Once you have made your decision and you might agree with us on what is the best option, that is to purchase a ready made theme, then we get to work together with you.
First we need to zero in on what your business is and what you would like for your website design, just so you don’t spend hours or days searching through all the themes available. Just give us some basic information about your business and maybe a site or two that you like the design of and it doesn’t even need to be from your industry. We’ll then do some research based on our experience building other sites for similar businesses and send you the links to a few that you might like or at least you can tell us what you like or don’t like about them. That will help us to further refine our search.
Once we agree on the design you are free to purchase the theme yourself; however, we have found that it is often better for us to do the purchase for many reasons. First of all we probably already have accounts set up with the vendors and a relationship with the developers, so we know what to expect of them and they know what we are capable of so we don’t ask a lot of dumb questions. Many of them also know we like their designs and promote them so they need to keep us in their good books.
Up front we are completely honest with you about everything we do. Regardless of how much work we do customizing your design the code is made totally available to you. You are not married to us in any way on future work required, although we are very proud that we have never lost a client. We are more than happy to show you or your staff how to keep the site up-to-date yourself, such as writing a blog or adding photos.
To be perfectly honest and frank, the only time we refused to release our code in thirty years was when a client didn’t pay us for our work. We had our suspicions when we started and should have asked for a deposit. Live and learn.