Zuk Design

pronounced "zoo - k"

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Zuk Design ~ Custom Website Design

We provide a user-friendly experience for you - and your customers

Every website unique... just like your business.
The world wide web is still a big mystery to many - there’s so much to know and it is easy to get overwhelmed. That’s why we’re here. We see it as part of our job to educate clients and help you feel more comfortable and less confused with the whole website experience. To view some of our client websites, click through the slideshow above.

What most of our customers want is a website they can manage themselves (CMS), that is designed for all devices (Responsive), and shows up on Google (SEO). That is why all our sites are Content Management (CMS), Responsive and include SEO (Search Engine Optimization). For what these terms mean, please scroll down to the bottom of this page.

Websites 101 - you need 3 things to have a website:

A. Domain
This is your "www" or website address.
Domains cost from $10 - 25 each per year. 
Try to buy a domain that matches your busienss name, but if your name is long, buy a shorter version too. 
Always buy the .com and .ca. You can have multiple domain names - one will be your ’default’.
Always buy your domains yourself, with your own credit card, so they are owned by you.
Always keep your domain renewals up-to-date, so you don’t lose them.

B. Hosting
The is a fee you pay to get your website up on the internet, similar to paying for your phone or cable service.
Paid annually, usually about $144 - $250.
Hosting will be with Squarespace, billed directly to you.

C. Website
This is the part we do for you; the custom designing the ’look’ of your website, all your pages, content and images.
All of our websites are custom-designed, to reflect the essence of your business, with your customers in mind. 
Although we are building your website for you, we are actually building it for your customers.
For a quote on your project, please contact us.

 

RESPONSIVE CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS  •  WITH SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION

MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How much does a website cost?
Our websites start at $2500: this includes up to 6 pages, Responsive, CMS and SEO for every page.
*does not include hosting or domain fees, or ecommerce (see below).

What platform do you use?
We design exclusively with Squarespace now. Squarespace is a powerful CMS website platform that enables our clients to be independent. Training is included.

Are there maintenance fees?
Once your website is built, there are no ongoing maintenance fees. Our goal is to help you be independant with your website - that’s why all our websites are Squarespace Content Management. We train you how! If you do not have time to make changes to their website, we are happy to set up on-demand maintenance for you.

Do you do ecommerce websites?
Yes we do! We can set up your online store and get your product on the internet. Prices range depending on the number of products.

Ready to get your business online?
Contact us, consultations are always free.


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WEBSITE TERMS EXPLAINED

What is a Content Management System (CMS)?
A website you can edit yourself - change pictures and words, update text when you want to, and even add pages. Sqaurespace CMS will save you maintenance costs.

What is Responsive?
A Responsive website is a website that is designed to change size automatically to fit the device it is being viewed on: desktop, tablet, or phone.

What is Search Engine Optimization (SEO)?
’Just build it and they will come’ does not apply to websites. Having a website does not guarantee that your customers will find your business. A properly optimized site will ensure your site comes up in the search engines. This involves several factors that include keywords, page titles and descriptions. Zuk Design web designers have Certified SEO training.