FAQ's?

Below are a few common questions we face when starting a new project or maintaining an existing website.

Well, it depends! That’s why we love to hear your goals for your project and business. We’re always honest, and we value that same honesty from our clients too. So, we love to hear what your goals for your project—then we will tell you what budget is realistic to reach them. Or if you’ve a specific budget in mind, tell us—and we’ll advise on what’s realistic to achieve with that amount, so that you can prioritise. Because we love to help you hit your key targets.

A simple 5 – 10 page website usually takes between 4 – 6 weeks. What speeds up the process is having a good content plan.  The larger the site (ie the more templates that are required) the longer it takes. Ecommerce and websites with complex functionality take longer to build as we spend more time testing.  

Tools like Squarespace and Wix make it easy to build simple websites. But if your business relies on being competitive online, generating leads and sales – you should hire a professional to design and develop your website.  We know what makes a site perform well and rise above the rest. 

Yes! All websites should be regularly updated with new content and code maintained in order to keep them secure, performance & search optimised. A website is never finished.

This is a good question. It largely comes down to your business goals and how the website will need to function to achieve those goals.  If you have clear idea of what you want to achieve online a web developer can then recommend a CMS that would best provide the functionality to suit. At The Fold we work with a handful of CMS’s (WordPress, Craft CMS & Shopify) – each have pro’s and con’s which we discuss with our clients before we build.

This might be a tough pill to swallow – but the average lifespan of a website is 2 – 3 years. Does that mean you need to replace yours – no. We provide an audit service to gauge the health state of the site  looking at performance, usability, security, search optimisation. If it’s performing well enough – we can improve it. 

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Stephen Pollard
10/02/2022
Verified
Great team with excellent e-commerce knowledge. Design and product page changes implemented by Dan and his team helped us improve our customers user experience on our website resulting in a big lift in sales and subscriptions. Would recommend them to any business looking to build or update their e0-commerce website.
Manpreet Sandhu
09/02/2022
Verified
Daniel and the whole team was a pleasure to work with! We are very happy with the website they made for NexDo. The team is very helpful and easy to communicate with - that also delivers great results! I definitely recommend The Fold to anyone looking to get their site built and designed.
Brooke Fitness
12/10/2021
Verified
The Fold create slick web solutions. They're generous, fast and won't let you down. Whether you've got a digital project that needs to scale globally or a niche local site, they'll craft a solution just for you and deliver it for great value and to a professional standard. Thank you Dan and The Fold team for your recent efforts supporting a tight deadline too for a great cause.
Tara Tuarae-White
09/06/2021
Verified
Daniel and his team were an absolute please to work with. From the very start their communication was super clear, they were very honest with what we could achieve for the budget we have and they made the process from start to finish really easy. I can not recommend this team enough for all your website needs. They have created such a beautiful and functional site for Manini.
Oxfam NZ
16/12/2020
Verified
The Fold have been great to work with. They moved our old website over to WordPress, and cleaned up the messy backend. They also helped setup our new Ecommerce store, and provide on going maintenance and development for us. Highly recommend Dan and the team.
Timothy Wakely
10/12/2020
Verified
There’s no denying it – The Fold are awesome to work with. Nothing is too hard! All the staff are experts in their fields – and super agile. They’re thought leaders. What I like the most about The Fold is that they were open to try ideas, would turn things round quickly as well as provide credible advice whenever we faced a roadblock.
Te Radar
25/03/2020
Verified
I used The Fold's mywebday service and ended up with a cracking site. Super easy, ensured that i had all the things i wanted, and had great suggestions for improvments on my ideas, and great certainty on budget. Would (and no doubt will) use again.
Abel Software
19/03/2020
Verified
Abel Software has worked with the Fold for 10 years, and have been thoroughly impressed with the design and implementation work done by Dan and Connor, recently the complete overhaul and redesign of the Abel Software website. This project was challenging as our website had not had a re-designed for 10 years. Dan made the process seamless from beginning to end. The design and layout of the website had to match Abel’s newly released user interface. The Fold kept in regular contact with us during the six month planning and roll out process, they provided us with weekly updates. Dan and Connor exceeded our design and functionality expectations and met our deadlines. The Fold continues to help us further in WordPress training, helpful SEO tricks and other ad-hoc online questions as required. We have recommended The Fold to two further business owners and would happily recommend them to anyone needing website design, creation and maintenance. Thanks again guys!
Charlotte Porter
18/03/2020
Verified
The Fold designed and implemented a complex integrated website for NZB's Bloodstock Sales business and an associated business. They worked to the briefs, added value and offered innovative solutions throughout the process. They were also able to deliver both projects under significant time pressure. Highly recommend Mark and Daniel and the team.
Adam Burden
18/03/2020
Verified
The Fold have provided services for my website for almost two years. My primary point of contact has been Mark, and he has become a vital part of the success to date of my product. He has taken on “ownership” of the site, as if it were his own, which has been key in expanding the business. From quick responses regarding urgent matters, to in depth planning of new development, Mark and the team can be relied on no matter how big the size of the challenge.