WEB DESIGN FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1.) HOW MUCH DOES A WEBSITE COST?
Buying a website is like buying a car. It depends on what kind of car, how many features, how fast it needs to go... you get the picture. We estimate everything on how long it takes to build a website, so the cost can vary from just a few hundred dollars to few thousands of dollars.
2.) HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE YOU TO BUILD MY WEBSITE?
Just the same as the cost of your website, every project depends on its individual requirements, so does the timeframe. All timeframes are estimated with the complexity of the project in mind. But for simplicity's sake, a typical website takes around 4-6 weeks.
3.) I GOT A QUOTE FOR THE SAME WORK FROM THE GUYS DOWN THE STREET, WHY IS AZTEK'S PRICE DIFFERENT THAN THEIRS?
Not all firms approach their projects the same way. PB.Promotions has developed a very specific methodology that we believe delivers the best possible product to our clients. Sometimes, that means we spend a little more time planning things out, or tweaking a killer user interface. When you select a web design firm, you are buying the level of quality they can produce. And like anything else, you get what you pay for.
4.) WILL YOU BUILD OUR SITE IF WE GIVE YOU THE LAYOUTS FROM ANOTHER DESIGNER?
We have and usually we will, but we're going to put our two cents in. The issues with other designers' designs, is that they may not have a full understanding of how we are going to execute the HTML, CSS and/or other technology aspects that are represented in the design. Our design team understands how to "design in" the technologies we work with, so our concepts most accurately reflect what we are able to faithfully execute in our code.
5.) I'M NOT SURE WHAT I WANT MY SITE TO LOOK LIKE BUT I'LL KNOW IT WHEN I SEE IT. WHY DON'T YOU JUST BRING A BUNCH OF IDEAS? (HOW MANY DESIGNS DO I GET TO SEE?)
When our design team is developing concepts for your website, we create many different directions and ideas. But when it comes time to present the visuals to you, we only bring our single, strongest idea. We do this because we don't want anyone to select anything less than what we feel is the best possible solution for their website project. Remember, you are buying our experience and expertise, not the "prettiest" design we can muster.
6.) DO YOU DO "SPEC CREATIVE" (CAN I SEE YOUR DESIGN IDEAS FOR MY WEBSITE BEFORE I PAY FOR ANYTHING)?
7.) SOMEBODY ELSE DESIGNED MY SITE AND I DON'T HAVE ANY CONTENT MANAGEMENT CAPABILITIES, CAN YOU HELP ME MAKE CHANGES TO MY SITE?
More than likely. Not all sites are created the same way and we've seen cases where old sites are a house of cards that would be better off being scrapped than having more edits made to them. We'll just need to know a little bit more about the site before saying "yes" for sure.
8.) WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE CAN EASILY ADD [INSERT FEATURE] IN THE FUTURE, CAN YOU MAKE SURE THAT FUTURE CHANGES DON'T COST MUCH/ANYTHING?
We'd love to say yes to that every time, but the reality is, we can't possibly predict what features or changes you may need in the future. Think of it like building a house. Today you build a nice two bedroom house for you, your spouse and your only child. But you might have another child in the future and will need another bedroom, bathroom and maybe a basement. But on the other hand, you might not? So you don't build the house that way now. Just because you told the builder about the possibility of the future additions, doesn't mean he can accommodate the changes on the cheap if the day ever comes.
9.) WHAT IS WEBSITE USABILITY?
In a nutshell, it's making a site that is easy for users to figure out without any special training or explanation. This may seem like a "Well duh" concept, but good usability (especially on the web) requires some experience and know-how. Nobody sets out to intentionally create a website that is difficult to use or read, but sometimes a project's informational or technical requirements may steer an interface into the land of confusion. We try to keep that from happening.