Planning the content and website structure of your content is hugely important and can have a big impact on both how your users navigate and use your website, but also how search engines find and rank your content. As part of every project we undertake, we produce a full site plan which includes consideration as to how content will be placed and structured.
Frequently asked questions About 75CODES IT Consulting Services
Web design & dev
How does the design process work?
We take the design process of a new web project very seriously. Our approach is to plan and map out what is required and how that comes together with a user journey through the pages and site.
How long does the development process take?
This really depends on the kind of project we are undertaking. For a standard corporate website with fairly limited functionality, the overall development process would take between two and three weeks. However, consideration should also be given to content. If we're writing a lot of content for your site, this can extend the lead time. Likewise, if your site is content heavy it will take additional time to populate the website, if we are required to do so.
For a more complex system, the timescales do start to increase as the amount of custom code required increases to meet the needs of the site. We will always give you a clear indication of both the development days required for your project and also the overall timescales to meet certain goals throughout the process.
Which programming languages do you use?
We develop PHP/JS/Python framework based sites and applications. We tend to work with SQL or mySQL databases and also have in depth knowledge about HTML, CSS.
What if my platform has bugs or breaks?
We take great pride in the work we produce, and we have a full set of pre-launch checks that we go through to ensure everything runs smoothly as we change from your old site to a new one. However, should you find a bug or problem with your site post launch during your free maintenance period, then we will produce a fix as quickly as possible.
Will my site work on different device sizes?
Yes, ensuring your website layout scales and morphs for small screen sizes is a key part of what we do. We use a technique called responsive design which makes certain that your website will reposition elements to ensure a nice layout on devices from small screen mobiles right up to large laptops and desktops.
What if my requirements change mid way through a project?
We provide a flexible approach to working with our clients. If there is a small change or two to the original brief or you need an extra section we hadn’t planned for, often there would be no additional charges and we would do our best to include this within the time scales and quotation we had originally agreed. If the changes were on a larger scale then we would work with you to plan out the new approach, time scales and the budget required to meet your new objectives
What if I need new functionality post launch?
Great! Evolving a website or solution post launch is key to ensuring you stay relevant and meet any changes requirements your business or customers may have. We will work with you to understand the new functionality. This may include additional design or planning work as well as any development required. As with any project, we would provide a full quotation and time scales so that you knew what this update would cost. For clients who have lots of ongoing functionality or support requirements, we can agree a support contract which would ensure you receive guaranteed development time when it was required and at a discounted rate.
Web design & dev
What is Flutter?
Flutter is a cross-platform UI toolkit that allows you to build native apps for mobile, web, and desktop from a single codebase. Flutter apps are fast, expressive, and beautiful.
What are the benefits of using Flutter for app development?
- Flutter is a cross-platform framework, which means that you can build a single app that can be deployed to multiple platforms. This can save you time and money in development costs.
- Flutter apps are fast and responsive. They feel native on the platforms they are deployed to.
- Flutter apps are beautiful and engaging. They use the latest Material Design and Cupertino design guidelines to create a great user experience.
- Flutter is an open source framework, which means that it is free to use and there is a large community of developers who are contributing to its development.
How much does it cost to develop an app with Flutter?
The cost of developing an app with Flutter will vary depending on the complexity of the app and the experience of the developers involved. However, in general, it is possible to develop an app with Flutter for a fraction of the cost of developing an app with native development tools.
What is .NET MAUI?
.NET MAUI is a new cross-platform framework from Microsoft that allows you to build native apps for mobile, web, and desktop using C# and .NET. .NET MAUI is a unified platform that combines the best of Xamarin, Xamarin Forms, and WinUI.
What are the benefits of using .NET MAUI for app development?
- .NET MAUI is a cross-platform framework, which means that you can build a single app that can be deployed to multiple platforms. This can save you time and money in development costs.
- .NET MAUI apps are native apps, which means that they feel and behave like native apps on the platforms they are deployed to. This can provide a better user experience for your users.
- .NET MAUI is a modern framework that takes advantage of the latest features of C# and .NET. This means that you can build powerful and feature-rich apps with .NET MAUI.
- .NET MAUI is a supported framework, which means that you can be confident that it will continue to be a viable option for app development in the future.
How much does it cost to develop an app with .NET MAUI?
The cost of developing an app with .NET MAUI will vary depending on the complexity of the app and the experience of the developers involved. However, in general, it is possible to develop an app with .NET MAUI for a fraction of the cost of developing an app with native development tools.
Wordpress & Woocommerce
Why do you develop using WordPress?
We develop using the open source platform WordPress for a number of reasons. It is very well supported, and there are a huge number of plugins available to add functionality to your site. We also find that of all the open source systems out there, it is the most user friendly and offers us the best possible development environment for the kind of projects we are often involved with.
Are there any risks to using WordPress?
There are some… WordPress, being so popular gets a lot of attention from spammers and hackers. Thankfully the support behind the scenes is very good, so fixes are quickly rolled out should a vulnerability be found. This, however, does require your website to be updated with the latest versions of the CMS and plugins when updates are made.
For every site we maintain, we regularly check for and perform any updates required as part of our maintenance plan services. If your site is hosted by another host, where you are left to manage this yourself, then problems can arise as code is often left as it is and not updated when required.
Can I transfer hosting of my WordPress site?
Yes, one of the main advantages of an open source CMS over a bespoke one is that you can move it around between hosting companies if required. You Can move your site to another host at anytime. If you would like to move your WordPress website to our Managed Hosting environment, please get in touch with us as we offer free migration of your site with all new hosting contract.
What is a token?
A token is a digital asset that represents value and can be used to represent anything from a unit of currency to a loyalty point. Tokens are created on blockchains, which are distributed ledgers that are secure and transparent.
What is a smart contract?
A smart contract is a self-executing contract that is stored on a blockchain. Smart contracts can be used to automate a variety of tasks, such as transferring tokens, managing ownership, and enforcing agreements.
No, we’re always happy to meet potential clients to discuss their requirements.
What are the benefits of creating a token via smart contract?
There are many benefits to creating a token via smart contract, including:
- Security: Blockchains are secure and transparent, which means that your tokens will be safe and your transactions will be visible to everyone.
- Transparency: All transactions on a blockchain are public, which means that you can be sure that your tokens are being used in the way that you intended.
- Scalability: Blockchains are scalable, which means that they can handle a large number of transactions.
- Cost-effectiveness: Creating a token via smart contract can be cost-effective, especially if you compare it to traditional methods of creating tokens.
If you are interested in creating a token via smart contract, please contact us today. We would be happy to help you get started.
What is coin creation via cloning an existing project?
Coin creation via cloning an existing project is a process of creating a new cryptocurrency by copying the code of an existing cryptocurrency. This can be a faster and more cost-effective way to create a new cryptocurrency than writing the code from scratch.
What are the benefits of coin creation via cloning an existing project?
There are several benefits to coin creation via cloning an existing project, including:
- Speed: It can be much faster to clone an existing project than to write the code from scratch.
- Cost-effectiveness: Cloning an existing project can be more cost-effective than writing the code from scratch.
- Reduced risk: Cloning an existing project can reduce the risk of errors in the code.
- Access to a proven community: Cloning an existing project gives you access to a community of users and developers who are already familiar with the code.
What are the risks of coin creation via cloning an existing project?
There are some risks associated with coin creation via cloning an existing project, including:
- Legal issues: There may be legal issues associated with cloning an existing project.
- Security vulnerabilities: The code of an existing project may have security vulnerabilities that could be exploited.
- Community backlash: The community of an existing project may not be supportive of a cloned project.
How can I get started with coin creation via cloning an existing project?
If you are interested in getting started with coin creation via cloning an existing project, you can contact us today. We would be happy to help you get started.
Here are some additional things to consider when creating a cryptocurrency via cloning an existing project:
- Choose the right project to clone: When choosing a project to clone, it is important to consider the project's community, code quality, and security.
- Customize the code: Once you have chosen a project to clone, you will need to customize the code to meet your specific requirements. This may involve changing the name of the cryptocurrency, the supply of tokens, or the features of the blockchain.
- Launch the cryptocurrency: Once you have customized the code, you will need to launch the cryptocurrency. This may involve creating a website, listing the cryptocurrency on exchanges, and marketing the cryptocurrency to potential users.
Creating a cryptocurrency via cloning an existing project can be a great way to get started in the cryptocurrency industry. By following these tips, you can increase your chances of success.
WP care & maintenance
How to start with a WordPress maintenance plan?
Once you sign up to a WordPress maintenance plan you’ll get an email from us with further details about your next step. This email will also explain how you can securely send us your site and hosting login details. Once we have these, we’ll have you set up and protected within 24 hours.
Other work, like WordPress optimizations, can take longer due to the individual nature of your website.
Am I locked into a contract with 75CODES?
No, not at all. There is no contract, and if you decide to cancel your WordPress Maintenance Plan Care subscription, you can do so at any time.
Can we start with a monthly plan and then move to a yearly plan when we're comfortable?
Of course! We want to build a strong relationship with you, so start with a monthly service and see how well we can work together. Once you’ve worked with us for a bit and love our work, you can take advantage of our discounted pricing and move over to a yearly plan anytime. Just email us or hop into live chat and we’ll make it happen. It’s that easy.
Does it matter what hosting provider I'm using?
No! We’ll work with any website regardless of where it's hosted. We understand that different websites have different needs and that people have realistic budgets that they have to meet. That being said, we may not be able to achieve your speed and security goals on a shared hosting provider due to limitation related to some hosting companies.
Do you offer 24/7 technical support?
Do You Support E-Commerce Sites?
Yes, we do support All possible WordPress Platforms on e-commerce.
My site wasn't built by 75CODES (or hasn't been updated in a long time), can I still be on one of your support plans?
Originally designed for the sites we developed, our Care & Maintenance Plans are now available to other WordPress site owners who require long-term support. We begin by conducting a Website Audit to assess your site's status and determine the necessary updates.
Since not all developers use the same tools, we ensure that your site is equipped with professional-grade themes and plugins that can be updated. We will create a backup of your site before identifying technical issues that require attention, software that needs updating, and setting priorities for overall improvements.
* ! – Please note that if your site hasn't been updated or built with professional-grade tools in the last year or two, significant updates may be required, necessitating an additional quote.
If a plugin breaks functionality on my site or another technical issue occurs, will you fix it?
That is our goal! We don't want our clients to have to worry about the day-to-day issues with their sites.
Given that, in most cases, we are not the original developers of your site, there may be times where extensive development work may be required on custom or high-level functionality. When this occurs, we'll make our best possible recommendations to you in order to give you the information needed to make a clear decision of how you would like to proceed
My site is broken. After signing up, will you fix it?
When the site is on-boarded, we can inspect the various issues and make our recommendations. In most cases, we will be happy to take care of the issues. In some cases, extensive development or license renewals may be required in order to complete the work. We will make our recommendations and work with you to determine the best course of action in these cases.
Growth & SEO
What does SEO stand for?
The acronym SEO stands for Search Engine Optimisation.
What is SEO?
Put simply, SEO is a process that forms part of a digital marketing strategy that focuses on optimising a website to make it more visible in search engine results pages (i.e. in Google search results) with the goal of driving organic traffic to the website. Organic traffic is driven to a website from clicks on these search results.
Why does SEO take time before you see the benefits?
SEO takes time because there is no longer an easy way to game the system. Search engine algorithms have become more and more advanced with an emphasis on delivering users the most relevant, and highest quality results based on their search query. Whereas when SEO began all it took was stuffing a webpage with your chosen keyword and pointing as many links as possible to it to see fast results, things have changed – drastically. And deploying tactics like this in this days are likely to be doing far more harm than good in the long term.
What is on page SEO?
On-page SEO relates to any action taken on the website itself to improve performance.
What is meant by “web presence”?
The web presence of a business is the complete digital footprint of a business found on the Internet.
Why does my business need a growing web presence?
Building a growing web presence will your business help reach more new customers and prospects while increasing contact with existing customers. Your competitors are growing their web presence, so if you aren’t growing yours then you are falling behind.
Hosting & domain
Should I buy multiple domain names?
This is something we get asked a lot. Our view is that you should have one main domain name for your website. Buying multiple domains and pointing them at your website will not give you any advantage from an SEO point of view and may cause brand confusion with your clients if you advertise different names. You should never run your website on more than one domain name as this will cause serious duplicate content issues with search engines and could seriously impact your ability to be found. If you do own more than one domain you should also redirect or forward these onto your primary domain.
Can you help me transfer my domain names?
Of course, if you need to move provider just let us know and we can discuss what is required and help with any technical aspects involved.
Should I buy different extensions of a domain?
There is an argument to buy different extensions to protect your brand. For example, we own many different variations and extensions of 75CODES, this was done to protect ourselves from other companies who may wish to trade with a similar name. There is, however, a cost implication of doing this, and with so many domain extensions available now, knowing where to draw the line is quite difficult. Sometimes our guidance on this changes depending on the kind of business you operate and the kind issues you face in your market place.
What does a website consultation involve?
If you are considering a new website or need to speak to a professional to discuss your options, then a free consultation with us is the best place to start.
Do you charge for consultations?
No, we’re always happy to meet potential clients to discuss their requirements.
Can you help me plan my web project?
Absolutely! We consider the planning of a project to be a key aspect in the overall lifecycle. We can help with every aspect of a project, from planning through to design, development and launch.
How long does a consultation take?
Depending on your project requirements or the complexity of the project, a consultation meeting can take anything from half an hour through to a couple of hours. We look to chat to potential clients and to discuss new ventures and how we can help businesses improve their online offering.
Can you help write content for my website?
We often write all the content for our clients websites as part of our extended packages, or in other cases we help to optimise existing content for readability and search engine purposes.
Can I copy content from other websites?
You can, but you really shouldn’t. Duplicate content is not approved of by Google and other search engines, and there is also the issue of plagiarism and the legal issues that come with that. We always recommend that our clients produce unique engaging content for their site, either themselves or by using our content writing services in our extended packages.
Who owns the content or images used on my website?
Content written by you or us, for use on your website is owned by you. It was created for or by your business and regardless of how or where your website is hosted, you retain full ownership of your content. If you plan to use an external copyrighter you should check with them that you will own the content that they produce on your behalf.
Images are a slightly different matter. If you or we have taken the image, or produced the graphic for the website, then you retain full ownership and usage of that. If, however, you have purchased an image to use on the website, then the copyright of that image is usually retained by the photographer or website it came from. Images purchased online are often subject to a usage agreement. Please be sure to check all terms and conditions when buying images online.
What is content optimisation?
Content optimisation can have a couple of meanings. If the content is being optimised for search engines, then this involves ensuring the content is a in a search engine friendly format, with key phases or words included to ensure the search engine knows what the content is talking about. For example, if you had a blog about red shoes, you would want to include various terms and references within that content that refer to red shoes.
If the content is being optimised for users and readability, as is often the case where content has been written by someone without good content writing skills, then this process would involved ensuring the spelling, grammar and structure of the content is accurate and as user friendly as possible.
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