How long will it take to build a site? What will it cost?
Every project is different, but on average our larger sites take 4–8 months and cost anywhere from $15–$100K and up. We’ll work with you from the very beginning to help scope out the timeline and budget needed for each project.
How is this process different than other Web projects I’ve worked on?
A process of discovery, concept iteration, refinement, and production is common among many design and engineering disciplines. It’s not our process that’s different; it’s our people and experience. Our team has years of experience working on large-scale sites with a variety of clients. We know how to get consensus from large groups, buy-in from the executive suite, and the right feedback from your customers.
What can we do to ensure a successful project?
We’ve found there are many things you can do to increase the odds in your favor: Start with a clear idea of what you want to accomplish. Get an executive on board to help set business goals. Prioritize customers and recruit them for testing. Have an engaged project team and a dedicated project manager on your side. And take the time to follow the process—it works!
How do you work with distant clients?
Our secret is a mix of travel, communication, and online tools. We almost always visit clients in person for the kickoff meeting and discovery sessions. We set up weekly status calls to keep everyone on the same page. And we use Basecamp for online project messaging, tasks, and file sharing.