What was the scope of their involvement?
The initial project I hired Web Peppers for invovled frontend and WordPress CMS implementations, and it worked very well. There were some challenges in the design that we made, which made it difficult for some elements to work well, both on desktop computers and mobile platforms. I expected that this would be a problem in the work with Web Peppers, but I think they solved it very well. There weren’t any problems regarding this that cause me to worry about the other projects.
Some of the work on our current project is going to be finished a little bit later, but it’s close to finished now. It was for a Danish organization working with LGBTQ people, organizing a huge event in 2021. It will feature a big European conference, a big sports event covering Europe, and other individual events. I, together with another designer, made complete designs for this whole website and all the events. It’s mainly informational, as there’s going to be some kind of event calendar, overview, and various kinds of news pages.
We’re also working on a third project right now, a smaller one with a very tight schedule. The design was delivered last week, and Web Peppers is going to deliver a relatively simple frontend and CMS solution soon. We’ve had a very, very short timeline for this one, but I believe they’re going to deliver.
What is the team composition?
I’m not aware of how many members from Web Peppers are working on this project. For a smaller engagement like this, I think there would be 1–2 developers, probably a part-time project manager, and maybe a tester. For the previous project, I believe there was also just one developer, one project manager, and maybe some testers. I don’t really know for sure, though.
On the Danish project, I only communicated with a project manager. On the project we’re doing right now, for a legal Danish company, I’m in touch with someone who’s either a project manager or web developer.
The core of the communication has been pretty okay. There were some misunderstandings, but that’s fair given that the project timetable is very strict.
How did you come to work with Web Peppers?
I was actually part of choosing Web Peppers for that first project with them. We did a Google search and asked some people for recommendations of companies in Kiev and Ukraine. We chose Web Peppers and were very happy that we did so. It’s been good working with them.
That first experience with them was very positive, so I chose them for two future projects as well. I would certainly emphasize their project management, which was very structured and high-level, but also the work they did. The website for the first project was very good.
How much have you invested with them?
I was just working as a freelancer for another company with the first project, so I wasn’t involved in the financials. With the second one, I paid them €1,633 ($1,780 USD), and I paid them €1,030 ($1,120 USD) for the third, smaller one.
What is the status of this engagement?
The second project started in May 2019, and it’s actually not finished yet. Part of it was finished in July, but there’s going to be a second, smaller iteration here during the fall. This is just due to something with the client, not Web Peppers.
Web Peppers started working just last week on the third project, and it’s not yet finished, but it will be pretty soon.