General Information

1. How much is a website?

What do you want your website to do?

  1. Is your site an online brochure or an interactive environment that provides revenue for your business?
  2. How often will you be updating content?
  3. What level of design work is needed to accurately reflect your marketing or sales objectives?

All of these questions are critical to finding out a budget that fits. For ballpark pricing, you can refer to our package pricing which will help narrow down the typical sites built at Eggbeater, or get a detailed estimate for a website just for you.

2. What is the price for branding + logos?

Creating a brand is a highly customized pursuit and can never be accurately estimated without details.

We need to know a bit more about you, and the best way is to fill out the easy quote request here.

3. Do all projects require quotes, and how accurate are they?

All projects are estimated once we know details and what value we can offer to get the job done right.

The scope is set with a budget to match the predicted time and services needed to complete the project.

Should the scope of a project change after the budget is set, we communicate quickly to make sure everyone can adapt to make the best decision on how to proceed.

We take scope change seriously, and will provide solutions outline the additional work needed and prepare a new estimate for the increase in scope and present it for your approval.

See more details on our workflow here.

4. Is a deposit necessary for all projects?

For first-time clients, we request a 50% deposit on the agreed budget, with the balance due on completion.

5. Are payment terms offered?

After initial projects are completed and on approved credit, we can extend payment terms ranging from 5 days to 15 days.

6. Who owns the artwork once the project is completed?

Once payment has been received, all finished files are the property of the client, and by request, can be archived to any desired format for your records.

All source files used internally for the preparation of finished files remain the intellectual property of Eggbeater Creative Inc. unless otherwise indicated at the onset of the project.

In some prearranged instances, source files may be transferred to clients for use within their organization in exchange for a “source file fee”. This fee begins at a base amount of $500 and is assessed independently for each instance. Source file access is intended for internal use only and solely for the purpose of doing content edits; they may not be transferred or shared outside of the organization.

7. What payment methods are accepted?

accepts cash, cheque, VISA, Mastercard + INTERAC Online.

8. Do you offer printing services?

Yes. We are happy to help you with any of the press-ready files that are built for your project, and can recommend a printer best suited for the scope of your project. Printing preferences vary and we offer absolute flexibility when it comes to getting your work in hard copy form. We can broker the job for you or simply provide the coordination between our designers and the printer of your choice.

9. Do you offer hosting?

Yes.  We offer fast and secure dedicated hosting available with all of our site builds. Choose basic hosting and take care of your own backups or get a monthly maintenance plan and leave the rest to us.

10. How long should my website last?

The longevity of your site is dependent upon several factors, which include the evolution of web technologies, the state of your brand and your comfort level with the evolution of web design.

As a rule, any site design should be able to withstand 3 years without looking out of place online. In much the same way as clothes will fall out of fashion, websites can fall victim to looking stale and out of date if left alone. Often sites can go through simple updates to get them aligned with current web technologies.

Wordpress

1. What is a CMS?

CMS = Content Management System.

It is essentially a computer program (or software) that lets people publish, edit and modify content for a website from a central place located online. Using a CMS does not require the download and installation of any software to a computer; using a CMS is done online, through a web interface or dashboard.

By today’s standards, a CMS is a standard piece of structure that is added to a website when it is built and programmed. It allows people to manage the content on their website without having to know (or learn) HTML, the language a computer uses to script a site so that it is visible online.

2. What is WordPress?

WordPress is open source web software that you can install on your web server to create your website, blog, community, or network.

WordPress started out as a tool for blogging, but has evolved into a full-fledged Content Management System (CMS), capable of powering websites, networks, and communities.

WordPress is used on approximately 60% of all websites, worldwide.

3. What CMS is the best?

With an estimated 2 billion websites online, the share of CMS space is huge, and it’s dominated by WordPress, Drupal and Joomla who collectively share 70% of the market.

Eggbeater provides expertise in WordPress and Shopify.

DIY site builders like Wix, Weebly and Squarespace offer template-based websites that are easy to set up, but have limited customizations (design + function) available.

4. What are Themes?

A website theme changes the aesthetic and function of your website, and can be switched without altering the content of your site.

Some pre-built themes are a great solution for getting a pre-designed format for your content, but function like a Swiss Army knife: you get all the tools even if you only need a few. This option can create bulk and loading/speed challenges, and adversely affect SEO results.

Eggbeater builds custom themes or adapts pre-built themes to fit. Get an estimate to see what fits for you.

5. What is a WordPress Plugin?

Plugins extend and expand the functionality of WordPress.

6. What are some commonly used WordPress Plugins?

UpdraftPlus – Can back up WordPress websites of any size. It runs wherever WordPress does, has a vast number of storage options and a host of useful features and functions

Wordfence – Continuously prevents, patrols and protects your WordPress websites against today’s ultra-advanced cyber attacks, hacks and online security threats.

Yoast SEO – Is a Search Engine Optimization plugin.

Google Analytics by Yoast – Track your WordPress site easily with the latest tracking codes and lots of added data for search result pages and error pages.

Form 7 – Can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customise the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup. The form supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and so on.