Frequently Asked Questions

Metaglyphics has been building websites for over two decades.
There are certain questions that apply to almost every project, so we've answered them in advance for you!

How much does it cost?

This is, naturally, the first thing most clients want to know. The answer is... it depends. A basic site generally starts around $4,000. But every website is different. It would be impossible to have a standard fixed price for every site. Anyone who does is planning to just drop your content into a standard template and not give any thought to your brand, message, strategy or goals. To be honest, that's all some people need. But it's not what we do. Because in our experience, we've found that this sort of 'solution' doesn't really solve the client's needs. Very often, they come back to Metaglyphics after they've learned their generic site isn't much better than not having a site at all. We'd love to save you that time and money on a site you may outgrow before it even launches.

How long does it take?

Once again, it depends. The size and complexity of your site and the content you'll be putting online all help determine the timeline. A basic website typically takes about four weeks from beginning to launch. More complex sites can take several months.

If you have a larger site, we can work with you to determine a timeline based on your features. Or we can work backwards from a required launch date to determine what features we have time for.

Do you provide the domain name and hosting?

You'll need to obtain your own domain name. We can help you set that up.

As for hosting, we are not a hosting company, but we work with several partners who are, and we can help get you set up with them. If you have your own host, we can work with them. In those cases, we'll evaluate the host to make sure they are a good match for your requirements.

Will my site work on mobile?

Absolutely! Every site we design is mobile responsive sot that it can be viewed easily on devices from desktop to cell phone.

Do you do ecommerce?

Yes! We've worked with a wide variety of ecommerce platforms. Once we discuss your project, we can recommend a solution that best fits your needs.

Do you provide training?

Yes. We deliver every website with screencast tutorial videos and written documentation built right into your admin dashboard. We can also train via Skype or in person for an additional fee.

What is a Content Management System (CMS)?

A Content Management System is a tool that allows you to maintain the information on your website yourself, without the need for any technical skills. A CMS allows you to add and update pages, images, products or blog entries. Our tools are completely browser based - you simply log into the website to manage your site.

Do you do social media and email marketing?

Yes we do. We can factor this into a web development project or create a strategy for your existing site.

Can you write the content for my site?

We don't generally provide copywriting services. However, we can help you edit your content to work better on your site. We'll schedule a content strategy session to work with you to help refine your message and present your content in the best possible way.

If you do need a copywriter, we can connect with someone who can help. That would require a separate engagement with that writer, and is not part of the web development contract.