Answers to common questions about our writer websites.
Yes, all of the designs flexible and can be adjusted at the start of the project (within reason). We will customise a collection design for your identity, personal style, and content. This can include changes to fonts, colors, background images, background colors, and border styling. Making changes to the design in the future after the site is launched will need to be done by us.
Yes, your site will be ‘responsive’, meaning it’s optimised for the smaller screen sizes of tablets and mobile devices
Yes, I build the sites with SEO best practices, such as semantic HTML markup, keyword targeted titles and structured URLs, built to be shared on social, authorship meta tags, all that jazz.
Yes, we can register any available domain you wish.We offer a Website Essentials package, which is renewed annually, that includes:
- Domain name registration/renewal
- Website hosting
- Automated backup and security
Yes, we can embed video from popular sites like YouTube and Vimeo. Video can also be uploaded directly to your site, via WordPress, and comes with an easy-to-use video player with controls.
Yes, we can embed Goodreads widgets, like their book reviews widgets. Same goes for any other social network, such as Twitter timeline feeds, etc..
We use WordPress to build your site. You’ll have a login account to manage content, blog posts, comments, and books yourself.
Our hosting uses Google Cloud data centres spread across the globe in locations optimised for load speed. These locations are Iowa (USA), London (UK), Eemshaven (Netherlands), Sydney (Australia), and Singapore (Singapore). We allocate our client hosting according to the best server centre for their market and audience.
For example, if I wanted to add another book to the book page after the launch of the first page. Can updates and edits be carried out by me, or would you need to do that?
Another name for a layout is a template. I create a template for each of the unique pages of the site. For example, I’ll create a single template that controls the structure and styling of a single book page. You cannot edit the structure or styling of the layout/template.
But you can duplicate any number of pages from a single template. For example, you could add another books yourself and the design stays consistent.
If you wanted to change the design (structure, styling, or functionality) of a template, we would estimate time based on your requirements, but typically, adjustments to layouts are $88/hour.
As mentioned in the previous answer, you can manage all of the content yourself, so there’s no cost to ’update’ that in the future.
Yes, your site will include a contact form if you’d like one.
If you mean email list signup/subscription connected to a 3rd party services for sending newsletters, that would be an additional cost.
I recommend Mailchimp for your email list. We can set it up and integrate it with your site.
Read more about using an email list to market your books in my article, Why email is the #1 promotional tool for authors