Why should I hire your agency over any other agency?
Outsource Designing combines strategic, artistic, and technological expertise in one convenient package. In a world of web designers who provide creative designs, developers who build technology solutions, and marketing consultants who provide business strategy, Outsource Designing is able to deliver you all three. The result is a web solution that is stable, attractive, and poised for success.
We are proud that we have served our clients for over a decade using the best open source solutions. Because our developers are professionally trained to work with many proven content management systems, we can find the right resource for your specific needs. We don’t use freelance developers, and all work is done within our offices. Let us know if you need help with your website; or if you are interested in starting a new project.
How is Outsource Designing’ project management approach unique?
We offer a unique approach to web development and design which combines two different methodologies, the Cascade and Agile approach. Through this system we provide our clients with a planning strategy that fully identifies the needs and the scope of the project. From there we begin the development cycle in which our goal is to get to the final Waterfall product as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Next, any new ideas or features are added and addressed after the site is introduced, as we move into an Agile approach for our clients. This way, we are able to provide you with all the upfront planning and a speedy launch, followed by constant updates to meet the needs of you and your business.
Can I count on you to support my website after it is launched?
You never have to go it alone. We recognize that the launch of your website is only the beginning of the work ahead for you. Whether we worked with you on designing your website, or we are hired long after the initial job is done, Outsource Designing will be happy to offer you one of a variety of support options.
What type of system and language experience do you have?
Our team averages over 12 years of experience in professional, programming and application development experience. Here are some of the systems and languages we have mastered:
- API Integration
- CSS 3
- eZ Publish
- API Integration
- CSS 3
- eZ Publish
How long does it typically take to design and develop a new website?
It is our philosophy that the speed of development is directly related to the engagement and participation of our clients. A typical web project will usually take about a 2-3 month time period to deliver the first phase. After the base project is completed we will work with you to add features based on your specific needs.
Does Outsource Designing have design capabilities and can we use our Marketing Agency for design?
Outsource Designing has an Award Winning design team that understands how to design a user friendly, beautiful website that performs superbly on your selected CMS and works well with others. We would love to work cooperatively with your Marketing Agency or In-House design team. In fact Outsource Designing “White Labels” its development services for a number of agencies around the country.
Will I be able to maintain my website after the job is done?
Yes, we will provide you with a content management system (CMS), which you can use to easily perform content updates to your website. A CMS allows you to edit your site at any time, without requiring the use of an IT or web professional.
How do I know which CMS or ecommerce system is best?
Outsource Designing recognizes that each business has its own specific priorities. We will conduct a planning exercise with you to determine the best solution for your needs and business goals. When we understand your business, we can align a platform that will work best for you. Our policy is to provide the best platform for your long term needs. Learn more about all of your options.
What is the difference between a responsive site, mobile site, and mobile app?
A responsive design website allows your site’s content and navigation to change depending on the device in use. This allows for easier viewing and website navigation, with minimum panning, resizing, and scrolling.
A mobile website essentially contains the same content, images, data, and videos found on your full website. The navigation will also be similar. However, it is considered to be a different website all together, with special functionality such as click-to-call, location-based mapping, and touch screen capabilities.
A mobile app is something your visitors will download onto their phone to use on the go. It is designed to enhance interactivity with the user. Once downloaded, its functionality can be personalized to suit the needs of the user. Learn more about our mobile web solutions.
Can Outsource Designing integrate systems like QuickBooks and other backend systems with my website?
Our engineers are experts in working with these types of integrations, and we can help you to streamline all your systems. Our developers will work with you to assess, plan, design, build, test, and implement all your needed interface applications. Contact us to find out specifics about these integration processes.
What is inbound or digital marketing?
Inbound marketing promotes establishing and growing relationships with your online customers. Inbound marketing campaigns can attract highly-qualified leads, educate potential patrons on your products and services, nurture them through ongoing social media interaction, and turn them into loyal customers.
Why do I need to hire an agency to market my small business?
It isn’t enough to have a great website. You need to draw potential clients to the site, and you need great content which convinces them that they should do business with you. This requires identifying your customer base, then maintaining constant management of blogs, social media sites, email campaigns, and other content strategies. Then you need to analyze the results of all this work in order to streamline and improve it. Most small businesses simply don’t have the resources to accomplish all this on their own. Learn more about Outsource Designing' marketing services.
If I commission a design project who owns the copyright and intellectual property rights?
Unlike some other agencies we do not charge high release fees for our work, if work is completed at our standard rates of pay and intellectual property is requested before we start the project then on receipt of final payment we release all intellectual property rights on the design. We reserve the right to feature the work in our portfolio and our own self promotional material and that if our work is featured elsewhere such as within the scope of a another design or artwork we would expect to be credited.
Can you produce a style guide or brand guidelines document for other designers to follow?
Yes, if we are creating a logo and visual identity for you we recommend producing a brand guidelines document. This illustrates to other designers and graphic professionals the importance of maintaining a consistent brand image for your company through careful use of the logo, typefaces, colours and placement of elements on a page. A document such as this often covers do’s and don’ts and provides an incredibly helpful resource to others. It also demonstrates a level of professionalism within your company that marketing and brand image is an important asset you maintain and protect.
Will my new website be there in search results on popular search engines immediately after the launch?
Outsource Designing has always believed in online visibility and not keeping the website to one self. But there are some phases through which a website goes before it appears in the search results. However, Outsource Designing has expertise in creating websites with built in Search Engine Optimization features that minimize delays before your website can be displayed in the search results.
Have we missed something?
Let us know if you have any other questions! We look forward to hearing from you!