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Having a website built can be an overwhelming experience, even for the most IT savvy people. Next Century Design are here to support you through the whole process to help create a website that will deliver results for your business.


How long does it take to design and build a website?

The time it takes to produce a website depends on the size and complexity of your site. A basic website typically takes around 3-4 weeks from beginning to end. Some more custom and complex project may take longer.

How does your payment process work?

The project starts with a 50% deposit. Once I have completed and completed your website, the final 50% is due and your website is then scheduled for launch.

Will my website work on mobile devices?

Yes, using responsive design I ensure all websites work on all devices, including desktops, laptops, tablets and mobiles.

Can I See My Website While It's In Progress?

Absolutely! In fact, I encourage it. Once the initial setup is complete, I will provide you with a username and password so that you can log in and monitor the progress of your site. During this phase, I encourage your feedback if something isn’t quite the way you envisioned it or if you’ve changed your mind. Once your site is ready and you have provided your approval, I release it live on  and submit your URL to the major search engines.

Are Any Other Services Included In Your Web Design And Development Costs?

Yes.  The web design and development service includes configuration of your email accounts, monthly traffic reports and basic search engine optimisation services.  Basic SEO includes submission of your site to the major search engines, and the setup of your primary metatag information (Page Title, Description and Keywords).  Additionally, your site is built with search engine friendly technologies and methods.

Do you build mobile apps?

No, I don’t – but I do make our websites work on all devices. Developing an app for mobiles and tablets across the range of different platforms can be an expensive task, and in some cases can be resolved with a responsive website

Can I sell products on my website?

Definitely – a content management system will allow you to host your online store, and I can set up all of the security necessary to ensure your customers’ details remain safe and secure.

What is a Content Management System (CMS)?

A content management system (CMS) enables you to maintain the content on your website without any additional software our technical skill. When using a CMS, you can add new pages, upload images and be in full control of your site – all you need is a web browser and an internet connection. Find out more about the Content Management Systems we use.

Do you provide training on using the CMS?

Yes I provide all our clients with training on maintaining their website via the CMS.

Can you help me write content for my website?

It is preferred if you provide your own content for your website as in my opinion, this is your business that the website is going to promote and who knows your business best, you?

Also build your sitemap and help structure the foundation of your website in the planning stages.

Can you help me source photos for my website?

Yes. I will help you source stock photos from sites such as www.shutterstock.com and www.123rf.com.

Do I own my website?

YES! Everything that I build will be 100% owned by you. Most of my clients stay with me for the life of the website. But if for any reason you decide you want to take your site to another hosting service and get another company to service the site, I will happily assist you in making the transition as effortlessly and efficiently as possible. The website is yours after all, and I want you to take it wherever you go.

Can you design my logo?

Yes, I sure can. I not only design great looking websites, but they can design a unique logo for your business too.   Have a look at my Graphic Design page for further information.