What was the scope of their involvement?
Windmill redesigned certain parts of our website to be more functional and user-friendly. In general, they made our website more customizable. We also contracted with them to do ongoing website maintenance, including site updates and bug fixes. Windmill used PHP, HTML, CSS and different plug-ins for the CMS of the WordPress site. We also asked them to design a series of branded templates for flyers and brochures. We had a conversation to describe what we were looking for, and Windmill provided us with mock-ups and concept storyboards.
Windmill also rebuilt a page of our website that showcases all the projects we've done. Windmill added functionality that allows people to browse through our projects more easily, either by looking at the image cards or in map form. They also developed different filters so users can find the types of projects they are interested in.
What is the team dynamic?
I don't have to chase them around, and they respond right away. They're pretty good at keeping under budget and delivering things on time.
How did you come to work with Windmill Design?
We redesigned our website a couple of years ago, and when we put out the RFP, Windmill was the runner-up out of 16 proposals. We ended up going with the other company, and they did a good job with the site, but we had some issues when it was time to make a contract for ongoing maintenance. We then went to Windmill and asked if they would do site maintenance, along with some additional web development. We started working with them, and it worked really well for us.
How much have you invested with them?
One of the additional website development projects cost about $12,500. We also pay around $2,200 a year for maintenance. We've probably had somewhere between $20,000-$25,000 of contracts in total with them in the last 2.5 years.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started working together in February 2015, and the relationship is ongoing.