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How much does a website or other project cost?

how much does a website or other project cost?We have created 3 basic types of website structures and pricing, which you can view on our services page. One price is for current biondo studio clients who may need updated programming, the second is for basic 5 page websites with a blog, and the third option is custom pricing for larger projects. We can discuss the details to give you an accurate estimate to base your decision on. read more…

What is GDPR compliance?

what is GDPR compliance?You may or may not have heard of the GDPR compliance which went into effect on may 25, 2018. In order to cover all bases and make sure that you are being clear with your visitors about what data that you’ll be collecting from them and how it will be used, we will add a privacy policy to your site along with disclaimers near contact forms and blog comment fields making your site as close to being GDPR compliant as possible. read more…

What is an SSL certificate and why would i need one?

what is an SSL certificate and why would i need one?Until just a few years ago, sites that had ecommerce ability and had forms for credit card info, etc. Needed to have something called an SSL certificate on it in order to encrypt the data and keep it secure. You can see which sites do or don’t have this protection by looking at the url bar and seeing if there’s a padlock before the address or not. Secure sites also have a prefix of “https” rather than “http.” read more…

Why isn’t my Flash animation or website coming up anymore?

why isn’t my flash animation or website coming up anymore?If you have an older website that was created in Flash, you might be noticing that your default non-Flash page (index2.html will usually show up in the URL) is showing up in place of your Flash home page or site. It’s no secret that Flash has been on it’s way out, but a recent development is that in addition to mobile, flash is being phased out on most laptop and desktop browsers (Chrome, Safari etc.) By 2020. read more…

How can I keep my website secure from hackers?

how can i keep my website secure from hackers?Paying attention to updating your site, and especially to anything odd that you notice is very important. WordPress websites, and especially those with blogs, can be targeted by hackers or malware. Google is requiring all websites to get an SSL certificate these days for data encryption. It’s important to keep your WordPress software and plugins updated so that your site can benefit from the latest security updates. read more…

How do I update my WordPress site once it’s completed?

how do i update my wordpress site once it’s completed?Once your WordPress site is completed, with a bit of effort you should be able to edit the content of the main website pages yourself. If the home page and main navigation of the pages is animated or highly customized you probably wouldn’t be able to update it yourself without our assistance, but you will be able to log in and add content to the pages or add blog posts and share them on social media yourself. We’ve made some simple instructions and there are many youtube tutorials to get you started. read more…

How can I have animation on my site?

how can i have animation on my site?For many years, Biondo Studio was well-known for creating flash websites and/or flash homepages for websites. Quite a bit has changed since then with the prominence of mobile devices, that do not support Flash software. For those clients who do want animation on their sites, we can do simpler animation using PNG files. Although the animation or interactivity isn’t as sophisticated as Flash right now, we can animate a page to be responsive, mobile-friendly and have movement to engage your visitors on all devices. You can view many of our sites with mobile-friendly animation on our portfolio page.

Can you help with audio or video?

can you help with audio or video?While we don’t do any recording here at Biondo Studio, we can help with some other needs that you might have for audio or video. For audio, we can seamlessly edit already existing files, compile them in a new arrangement, or we can export them into a different file format. We also edit video and do a terrific job, if I may say so myself. read more…

Which software do you work with?

which software do you work with?All of our sites are created with wordpress.ORG, which is highly customizable and allows clients to update and maintain most of the site themselves. WordPress is more in-depth than a simple blogging platform because it can accommodate an entire site on your own server, including one blog page and countless plugins for different effects and features. read more…

Can you offer any assistance in the voiceover business?

can you offer any assistance in the voiceover business?Although we have done dozens of voiceover sites over the years, we are not really part of the voiceover industry ourselves. I do know a good voice when I hear one, but we stick to the visuals and the programming. We’ve worked very closely with an amazing voiceover manager named celia siegel for a decade or so who consults with clients to figure out the best aspects of their voice and how to brand and market them to the industry. read more…

What is the timeframe needed to get a website completed?

what is the timeframe needed to get a website completed?The average timeframe to design and build a website is 4 to 6 weeks. However, being a small studio, there is often a bit of a queue to get started with a new web design. After the initial consultation and the sending of the estimate, if it all looks agreeable, then the client can send a signed copy of the contract and the deposit to secure their place in the queue. read more…

Do you provide website updates if needed?

do you provide website updates if needed?We are available to update sites that are created here at our studio for a $100.00 hourly rate, billed in 15 minute increments. Usually updates are made within a week of requesting them, and more quickly if possible. We can’t usually maintain a site created by another designer, as everyone programs differently. Sometimes it costs more to maintain an old outdated site than to create a new one. read more…

What is the design process for a website?

what is the design process for a website?This is one of the main things discussed in the initial consultation and we talk about the details in order to get a clear picture of exactly what you want and would like to convey before an estimate is written up. Examples using photos or links that you like helps with this process as the design is an extension of your personality and business and represents you. Some projects we’ve done were created with very little direction and others had more specific criteria to follow. We are always open to try different ideas, learning new methods, and want every project to be unique. read more…

How can social media help my website?

how can social media help my website?We recommend setting up accounts at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or Linkedin to help to promote yourself and your work. Which accounts you decide to set up purely depends on you, your needs, and your audience. We can create matching social media banners for you to use for a cohesive branded look. Social media links can be added to your website and will help your visitors to keep up with you and create a flow of traffic between your website and your news updates. read more…

Do you provide web hosting or domain name registration?

do you provide web hosting or domain name registration?We have our own online store at biondoweb.com, a subsidiary reseller of GoDaddy products which has everything you’d ever need to get your website up and running. Usually we will purchase these items for the client to make it easier for them and so they don’t have to navigate through dull technical info. After setting up an account for you, and purchasing what you need, we will sync everything up and be ready to go. read more…

How do I get a customized email address?

how do i get a customized email address?There are two options when setting up a customized email address such as you@yourdomain.com that matches your site name and looks more professional than one from Yahoo or Google. One thing that can be done is to set up a forwarding address that will forward any mail that’s sent there info an account that’s more convenient for you to check email on. read more…

What is the payment policy?

what is the payment policy?For larger jobs like a website, we request that a 50% deposit be paid to get started and to get the project started in the queue. Once the site is completed and launched, we send out an invoice billing for the balance. For maintenance and smaller projects, the bill is sent out at the end of each month with the due date customarily set at two weeks in the future. The preferred method of payment is check, but we will also take PayPal and Venmo as well. There would be a 3% fee to cover what PayPal takes out. We do not accept credit cards at this time. read more…

What is GDPR compliance?

You may or may not have heard of the GDPR compliance which went into effect on may 25, 2018. In order to cover all bases and make sure that you are being clear with your visitors about what data that you'll be collecting from them and how it will be used, we will add...

Can you help with audio or video?

While we don't do any recording here at Biondo Studio, we can help with some other needs that you might have for audio or video. For audio, we can seamlessly edit already existing files, compile them in a new arrangement, or we can export them into a different file...

What is the design process for a website?

This is one of the main things discussed in the initial consultation and we talk about the details in order to get a clear picture of exactly what you want and would like to convey before an estimate is written up. Examples using photos or links that you like helps...

How do I get a customized email address?

There are two options when setting up a customized email address such as you@yourdomain.com that matches your site name and looks more professional than one from Yahoo or Google. One thing that can be done is to set up a forwarding address that will forward any mail...

What is the payment policy?

For larger jobs like a website, we request that a 50% deposit be paid to get started and to get the project started in the queue. Once the site is completed and launched, we send out an invoice billing for the balance. For maintenance and smaller projects, the bill is...

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