Thinking of getting a website from BT or Yell? Think again.

For a few years now, BT and Yell have pursued a hard sell in getting UK sole traders and small business owners to purchase one of their websites.

They use aggressive marketing techniques and make promises they don't deliver on, while supplying a poor quality product that looks cheap at first glance, but in the long term ends up being quite pricey - certainly more than it's worth.

This is a shortened version of the full article, which goes into a lot more detail about the points below. If you want to read The Truth about websites from BT and Yell, click here.

Anything we can put up on this blog will be a drop in the ocean compared to the thousands of cold calls and massive marketing spend these large companies have, but we thought we'd write a blog post to try to warn anyone who's considering buying a website from BT or Yell - based on our own experiences with their marketing department and stories that have been relayed to us by business owners we've met.

It's understandable that sole traders and small businesses have a limited budget, so can't necessarily afford a full bespoke website from a design agency (where it may start at around £600+vat) for a decent website, but our advice would be to avoid these particular companies at all costs.

If you want a cheap website, then it's worth considering one of the free blog platforms, such as Blogger or Wordpress, or using a service like Wix or Mr Site. These services can help you get something cheap and cheerful online for free or very cheap - and it can't be any worse than the rubbish you'll pay hundreds of pounds per year to Yell or BT for.

Or, if you have a little bit more money to spend, check out our web design services ; )

The core problems with BT and Yell's web design service are fourfold. They start with a relentless hard sell, which is no way to do business. They use production line templates and simply stuff the content in without any care or pride in theit work. The staff are unskilled and spout jargon with only the vaguest idea of what they're saying and the ongoing service is poor to nonexistent - basically, once they've got your money, you're of no interest to them.

That's the business model they have in order to get a large throughput to make it worth charging low prices while still making huge profits. We shouldn't be surprised that large companies behave in this way - but it's not going to do you any favours if you're the little guy. To read our explanations of these four sections in more detail, check out the full article about BT and Yell websites.

And, if you found this article useful, you may want to check out our web design and SEO resource bank.

Outsourcing your web design to India - Cheap and Best?

A few years ago I visited India, and discovered a country rich with culture, diversity and colour. I'm glad I saw the breathtaking beauty and worrying filth of it first hand, becasue I wouldn't want my entire view of the country to be based on my experience with the prolific and relentless Indian web outsourcing companies.

Note - this is a shortened version of the full article, which you can read here on our website.

Some UK based web design companies outsource their coding to India, and some clients may even decide to go directly there. However, in our experience, there are many problems that arise with this way of working - that cost far more than the discount benefits.

The first and foremost is the communication problem. I don't demand that everyone I deal with, whether it's business to business or as a consumer, has to have English as their first language. However, I do expect that they have a decent command of the language I'm using if they want to work with me. If I plan to market my products in Germany or Spain, I'll damn well make sure I learn German or Spanish well enough to get my point across.

Unfortunately, with these outsource centres, this is rarely the case. All our communication with them, (when we've tested their services, out of curiosity) have been painful and frustrating, involving circular conversations that achieve nothing, and email volleys that are more confusing than a cryptic crossword.

On top of that, the quality of work we've seen is shoddy and unprofessional, and not anything we'd be willing to put our name to.

I'd like to strongly make the point here that I have no doubt that there are plenty of Indian professionals that speak impeccable English and write beautiful code - however, my guess is that they are working decently paid jobs for reputable companies. The people hired by the majority of the outsource centres are code monkeys with the most basic knowledge, no sense of the bigger picture and minimal English. Because those people will be cheap, and that helps you get your cheap prices.

So, we don't outsource any of our work to underpaid workers, and we consider good communication paramount and not negotiable. Plus, we care about writing elegant, robust code.

You can read more articles about web design, SEO and the like in our resource bank.

Or you can read more about our web design service - including a sexy infographic of the process, here.

Using Twitter for business

Tips of Using Twitter for Business

Twitter has been around for a while now and has established itself as a major part of the lives of citizens the developed world, in everything from communicating with each other to disseminating news to promoting products and services.
But there are still plenty of sole traders and small businesses who are unsure of how to use Twitter for their business, or even if they should be on it at all. In this article, we'll try to explore some of the issues, and give some hints and tips about how Twitter can become an asset for your business.

Decide if you can afford it

Some people say Twitter is free, so it’s a no brainer to use it. However, it’s only free if your time is worthless, and anybody in business should know that that’s not the case. So decide whether you have the resources available to dedicate some time to your Twitter profile, because if you don’t, a bad or outdated profile could do more harm than good.

Brand your Twitter feed

You can take advantage of the customisation options on Twitter to brand the page and add your logo. This will solidify your brand impression with visitors.

Keep a professional tone

For individuals using Twitter for fun, they can put whatever they like about what they ate, or the most mundane thoughts that occur to them. As a business you need to be a bit more discerning. This means making sure any tweets you put don’t undermine the professionalism of your business – for example, no bitching, swearing or commenting on how ditzy you are.

Offer useful information in your tweets

If you can offer useful information in your tweets, that gives people a reason to follow you and keep following you, and possible even recommend you to their followers. Useful information could be tips, or links to interesting articles, instructions or other resources.

Don't spam

Spamming is bad, whatever form it takes. Sure, you want to promote your business and let people know if the benefits of working with you, but if you’re flooding their feeds with promotions they’re likely to be turned off and unfollow. Keep promotional, advertising tweets to a limited number and make sure far more of your tweets are giving to the community, rather than expecting to be given something.

Use a scheduling service

Constant interruptions from email, colleagues and the phone are a huge obstacle to productivity (turning off Outlook auto-receive and only checking your email once a day is probably the most effective single change you can make to your working day), and Twitter just adds to the fray. However, you can use scheduling services such as Tweetdeck to set up a bunch of tweets in advance, and then get on with other work. 

If you found this article useful, you may want to check out the Sentiva resource bank, for advice on web design, SEO, domain names and common scams.

How to set up a POP3 Account in Outlook 2010

Setting up email accounts in various mail clients is probably the thing we get called about for support more than anything else.

Quick lowdown: A mail client is a programme that runs on your computer or mobile phone that handles your email and allows you to do fancy things with it. This is opposed to a webmail service, which you access directly in the Internet, and is usually more limited in functionality. For example, Outlook, MacMail and Thunderbird are mail clients, whereas Yahoo Mail, Gmail and Hotmail are webmail services.

There are many different mail clients, and nobody can guarantee being able to succesfully set up email in all of them (because you can't gurantee that the mail client itself isn't flawed), however, over the years we've become familiar with the major ones, and because we've already encountered most of the possible problems, we can isolate and eliminate the issue swiftly.

Because of the dominance of Microsoft in the PC market, Outlook is one of the most common mail clients, and Outlook 2010 probably the most common version in use at the time of writing.

Therefore we've written instructions on how to set up POP3 email accounts in Outlook 2010, and you can find the full instructions on our website here.

These instructions should be similar for other versions of Outlook, including Outlook 2007 and Outlook Express, but there may be slight differences.

We welcome any feedback or corrections to these instructions, and if you're having problems setting up your email drop us an email, and if we can - we'll try to help.

We intend to add instructons for other major web clients as well as articles explaining the difference between POP3 and IMAP, so if you have a specific question you'd like answered, then drop us a line.

Sentiva provide email addresses and support as part of our standard web design and hosting service, and we are experienced in helping our clients get everything set up with the minimum of headache. If you'd like to have a chat about your website project, then please get in contact.

We also offer advice and guidance on a range of web design, SEO and related issues, you can find out more by browsing our resource bank.

The web design process - sexy infographic!

We've designed a sexy new infographic to visually describe the process of web design we go through, from conulsultation and planning to concept design, development, launch and of course our ongoing maintenance and promotion.

Visit our site to see the web design process infographic at full size and find out more about us and what we do.

20% off websites for Halloween!

We've got vampire teeth coming through the post, a skeleton trophy for best costume and bat wings for the dog - are you ready for halloween?

Take a break from carving pumpkins to think about getting a website for your business.

Whether you're taking your first steps onto the Internet or if you have an old website which is in need of refreshing and upgrading, now is a great time to get a new website - especially if you are a business owner in Leeds, because we're offering 20% off all website packages until the 31st of October.

Visit our website to find out more about our web design services, more about our team and see exmaples of the wesbites we've made in the past.

New website launched for Dr Joe Armstrong - CBT Counsellor Scotland

We are proud to present our latest website, for CBT counselling therapist Dr Joe Armstrong.

The site has been designed to be simple and easy on the eye, containing lots of great content about cognitive behavioural therapy and traditional counselling, and shows off Dr Armstrong's great experience, qualifications and skills.

It has been an absolute pleasure working with Dr Armstrong, and now that the website is live, we will continue to work towards helping it climb the rankings and build a trusted reputation with clients in the area.

We built the site for Dr Armstrong (who is based in Dundee, Scotland) from our Leeds based central office, where we do web design, software and database development and mobile apps and websites.

Check out the CBT counselling Scotland website here.

Or visit our leeds web design website to find out more about us and our services.

DIY website Versus Professional Web Designer

Many sole traders consider creating their own DIY website as a way to save money, avoiding the potentially high fees of a professional web designer.

However, in the majority of cases, trying to build a website when you don't have the experience, can end up doing more damage than good.

To put it simply, I am a professional web designer, and I can ssure you that if I decided to try to save save money by doing my own plumbing or electrics (those professionals are very expensive, after all), or even cutting my own hair (God forbid!), I would end up with a flooded house, electrocuted and wearing a hat.

If the website is only for a hobby, then it's not a big deal if it puts people off, but if the website is intended as a business marketing tool, then having something bothced could be a very expeneive mistake resulting in countless lost business.

DIY websites are usually not as easy to put together as the programme promises, they won't get to the top of Google, and when people do find them, they'll be put off by the unprofessional appearance.

On the other hand, a professionally designed website can get in front of the right people at the right time, can impress people into giving a call and can build trust with the local customer base, giving an edge above the competitors and paying for itself, before greatly contributing to the bottom line.

So if you think getting a professional website might be expensive, consider how much it could cost you to not get one.

You can read more about web design, and the full length article on this subject in our web design resource bank.

Sentiva are a leeds web design company. We also make web apps and mobile apps, for both iPhone and Android. We offer very competitive web design packages for sole traders and small businesses.

Google and Exact Match Domain Names

In the past, it has been evident that the words in your domain name had a huge effect on your Google rankings for those words. Therefore it made sense to try to include your keywords in your domain name where possible – although as with everything, balance is important. You also had to take into account your company name / brand and how big a presence and draw that was. Of course, it’s also no good making a nonsensical keywords stuffed domain name.

However, recently Google have been making a big deal about the fact they’re going to be adjusting their algorithm to change all that.

On Twitter, Matt Cutts announced: ‘Minor Weather Report: small upcoming Google algo change will reduce low-quality “exact-match” domains in search results.’

What that suggests, is that where people have bought a domain name solely for the keywords in includes, in order to rank highly for that search term, but not put a decent website up there (just leaving a single page or very sparse or duplicated content), the keywords in the domain name will no longer be enough to keep it afloat.

Of course, if as well as having keywords in the domain name, a website has a wealth of great content, then it shouldn’t be affected by the EMD (each match domain) change to the algorithm.

As is always the case, the way to achieve and maintain good quality listings is by having the best website, with the best quality, unique content. Every time Google makes a change like this, it benefits those of us who play by the rules and makes life a little harder for those gaming the system.

We offer web design in Leeds. If you found this post useful, you might want to check out our web design and SEO resource bank.

Why is my domain showing without www?

So, you've got your nice, brand new, shiny website - it's launched and you're waiting on the edge of your seat for it to appear in Google's results... and there it is! Time for celebration!

But hang on, something looks a little... different. For a minute you can't put your finger on it, and then you realise, all the other results are displaying their URL (aka domain name or web address) with 'www' at the beginning, and yours isn't. It makes yours look kind of - stunted.

So, what's going on?

Well, if you've been configuring your website in IIS on the server, then you'll know that you set up a www and a root domain. If you didn't, then go ahead and do that now, and if you didn't configure your IIS, then you'll need to check with whoever did.

This is good practice, because if you don't define it both with and without www, then is anybody tries to go to your website without the 'www', then they will get a flat fail, which is a jolly bad show.

The problem is that when you set both of them up, for some reason best known to themselves, Google treats them as two completely separate URLs.

Luckily, Google offers you the option to sort this out by merging the two and deciding which one you'd prefer to display. You do this by setting your preferred domain. Simply go into Webmaster Tools, Configuration - set preferred domain. It gives you three options:
  • Don't set a preferred domain
  • Display URLs as www.mydomain.com
  • Display URLs as mydomain.com
Unfortunately, as is often the case, things are not always so straightforward. When you try to choose one (display URLs as www.mydomain.com, if you're sensible) Google gives you an error that says:

'Part of the process of setting a preferred domain is to verify that you own http:/mydomain.com/. Please verify http://mydomain.com/.'

Great - but how do you verify that you own it?

Luckily, it's not that hard (once you know what you're doing - natch).

Simply go back into your Webmaster Tools overview and 'Add a site' with the domain without 'www' (or with, if you initially added without).

It will take you to the verification page. If you're left the original verification details in place, then all you need to do is click 'Verify' and hey presto, it will be verified. If you've removed the code, you'll need to go in and add it again.

Once this is done, you can go back to the configuration settings, select your option, and finally, Google will be happy, and will start displaying your URL correctly.

Comments and improvements on this post are welcome!

Questions your web designer should be asking you

Choosing a web designer is hard. You want to get someone professional and skilled enough to build you a good quality site, but you want to pay as little as reasonably possible. But how can you tell if you're paying peanuts for monkeys or if you're getting ripped off?

Well, experienced web designers are unlikely to just say 'Yes, I can make you a website' without finding out a bit more about the project, the objectives and the client's expectations.

Below is an example list of questions a good web designer will be asking very early in the process - probably in the first conversation, or certainly at consultation. The answers to these questions will help a web designer get a good grip on the project and get an idea of timescales and development effort involved.

If they haven't asked any of these questions, it's possible that either they don't know what they're getting themselves into (and therefore may not be able to meet demands) or are picking a number out of the air, instead of honestly estimating the amount of work involved.



1. Can you describe your business in a few sentences?

2. Do you want mostly an information site, or do you want extra functionality, e.g.

· Ecommerce

· Social media integration

· Private login areas

3. Do you currently have a logo / branding?

4. Who will be responsible for the website’s content? Text and Images?

5. Do you have any websites you’ve seen that you particularly like?

6. Where are you based?

7. Do you have a specific budget and deadline?



1. What’s your USP (what sets you apart from you competitors)?

2. Can you name a few of your competitors?

3. Can you describe your target customers?

4. What search phrases would you like to be found for?

8. How did you hear about us?

For more advice and tips on choosing a web designer, check out our resource bank.

Should I have a W3C HTML / CSS Validation button on my website?

If I’m amazed at how often I see the W3C html or CSS validation button on a website, I’m gobsmacked at how many times I click it and the validation fails.

These widgets check the quality of your code against the W3C (the World Wide Web Consortium - the closest thing to an official industry body) standards and tell you whether you’re following all the rules perfectly or not. If you’re not, it indicates how many broken rules there are and where they are, so that you can correct them if you wish.

There are several issues professional web designers have with putting this code on the website.

Who cares?

The first one is the same as the hit counter – it’s self-indulgent. No visitor gives two hoots whether the website is standards compliant or not. They’re only interested in their experience, and whether the website is easy to use and helps them achieve their goals, or not. 

Plus, normal mortals don’t have the first idea what that button is about or what it means. So the only people who are interested in having such a thing displayed on the site are: the person who designed it and possibly the person who owns it. And if you’re prioritising these people above your audience, you’re losing your noodle.

What does it prove?

The second issue is that ‘standards compliant’ does not equal ‘excellent website’.
Meeting the W3C standards is basically a box checking issue, and as anyone who’s used any document spellchecker knows, dogmatically following algorithmic rules is still nowhere near the level of the complexity of the human experience. Spellcheckers are excellent now, but if you blindly followed their rules, you could still end up with a garbled mess.

The same goes for standards compliance. It might help some web designers to keep their code tidy and cross-browser compatible, but it won’t stop them building a terrible websites with, for example, a confusing structure, busy pages, jarring colours or misleading navigation.

And by the same token, some of the best websites out there will NOT be standards compliant. You may wonder how this could be the case, but the reason why is quite simple.

The Internet is Alive

The Internet, computing and coding are modern technologies which are constantly moving, constantly updating and always changing, improving. Organisations that have to set industry standards are slow, plodding things. 

With its priority on only approving technologies that are completely robust, reliable and work in pretty much every context, W3C standards compliance is about five years behind the cutting edge.

That means that if you stick to the standards, you greatly reduce the options that are available to you.

Now, if your website is a community service website for the hard of hearing, for example, you probably will want to make sure your website is as solid and accessible as possible, and those with ancient computers aren’t going to have trouble. Plus, you’re providing a service, so you don’t need to convince anyone to visit your website.

However, if you’re running a high-fashion online clothing store, sticking to the standards will frustrate your target visitors and give the impression the company is ponderous and old fashioned, because the website can’t do any of the little flourishes and quick responses to make their experience sexy – because the technologies that do those things are too new to have been approved yet.

Crossing the line

And to finish with the ‘failing’ point – next time you see one of those buttons, try clicking on it. About 95% of the time, it come up with a big red warning that says ‘ERRORS!’, often with many of them being ‘fatal’. The absurdity of including this button when the site doesn’t even pass is beyond words.

How long does a website take to build?

This really is like asking how long is a piece of string - it hugely depends on what sort of web design  you're looking for. But I'll try to give a few guidelines, explaining the process, to help give a rough idea.

Technically, you could make a website in a few hours, if it was a simple html page (or possibly two or three), you didn't care too much how it looked and weren't worried about fancy graphics. However, it would take at least 24 hours to sort out the domain name and configuration, so unless this is already set up, a day or two is your absolute minimum.

However, this process only works if there is one person responsible for building and approving the site.

Once you bring a client into the picture, everything changes, because you have to go through a feedback and approval process. Assuming the website is built directly as above, that the client gives feedback immediately and doesn't want too many changes, you're looking at about a week minimum, or up to four weeks of back and forth if the initial design is too far from the vision and the communication process is inefficient.

However, for more complicated design, fiddling around with the code in order to make interface changes is inefficient, and means you end up with ugly code at the end that's been hacked about. It's better to get the design signed off before the coding is started. This means that a client approves a concept first, again, this could take as little as a week if the design is spot on and the client is prompot in feedback. Or it could take weeks, or even months, if either party is a bad communicator or dawdles with updates. Once that's done the coding should be much swifter and the only thing left to do is adding in the content - which can be quick if it's all ready and in good shape, or delay things greatly if it's not.

We've found a comfortable time frame for website design for a fairly standard small business website without any fancy back end, from initiation to launch is about six to eight weeks, and breaks down like this:

Concept web design and approval - two weeks
Development build - one week
Content insertion and fine tuning - two to three weeks (assuming it's ready and in good shape)
Final sign off and launch - one week.

Obviously if extra services are needed, such as database development or logo design, that's going to take longer.

Find out more about our Leeds web design services.

Introduction to Search Engine Optimisation

Search Engine Optimization is the technique of getting a website as high as possible in the Google and Bing rankings (among others), for terms that are most likely to bring the most useful visitor. Read our complete guide to search engine optimisation here.

What's the SEO secret?

Many dodgy SEO 'companies' claim to know secrets ways to get good rankings, but not even Google can guarantee specific placements, so that should be a clear sign that they're talking nonsense. Wild claims that seem to good to be true: are - and should be filed in the same place as any other spam or con artists.

There are no magic secrets to success - just like anything else it's a balance of skill, experience, understanding of the concepts, keeping up to date with new developments - but mostly just a lot of hard work.

How to improve your website's Google rankings

These are the things you need to do to get your website to the top of Google:
  • Ensure your site structure is logical and straightforward
  • Focus on highly efficient keywords
  • Provide lots of good quality content
  • Use a high quality fast server to host your website
  • Get lots of other trustworthy sites to link to your website
  • Have a keyword rich domain name
  • Make sure the content on your site is correctly tagged
If you do all these things better than your competitors, then you'll get to the top for the searches you want. But if your competitors are working harder than you in the areas above, they are likely to be ahead.

Read the full article on SEO here.

5 Elements of Great Web Design

Below is a summary of the five most important elements of great web design.
For the full article about great web design, click here.

1.     Simplicity

Simplicity is at the core of everything from visuals to usability to code.
It’s much harder to create a beautiful simple design, or write elegant simple code, than it is to cobble together a complicated mess.

2.     Beauty

Whather it's fair or not, looks count for a lot. A well designed, calm, elegant site will make people feel at ease, and as if they can trust the owner of the website. A badly balanced, fussy, clearly homemade website will give the impression that the company is unprofessional.

3.     Usability

It takes a great deal of thought to pre-empt how visitors will use a website, but doing so and making sure they feel comfortable and dopn't get lost, will make the difference between a call and a back button click.

4.     Clear objectives

Objectives need to be defined early on, and the appropriate strategy and tactics applied. Are the calls to action in the right place, has enough been invested in SEO? How many customers does the website need to find for the business?

5.     Search Engine Optimised

You can have the most beautiful, usable web design in the world, but if it’s not indexed by the search engines, it’s not going to do you one jot of good. Search engine optimisation is not an area that can be summed up quickly and includes multiple on-page and off-page elements. Read our intro to SEO here.

Read the full article about 5 elements of great web design here.

Sentiva Web Design Website Refresh!

August is always a quiet month, so we've taken the opportunity to refresh our own website. It's had a complete (late) spring clean, with content updated, over ten new pages added, and our resource bank expanded.

To better reflect our evolving business, there are now separate sections on web design, web development, SEO, software development and web apps. Each of these sections gives information on the kinds of services we offer, as well as general information on what these things mean to modern business.

We've reinstated out Frequently Asked Questions section, with answers to all the most common answers we get asked on the phone, from how much does a website cost, to what is hosting and what is a domain name.

Our resource bank of articles now has 28 articles, covering general web and internet related topics, as well as SEO, domain names and internet and email scams.

We've also added over five case studies of our software development and web development projects over the past few years, where we've worked with everyone from British Gymnastics to Emerson Climate Technologies.

Finally, we've included lots of lovely shiny new pictures of our apps and software interfaces!

International Web Application Launches

One of our major projects, Emerson's Select 8 Online, has launched - marking the next generation in their refrigeration technology selection software.

We've have been working closely with the International Climate Technology Corporation, and liaising regularly with the company that built the original desktop-based software to create a new web-based version.

The new web-based software offers the advantages of being available to users anywhere they have internet access, and allowing Emerson to keep all of the data up to date, without engineers needing to download regular updates. Having the latest data is critical in this constantly moving industry.

Having a web-based version of the software also allows the program to be updated with new features and updates on a regular basis, ensuring all users have the latest benefits.

Select 8 Online software offers a range of new features including a flexible interface, allowing users to customise exactly which data tables and graphics they wish to have on display.

A customised PDF report can be generated based on the users preferences and selections from thousands of options, and these reports are frequently used as part of consultant proposals.
"Emphasis on a user friendly interface and regular database updates have contributed to its popularity and made it a ready tool for consultants, contractors, end users and students in the fields of refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pumps."
Emerson Climate Technologies

View the software here: http://www.emersonclimate.com/europe/en-eu/Resources/Software_Tools/Pages/SelectOnline.aspx

Sentiva is a web design and development company based in Leeds, Yorkshire - creating robust, elegent software for organisations in the UK and Europe. Find out more about Sentiva's software development and web development services here.

How much should my website cost?

A website can cost anything from nothing, to millions of pounds. So how do you know how much is the 'right' amount to be spending on your business website? 

Note - this is s summarised version of the full web design cost article.

Free Websites

Getting your relative or mate’s mate to design the website for free may seem a good idea, but in the majority of cases the good intention turns into a chore – with you feeling guilty for asking for anything and them resenting the time it’s taking, and putting it off for weeks, even months.
And unless they’re a professional, you’ve still got the problem of having an amateur job.
So, you may decide to bite the bullet and pay a web designer…

Cheap Websites (a few hundred pounds)

A brochure website from a professional web company can contain images of your products, services and work you've done and testimonials from previous clients. It shows that you're serious about what you do and solid enough to have invested in a professional website.

Professional Small Business Websites (£500 - £1000)

A professional website built by a decent company will have a nice amount of content (around eight to twelve pages), giving a good overview of your business, building trust and encouraging visitors to get in touch. It will also be optimised for Google to ensure it gets in front of the right people.

Enterprise Level Website (£1,000 - £10,000)

The website could become a central part of the business itself, adding value, and adding to your bottom line. It could include online services such as: ecommerce, online quotes, members only areas, surveys, technical calculators

Big Fish Website (£10,000 - £150,000+)

If you have an established brand and a strong online focus, the sky’s the limit with what your website can do. An ecommerce store for a department store could have thousands of pages, multiple relational search facilities and serve millions of users per day, or an online banking facility could run into the millions and will require a team of people to maintain the content and code.

Read about how much different websites cost - using a tortured transport analogy on our main web design site.