How long does it take to create a website?
The length of time it takes to create a fully functional website is based on several factors. Custom design work can take anywhere from 1 - 4 weeks, depending on the complexity of the design and the number of revisions you require. The development phase could require an additional 1 - 6 weeks, depending on the number of pages, and the functionality that is desired. Of course, these are general guidelines, and we will make every effort to meet the time frame you have in mind
What is the average cost for a website?
It is difficult to quote an average price, due to the enormous range in requirements for each web site requirements. There are many, many factors that influence the ultimate cost of any given website. We provide our clients with a detailed estimate before any work begins
What kind of Businesses do you work with?
We work with a broad range of company types. Small start-ups, large corporations, nonprofits, personal websites and more. Across many business industries, technology, food, apparel, health + beauty, camps, travel, finance, arts, fair trade ...
What kind of technology do you support?
We specialize in HTML, CSS and PHP, but are very experienced with Java, DHTML, XML, Python, CGI and others
Do you work with CMS platforms like Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal?
Yes we work with most all Content Management System's (CMS)
Can I see my website while it's in progress?
Absolutely! In fact, we encourage it. We build your website on our development Server, and provide you with a URL link so that you can log in and monitor the progress of your site. During this phase, we encourage your feedback if something isn't quite the way you envisioned it or if you've changed your mind. Once your site is ready and you have provided your approval, we release it live
Is a Custom Website Design really that much more valuable than a good website template?
In general, we do not recommend the use of templates, but they may be appropriate in certain situations. For example, if you absolutely must have a site launched within the space of a few days, or if you are on an especially limited budget, a template might be an acceptable short-term solution. However, these instances should be the exception rather than the rule for these reasons:
1. Most templates do not conform to important usability and search engine guidelines. If you're not meeting the needs of your users, or if the search engines can't easily index your site, then you'll simply be wasting your valuable time and money with this approach
2. Most templates do not lend themselves to quick or easy modification. If you require design modifications, it's important to understand that they can substantially increase your total cost
3. Templates purchased from the major online vendors may be used hundreds or even thousands of times, even by your own competitors. A cookie cutter design doesn't attract much lasting attention. Good design is a reflection of your business, your strategy and your audience
Can I choose you to Design my Website and use a different Web Hosting company?
Yes, you can use any web host you like. Once your website has been completed you will have to provide us with your web hosting ftp login username as password so that we can upload your website for you. Or if this something you are comfortable doing we can send you the website design package
Can you help me write content for my website?
Yes. We include copy writing and editing in all of our proposals. We also build your site-map and help structure the foundation of your website in the planning stages
Can you help me source photos for my website?
Yes. We will help you source stock photos from image web sites. And if you have your own photos we can utilize these as well
Do I own my website?
YES! Everything that we build will be 100% owned by you. Most of our clients stay with us for the life of the website. But if for any reason you decide you want to take your site to another hosting service and get another company to service the site, we will happily assist you in making the transition as effortlessly and efficiently as possible. The website is yours after all, and we want you to take it wherever you go
When is payment required for your web site design and development services?
For most projects, 50% of the estimated fee must be provided prior to beginning work, with the remaining payment due upon completion of the project. For larger projects, an initial payment representing one-third of the estimated total fee is required. The second payment is required upon the halfway point, with the final third due upon completion of the project