cactus spine web design

...dynamic, effective web development with a point!

Common Questions

Below are some common questions about setting up a web page with CactusSpine web design.

Q: What type of information should I put on my web page?

A: If you are unsure what sort of content you should include, I can work with you on that. I can use text from printed brochures, from info you provide, or I can write some of the content after I learn more about you and what you do. Likewise, I can use your images, take pictures for you if local, or use stock photography from the web.

Q: Where is your office?

A: I have a home office setup where I live. This keeps overhead low and also means that I'm always close to my work computer in the event that emergency changes need to be made. Due to the virtual nature of this business, a separate office space would serve no advantage and only drive up costs.

Q: Where did you learn computer programming?

A: I am largely self-taught, although a number of friends and I share information and ideas. I learned using a number of different books, web sites, but most of all, through experience working on my own web sites as well as others. I learn new skills every time I take on a new project.

Q: How long will it take before I can see my web page?

A: This depends on how many pages and features you want and how specific you want the design to be. Many small sites can be completed in a week, while some sites are on-going and are never actually completed. Many times after a web site goes live, new ideas for it keep coming in one after another. In these cases I'm happy to add features to your page as long as you can think them up.

Q: Can I have an e-mail address that matches my domain?

A: Yes, and I highly recommend it as it is much more professional than using a hotmail, yahoo, gmail, or any other such address. When we get you set up with a hosting account, I can set up the e-mail for you or show you how you can do it on your own. It is easy to do and you can have as many email addresses as you need. There is no additional cost for this.

Q: What technology do you use to build the web site?

A: Aside from the obvious HTML, I employ style sheets (CSS), PHP, MySQL, Javascript, XML, and AJAX.

Q: Why do you have a phone number with a 949 area code?

A: This number is my cell phone number and I didn't want to change numbers when I moved. If this poses any problems when contacting me, e-mail me your phone number and I will call you.

Q: What does cactus spine have to do with web design?

A: It rhymes! Seriously, I wanted a name that would be short, easy to remember, and easy to spell. I also had to choose a domain name that was not already taken. Any names that have to do with programming or web site building are long taken. So I picked something that reflects one of my major interests -cactus plants. Oh... and I also thought a spine cluster would make a cool logo! helpful web design

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