Frequently Asked Questions About Website Creations


- What is a Custom-Designed Website?
- What is a Social Networking Site?
- What is a hybrid Website?
- Will a hybrid site reduce the yearly cost of my Website expenses?
- Can a hybrid site be Search Engine Optimized?
- What is the approximate cost of a hybrid site?
- Can I make decisions on including a post or comment submitted by a visitor?
- Can I add videos and other multimedia elements to my hybrid site?
- Can my existing Website be changed to a hybrid site?
- Can I keep hosting my site with my present ISP if I change to a hybrid site?
- Can I keep my emails if I change my ISP?
- Will all my pages within a hybrid site look identical?
- When and how will I be requested to pay for the creation of my hybrid site?
- Can Authors' Web Design help me with file uploads and version updates of my hybrid site?
- Can Authors' Web Design help me with file uploads and version updates even if my hybrid site was not created by Authors' Web Design?
- How can I discuss the creation of my hybrid site with Authors' Web Design?
- How can I discuss my Website's placement and ranking on Search Engines?
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- What is a Custom-Designed Website?

A traditionally designed Website that is hosted on a dedicated server and uses coding languages generated by a software or person, is considered a custom-designed Website.
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- What is a Social Networking Site?

A Website created and stored within a database of a dedicated ISP or on the server of a Social Networking platform is considered a Social Networking Site.
For further information on Social Networking Websites, feel free to browse the Internet or refer to article: "Custom-Designed Websites vs. Websites Created on Social Networking Platforms"

- What is a hybrid Website?

A hybrid Website is a combination of a custom-designed Website and a Website created on a Social Networking platform.
For further information on hybrid Websites, please refer to article: "Custom-Designed Websites vs. Websites Created on Social Networking Platforms"
For examples of hybrid Websites created by Authors' Web Design please visit: Hybrid Portfolio
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- Will a hybrid site reduce the yearly cost of my Website expenses?

Most likely it will, seeing as you can enact the changes to some pages of your site. Webmastering fees can be re-negotiated and in some cases reduced or even eliminated.
Contact us regarding reduced Webmastering fees of hybrid site.

- Can a hybrid site be Search Engine Optimized?

Yes. It most certainly can and with great results.
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- What is the approximate cost of a new hybrid site?

If you already have a site, click here for hybrid site makeover or blog integration
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  Author Hybrid Package Small Press Hybrid Package Publisher Hybrid Package

New Hybrid site creation with Blog

  $1100.00 - $1600.00 USD/CAD $1300.00 - $2100.00 USD/CAD $1800.00 - $2500.00 USD/CAD

Author's Blog

  included included included

Amazon widget integration

  included included included with widget creation

All in One SEO plugin integration

  + included included

SEO Discount

  5% 15% 25%

E-mail tutorial of essential blog functions

  included included included via phone

MySQL Database set-up *

  included included included

FTP functions *

  included included included

XHTML and CSS coding

  + included included

Contact / Feedback system

  + included included

Number of custom pages

  2 included 4 included 6 included

Homepage design variation

  2 included 3 included 4 included

XML Sitemap

  + included included

Online Press Room

  + included included with media kit

Online payment integration

  + 1 item included 4 items included
    blog creation for authors blog creation for authors blog creation for authors

10% - 25% discount offered with active Substance Books listings!
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* These functions will only be completed once valid FTP and Database coordinates been provided.
If your ISP does not provide up-to-date database service, we will advise you to switch to an ISP better suited to your needs. We require MySQL 4.0.0 or higher database support .
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- Can I edit and make decisions on including a post or comment submitted by a visitor?

Yes. You will have total control over what appears on your site.
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- Can I add videos and other multimedia elements to my hybrid site?

Yes. Hybrid sites allow you to post of such additions.
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- Can my existing Website be changed to a hybrid site?

Send us a makeover request to explore the possibilities.



- Can I keep hosting my site with my present ISP if I change to a hybrid site?

This will depend on what your present ISP offers when it comes to database services. In our experience, when an ISP allows its clients to create their own database on a “do it yourself basis”, it doesn't work out in the end. Let's face it, it never has. On the other hand, ISPs that offer to do it for you and send you the coordinates once it's functioning as part of their personalized customer service, those always work out well.
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- Can I keep my emails if I change my ISP?

Your dedicated POP emails should stay the same.
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- Will all my pages within a hybrid site look identical?

Your pages between the two platforms will look similar to provide continuity, but they will not look identical.
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- When and how will I be requested to pay for the creation of my hybrid site?


Due to database set-up tasks, fees are requested to be paid in full through PayPal or by mailed check.

For U.S. and International Clients
Payment may be made through PayPal or by mailed check.
For Canadian Clients
Payment may be made through PayPal or by mailed check. Upon price agreement applicable taxes will be added.
   
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- Can Authors' Web Design help me with file uploads and version updates of my hybrid site?

We certainly can. Authors' Web Design will conduct regular version updates for up to one year after the site has been delivered. Additional low cost update packages can be purchased after. Substance Books members with active listings are eligible for free version updates of their hybrid sites created by Authors' Web Design as long as their Substance Books listings are active.
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- Can Authors' Web Design help me with file uploads and version updates even if my hybrid site was not created by Authors' Web Design?

This depends on the actual platform and structure of your site. Send us your URL to explore the possibilities.



- How can I discuss the creation of my hybrid site with Authors' Web Design?

We only offer information and advice via email regarding makeovers and new site creations.
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- How can I discuss my Website's placement and ranking on Search Engines?

Authors' Web Design offers SEO consultations to its active Substance Books members by telephone at a rate of $80.00 USD per hour, with a minimum consultation of one hour. This service includes a free SEO evaluation of your website PRIOR to consultation. The results of this evaluation may also be discussed during your telephone consultation, if desired.
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Authors' Web Design offers SEO consultations to non-members by telephone at a rate of $100.00 USD per hour, with a minimum consultation of one hour. This service includes a free SEO evaluation of your website PRIOR to consultation. The results of this evaluation may also be discussed during your telephone consultation, if desired.
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You may also schedule a free 15-minute session with SEO Specialist Hajni Blasko during any of the events listed on the Publicity Events Page.


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