Web & Marketing FAQ's
We understand that with building a website comes a lot of questions and uncertainty so to make life just a tad easier, we've provided answers to the most popular questions our clients ask us.
Just like a house, the cost of a website can vary based on many factors including its size, features, functionality, and desired upgrades. On average, a small basic business website (5-8 individual pages) can start at $1500 and go up to $3,000+ depending on its size. For an ecommerce website, the cost can range anywhere from $2,500 and can reach up well over $10,000, again depending on factors such as number of products, amount of traffic, functionality, and more.
A standard brochure style website can typically take approximately 60 to 90 days to create. An online store (Ecommerce Website) can take 120 - 160 days. These are average ranges and can vary from project to project.
It's simple. We follow a 5 step process to help both us and our clients through this task easily and successfully.
- PLANNING - The planning stage is arguably the most important stage, because what's decided and mapped here sets the stage for the entire project. This is also the stage that requires client interaction and the accompanying attention to detail.
- DESIGN - The design stage typically involves moving the information outlined in the planning stage further into reality. The main deliverables are a documented site structure and, more importantly, a visual representation. Upon completion of the design phase, the website should more or less have taken shape, but for the absence of the content and special features.
- DEVELOPMENT - Development involves the bulk of the programming work, as well as loading content (whether by your team or the client's). Keep code organized and commented, and refer constantly to the planning details as the full website takes shape. Take a strategic approach, and avoid future hassles by constantly testing as you go.
- LAUNCH LINK - The purpose of the launch phase is to prepare the website for public viewing. This requires final polishing of design elements, deep testing of interactivity and features and, most of all, a consideration of the user experience. An important early step in this phase is to move the website, if need be, to its permanent Web server. Testing in the production environment is important because different servers can have different features and unexpected behavior (e.g. different database host addresses).
- POST-LAUNCH - Business re-enters the picture at this point as you take care of all the little tasks related to closing the project. Packaging source files, providing instructions for use and any required training occurs at this time. Always leave the client as succinctly informed as possible, and try to predict any questions they may have. Don't leave the project with a closed door; communicate that you're available for future maintenance and are committed to ongoing support. If maintenance charges haven't already been shared, establish them now.
The project starts with a 50% deposit. After signing off on the deisgn and before we start to code, we collect 25%. Once we have completly finished the website, the final 25% is collected and all copyright is transfered over to you.
Our clients consists of small to medium sized businesses across a wide variety of business industries including technology,l food, apparel, health & beauty, finance and more.
Yes. We built websites using a vareity of platforms because we believe that each project is unique and therefore should use the appropriate technology to suit its needs.
Yes and no. We are masters at revamping websites built on popular platforms such as Bootstrap, Wordpress, Drupal and even Shopify. However, if your website is built on something that are out of our reach, we will inform you right away. After all, not everyone can be perfect at everything.
Yes. We include copy writing and editing in all of our proposals. We also build your sitemap and help structure the foundation of your website in the planning stages.
We can help you source professional stock photos from sites such as DepositPhotos or We also take photographs of business, employees and products and produce custom photography and videos for your website.
YES! Once we finish a project and final payment is complete, we transfer all copyright and ownershop over to you. This means you own the website and all its files 100% to do as you please moving forward.
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