We at Codevenant have been building web experiences for over 7 years. In that time we have gained a vast amount of experience and knowledge. We crafted this FAQ page to answer many of the frequently asked questions we were asked along the way.
Q: I am totally new to this "website thing". How does the whole process work?
A: Never fear, that's why we are here. You can learn about our time proven process in our process section.
Q: How long has Codevenant been building websites?
A: Codevenant was founded in 2012 by President + Founder, Adeyemi Adekunle. You can learn more on our about page.
Q: How much does a website cost?
A: The cost of a website can vary depending on various factors, just like the cost of a house may vary. Though our website projects generally start in the $200 range for basic business sites and range upward depending on your unique needs.
Q: How does the payment process work?
A: The project starts with a 50% deposit. After design sign off and before we move into programming, we collect 25%. Once we have completed and fulfilled our scope, the final 25% is collected and your website is then scheduled for launch.
Q: What kind of businesses do you work with?
A: We work with a broad range of company types [small start-ups, large corporations, nonprofits, B2B, B2C and more] across many business industries [technology, food, apparel, health + beauty, camps, travel, finance, arts, fair trade, and more.] Over the years, we've helped businesses improve customer service, market their products, and attract customers. Functionality requests range from basic to advance. Our team takes the time to get to know your industry, organization, and competitors to ensure your site supports all of your goals.
Q: How long does it take to build a website?
A: Like anything creative, designing a great website takes time. It can take from a few weeks to a few months (or more) to completely design and launch the new website, depending on the project. In general though, how soon your website work can be done done depends on a number of things, such as:
• The size of your website
• The complexity of your design
• Any advanced features you need
• When your content is ready
• Our current client design schedule
• Your timely feedback and input on our work
Q: Who will I work with during the project?
A: This is a great question to ask and you should ask it of any web design and development firm you are considering. Many firms will farm out work to freelancers or interns. Some firms give little or no access to client’s who want to speak directly with their designers or developers. Our clients work directly with our tight knit crew of 5. Who that will be depends on your project needs and what stage of the process you are in during the project.
Q: What platform do you build your websites on?
A: We build all of our websites on the open-source Content Management System (CMS) platform.
Q: Do you work with other platforms like Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal?
A: No. We are exclusively a MODX CMS firm. In choosing to build with one platform over the past 7 years, we have become experts in MODX and can create extremely custom solutions for our clients.
Q: Can you help me update my existing website that another web firm built? A: No. We only support websites that we have fully built. We have this policy so that we can 100% stand behind everything that we craft. There are issues of liability of multiple programmers touching the same code over time.
Q: Can you help me write content for my website?
A: Yes. We include copy writing and editing in all of our proposals. We also build your sitemap and help structure the foundation of your website in the planning stages.
Q: Can you help me source photos for my website?
A: Yes. We will help you source stock photos from sites such as www.crestock.com and www.istock.com. We also have photographers and videographers available to produce custom photography and videos for your website.
Q: Do I own my website?
A: YES! Everything that we build will be 100% owned by you. Most of our clients stay with us for the life of the website. Our team is just irresistible that way. But if for any reason you decide you want to take your site to another hosting service and get another company to service the site, we will happily assist you in making the transition as effortlessly and efficiently as possible. The website is yours after all, and we want you to take it wherever you go.
Q. Do you accept payment by credit card?
Yes, we do. Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover are accepted.
Q. Do you provide mockups?
Yes, we do. We provide full-color mockups to our clients for every project we work on once a contract has been signed. These mockups are the first step in our design process. Once we show them to you and come to an agreement about the website’s design, they’ll be the basis for your new website.
Q. How many revisions can I make to the design?
We try to make the most informed decisions when it comes to creating a website design, which is why we really get to know you, your market, and your audience before we prepare mockups.
Once the mockups are agreed upon, we’ll start actually building your website for you to see. At that point, we ask that there be no more than one (1) major revision to the design. Naturally you’ll have smaller changes and additions, but at that point, we consider the overall structure and design of the website to be set.
If you request too many changes to your design, or if you request changes to the design after the entire site has been formatted with the template, you will incur more charges.
Q: Where are you located?
We are located in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria, in the greater Triangle area of economy hub of lagos.
Q. Do you provide website hosting?
No, we don’t. If you don’t already have a host, we’ve worked with a number of hosting providers and can give you some recommendations if don’t have a hosting provider already.
Q. Do you register domain names?
No, we don’t. We’ll be more than happy to give you some advice on what your URL should be and give you some recommendations for where you can register a new domain.
Q. Can I see how many visitors I have to my website?
Yes, you can. We can set up a free Google Analytics account for you, which will automatically record information about your website’s visitors.
Q. Can I update my own website, or will you do it?
We encourage our clients to maintain their own websites once they’re launched. All of our websites are built using WordPress, so that you can update it yourself. We’ll make sure you know how to use WordPress before we turn over the website to you.