Frequently asked questions
+ Do you recommend Squarespace or Wordpress?
I would encourage you to launch your first website on Squarespace if you're just starting out and don't need too many advanced features. It's less expensive to build and will deliver great results. But if you have an existing business and you need more advanced capabilities such as a membership area, I recommend you take your business to the next level with WordPress. One other factor to consider - Squarespace is a platform you can easily manage once your site is built, WordPress will likely require ongoing support to update and maintain.
+ What is your onboarding process?
Each new web design project begins with a consultation. My goal for this meeting is to understand your business, answer your questions and clarify your requirements. If you already have a design in mind, that’s great, or we can create a mood board of design ideas and go from there. I will ask you to provide all website content, upfront. I will not start the development process until I have what I need and all requirements are mutually agreed. After that, I begin.
+ How much time does it take to build a website?
It takes about 2 weeks to build a Squarespace website, and between 4 and 8 weeks to build a WordPress website.
+ How much do you charge?
All projects are individually quoted for based on your specific requirements. Be ready to invest minimum £1,200 for Squarespace and minimum £2,500 for WordPress. Payment terms are 50% upfront, and 50% on completion. For a more detailed quote, please call me.
+ Do you give any training at the end of a project?
After each project, I offer a 90 minute hand over / training session to empower you to maintain your new website and make changes. Wordpress sites are more complex to manage and I suggest you go with Squarespace if you want to manage your new website without additional support.
+ Will you update my existing website?
Yes, happily. I offer support based web design and consulting services on a case by case basis. I will ask to review your site, and go from there. You can purchase support in 5 or 10 hour blocks.
+ Do you provide ongoing support and maintenance?
Yes, you can purchase a 12 month maintenance package sold as a monthly subscription. This includes performance and security checks, site updates, and minor changes. Or you can purchase regular support as and when you need it in blocks of 5 or 10 hours.