Had you already selected WordPress as your content management system before approaching Nicasio Design and Development, or were they a part of the selection process?
No. They helped us decide to make that decision based on our goals and requirements. A large part of that was the ability of our staff to make updates and input new content whenever they wanted, without having to push it all through our IT department. We needed out team members to have relatively complete autonomy.
Our previous website was built entirely in traditional HTML, which made it difficult to utilize for those without basic knowledge of HTML effectively. This meant that any changes or updates had to be funneled through our small IT department, and it added significant time to our content development and management. That’s why they recommended WordPress for us. Their team convinced us that it’d be the easiest platform for our users to adopt, learn, and use in the long term. At the end of the day, we chose WordPress over Drupal, SharePoint, and Joomla.
How did you select Nicasio Design and Development as your solution partner for this endeavor?
We conducted some initial online research for Web development shops. We made a list of about five or six and sent out some descriptions of our work. We were the most impressed by the proposal submitted by Nicasio, and their estimate was more than reasonable. We invited them to meet our team and demonstrate their capabilities before we sealed the deal. Overall, we were very impressed with what they had to offer.
Could you describe the scope of the project in greater detail?
The WordPress implementation covered almost everything. They drafted all of the initial designs and wireframes for approval. Then, they went ahead and developed the site for us, along with the user portal I was mentioning before. They covered everything except the content development and creative elements. We provided all of that, but the site design and functionality was totally in their ballpark.
Could you provide a sense of the size of this project in monetary terms?
I’d say about $6,000 to $7,000.
When was the website launched?
The actual implementation was finished in June or July of last year .