Aren't the Internet and the World Wide Web the same thing?
No, although many people use the words interchangeably, they aren't.
The Internet is a worldwide network that links various computers
together while the World Wide Web is only the portion of of the Internet
that uses the hyper text transfer protocol (HTTP) method for communication.
Where do I start?
The easiest method is to download and print our FREE
Web Site Planning Kit. This kit will ask some key questions and provide
some structure to your planning process.
How involved do I need to be in developing my web
While we welcome your direct involvement, the amount of time
you spend is totally up to you. Our Six Step
Development Process starts with a discussion to
determine the specific needs, information and materials you want included in your web
site. You will need to provide us with the actual written material you want included in
your site. If photos are to be included, you will also need to provide us with these. We
will design the look and feel of you site based on the esthetics of your
current printed marketing and informational material. We initially construct your site
from within our own web site or on your own. In either case, we provide you with the
internet address you can use to access the site while it is under construction. This
allows you to view our work in progress whenever you want to but does not
permit casual web browsers to find your site while it is under construction.
What is the average turnaround time for a web site?
That will depend much on you how quick you review the
materials we submit for your approval and how quick you provide us with the information we
need to construct your site. A turnaround time of 30-45 days from the time you tell us to
move forward could probably be considered as the average.
What about all the "bells and whistles" I
see on some web sites?
We can add all the bells and whistles you want! But
first, a word of caution is appropriate. You must first decide who will be the primary
visitor to your web site and whether they will access it from home or work. While most
companies maintain a cutting edge approach to the Internet
and have a fast Internet connection, many home users do
not. If your primary visitor will be a home user accessing the web through America On
Line, over 25% of those users will not be able see or use many of these cutting
edge items. Since the primary user for most of the web sites we design are generally
home based, we use a conservative approach to our site design to allow virtually 99% of
all users to functionally use the site.
What is a web site host?
A web site host is the world wide web server where your web site is
stored and accessed by other people. Some web site hosts also provide access to the world
wide web and are called internet service providers (ISPs). If your web site host does not
provide you with internet service, you will also need an ISP, such as America On Line or
other access method. We have hosting partners
who will host your site economically. Arborcorp.com does not host web
There's an internet term I heard, but don't know what it
means. How can I find a definition?
We suggest that you visit the Internet Literacy Glossary.
They have a very comprehensive list of terms.
I've got a question not covered here. What do I do?
If you cannot find the information you want, we will be happy to answer your questions via
e-mail or on the phone. Simply enter your question in the
"other comments, information or questions" space provided near the bottom of our
Contact Us form and we will respond with an answer within 24 hours.