+ HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO BUILD A WEBSITE
I allow up to 6 weeks for the Pro website package, 6-8 for the Platinum package and 1-2 weeks for the Firestarter. Often the process can be faster but if you have a specific deadline you require please get in touch to dicuss options. In some cases, depending on the complexity or time involved, I may need to charge a 'rush fee' in order to faciliate the additional workload in a shorter space of time.
+WHAT DO I NEED TO PROVIDE TO GET STARTED
Nothing for our first call but once you have locked in your project and signed the contract you will be required to complete a detailed workbook where I can capture all the necessary deets of your business along with your website insporation etc.
1 week before the project commences I require all necessary high-res logos, brand guide, colour + font prefernces (if applicable), text and imagery sent through via Google Drive or Dropbox. I require this information in advance to ensure that the project runs to schedule and I have a clear pathway to create. If you are unable to provide details at this point we may need to rescheule in which case a hold fee may apply (as I hold your spot).
+WHAT IS THE COST INVOLVED AND DO YOU OFFER PAYMENT PLAN
The cost for packages are available above and include GST to keep it nice and simple but should you require a more complicated custom build or integrations please get in touch to discuss options.
My pricing is split between 2 payments (40% non-refundable depsoit and balance due before going live). Should you require a further payment option please let me know and we can discuss options.
+DOES IT COST MORE FOR AN ONLINE E-COMMERCE STORE OR CODING
Coding - in most instances coding is included in the price but should more complex requests be made then we can discuss but I have found in all cases it's fallen within package.
E-Commerce - E-commerce integration is included in the Platinum package with up to 20 products pre-loaded. Should you purchase a Firestarter or Pro package and decide to upgade to include the shop there is a $300 fee involved. **
+ CAN I GET A CUSTOM PACKAGE
In a few instances there has been a large scale of work involved (i.e addition of 100+ products added by me) or over 10+ pages in which case I custom quote as it will save you money and enable me to coordinate work efficently.
+ WHAT PLATFORM DO YOU USE AND CAN I SELECT AN ALTERNATIVE
I only use Squarespace as the platform to design a build your website - why? - because it has a beautiful design aesthetic, mobile responsive and the best part about it is that the client is able to maintain, add etc easily without the ongoing costs for a developer.
Please note that I am able to offer a 20% discount to my clients for their first year of hosting on Squarespace.
+ IS IT EASY FOR ME TO UPDATE THE WEBSITE OR IS A DESIGNER/DEVELOPER REQUIRED FOR ONGOING WORK
Absolutely! Just before the project goes live I take you through video training via Skype or Zoom which will give you the in's an out's of Squarespace so you can easily update, amend, add product etc.
+ ARE DEPOSITS REFUNDABLE
Unfortunatly not - I take on limited projects to ensure I value your design and business so I hold your space for you in my calender.
+ DO I SUPPLY HOSTING AND DOMAIN NAME
Your website is hosted via Squarespace so you will be required to purchase a plan with them which you can view here (ensure you select AUD as NZD not available). Through Half Light Studio you are also eligable to recieve 20% off your first year.
In regards to your domain name you will need to purchase seperatly - I reccommend Go Daddy as they integrate well with Squarespace and great customer support.
+ HOW MANY REFINEMENTS CAN I MAKE
I allow up to 2 refinements during the process - after the intial design concept + content/images are integrated so you can send through any bulk changes and then at the final stages of the project.
I'm pretty sure you are going to love your new online 'home' but should you reqire further changes I do offer a week of unlimited edits post launch for $250 (already included in Platinum package).
+ WITH AN E-COMMERCE STORE - HOW IS PAYMENT ACCEPTED
Squarespace payment options include Stripe and also Paypal so you are able to accept all standard payments.