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 or eCommerce 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. You can see the difference by visiting this site on a computer, tablet, and phone. (Responsive means that the site can display in different ways, and that the optimal version each visitor’s screen size will be presented.)
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. For what it’s worth, our site installs have some customization options that are available to our customers but not part of Altitude out of the box. Nothing too major. For example, our links are colored on the home page areas with image backgrounds to help them stand out, and we moved the pricing area to front page area 6 – the default location is 4. Little things we think work a bit better. We also offer the gradient removal mentioned above as well as a “black on white” version of the theme which works better for some logos, and just fits some sites better (the header area turns white when scrolling instead of black as it does on the pocketstudios.com site. These are things that you can change yourself if you’re willing to put in the work and research. And, of course, you won’t get our guide to editing your site, but you will get access to the StudioPress setup directions and forums which are very helpful.