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Need to redo and start again
I have been looking for someone who is affordable to redo one of my current websites and make about 8 new ones. The current site I have is soooooo outdated and inflexible. Everytime I wanted something done the comany would try to charge me an arm and a leg. I want control of my new website and my future websites,. I don't want to feel ripped off everytime I want to change something.
I want the current site to be quickly 1/ redesigned. 2/ updated 3/ Include freght calculator and working shopping cart 4/ embrace all the new things like social media, You tube, email blasting, membership, and lots more .... 5/ SEO and Links to get us to the top.
I have been scanning and scouring Freelance and O'Desk for several months but cannot find someone I feel comfortable committing with. When I check their references no one knows them.
I can't afford to pay zillions of unlimited dollars and need the shell of the website made so I can input the content.
I have looked at Joomla, Wordpress, X Cart and more. Just don't know what to do and need to make a decsion and move on the project FAST !!
What can I do?
12 March 2012
answered 4 questions
12 March 2012
Do not despair Janelle as I believe you'll find the right designer. We have clients that have gone through the same phase as you have, and most have become long term clients, as we handle all their digital needs at fair prices. All our clients can be contacted for referral.
I'm sure we can work something out for you based on your requirements:
- Comprehensive Ecommerce with CMS system
- Website redesign
- freight calculator
- Social media integration
- Newsletter system
- Membership area
- On site SEO
- On going SEO package
We love the internet and business in general, so when you work with us, you can expect a team that creates and builds your website from a business point of view.
So please be in touch and we're more than happy to give you a transparent quote, or just a chat on how you can take your project forward.
answered 10 questions
12 March 2012
First off, you do need to feel comfortable with the people who are going to be working with,m if not it can cause a nightmare during the process. If you take the time to call the references of the designer/developers, you should get a very good indication of how things will work for you.
We highly recommend, and specialize in custom CMS websites, this gives you the ability and control to add/modify/edit your sites content as needed without having to pay additional monies out. I would also suggest that in the future you not mention additional projects or your need to move fast, until you have established a connection with a designer/developer, as this can actually work to attract scammers as fast as blood attracts sharks. It also serves as somewhat of a redflag to may serious designer/developers as it often turns into a situation of give me a cheap price as I am claiming I am going to send you more work later. This does not often sit well with companies, as it often times does not pan out to be true. It would better sere you to ask for a timeline of completion ( or their best guesstimate) without all project details, and when they could start.
If you would care to contact us, we would be glad to go over your project in further details.
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12 March 2012
Unless you are prepared to learn to set up a lot of the software yourself you should be prepared to spend money on this project or you'll get either ripped off or an inferior, cheap and nasty site. There are no shortcuts.
If you have trouble committing to a new designer this probably isn't the place to look for one - I would suggest you deal with a local company you can go and speak to rather than look for a long distance relationship with a design company you would only have contact with by phone or email. They can often go missing or stop answering calls.
Set your project budget, priorities and specifications but make sure you are being realistic.
Unfortunately it is quite common for customers to approach web design companies asking for the moon on a stick and wanting it now but not wanting to pay for it.
You want a lot for your money - top seo, eight sites, social media and a whole load of other things, but then say you want the shell of a website - these things don't seem to add up. You also want them quickly - well a decent company may not be able to start work immediately - if they are good they are likely to be busy, after all.
A decent web design company will be able to guide you towards what will work best for you and explain what you are paying for, but I think you need to deal with people face to face. And you need to accept that what you want will cost money and you may have to lower your expectations if your budget is limited.
I see your current design company is still in business. Why can't you go back to them?
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13 March 2012
I think this this is a great place to look for a web design company as you can go through their reviews and their portfolios, see their team and many more things that might interest you before engaging with a company.
The process of getting one site right whether it is big or small is complicated.
At Dazines we like to create functional web sites alongside the amazing visuals.
We engage with our customers and with our knowledge and expertise combined with the knowledge of our customers in their field we hope to deliver spot on functional web sites.
We have a lot of experience in complicated web site projects like portals for estate agencies, eco portals, web video streaming and a lot of experience in E-commerce sites.
We have developed and we are still supporting a big E-commerce site.Along this ones we have quite few to show of with :)
We have done 3 Social network sites and we are in process of developing one more for Collectors network.
We specialise in bespoke web site that doesn't meen that will cost you a lot but it means that will differ you not only from competitors but from other sites on the web.
Its really important to bild your brand and be remembered.
If you are still looking for a web design company to help you with your project please dont hesitate to contact us.
All the Best
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15 March 2012
In the light of your experience it is essential that your next provider is trustworthy and if you visit our website our portfolio is on view. I guarantee that any of our previous clients will be happy to discuss their experience in working with Whichdoor.
We have built our reputation on designing before anyone pays. Quite simply if you don't like our design, you don;t pay.
In terms of your requirements, we will provide you with a firm quotation to include everything you need. There are no hidden costs or extras. We have three basic packages and have found they work very well for most businesses.
No matter which provider you choose for future work, you should always have control of any website you own.
All the websites we design are fully functional with simple systems in place so that our clients can update and edit their own sites as they wish. In addition, we do not EVER, use templates. All our designs are produced by high qualified and creative designers.
Our team comprises designers, technical department, administration staff, copywriters, dedicated account managers, 24/7 technical support and experienced SEO department to make sure your site is optimised and search engine friendly. Our websites come with SEO packages as standard and we have further SEO packages at affordable prices.
Visit our site, talk to our clients and then contact us. We guarantee that we can resolve not only your pressing web solutions but also re establish your confidence in our industry by working with a truly professional web design company.
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20 March 2012
I can't put it any better than Moghill already has - he's absolutely right on all counts.
Good luck with the project, but I would avoid elance/oDesk, especially for a project that is likely to require future amendments.
answered 10 questions
13 June 2012
Unfortunately as you can't do it yourself, you need to pay someone to do it for you. Developers have sometimes spent years learning their trade and they won't simply give away the information they have invested time and money in over those years for little payment.
You really have three options;
1. Pay good money to someone good who you can trust. Someone with a good reputation with good quality clients who wont want to ruin their reputation, someone with a physical address.
2. Find someone local to you, so you can meet face to face, perhaps a university student or graduate whose rates will be less than a digital agency.
3. Learn to do it yourself!
Good luck and remember you get what you pay for!
answered 37 questions
9 August 2012
If you are still looking for web design and development services, please feel free to contact us.
We offer a range of eCommerce packages that include a content management system that is user-friendly and efficient.
Browse our extensive range of projects on our profile to see the kind of work we do.
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16 August 2012
if you're still looking for website design and development services, don't hesitate to get in touch with us.
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5 September 2012
Are you still looking for the same? Then i will definitely say you are lucky to have one of us. Please feel free to contact us and experience friendly service and updated design and coding.
answered 16 questions
5 December 2012
We are more than happy to help you out. Please have a look at our portfolio or the list of clients and decide for yourself if you want us to design it for you.
answered 5 questions
13 December 2012
We have had many clients with the same problems that you have listed in their current sites, and have experienced the same hassle that you have. These then become long term clients and are handle all problems of theirs at fair prices.
All of our clients can be contacted for referrals and asked about our services. We are more than happy to help you. Please have a look at our portfolio or the list of happy clients, and we will be more than happy to help you out.
Wombat Web Design
answered 14 questions
27 March 2013
It seems that you need a company that can provide you with a well-designed and modern website built cleverly with a CMS such as Wordpress or Joomla.
Many companies say they can provide a CMS fully integrated with a site but only allow you to change the innermost part of each page.
What if you wanted to change the text on the footer, or the stuff on the sidebar? Or possibly the main colours of the site?
All of this should be possible if your site is built in the correct way, and depending on your initial requirements most respectable design companies should be able to tell you 100% whether they can provide everything you need.
Being open about pricing is a must too - if there are future updates required which can't added or implemented yourself using the CMS then typically an hourly rate should be agreed beforehand.
Please give us a call on 0161 342 4561 if you have any questions.
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