GOOD, CHEAP, FAST... PICK ALL THREE.
How do we make that work?
We build websites based on a single theme. That means that we start our work with you several steps ahead of most web designers. It means we make the most efficient use of your time, relieving you of the back and forth emails and phone calls that are normally part of the design process.
Net result? You get a rock-solid, user-editable, search-engine friendly website...
for under $1,000...
in one week.
Good. Cheap. Fast.
Wait... did you say just one theme?
Why One Theme?
Most websites have the same basic needs. Whether you own a law firm, write novels, or run an auto-body shop, the goal for a website is some kind of engagement with your visitors. And the functional elements a website needs to create that engagement vary surprisingly little.
After working with clients for years using variations of the traditional web design method, we had a bit of an epiphany: at this point in the design process, most clients either don't know what they want or don't care. Or rather, they care about their product or service, and don't want to take time away from it to work on a website. We watched them struggle to choose between mockups and answer questions about calls to action and content arrangement.
It was our fault. We were asking too many questions. We were burdening clients with things that should be our job.
We realized that clients just want a website that works. For a reasonable price. They want to get back to their writing, their restaurant, their salon, their coaching - the thing they actually like doing. The thing that's paying them. The website? They just want it done. The one-theme approach makes all those things happen.
Why this Theme?
Our search for a theme that had all of those functional elements led us to Altitude Pro by StudioPress. Looking back over sites we'd worked with, Altitude would have served almost all of them very well, and for a lot less than what we were able to charge for a custom design.
What is it about Altitude Pro? There's far too much to list here. But the critical elements were call to action areas in the most prominent positions, the extremely well-regarded StudioPress Genesis framework for fast load times and great SEO right out of the box, and a layout that functioned beautifully across all devices.
Is it for everyone? No theme could be. We wouldn't recommend Altitude Pro for enterprise sites with tons of content areas like large corporations and universities or e-commerce sites with lots of products that are product-first. Altitude works wonderfully if you sell a small number of items or if your products are offshoots of your main offering. For example, if you're a life coach and your site primarily offers helpful tips and ways in which you help clients but you also have a number of ebooks on specific topics? Altitude is great for that. It's terrific for solo entrepreneurs, small businesses, or any size business that focuses on a small number of products.
You really want to save some money? Feel like rolling up your sleeves?
We install and setup the Genesis Framework and the Altitude Theme, saving you hours of setup time and the $99 purchase price. We provide a clear guide showing how to add and edit every bit of content on your site. Live and ready for you to add content within two business days.
Your website, done. You provide us the content - the words and images you want to use - and we give you a website. Don't have images? We'll research stock photo options for you.
We install the Genesis Framework, the Altitude Pro Theme and fill it in with your content. Within a week, your new website will be live. Includes our guide to editing your content for future changes.
Got things to sell? Our e-commerce package includes the same full website including the Genesis Framework and Altitude Pro theme from "The Works" package plus Woocommerce installed with up to 5 products.
Your site will be live in about a week. (We have to say "about" with this package, because some of the account approval times are beyond our control.)
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$947 soup to nuts. Less if you want to do some of the lifting yourself. And you'll continue to save, since our Wordpress-based sites allow you edit and add content yourself. See our pricing options above.
How does one week sound? We get it - you need to get your website done and get back to what's really important to you. We turn it around fast. One week or less from the time we receive your content.
Frequently Asked Questions
You only use one theme? Doesn't that mean my site will look like everyone else's?
In a word, nope. In two words, not really. The thing is, most websites look basically the same - navigation menu along the top, logo in upper left. That's a good thing. It makes it easier for all of us to get around the web. On the other hand, the colors, images, and other content on your site will dramatically change the look and feel of it. We explain this further and give examples [here].
Can I really get my site in one week?
Yep. The clock starts once we receive your content. If we're providing image suggestions for you, the clock starts once you've made your choices. In other words, we need to have everything together before we can start assembling it. This is a huge part of how we save you money.
Can you tell me how this works, step by step?
Sure! For a full Site
- We prep your site while you provide your content and other necessary information via our web form.
- If requested, we find images for you and send them for your approval.
- We load the content into your site
- You're up and running!
For our "Headstart" package, you simply purchase the package, and we send you our guide showing how to add and edit content on your site.
Are your websites "responsive"?
Yes! They will display well on any device - desktop, laptop, phone - anything. And they pass google’s mobile friendly test.
Can't I just do this myself? If you're using a theme, can't I go buy it myself and install it?
Absolutely! We estimate (and you can find similar estimates elsewhere online) that it will take someone new to the process (but reasonably tech-savvy) around 10 hours to go through the install and setup process (depends partially on whether they already have a web host, already have WordPress installed, etc.), find and tweak images, and load your content. Plus the cost of the theme and framework. We feel like we provide great value for the work we take off your hands and the extra quality touches we bring, such as tweaking images for maximum quality / load time balance, but if you want to do it yourself, go for it! Here's a direct link to the
Altitude Pro theme at StudioPress.com.