WordPress is a free web development platform. In the recent years it has dominated the web design (60% of all platform based websites). It’s been used by business owners with no tech experience to experienced developers alike and by startups to massive organisations like New York Times, CNN, Playstation, eBay and others.
A premium theme is a pre-build set of functions, integrations, plugins and base design templates. A custom theme is build by a developer from scratch. While a custom theme provides full control over the design, it is a much more expensive process, and takes a long time to ‘re-invent’ functions that premium themes have build-in and tested. We use a combination of the two approaches, picking up the best of the premium themes as a base and fully customizing the look’nfeel for your project.
This is a high level list of functions that we cover:
A good looking website is a good start. However business growth comes from lead generation. We work with a network of expert content producers and graphic designers. We also help our clients with realistic marketing goals, understand what techniques are out there and how to utilize them. We cover Press Releases, Content Marketing, Backlinks & SEO, Print Material, Influencer Reach, CPC, Facebook and Google Ads and overall Marketing Strategies.
After completion of the project we offer a monthly maintenance and support service. This covers issue resolution as well as minor content updates, plugin and theme maintenance. There is no monthly contract and you can start/stop at any time. Bigger/more complex tasks are treated as separated projects and costs are calculated upon review of the requirements.
Our process is made up of three phases:
Phase 1: We look into the current website, material and content. We also look into competitor websites, other websites in the same industry as well as websites that you like and want us to consider. Finally we look into your branding, color palette and overall company style and culture.
Phase 2: On our staging server, we build what we call the initial look’nfeel. This is essentially the first version of the site and is usually made up of a homepage and a secondary page. We then send out the link for review and request the initial feedback.
Phase 3: Based on the feedback we receive at the end of second phase, we start a series of iterations, updating and evolving the site until everyone is happy with the final result.
The first two phases of our build process take about 1 week combined. The third phase depend on the complexity and size of the project. On average it takes about 2-3 weeks to finalize everything and go-live.
It depends on the project but in general terms we aim to cover the end to end website design, structure, build, optimization and go-live.
What we don’t cover normally is hosting and domain. If you don’t have a hosting account already or a domain we can help you and guide you through the process. It’s all pretty straighforward. The reason we don’t provide these ourselves is that we feel your website should reside on a hosting account that you or the business owns, as it is a company asset. For the same reason you should own your own domain, again as this is a valuable company asset.
We primarily use WordPress as we feel is the most flexible and sophisticated platform currently in the market. We also use Wix, Squarespace and Shopify and we can offer competitive prices for projects that want to make use of these tools.
We accept any credit or debit card and our invoices are generated and sent via Paypal. If you have a personal or business paypal account you can use that – if not you can simply use any card available without having to register with Paypal.
Our preffered method is email. The reason being that we can then reference any past discussion. We also use skype or zoom for screen sharing and phone when necessary (we are in Chicago, central time zone)
Besides web design our services revolve primarily around marketing consultation and lead generation. We have a vast experience in PPC advertising as well as social media strategies, email marketing, influencer marketing, Facebook and Google audience re-targeting and PR. In most projects we encourage our clients to share their long term plans and we offer our suggestions based on our experience. A good website is a start but the real challenge is a functional sales and lead generation funnel.
The following are essential for any new web design project:
Yes. We use premium themes and templates as and when required. We see themes as a means of saving time and money for our clients as we don’t have to re-invent the wheel when it comes to producing complex integrations and sophisticated page structures. The premium themes we use come packed with tons of features, functionalities and integrations that would take us months and huge budgets in order to re-create. We use themes and templates as our basis, and we then fully customize depending on the needs of the project. One thing to consider is that one of the main reasons for the success and evolution of platforms such as WordPress, Shopify and Squarespace is due to this exact architecture and theme-based model.
Every project is different however a general rule of thumb is the following: a 5 page website costs $1000. This would include the following:
For a custom quote feell free to get in touch. No project is too small and we are open to suggestions and tailor made projects & budgets. The pricing below is shown as reference – most of our projects are tailor made.
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For a custom quote fell free to get in touch. No project is too small and we are open to suggestions.