Budget websites: Our prefab website service
Prefab websites are based on choosing from a selection of pre-fabricated template designs, saving time on design & development and resulting in a great modern website at much lower costs than a custom designed website.
Our current chosen platform for pre-fabricated websites is Squarespace. We chose Squarespace because their award-winning templates have a modern minimal design, which means that the look and feel is dictated by the content and imagery added; making each website unique to each business.
Process & Timescale
Research & Discovery | allow one week
Based on an initial meeting and a short research and discovery phase, we will determine the most appropriate template to use for the website, and establish the information architecture (IA) i.e. the sitemap and an overview of information to be included on each page.
Template Customisation & Initial Content Entry | allow two weeks
We customise the chosen template to include the client’s logo and reflect their established branding: customising fonts and colours throughout; choosing suitable stock photography and/or iconography etc. We will then populate the website with the agreed initial content to illustrate how all pages/sections of the website will work.
We record a short personalised video tutorial, specific to each website, stepping through the process of adding and updating content. The video can be watched, paused, and rewound as many times as necessary. It can also be used as a training tool for new employees, or act as a quick refresher months or even years later.
Every new website comes with 1 month telephone and email support as standard. Ongoing support can be purchased in pre-paid 10-hour bundles at a reduced rate of €600 (€60/hr, instead of our usual €80/hr rate). Our clients love this approach as it means only paying for the time they actually use.
Hosting & Domain Names
At Fuel we do not provide hosting or sell domain names and clients pay Squarespace directly, so they retain full ownership and control of their website without vendor lock-in. We can assist you with your domain name registration if required.
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Squarespace websites are extremely search engine friendly and include the latest modern techniques for search engine optimisation. For more information see this SEO information page on Squarespace.com