Frequently Asked Questions
How much does website design cost?
It depends on the website. All websites are custom designed to fit your business, your users, and your workflow.
Custom designed websites are priced on a variety of factors including size, complexity, custom programming, contents. Most custom sites start around $4500. If you’re interested in our web design services, please contact us for a free quote.
How long does it take to develop a website?
It depends on the site. Most sites are completed within two months, but total time depends on the site’s size, complexity, and the availability of content.
How do I get started?
Contact us for a free estimate. We’ll arrange a time to meet with you by phone or in person for a 30 – 45 minute consultation session where we’ll discuss your business and website needs. Then we’ll put together a custom proposal for you to review.
How involved will I have to be/what will I have to do?
We won’t kid you: putting together an effective website is a lot of work.
First, we’ll need your help getting to know your business, what makes it special, and how the website will figure into your daily operations. We ask a lot of questions.
We also ask our customers to be involved in design, copywriting, and imagery decisions.
Some customers write and submit their own content and rely on us to edit and ‘web-ify’ their text. We also offer copywriting services if you need help creating content.
Do I have to write all of the copy myself?
No. We help with editing copy on all website projects to make sure that it’s as web-friendly as possible. If you need help coming up with content, we also offer copywriting services.
Who will maintain and update the website once it’s complete?
It’s up to you. We normally include three months of free website maintenance with custom web development proposals. After this time, you may choose to manage your own site or simply have IvyCat take care of your website maintenance.
We create websites that are easy enough for our customers to maintain, and we provide thorough training and support for all custom websites.
Can I also host my site with you?
Of course. Please see our hosting plans for more information.
Do I need a domain name and web hosting?
Do my domain and hosting have to be transferred to IvyCat?
Lord, no. Your domain and hosting are independent of our design services. While we’d love more of your business, you may obtain domains and hosting elsewhere.
Some web development projects have specific hosting requirements. We’ll discuss these with you if they apply to your custom website proposal.
Can I meet you in person? What regions do you serve?
If you’re within the Gig Harbor, Tacoma, Seattle, or Kitsap County areas, we’re happy to arrange to meet in person. If you are outside of this region, we’re happy to schedule a meeting by phone, internet, or discuss travel arrangements.
Contact us to see how we can help with your web design needs.