Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Here are some frequently asked questions about the design process and Sweet Cheeky Designs.

Do you work with Typepad or Wordpress?
At this time, I only work with Blogger. Since I am also learning and dabbling in web designing, I only have so many hours in a day.

Do you sell pre-made templates?
I do not sell them because I want each blog to reflect you. There may be a time or two that I make a blog just for the heck of it and give you the option of purchasing it. But, I will make sure that it is personalized just for you!

Is there a chance that my posts will be deleted?
I am only changing the look of your blog which includes the template and side buttons. The posts are in a completely different area. However, I do copy and download your whole blog before I begin just in case you have not upgraded to New Blogger. That way no links will be lost when I change your template.

How long does the design process take?
It usually takes me anywhere from 3-5 days to complete your blog and have it uploaded to your site. The designing process includes creating a header, side buttons, signature, recoloring text, links, and borders, and a post break that you will be happy with and I will want to use in my portfolio. It roughly takes about 15-20 minutes to upload the designs onto your site and check to make sure that everything is added properly.

Why do you have only certain designers listed to choose from?
Each designer has Terms of Use listed where they sell their digital kits. According to those Terms of Use, I cannot use their kits for commercial use without consent from them. I have gotten permission from the designers that are listed. If you see a kit that you would like me to use but it's not under my list, I will email the designer to get their permission. Sometimes it may be necessary for you to email a designer to get permission.

Why do some designers have commercial licensing fees to use their digital kits?
Even though your blog is personal, my business is commercial and to use the kits, I have to have permission plus pay a small fee in order to make money off of redesigning your blog from their product. Each designer has their own set fee.

Can I have a copy of the digital kit?
According to the designers' Terms of Use, each kit can only be used once. Therefore I will be unable to share these files.

Can I add widgets like Twitter and FeedjIt to the side of my blog without messing anything up?
Sure. You can add whatever you like to your blog. Just don't remove any of the boxes that I have set up on the Page Elements page.

Can I change out the pictures in my header?
Unfortunately, you will not be able to make changes to the design of the header. I will be happy to make the changes for a small fee. Please refer to my pricing page.

What is a Photobucket account and why do I need it?
This is a place on the web that houses all of the images that I design for you. I upload the images to Photobucket and then take the code and apply it to Blogger.

How do I know that I like the blog you designed for me before you upload it to my site?
While I am designing your blog, I upload your images on Photobucket and put the code back into my Blogger testing site. You will be able to see exactly what your blog will look like- minus your own posts, links, and profile. Then I will send you a private link where you can view the blog design that I created for you.

How do I pay you?
I will send you an invoice after you have okayed the design from the test blog. You may pay through Paypal using either your own Paypal account or a credit card. I cannot accept personal checks or money orders.

Please contact me if you have further questions!!

**A Note From The Designer:
You may fill out a questionnaire if you have specific requests for your blog. If you end up not going with the blog that I have designed for you, there will be a fee for my time spent designing the blog.
If there are excessive changes that I have to make despite meeting the requests on your questionnaire, there will be a charge of $25 per hour of my time. (This involves changing your mind mid-way through the design process)

Also, please respect the designer's work. I would like for you to leave a link to my blog on your blog so that others can see that Sweet Cheeky Designs designed that awesome blog for you! I would also appreciate the link to stay where I put it and not be submerged in buttons on the side of your blog. Anything that you change on your blog is a reflection on me, so please keep it clean. Thank you!

By the way, I have never had any problems with my awesome customers so far! Thanks guys! You make my job SO much fun!