, that make your site functional thus improve user experience UX however as far as SEO is concerned they are not up to par, for instance, WordPress Yoast Seo plugin can guide you on how to write a search engine friendly article the is easy to read and is search engine optimized
What's included in the design & development of a 2in1 Website?
A favicon is a small 16×16 pixel icon that appears at the top of a web browser. It serves as branding for your website and a convenient way for visitors to locate your page when they have multiple tabs open. Because of their tiny size, favicons work best as simple images or one-to-three characters of text.
Best SEO practices recommend using a JPEG image instead of the PNG for favicon and logo, it's smaller in size thus allow the pages to load faster.
A logo is a symbol, name or trademark of a company, Logos are used by companies because they represent a concise image of the company. A picture, as they say, can tell a thousand words. People generally find it easier to remember a simple image over words alone.
3. SSL Certificate
SSL stands for “Secure Socket Layer.” It is a technology that establishes a secure session link between the visitor's web browser and your website so that all communications transmitted through this link are encrypted and are, therefore, secure.
4. Responsive Theme
IF it's not responsive, IT is not perfect, What is a responsive theme? A responsive theme is a theme that was developed to look good across all screens. Meaning that if your website is responsive then visitors viewing it on your mobile device can read the site information easily and navigate through the site quickly.
How can you tell if a website is responsive?
5. Mobile-Optimized Design
"Mobile-friendly website versus Mobile-optimized website"
While mobile-friendly websites will work for mobile users, these websites were designed for desktop users and are typically slimmed-down format of the desktop version, the user is compelled to pinch and squeeze the display to navigate.
Mobile Optimized – A mobile-optimized website is designed and built using a mobile-first approach and will reformat itself for mobile users. Larger navigation buttons reformatted content, and individually optimized images arrive when the user is on an iPhone or Android device, responsive themes are user-friendly and optimized for mobile phones, tablets, laptops and desktops users
6. Unique Content
Unique content entices the reader to take some form of action on your website.
writing compelling content for humans and Google bots is what search engine optimization is all about, so Google, Bing, Yahoo and other search engines can discover and add your pages to their index
7. On-page SEO
On-page SEO refers to the factors you can control on your websites, such as optimizing web page content for search engines and users. This is different from off-page SEO, which is optimizing for signals that happen off of your website such as backlinks.
8. Social Media Integration
social media integration is the process of cross-promoting your social media accounts on your website so these communication channels can be frequently used explored and shared.
9. Page Speed
Page speed is related to user experience, Pages with a longer load time tend to have higher bounce rates and below-average time-on-page, studies done by search engine giants indicate 53% of mobile users will abandon a website if it will take 3 seconds or more for a website to load.
10. Web Hosting
Shared Server Hosting is the most common and affordable form of website hosting. Multiple users will share the resources of a secured server or group of secured servers to put their websites online for others to view. Our hosting partner offers several affordable shared hosting services so you can find the perfect shared hosting package for your website needs.
Shared Hosting is perfect for getting started online. Built on top of a reliable platform and backed by 24/7 expert support, Shared Hosting is perfect for blogs, hobbies, and even small business websites. All hosting plans include a Free SSL Certificate for the life of your account.
Frequently Asked Questions
Which CMS platform do you use to build websites?
WordPress in 10 business days (recommended)
Weebly in 5 business days
Is Wordpress better than Weebly?
Wordpress is very flexible and powerful Weebly is easy to use.
How much does hosting cost and what is included?
Blue Host as little as CAD 3.69 a month + 2.79 for site lock essential (3 years term).
Weebly Cloud hosting for as little as CAD 6.00 a month (2 years term)
Your website will be hosted on secure cloud servers.
Your website plan includes free updates and support, 2GB of bandwidth and 3GB of storage
Each visitor to your site will consume about 1.5 MG of bandwidth which means you can have up to 1333 visitors to your site a month.
3 GB of storage is equivalent to 1500 large size images and can easily accommodate a site with 10 pages with many pictures and videos
We will inform you in advance before you hit the limit and upgrade your plan to unlimited bandwidth and 10 GB of storage for $16.00 a month
How much does a domain name cost?
Your new domain name is free for the 1st year, $25.00 for each additional year
thereafter. The most common international domain names are: .co .uk, .com .net .org .info and .biz
Can I use my domain name instead?
Absolutely. we'll connect your existing domain to your new website at no additional charge. we'll provide you with step by step directions on how to connect your domain to your website, or we'll do it for using your credentials.
Can I have multiple domains pointing to one website?
You can connect as many domain names as you like, all pointing to the same website.