Our Price Innovation
The price innovation we are talking about can probably be distilled down to two words ‘Honesty’ and ‘Frameworks’.
Let’s chat about ‘Honesty’ first.
Most web design and development firms around the world, now use framework systems similar to those described below. They are somewhat hesitant to reveal this fact, largely because it’s a way of subversively increasing profit margins. The old saying that ‘time is money’ is certainly applicable to the web development industry, and if you can dramatically reduce your development time while still charging the same amount, your overall profits will increase.
We, on the other hand, are more than happy to be transparent about our time-saving techniques, and directly pass these savings on to you in the way of attractively reduced costs.
So what are ‘Frameworks’?
All websites run on various types of code. The term ‘framework’ in this instance refers to a code library that is used to dramatically speed up development time, by allowing the designer/developer to use this pre-written code rather than laboriously having to write and test the hundreds or thousands of lines of code themselves.
These days frameworks are available for nearly all the coding languages used in web development. For example, Twitter’s ‘Bootstrap’ is probably the most celebrated for basic HTML and CSS use. We have WordPress which is essentially a framework for developing dynamic PHP driven websites. There are even frameworks like Thesis, Pagelines, and Genesis that can be used within WordPress to streamline development time even further.
While some of the well-known systems, like Bootstrap and WordPress, are open source and make an ideal starting point, the whole concept of frameworks can be taken to the next level with the use of advanced commercial framework systems.
We have purchased developer licenses for several high-end systems that allow us to work more efficiently. This reduces costs which are then passed onto the Catholic Organizations we work with by way of substantially lower costs.