Frequently
Asked Questions

 

Questions About Web Design
 

 

 

Questions About Graphic Design

 

 


 

Who owns my website once the design is finished?

Once the final invoice is paid, you will own the rights to the website we've designed for you. We write clean, easy-to-manage code, allowing future design & development team members or other firms to easily be able to pick up where we left off, if needed in the future.

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How long does a website take to develop?

Timelines are developed on a project-by-project basis. Bateman Design Group will create a schedule or timeline working backward from your deadlines. 

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Who will I be working with?

At Bateman Design Group, we value direct communication. You will be in touch with Julie Bateman, our owner and creative director from day one. This eliminates the frustrating "lost in translation" effect that can happen when communication is filtered through third parties at large organizations. Julie will create a team specific to your project and budget, drawing on our network of talent as needed.

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How big of a project can Bateman Design Group handle?

No job is too big or too small—and every job matters to us. We will create a team specific to your project and budget, drawing on our network of talent as needed. Having a system of freelancers and sub-contractors with varying specializations allows us to customize each task without adding to our overhead costs.

 

How much does a website cost?

Costs depend on the project scope. Once we've determined the elements needed for your project, we will provide a detailed quote. 

We've kept our overhead down while remaining effective at producing high quality websites and marketing materials within our client's resources. We keep the best interests of our clients in mind, and we can do that because we don't have to meet the financial forecasts of a head office.

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Can I manage the website myself or do I need to come back to you to make changes?

We can build a content management system (CMS) for your website that will allow you to make updates yourself.

 A CMS allows you to log in securely from any computer with an internet connection to update your website in an easy-to-use  interface that looks like Word or other word processing software that you’re used to using.

The system allows you to do many things such as create new web pages, edit existing copy, add photos or links, update a blog, manage an event calendar, and publish your new pages online or archive them for future reference—all from a central interface.

Content management systems can be customized to your specific needs, and eliminate the need to hire a web designer every time you’d like to update your website.

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Do you use open source software to build content management systems?

Our Content Management Systems are built with the clients needs in mind. Only required functionality is created, which is what makes it so much easier to use than an open source CMS. It also allows us to build the CMS around the design, rather than design a site that fits the CMS as is the case with most open source CMS systems. 

We built our CMS using PHP and MySQL; the most popular programming language and database architecture. They're used by google.comfacebook.com, wikipedia and many other large websites. They're also the main programming language and database architecture taught in most Universities and Colleges.

We write clean, easy-to-manage code, allowing future team members or design & development firms to easily be able to pick up where we left off.

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Do I need to have my video uploaded to YouTube for it to play on my website?

If we use another method other than youtube, it won't work on mobile phones or tablets.

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What do CSS and XHTML stand for?

HTML (the Hypertext Markup Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) are two of the core technologies for building Web pages. HTML provides the structure of the page, CSS the (visual and aural) layout, for a variety of devices. Along with graphics and scripting, HTML and CSS are the basis of building Web pages and Web Applications.

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What is an API?

An API is the interface implemented by an application which allows other applications to communicate with it.

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Questions About Graphic Design

 

I need a logo designed. How does that work?

First, you can fill out the form on our contact page, email us or give us a call (705-728-3569) to explain your project. Once we understand your needs, we'll put together a price estimate and email it to you. When that's approved, and we've received the 50% deposit, we'll start designing the logo. 

The logo design process includes research, style selection, concept development, refinement and final art creation. We will email proofs to you in a pdf and/or jpeg format. 

Unless otherwise stated, your first proof will include six initial designs. After receiving your feedback, we'll make refinements and will email back an updated proof. We generally include three sets of revisions, with further revisions to be billed at our hourly rate of $85.

When the final logo design is approved, we'll prepare the final artwork and will supply you with print and web optimized files.

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Do you require a deposit?

Yes, we require a 50% deposit on new projects before we begin.

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Who owns my design?

Once the final invoice is paid, you will own the rights to whatever we've designed for you. 

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