Please describe the scope of their work.
Red Chalk Studios did the design, the strategies, and the navigational concepts. Based on their concepts, Scarlett [Joy, the principal at Scarlett’s Web] implemented that. Although she didn’t work on the visual design then, but is on a current project, she is designing the database that will be used for all the data entry on all the listings. She is working on the calendar module that we are developing.
What was your process for selecting Scarlett's Web with which to work?
Initially, we had several programmers that we either had direct experience with, or had been recommended to us. Out of those, we selected Scarlett’s Web because we felt they most nearly met the needs that we had for the project. They had the specific experience in WordPress that we were interested in. That was about five to six years ago. At that point, WordPress, Joomla, and a lot of others had been out there, but WordPress hadn’t been used as much as it has been recently. That experience was very important to us.
Once we made that selection, we planned and built additional websites. We made the decision to select Scarlett’s Web primarily because we had developed into a team, and everybody knew what everybody else was going to do. We knew what the processes were, and it was important to me as well as my clients to keep that team together. I knew we could deliver what we said we would do, and we could deliver it within the timeframe that was required.
Can you provide a ballpark figure for the size of the work that they’ve done for you?
In terms of hours, I can easily figure that we did a minimum of 250 hours on a project. We have gone as high as 500 hours. It depends on the size and the scope of the project.
When was the latest milestone completed for that work?
Scarlett's Web does ongoing work for multiple client sites. She works with us on all of those accounts. We have updated, changed, made modifications, and that sort of thing. The engagement is indefinite. We have no plans to change course at all. We're in the midst of a project now, but the last project that was completed was June of 2013.