First of all, you need a domain name (URL). You may choose your company's name, a product name or a word combination reflecting what you do.
The main level extensions still are: .com / .net / .org
Determine your target audience. Will they be business people? Consumers? Students? Young or old people? Are you creating a retail store or an informational web site?
Gather as much related material as you can, e.g. logo, product photos and specifications, company information, reports, articles, manuals, etc., preferably in digital form. Contact me if you need help to develop a plan for your site.
I can add to your web site feedback forms, email auto responders, message boards, web chats, Flash animations and other elements, to create a more interactive site.
A site is only limited by your imagination and budget. I've made sites as small as a single page, and as large as 500+ pages.
Yes, as many as you want. If your domain name is mydomain.com, then I can set up email accounts for you like: firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com
It can take from a week to several months, depending on the complexity of your site, research time, the number of pages, and elements like forms, shopping cart, etc.
I offer to all my customers a maintenance (webmaster) contract, which can either be on a monthly basis, if you have many regular content changes and updates, or irregular modifications which can be paid per event.
Simple modifications, such as address changes or telephone numbers are free of charge.
If you have html programming skill you will be able to modify your web site yourself.
This is not required at all. Some use the same layout for years. Then you'd only need to add new pages to the site as you go. Other companies like to change their look every other year to keep a fresh feeling or adapt to new situations. The site can be modified or completely re-done as needed.
Every single page has the proper SEO (Search Engine Optimization), keywords and other page related hidden tags.
I will register your site with a number of free search engines, like Google, Yahoo, Alta Vista, and so on. I also can research your industry's specific listing sites and put links in those for you as well.
When you are ready, we will do the following:
First meeting or phone call - discuss needs, and requirements