Why should I (not) choose Marathia Web Design?

Marathia Web Design is specialized in high quality, low cost websites for small companies, associations, private persons etc. I don’t do really big, database driven projects involving loads of cgi, php or other scripting, because the company is just me. So, if you want a beautiful presentation on the web without paying through the nose, you’ve come to the right place.
Of course it is important that you like my work, so please take a look at my portfolio of example websites.

I already have a site. Can you improve it?

Sure! I can improve or redesign your existing website and add additional content as required. I’m always willing to assess your current website and recommend enhancements for your consideration.

What happens when I complete your contact form?

If you are making an enquiry about a possible site you would like me to create for you, please provide a brief outline of your requirements. I will mail you back as promptly as possible with an idea of price, timescale and suggestions with regard to your project. You are not obliged to use my services at any stage during this process, so feel free to use the contact form to ask any related questions you may have.

How long does it take for a design to be completed?

The timescale of a project depends on many factors and is generally dictated by the client. Usually a brand new website takes a few weeks to finish. If you have a deadline in mind please let me know, so I can tell you whether or not I will be able to meet it for you.

Do I need to buy a domain name and hosting?

What you prefer. You can do it by yourself or I can do that for you if you like.

How much will it cost?

The cost of a website varies, depending upon the type of site you require. An example: a basic site (5 pages including a gallery and a contact form) will cost approx. € 300. That is: when you have the text and the photographs that will be used.
The only ongoing cost will be your annual hosting fee which will be around €20 yearly.

What do I get for that money?

I aim to give all of my clients ‘value for money’ websites that meet their wishes. Be assured that your site will at least meet the following criteria:
  • custom design - your own unique look and feel.
  • domain name and web hosting
  • ethical coding
  • optimized web pages
  • optimized graphics
  • cross browser compatibility
  • free support
  • free advice

I would like you to design my site. What should I do now?

If you would like to use my services all you need to do is send me a brief idea of your wishes. Then, based on your guidance, I will design an initial web page for you.
Then this design will be refined/changed in consultation with you until you’re happy with it. After that, I will need you to forward content and images for your site, so I can start designing your website.

Do I need to send a deposit for the work?

I generally ask for a 25% deposit from clients. The balance of payment is due on completion of the project.

Do I get listed in Google?

I submit all websites I design to Google, Yahoo! and DMOZ. Unfortunately, influence on the ranking is limited. Search engines’ algorithms (and thus rankings and listings) may occur daily, weekly or even hourly.

How many staff are at Marathia Web Design?

I won't fool you into believing there’s a whole team here. In fairness at the moment its just me, and my wife who does most things involving choosing color schemes and taking and selecting pictures.

What do you do if a project requires something not in your skill set?

I know a lot of good people and if I can’t do it properly I’ll get someone who can.

Will we need to have a meeting? I don’t live in Greece!

In the majority of cases a meeting isn’t necessary. My sites are generally completed with contact via email, Skype and/or telephone only.

What can you do for me after completion my site?

Of course I'm available for after sales service after the completion of a website project. Any slight tweaks or amendments are carried out to the site free of charge in the first month. For any support thereafter I charge an hourly rate of €40.

Don't you have any small print?

Sure I have! You can find it here. I know, it’s not something for the faint hearted, but basically everything in there is also discussed on this page.
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