web design faqs
right up front
Q: What should I look for when choosing a web designer?
A: There are a lot of things to take into consideration, and we've listed a few on our faqs page. You don't have to settle for somebody local. Riotta.Com creates many websites for clients in Florida because that's where we're located, but we also design websites all over the country. We have web design clients from Key West, Florida, to Jefferson City, Missouri, to San Diego, California, and we communicate with our clients mainly through email. Meeting in person isn't necessary, and we keep our web design prices low by cutting out the expense of traveling for meetings and maintaining a physical office.
Please look through our site using the navigation at the top or bottom of the page, and check out our work. That's really the best way to find a designer; make sure you like her (or his) work, and ask questions about search engine optimization and accessibility. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Q: Can I maintain my own website after you've designed it?
A: Absolutely! We find that designing a website is the part that we enjoy most, and we don't mind handing over the day-to-day updates to you. We don't hold our clients hostage by designing a site that's too complicated to be edited by anyone but a professional. That said, there's a lot more to editing web pages than there is to creating a flyer in Word; it simply works differently. There will be a rather steep learning curve if you want to use an HTML editor like Microsoft Expressions or Adobe Dreamweaver, not to mention the expense of purchasing the software. Riotta.Com works with a programmer who can help set up your site so that it is relatively easy for you to maintain, and you won't have to learn any markup language. There is an additional cost for this, but you'll find that it's more economical than paying for the software necessary to edit your site.