faq

How quickly can you build my website?

Obviously it can vary, and will in part depend on how urgently you need the site to be up and running. But if you’ve already written the text, and know (roughly) how you’d like the site to be illus­trated, a first draft can be ready for your inspec­tion within three or four days. Perfecting everything – both to my satis­fac­tion and yours – can take as long again. In summary: it can all be done in little more than a week.


What if I want to add or change some­thing later?

Long after everything’s been signed off and paid for, I’ll still be happy to make any changes or addi­tions you’d like. Or I can show you how to edit pages your­self – it’s not diffi­cult though it may take you a while to get the hang of it. I can even provide you with an illus­trated PDF manual (nowhere near as thick as the pretend one in the picture), tailored to the specific attrib­utes of your site. If you decide to make edits your­self and acci­dent­ally wreck a page, just let me know and I’ll repair the damage 🙂


I’ve seen a website I like the look of. Can you do some­thing similar for me?

Probably, though it may depend on certain specific char­ac­ter­istics of that site. Let’s give it a try though!


Are your prices lower for revamping an existing website?

In most cases it takes as much work (or even a little more) to rebuild an old website as it does to create a new one from scratch, so my prices are the same for either type of job. If you think your website might be an excep­tion to this rule, please mention this when you contact me.


What things are likely to cost extra?

The most commonly needed extras are stock images. Many are avail­able from free sites like Pixabay, but if you require a very specific type of image then it may have to be paid for. The more compet­itive photo libraries usually charge less than £5 per image. I’ll gladly do the research for you at no extra cost – and I’ll advise you of the price before buying an image on your behalf.

Apart from that, I hope you’ll almost always be pleas­antly surprised to find that some­thing you suspected might incur an addi­tional charge is actu­ally free. Rarely, it may be the opposite.

Icons created for the Call Nico website
Contrasting examples:

You might like a person­al­ised set of icons on your website, tailor-made to suit your busi­ness, and in your favourite colour. I’ll be happy to create those for you at no extra cost.

You might want the theme credit (like the one at the very bottom of this page) to be removed. That will cost about £50. (Not payable to me but to the theme’s creator.)


Does the price include VAT?

My annual revenue falls well below the taxable turnover threshold, so I am not registered for and do not charge VAT.


What are your payment terms?

After the job is completed to your satis­fac­tion I’ll send you a PDF invoice by email. Ideally I’d like to be paid within 30 days, by bank transfer or by PayPal. I also accept used fivers in a brown envelope.


Any other ques­tions?

Please send me a message.