Frequently Asked Questions

Colin James Web has been building web experiences since 2012 and in that time have gained a vast amount of experience and knowledge. I crafted this FAQ page to answer many of the frequently asked questions I have been asked along the way.


I’m new to this whole website thing, how does it work?

Never fear, that’s why I’m here. You can learn about our time proven process in our process section.

Do I need my own domain name and web hosting?

Yes, I can help you get this set up and I can work with your existing provider. We are not a web hosting company.

How much does a website cost?

The cost of a website can vary depending on various factors, just like the cost of a house or a car may vary. Though our website projects generally start in the £2,500 range for basic business sites and range upward depending on your unique needs.

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 and the quality of content that you have ready to go. A basic website typically takes around 4 weeks from beginning to end.

What is a domain name?

A domain name is your address on the internet. Typically this would be something like or .com, .org etc.

What is web hosting?

Web hosting is a service that allows your website to be viewed on the Internet. It’s basically a computer housed in a data centre that runs your website and email.

Will my website work on mobile devices?

Yes it will. All the websites I design work on all devices. Depending on your requirements I can design and develop your site using responsive design so that the site is optimised for mobile devices.

What is a Content Management System?

A Content Management System is a tool that allows you to maintain the pages of your website yourself, without the need for any technical skills. A CMS allows you to edit and add pages, images, products or blog entries to your website. No additional software is required – all you need is a web browser and an internet connection.

Do you do ecommerce/Online Store websites?

Sure do! Including secure online payment options.

Do you provide training?

Yes I provide all my clients with training on maintaining their website.

Can you help me with Social Media and Email Marketing?

I sure can. As part of your project, I can include social media and email marketing services.

Do you write the content for my site?

I don’t directly write your content, however, if you need help with this I can put you in contact with a copywriter who specialises in writing for the web.

What is Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)?

Search Engine Optimisation is all about getting your website higher up in the search results on search engines such as Google. The higher up the results you are the more traffic (and customers) you’re likely to get.

There are many aspects that go into achieving good SEO, and one of the most important is the copy (words) on your website. Focus on well written, keyword rich and appropriate content is the key.

Can you write the content for my site and design my logo?

I don’t directly write your content, however, if you need help with this I can put you in contact with a copywriter who specialises in writing for the web.

I focus on what I’m good at – designing and building websites, however, if you need someone to creating your logo for you I have relationships with several graphic designers who specialise in logos and branding.


Unlike many developers I only use professional security software. Providing 24/7 Security Monitoring and Protection from Web Security Vulnerabilities.

Why should we choose you?

I’ll let one of my clients, Jo Davies of TECBAR answer that.

‘He goes above and beyond a brief and is a pleasure to work with. I have no hesitation in recommending Colin James Web to others.’

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