We understand that there are many creative agencies to choose from. We target ambitious companies that are looking to take their online presence and marketing efforts to the next level.

We have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions asked by potential clients in an effort to help you see if we are a good fit for you.

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Website Development – Questions and Answers

What can I expect to pay for developing a website?

Budgets vary based on a number of factors including complexity, number of pages, content creation and content population. Our sites are built on an expandable platform so we can tailor the project to your current and future needs. Our development projects typically range from $3,500 to $10,000+. Functionality and content are the biggest factors in budget escalation.

What platform do you develop on?

We typically develop on the Joomla platform. This open source solution is one of the most powerful and popular content management systems (CMS) currently on the market. Its intuitive interface makes it a favorite among our clients. We know some firms develop on a number of content management systems but we prefer to specialize in one and stay active in the projects community. In the right hands a majority of sites can be built on any CMS platform.

How long does a typical project take?

Project length typically depends on the size of the site and the turnaround time of content from the client. A typical project is 8-16 weeks.

What is the biggest challenge in developing a website?

Content creation is the biggest challenge for a website development project. Clients often come to us wanting a larger web presence but often fail to realize the amount of content that needs to be written and optimized.

How hard is it to learn to update my CMS website?

Not hard at all. Website content is managed using a modern web browser with an internet connection. We offer on-site or remote training sessions. In a few hours you'll feel comfortable creating pages, managing images, and reading your website analytics.

Who is your ideal client?

One that understands that developing a website is just the first stage. We look for clients that want to increase their online presence and understand this is only obtainable through search engine optimization, search engine marketing, and social media planning.

Do you provide website maintenance?

We provide maintenance for the Joomla platform. Although we train our clients to be self-sufficient we are here when they have questions. We also provide core updates, template modifications, expanded functionality and other service requests.

Do you provide website hosting?

No. We feel that is best left to dedicated hosting providers who can provide 24/7 support.

My website just went live, now what?

Now it's time to fine tune your search engine optimization techniques and to begin your search engine marketing and social media plans. We can tailor a practical and manageable plan to help you maximize your return on investment.

Photography - Questions and Answers

How much does a photo shoot cost?

The factors that affect the cost of a photo shoot are travel, time on site, equipment required, and post processing time. It’s hard to generalize a cost but projects can run from $400 to $2,000+.

What images rights do I have?

It all depends on the project but we typically don’t charge for individual usage rights or reproduction rights. Unless otherwise agreed upon we do retain the right to display images in our portfolio and marketing.

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Would you like to work with us?

Need a professional website that runs on an "enterprise -level" content management system (CMS)?

Need to increase your online rankings and exposure through search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM), and social media?

Need professional and creative photography?

We would like to learn more about your project. Please contact us or fill out our service request form.


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Highwire Design
705 Briarcliff Drive
Minooka, IL 60447
815-272-4228 phone

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