Hopefully this page will fill you in with some answers.
What does a website cost?
- It depends. No two projects are quite the same so it's impossible to give a blanket figure. There are a hundred possibilities. You will probably need a budget of at least £1,000. Tim will happily talk through the options with you and give you a price.
- Ongoing costs include domain and hosting from £25 a year (or your current arrangement if you have one) plus any maintenance contract you may choose to agree with Tim on a quarterly basis.
Why should you hire Tim?
- He has experience. After designing his first website in 1999, he never stopped. That's a lot of learning, a lot of seeing what works and what doesn't, and time to get a number of delighted customers.
- His finger is on the pulse. With new and better ways of doing things coming along all the time, it has to be.
- He gives you good value for money. Unlike larger agencies, Tim doesn't have to pay for hefty overheads or even charge you VAT. And despite bills into the tens of thousands, too many agencies still don't seem to produce high quality results.
- He is friendly, approachable and professional. Not to mention honest, which is a rare quality these days.
- He has an artist's eye as well as a mathematical mind. So your website will both look beautiful and work well. One is no good without the other.
How long will it take?
- For smaller projects, a few weeks.
- For larger projects, a few months.
- Either way, we'll work out a realistic timescale together.
Can you update it yourself?
- Yes, you can. Tim can implement an easy-to-use system and show you how to use it. You won't need to have any specialist skills to add, edit and remove content.
- But Tim can also help. The best websites aren't blitzed every five years, but are constantly cared for and updated as people's needs change, problems are discovered, styles move on, and technology advances. If you would like him to, Tim can actively give your website this TLC, including any work that needs doing, for a regular, manageable monthly fee, with no long term commitment.
What about support afterwards?
- Just an email away. Whether you pay for Tim to actively look after your site or not, he'll always be happy to answer emails and help you get the most from your investment.
What are Tim's technical skills?
- Don't worry if the following means nothing to you. But some may be interested to know that Tim works in HTML 5 and CSS 3, with PHP and MySQL behind the scenes and a dash of jQuery on the side.
Where is Tim based?
- Chester, north-west England. You, on the other hand, could be anywhere in the country. We can communicate by phone (with a face-to-face meeting if you prefer), and then Tim can do the work remotely. Ah, the wonder of the Internet.