Once a client has offered a project to me, I will then draw up a document detailing exactly what will be provided including the deadline and fixed costs. Note that I tend not to work on an hourly rate but will always provide a fixed cost. The cost provided will always include a contingency so you need not worry about prices shooting up later on in the project. Any deposit requested will be paid before the project starts (note that there are flexible options available for deposits).
I will then start to develop the project based on a pre-prepared plan (much like a checklist) and usually provide a demo link to a live platform within 24 hours.
If your project is a WordPress site (or similar CMS website) I will firstly provide the HTML / CSS separately to the functionality. You can expect the HTML to be full of ‘dummy’ content to speed the process along. Once this has been signed off (including responsive elements which are included in all of our prices) I will then move onto the ‘back-end’ development phase which will include putting the HTML into a custom theme on WordPress (or other CMS).
If your project is a custom application, it is extremely likely that the process will work the other way round. So at first I would aim to get the functionality working perfectly on a very basic visual system. Once this is working perfectly, the system will be embellished with the various CSS elements required.
I have an extensive list of web development skills. Please see the non-exhaustive list below:
Since The Codeburo started, it has been constantly stressed by clients that the number one issue of importance when using Freelancers is communication. I pride myself in providing A+ communication at all times. For SLA clients I am contactable virtually 24/7 365 days a year, and if at any time I am not available, I will provide a contingency.
I understand that your clients may change their minds part-way through a project. It is for this reason that I don’t mind change during a project. I realise that in order for your company to be paid, the project needs to be fulfilled exactly as per their requirements, and as such it would be a fruitless task attempting to quote contracts later on if it doesn’t achieve the end we are all trying to work towards. Simply keep me in the loop and give us as much notice as possible if things are going to change. Most issues do not require a change in deadline.
If you partner up with The Codeburo, you can expect 100% discretion on my part. Without your express written permission, I will not attempt to contact your client or feature any of the work on my website. I can even work directly under your company brand with an e-mail address if required. I work very well with end-clients, and if you wanted me to manage the project, I can do so.
I am able to attend meetings for specific projects that are signed off or very likely (and close) to being signed off. I don’t require a fee for the meetings but do expect for our travel expenses to be covered if this exceeds a reasonable distance.