How long will it take for my site to be designed and built?
The design phase of your project involves a lot of feedback and approvals from clients with every revision. This means that it will vary from project to project to project unless the design is ready when we get involved with the project—already completed by another designer or was a purchased theme. The development phase is a bit more predictable and we can provide reasonable estimates for scheduled completed in this phase.
How much will it cost?
The cost of any site or product development depends on a variety of factors. This makes it almost impossible to know without a thorough understanding of the project. Some of the factors that play a role include:
- core functionality
- how data-driven the site is
- amount of advanced processing required
- whether it is on an accelerated development schedule (rush jobs)
- content management requirements
- custom functionality
- difficulty of reaching target data (scraping)
One of the first steps that we take is to gather the high-level requirements of your project in order to establish its scope, which can then be used to determine a price. If you have a rough idea of what you will be needing, please feel free to send us an email to find out how much it will cost.
Are there any hidden costs?
No. We are very transparent with pricing and what costs are for. Costs typically fall under design, development, maintenance and hosting.
What are your payment terms?
For projects that span over two days the requirements are broken up for a daily completion schedule. Each day has a daily rate and this is how the overall cost is computed. Payments will then be made as a 50% deposit to confirm the day or work the work is to be done, then the other 50% at the end of the day or week.
Smaller projects taking less than a day are billed hourly. Our maintenance packges include most work involving tweaks or fixes. New features can be quoted at any time.
Will my website be search engine friendly?
Yes. Out of the box we structure and build the pages of your site to be easily crawled and indexed by search engines.
Do I have to keep my website with you forever or can I move it somewhere else?
No. You have complete flexibility when it comes to hosting. We can host it on a hosting account you already own, on one of our servers, or on a server we can setup specifically for you. Regardless of where it is hosted, your hosting arrangement can be changed at any time to suit changing needs. Given that the majority of our development is on a Linux Apache MySQL PHP (LAMP) technology stack the hosting possibilities are limitless.
How do I update my website?
For websites that require easy, no hassle updates on a periodic basis that a non-technical person can be tasked with, we recommend having a content management system in place. This allows quick changes to site copy, product prices or other database records at your convenience.