Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to build a website or Android app?
Many factors influence how long design and development will take. Websites with many pages take longer to develop, as do sites with custom-developed themes or many custom features. For a simple site, the basic design may be presented in as little as one week, whereas a large, complex project may require a few months. Once we present you with a quote, we will provide a detailed development schedule as well.
How much does it cost?
Again, the cost depends largely on the scale and complexity of what is being developed. In general, a simple website can be delivered from R4,000, an online store from R8,000 and a simple Android app from R10,000.
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What information must I provide?
A website or app can be completed much quicker if the client has a clear idea of what he or she needs. We can make recommendations, but it helps a lot if you already know which information you want to show, or which product or services to list. It’s also useful if you can supply high-quality digital copies of any logos or other branding elements you want to use, any photos or textual descriptions of people, places or products you want featured, or anything else that you think should be incorporated.
But if you’d rather we start with a blank slate, that’s okay as well.
Developing a successful website, online store or Android app is a collaborative effort and we always appreciate any feedback you can give us.
What is a custom theme?
How your WordPress site looks and behaves are determined by the theme used. There are a number of high-quality pre-built themes available that offer great customisation features and make it easier to create a basic site. We can make use of these pre-built themes for simple sites or when you are on a tighter budget.
These themes are great, but they do come with some limitations.
First, all sites built with the same theme tend to look similar. Colours and other branding elements still make your site unique, but you need a custom theme to really make your site stand out and be more memorable.
Custom themes can also include unique features, like the set of tools we make available on this site.
Take a look:
- Colour chooser
- SEO checklist
Can I maintain the website or app myself, or get someone else to do it?
Absolutely. Once we complete your website or app and it’s fully paid up, we provide you with everything – the admin credentials, the source code, the graphics and other assets – everything. If you want to run the month-to-month yourself, you’ll have everything you need. Ditto if you want to switch hosting or hand the site or app off to someone else to maintain or even make further changes on.
We will create a quality product for you and we will be more than happy to take care of it over the long term. We believe that we can offer you great ongoing service at a decent price, but you are free to do with it as you please.
How do I load or change products on my online store?
Each store comes with a simple and complete admin panel from where you can manage your products. Sometimes you may want to pull in a feed from your suppliers to update products, prices, pictures and stock levels and this could be very specific to the supplier. We can help you with that integration at a very reasonable cost.
All this talk about Android… Do you also do apps for iOS?
Nope. Rather than spread ourselves too thin, we decided to focus on Android apps. We can also build cross-platform apps that work on both platforms, but we believe the best possible experience is achieved by developing a separate app for each platform. Contact us if you want to discuss options.
Can you design my logo? Can you make a slick product video? Take professional photos? Make it rain puppies?
Again, we don’t want to spread ourselves too thin. There are full service digital agencies around which will be able to offer all of those services, but you should expect a significantly higher cost. What we can do, is recommend professionals in some of these fields. We can also deal with them on your behalf and be your single point of contact.
Except for making it rain puppies. We’re still looking for a partner who can do that.
How high will my site rank on Google?
Ooh, that is always the question. The main influence on your ranking is the quality of your content, but there is still a lot you can do to improve how the search engine sees that content. We will take care of all the technical ranking factors when building your site: proper site structure, sitemaps, search-friendly URLs and so on. We will also provide you with the right tools and strategies to ensure ongoing success, like appropriate internal linking and keyword usage. Finally, we can offer you a monthly service where we actively work on promoting your content and building links to it.
What we offer, are the reliable methods to build long-term success, based on the best practices recommended by Google themselves. We do not offer services to instantly give you hundreds of links to your website or thousands of Twitter followers and you should be wary of anyone who does. Such services may give a very quick spike in your ranking, but may get you blacklisted by Google.
I have a question not listed here. Now what?
Contact us and we’ll be happy to discuss it.