Website Maintenance

Skyfire Designs is now able to offer three attractive Website Maintenance options...

WM1: Annual Maintenance Package

£360 (Annual Fee)

For a single fixed fee, Skyfire Designs will provide a website maintenance service of up to 15 hours support. Small design alterations and any changes to text and images can be emailed to Skyfire Designs, who will then undertake the necessary work. The client has a clear understanding of the support cost and Skyfire Designs takes all the work of modifying content and ensuring that additions to the website retain a consistent styling and format. The 15 hour limit, which equates to just over 1 hour per month, has been found to work well with many clients over the past few years. Should this limit be reached, Skyfire Designs and the client can then discuss options of extending the annual package or using the 'Hourly Maintenance Package' (shown below) for the remainder of the year.

At a Glance...

  • Single, annual fee
  • Up to 15 hours of support provided, divided across the year in any way the client requires
  • No technical knowledge required by the client
  • Small design alterations and all changes to text and images covered

WM2: Hourly Maintenance Package

£30 (Hourly Fee)

Skyfire Designs will provide a website maintenance service on an hourly basis, invoicing monthly or quarterly depending on the requirement. Small design alterations and any changes to text and images can be emailed to Skyfire Designs, who will then undertake the necessary work. This option is especially useful if the likely frequency of updates is not yet known or expected to be low. Skyfire Designs takes all the work of modifying content and ensuring that additions to the website retain a consistent styling and format.

At a Glance...

  • The most flexible Maintenance option, especially useful if the update frequency is not yet known
  • Monthly or Quarterly billing dependant on requirement
  • No technical knowledge required by the client
  • Small design alterations and all changes to text and images covered

WM3: SimpleCMS Content Management System Access

£36 (Annual Fee)

Skyfire Designs will implement a ‘Content Management System’ (CMS) into the website design, utilising the popular 'SimpleCMS' platform. This allows the client to login to a simple web interface in order to amend text and images and upload additional downloadable files. This system can be trialled by the client during the design phase to ensure it meets their requirements. (If this option is added to an existing site, additional design charges may apply). The benefit of this option is that the client can pay a set annual fee and have unlimited access to the CMS. When more complex design changes such as the integration of further social media or the addition of new pages are required, the client can simply utilise the 'Hourly Maintenance Package' (shown above) to buy in some further design time.

At a Glance...

  • Very low annual charge
  • Unlimited access to the CMS tool
  • Client access to amend text, images and add downloadable files
  • Some technical knowledge required by the client
  • Easily compatible with the 'Hourly Maintenance Package' when more complex changes are required

WM4: Weebly Content Management System Access

for Starter Access...£100 (Annual Fee)

for Pro Access...£145 (Annual Fee)

If during the Design phase Skyfire Designs has created your website in Weebly, an annual charge will be payable to maintain access. This payment will cover annual renewal, initial setup and liaison with Weebly over any potential technical faults. This option allows the client to login to the rich Weebly interface in order to amend layouts and add/remove images, text and additional files. This system can be trialled by the client during the design phase to ensure it meets their requirements. Once designed in Weebly, sites cannot be extracted without a complete redesign.

The benefit of this option is that the client can pay a set annual fee and have unlimited access to the CMS. When more complex design changes such as the integration of further social media or the addition of new pages are required, the client can simply utilise the 'Hourly Maintenance Package' (shown above) to buy in some further design time.

At a Glance...

  • Unlimited access to the rich Weebly CMS tool
  • Client access to add/remove/amend text, images and add downloadable files
  • Addition of Video backgrounds, HD Video & Audio & Membership elements [Pro Service only]
  • Some technical knowledge required by the client
  • Easily compatible with the 'Hourly Maintenance Package' when more complex changes are required

All prices shown above include VAT.