Services > Website-in-a-day (Day Hatch)
Striking the perfect balance between quality, affordability and turnaround time, Day Hatch is a unique service that gets you a powerful and beautiful website in just one day.
Have you ever started building a website, only to realise that getting it to look professional is a lot more complicated than you thought? Or perhaps you have great web-building skills, but you're busy running your company. Well, you're in luck! Day Hatch streamlines the web design and build process into an eight-hour period, allowing me to build you a responsive, beautiful and effective website in just one day!
Sound to good to be true? It's not. Promise. Click on the images below to see some of the websites I've built using the Day Hatch process.
What's included in the Day Hatch package?
8-hour web-build session
Up to 6 web pages
Customised Squarespace template
Contact form creation
Newsletter form to MailChimp connection
Basic search engine optimisation (SEO)
Newsletter form to MailChimp connection
Custom domain connection
Social media integration
Squarespace website training
20% off first-year Squarespace hosting
The platform we'll use
Your website will be built using Squarespace, a powerful website builder, blogging platform and hosting service, which is:
Squarespace gives your website all the functionality it needs with a huge range of inbuilt modules, including calendars, video blocks, galleries, social media links, contact forms and maps.
Squarespace has responsive templates that display perfectly on mobiles, tablets and desktops. So your website will always look it's best, no matter what device it's being viewed on.
It's easy to maintain your Squarespace site after it's built. Need a new page? No problem. Managing your website is as easy as dropping in moving around your content and images.
Squarespace is a fully-managed platform. This means that you never have to worry about updating your template or modules - and you don't have to worry about security issues.
The Day Hatch build process
Before your build begins, I'll send you a document that you will need to complete with the following details:
Your target market
Your business goals
Sites you like
Logo and image files
Domain name and hosting details
Using this information, I'll work with you to create a brief that outlines how you want your site to look, what pages it will have and what keywords you want to target. I will then suggest a suitable Squarespace template and you can spend some time checking out its features.
2. Web-build session
This is where the fun begins! I will come to your workplace (or we can video conference on Google Hangouts) and our day will proceed as follows:
9am to 12pm - Review brief and begin website development
12pm to 1pm - Lunch break
1pm to 5pm - Continue web development
5pm to 6pm - Final walkthrough and Squarespace training
If we finish early, we can use the remaining time to make additional tweaks to your new site. However, any changes requested after your development day will be at my standard rate of $150 per hour.
3. Launch and celebrate!
At 6pm we will send your new website live! Time to relax, pop open a bottle of champagne and show off your beautiful new website to the world.
To make sure your website looks great on all devices, I’ll also spend some time adding code that makes sure it displays perfectly on mobiles and tablets.
And in case there are any bugs, I'll provide you with 14 days of support for your new website.
Is the website-in-a-day package right for my business?
Not every web project is suitable for a Day Hatch web build. Here are some guidelines that will help you figure out whether this package is - or isn't - right for you and your business.
Day Hatch might be for you if you:
✓ Need a website quickly
✓ Have a limited budget
✓ Can write your own content
✓ Can source all your own images
✓ Have 6 or fewer web pages
Day Hatch might not be for you if you:
✗ Have over 6 web pages
✗ Need help writing your content
✗ Require e-commerce capabilities
✗ Require advanced functionality
✗ Require custom code development
So, how much does all this cost?
Not that much, actually! Unlike standard web-build projects (which can often cost too much for businesses on a budget), Day Hatch gives you a stunning, powerful, secure and easy-to-use website for the fixed price of:
(not including Squarespace hosting fees)