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How much does a website cost?
That is an excellent question, but not an easy one to answer. The needs and requirements of every client are different and my job is to determine the best solution for the growth of you and your business. I can safely say that a well-thought out custom solution will start at about $5000. It’s true, you will find solutions for less, but those tend to be more hands-off.
How long does development take?
This answer also depends on the solution that we determine is best for your business, but the timeline for development typically runs around 4 - 8 weeks.
Why are your prices so high, when I can get development overseas for ⅓ the price?
You are absolutely right! Some online portals advertise developers for low rates, however there is often no strategy or coding standards that they abide by, and they may not be familiar with your market. Faulty practices can actually end up costing you more money in the long run. You don’t have to go with the highest price, but definitely do your homework :)
Can you make some tweaks to a theme I picked out on themeforest?
Unfortunately, I don’t deal with pre-built themes because of inconsistencies in coding standards. The only exception is themes found on wordpress.org, and shopify.com because they are held to a higher coding standard than unregulated themes on themeforest.
Coding seems so cool, how do I learn how to code?
I’m glad you asked, coding is amazing! If you live in the GTA, I highly recommend taking a class held by HackerYou or Ladies Learning Code (full disclosure: I work there :). If you want an online solution, checkout treehouse, codeschool, course academy or Lynda.com. If you want to build your own Wordpress site, sign up for my course and DIY it!
What is your background, did you go to university for development?
No actually, I went to York University in Toronto Canada for Biological Sciences with a Specialization and Master’s in Neuroscience. I was actually supposed to go to medical school, but life had a different plan :)
How soon can we start?
I am currently accepting new clients for September 2016
Will you make changes to my already existing site?
No. Because of the lack of regulation of coding standards, I only make changes to sites I have developed myself, or if I know the developer personally.
Why don’t you do design as well as development?
Simply put, I have an eye for design, but I really excel in development. I work with designers that are incredible, and I could never do as good of a job as they do. I am a firm believer that if you do one thing, do it well.