Frequently Asked Questions 

How long have you been doing this for?

Thayer2Design has been around since 2013 but that doesn’t mean I’ve only been creating websites for that long. In fact I’ve been creating websites for over 10 years. Many of them were created for my own personal use or just because I enjoyed the process. It wasn’t until recently that I turned that passion into a career and started building websites for other people.

What do I need to start building a website?
You will need three things to get started with owning a website:


Domain Name: A domain name is what your clients, customers, visitors will type into the address bar to find you. (For example: A .com is the most commonly used domain name but it isn’t the only. Other domains can end in .net, .org, .edu, .gov, .tv, ect. It’s important to pick a domain name that people can easily remember and stands out.

Web Hosting: Your web hosting is similar to a physical store. Its a place where you will store everything (your website, files, pictures) and this is where your customers are directed to when they enter in your domain name. If you don’t already have a web hosting company, than we are happy to provide one for you and we are proud to often be lower in cost than our competition.

A Web Designer: It’s easy to choose a company like GoDaddy to quickly build a website or a company like Wix (I’m sure you’ve seen their commercials recently.) But often times these websites aren’t that great, they don’t work well with search engines, and in the end you get what you pay for. Instead you can go with a designer such as Thayer2Design who will build you exactly what you need at a price you can afford.

Do you design websites for only CNY?
– No! Yes its true that most of websites are built in CNY and we mostly do web design in Syracuse, Rome, Oneida, and surrounding areas. But that doesn’t mean we limit ourselves there. Instead we’ve created websites for businesses all throughout New York and we’ve even built sites for people located in other states. As long as we have a way to contact you such as email, phone, or skype, than there is a good chance that we can work together and design your perfect website just the way you want it.
How long does it take to build a website?
This is a great question and its impossible for me to give you an exact answer. So why am I even including this question? Because the answer actually comes from the client themselves. If you are great to communicate with than a website can be built in as little as a couple weeks. However if I need information from you for the “About Us” page and it takes you three weeks to get back to me, than that’s three weeks longer to build your website. Communication is critical from both the designer and the client and makes the process move much faster.
How many pages can my website have?
You can have as many pages as you want. Some of the main pages you’ll want to consider include: Home, About Us, Services, Contact us, and FAQ. In addition you’ll want to consider other pages that expand on what you do and help promote yourself. For example a Testimonials page or photo gallery are a great way to keep visitors on your website and get to know you better.
Can you update my current/new website?
Once your website is built we don’t leave you in the cold. We will be more than happy to update your website for you whenever you need it done. We provide two types of services. A monthly rate in which you would be charged however much work was done in that month or a yearly rate which would cover your website updates for the entire year.
What SEO is included with your web design services?
When we build a website for you we make sure that the basics are taken care of. That includes adding keywords, meta tags and other bits of information to your website so that you can get a great start out of the gate. We’ll also make sure that your site is found by companies like Google, Yahoo, and Bing. If you would like to take your SEO to the next level and get better rankings than we encourage you to ask how we can help. Thayer2Design does not promise 1st page results but we’ve done it in the past and we’ll do everything in our power to give your website that opportunity and ability.
Can I get an email account with you?
You sure can and in fact we encourage it. Having an email address with your company name behind that @ symbol is a great way to show that you’re professional in what you do.
How reliable is your Web Hosting?
Our Web Hosting offers a 99.9% up-time and we’re so confident in the web hosting that we offer our customers that we use the same hosting as well.