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Why choose Catchlight?

  • We’re experienced, nimble and work smart and efficiently
  • We deliver agency results at non-agency price points
  • We understand business and we don’t speak tech jargon
Steph and Brock - Catchlight web designers Christchurch

Frequently asked questions

Still got questions? Read this before you hit that send button. 

Much like buying a house or a car there are no hard and fast prices for websites. It depends on what sort of features and functionality your website needs and what the goals are you’re trying to reach.

After a discovery session with you, we will provide a suitable budget that works for you and provides the best value for your needs. 

We have a proven process which we methodically go through to take your project from goal setting to launch.

Projects usually take around 8-12 weeks but can be longer or shorter depending on added features and how prepared you are. Once we know more about your project, we’ll be able to give you a quote.

Yes, and yes! We build all of our sites on the world’s leading content management platforms. We provide training and support on how to do this, so this means you’ll find it relatively easy to add and change content on your website.

If you’re too busy and would like us to do updates for you we can arrange that also.

To answer the question, in short, you are responsible for the content on your site. However, we understand that not everyone is a writer and even less are great at writing targeted high converting copy for the web.

We offer a range of services around content including sourcing copywriters,  photographers, videographers and illustrators.

Content is what converts your visitors into customers. Great photos and excellent copywriting is essential for your business, so this is a thing to give a lot of thought to before jumping into a website project.

We build you site to the best standards, so that Google can read your site clearly and understand its category and content. We submit your website to all the major search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing. This will ensure they index your website in their database so they can serve it to people searching online.

However, if aggressive ranking is part of your business goals we can refer you to a Search Engine Optimisation specialist.

Yes, we love making sites fast. Part of that is hosting on our platform, which we’ve researched and selected as one of the best in the industry. We use a combination of website building experience, top-flight caching, hosting, and a bit of tweaking and testing to make websites really fast. This website, for example, has an A rating on GT Metrics and is over 90% in all Google performance tests.

This all helps with Google rankings and your customer’s experience.

SquareSpace have great templates but the platform is very limiting. We work with WordPress, Shopify and Wix. This covers the best “self-hosted” (WordPress) and hosted platform options such as Shopify and Wix. Each have different  advantages and disadvantages.

If you need a SquareSpace website, we can make a referral to an expert in that platform.

No. We do all of our work in a private staging environment. Only you and us will be able to see your current website. Once we receive final approval, we will launch your new site.

WordPress is an open-source content management system. So anyone can download and use it for free. Wix isn’t open source but you just simply open an account and get building your own website. The idea with either of these systems is that you don’t need to dabble in code or need to be a designer – simply download a theme and get going.

The problem is, these self built sites will often look unprofessional. Unless you’re able to heavily customise it but that defeats your original plan of no-code.

There’s more to a successful website than what’s under hood in the code. That’s where our experience in content, conversion, design and technical experience come in.

Catchlight Design Christchurch