We’ve rounded up the most common questions and comments that come through our inbox and done our best to answer them as thoroughly as we can.
But if you have a question about web design, social media or how to mix a great cocktail, please feel free to drop us a line. We’ll respond as quickly as possible.
We pride ourselves on taking care of our clients. We provide consultation, creative design, development of HTML/CSS markup, custom programming, social media integration, a how-to guide and up to 2 weeks of free support post site launch, not to mention over 10 years of proven expertise. If you need custom illustration and need help selecting or finding an illustrator, we can arrange that, as well.
It’s tricky for us to give you a ballpark without some indication of what your expectations are, but we've put together some of our most commonly requested projects below to give you an idea of what to anticipate:
If you provide us with important details about what you want from your website, such as what the site is for, how much content and what type, if you need a logo, etc., then we can provide you with a detailed estimate for your individual project… with pleasure!
If you’re interested, please contact us for a free estimate and you’re on your way.
This depends on the project. Each website is unique and may require more or less time to build.
Factors such as how quickly you communicate with your designer about design decisions and how well you express your wishes can influence the final timeline. Building a site is an exact process, so once your design is finalized, the site still needs to be coded, implemented and tested.
This process can take anywhere from 4 weeks to 3 months depending on the size of the site and the full scope of the project.
While we’d love to take your project right this very minute, well… we’re often busy, truth be told. But don’t worry, busy designers are a good sign! We can usually work together to come up with a mutually agreeable timeline. In the meantime, pretend it’s the line outside Studio 54. Just, you know, without Bianca Jagger and the half-naked guys in gold spandex. Contact us to get the velvet rope treatment!
Absolutely! In fact, that’s our main goal — easy to manage websites. There are many content management tools available today that can enhance your site and provide an easy way to maintain updates, both to your blog and the website itself. We love Expression Engine, but we will ultimately choose the tool that suits the needs of your project, be it Expression Engine, Wordpress or something else entirely. The point is, you’ll be large and in charge.
The design process is what goes down from the time you accept our proposal and send us to your deposit until your site is live and blinding everyone on the internet with its awesomeness.
Consultation and Preliminary Discussion Phase
Creative and Revision Phase
Development and Implementation Phase
Post Launch Support
While that sounds delightful and we could really go for a salad, unless you’re in Atlanta, GA or San Diego, CA, chances are slim that we will be canoodling over breadsticks at the local Olive Garden.
But, never fear! We’re quite skilled with email. We also use a great online project manager called Basecamp that allows all of us to centrally discuss your project. You can upload files, post comments, share ideas and we’ll also post milestones and to-do list action-items. A few notes back and forth and we’ll have your new site live in two shakes.
Sure thing! We have our phone numbers listed on our contact page, but due to the creative nature of our business and the focus required to do our jobs, we prefer to set up phone meetings by appointment only.
You are always welcome to call during or after business hours, but you will most likely receive our voicemail unless it indicates on our contact page that we are available for open calls. Please leave a message with your name, phone number, email address and if you like, a brief overview on your project. We'll usually return your call by the next business day.
Ok, so it's not really a magazine. It's barely even a newsletter. "Low-volume" is an understatement. We save the mailing list for the really exclusive stuff or the really BIG stuff. So, you can feel confident signing up without fear of us flooding your inbox.
We may be bijou, but we're the cat's pajamas, so we're only able to accept a limited number of projects per season. We encourage you to submit your inquiry early.
Joelle is available for projects starting in Winter 2013 and beyond.
Kathy is on hiatus and not currently accepting new projects.
Oops! We ran out of vacation time over the holidays and it's time to get back to our clients. This section is still in progress, but it will be finished very soon.