How long does a project take?
Branding projects take around 3-4 weeks, Web Design and Development usually takes around 6-8 weeks. Content is required up front before the Web Design process can commence. Timing will depend on how quickly you provide feedback and any other elements I request.
How much does it cost?
Do you create eCommerce sites?
WordPress eCommerce projects are a special service, to that end I work with another developer subject to her availability, get in touch and we can create a custom quote for you. If you’d like a simple eCommerce solution we can take a look at Squarespace.
What platform do you work with?
I build most of my sites on the WordPress platform, it’s a platform that’s easy for you to use once your site is created and has the extensibility to handle almost anything that we can dream up in terms of functionality. Within WordPress I work on the Genesis Framework which is basically a theme base that is secure, search engine optimised and makes a foundation that can handle the changing WordPress environment.It’s a blank canvas that can be edited to form a beautiful bespoke design. Occasionally I do work in Squarespace when it’s a good fit for the client and the design. I don’t currently work in Shopify.
Can you install / tweak a premade theme for me?
Probably not. I don’t like to delve into other developers code, everyone codes differently and it’s just not cost effective for me or you to make edits to an existing theme. One exception might be the StudioPress Genesis Child Themes, get in touch if you’d like to discuss. Also when working with Squarespace we will start with an existing theme.
Can we meet in person?
I’m located in the Blue Mountains in Australia, which is a bit of a trek from Sydney. To keep my prices cost effective, I find that a Skype video chat or Screen Share session will work really well for us to get to know each other, work through ideas or do training after your site is built. I’m very responsive and clear on email, phone and virtual meetings.
Can you write the content for me?
I’m not a copywriter so I can’t create the content for you, I do have copywriters I work with, depending on your content who might suit you. Additionally I’ll always provide feedback on the copy that you supply me – I’ve got a lot of experience in usability and formatting copy for the web.
Do you have any hosting recommendations?
Not all hosts are equal. With hosting you really do get what you pay for and I’ve found that cheap hosting can be plagued with issues that cost more in the long run. There are some specific hosts we won’t work with, contact us for more details. If you’d like a recommendation for a host, I do highly recommend FlyWheel, they are a US company that specialise in fast, Managed WordPress Hosting, meaning your hosting will be optimised specifically for your WordPress site and core updates and backups (very important!) will be easy peasy.