Can you tell us more about the scope of the work with 8bitstudio? Did it include design, development, training, and support?
Yes. Pretty much all inclusive. We started out with what we wanted it to look like. They gave me some ideas, we bounced ideas off of each other, and they designed it. I would send them the content of what we wanted written in each of the sections, and they put it in there. It was very easy: No fuss caused.
Is this in a separate content management system from your main site?
We are contemplating switching and having them help design or redesign our main website now as well. So, yes, it’s completely different than what we have currently for our main website.
Will you be able to edit the website yourself, or is it something that 8bitstudio will continue to maintain and update?
Yes. We’re able to do small, minor changes. I’m not going to go in and try to change graphics around or do anything like that. But, yes, I can edit some content and do the small changes, which is something that we wanted to do, too. We wanted to be able to go in there, make those changes, and not have to rely on someone else to do it for the life of the website.
What was your process for selecting 8bitstudio to work with in the first place?
We started doing some TV commercials earlier, back in November, which got me thinking. We came up with the plan to do a website, and then I talked to our ad rep for the TV station and asked for recommendations. She gave me a list of different design places that she’s worked with or that her co-workers have worked with.
I went down the list, and I went to their websites. I didn’t really like some of things that some of the other places did. We wanted to keep home health site really simple because of the people that we’re trying to reach. We just wanted it to be really clean and simple and easy to use so that they didn’t get frustrated and click off. I liked the smaller studio with 8bitstudio. The other websites that they have designed really looked what I wanted ours to look like as well. So, I gave them a call.
Can you give us a sense of the size of the initiative, either in a cost range or a personnel work-hour figure?
If I remember correctly, our total cost was between $6,000 and $7,000.
When was that completed?
We went live a couple of weeks ago. It was probably the first or second week in March [of 2014].
How long did the project take?
About three months. For a lot of that, they were waiting on our end. We didn’t have a whole lot of visitors; we were brand new. We had to go get some pictures to put on the website. We had to figure out exactly what we want to put on there. So, it took about three months to get everything coordinated and put together.