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Absolutely! We are vetted by Webflow as one of their trusted Enterprise level partners. Being an Enterprise partner with Webflow is the highest honor for any agency using Webflow.
Before Zabal Media was founded, the founder Wilian worked at two startups that were acquired by Google (Kifi & Cronologics). Wilian went on to work At Google as a lead product designer where he helped successful teams strategize, design, develop, launch, and iterate at scale. Zabal Media is applying these practices with our partners.
Definitely. At the end of each project, we do a recorded zoom call where we do a high level overview of Webflow as a platform.
Things we cover:
We also do hourly consulting on how to use Webflow.
There are 24 members on the team (and we are always looking for more rockstars). Our team is made up of several departments that are specialized in various areas.
We have been specialized in Webflow since 2015. Zabal then became a certified Webflow agency partner in 2017 and is recognized as one of the top enterprise agency partners throughout the world.
Webflow is a low-code / no-code tool that allows designers to build the front-end & back-end development of a website in an easy to manage CMS. Webflow is one of the first tools to get the visual development experience correct, by allowing designers to build exactly what they have designed without compromising the user experience. Brands love Webflow because of how easy it is to maintain and scale their marketing websites. We have worked with small startups and large companies to migrate their websites over to Webflow. Webflow can handle just about any size project. Want to learn more?
It depends on the scope of the work. Here are a few factors to take into account when evaluating the due date / launch date of your next project:
We are 100% involved from beginning to the end of each project. We also help with domain setup and guide you during the CNAME and @ Records setup. Aside from our own internal checklist, we can decide together when is the right time to launch the site.
We do not accept projects below: $5,000
We call this the, “get out of bed budget”. We do not take on projects that are below $5,000 to ensure the entire team involved is being adequately compensated. We also have a max budget. We do not take on projects over the budget of $500,000, because projects this large require a larger group of dedicated resources. Our goal is to provide the best outcomes for our partners and our budget minimum and maximum allows us to do our best work with the current team/resources we have.
Yes, we require a 50% deposit in order to get started, unless you are only interested in a retainer / ongoing engagement with Zabal Media. Retainers do not require an upfront payment since payments are made at the end of each month.
In order for us to be able to answer this question, we will need a detailed scope of work. In the scope of work, we will need as much information about the project as you can provide. The more information provided, the closer we can get to an exact number. Although, for projects that do not have all of the details, we can still provide budget ranges.
Lastly, we have a large team and have the flexibility to do a lot of great work together. Often times, we have partners tell us exactly how much they are looking to invest into their project and we do the most we can possible within the budget provided.
We accept most payment processing tools:
Each project that we take on will have a complimentary project manager. The project manager is responsible for:
When there is a need for ongoing training, we define the backlog of projects and based on the needs we will set aside a specific amount of hours on the project. We love ongoing training with great partners.
We pride ourselves on being flexible and easy to work with. If projects require faster timelines, we will simply add more team members to the projects (this may impact the budget).
Ongoing retainers are our preferred way to work with our partners. Essentially, we define a minimum and maximum budget for each month. Based on that budget range, we are able to allocate our internal resources to work with your team on an ongoing basis.
Project timelines are defined when a new task gets created. The retainer engagement allows for Zabal Media and our partners to be much more fluid while collaborating.
Webflow is a flexible, front-end & back-end CMS tool that is capable of building and hosting small, medium, and large scale websites. Zabal Media is 100% bought into Webflow and exclusively uses Webflow as our main website development tool.
Here are a few reasons for looking into Webflow for your next project:
If you have any Webflow specific questions, we are more than happy to help you find the answers you’re looking for. As Webflow Enterprise Partners, we have the ability to get you direct access to a Webflow engineer, account executive, and support team contacts if needed.
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You can host your website yourself outside of Webflow. The way that this works is by exporting the code from Webflow and hosting it on another server. However, we do recommend using Webflow hosting. Especially if your website has a back-end CMS solution to it. 100% of our partners are using Webflow to host their website due to their reliable hosting plans and uptime service level agreement.
For your convenience, feel free to learn more here: https://webflow.com/hosting
We exclusively build with Webflow. However, we don’t only focus on website development. We are an end-to-end agency that can help you on most, if not all of your project needs.
Below are the tools that we specialize in:
If you have a development team already, we can help on the design side as an extension of your team. Our designers also understand how both code and Webflow work and will be mindful of the type of designs they create. Doing so will make it easy for your development team to sync up with our design team.
We encourage our designers and your developers to communicate often in order to make sure that all designs are feasible and can be implemented within budget and timelines.
Absolutely. We would be more than happy to help with this. In fact, it’s one of our favorite types of projects because we know how much value it will bring to you and your team once it’s completed. Below are the steps on how to migrate your website:
We pride ourselves on being an end-to-end agency. Meaning, we can work on the strategy, design, development, QA, and launch your website. However, we can step in at different parts of a project as well.
In many cases, we partner with clients that already have an internal design team. Meaning, they only need help with Webflow development. In this case, we will simply need to get access to your Figma, XD, Sketch etc. source files so that we can develop them. Our developers are also knowledgeable around design best practices.
Design files should have the following:
We are not a branding focused agency. While we can help with branding and marketing materials, we do not specialize in this field. In most cases our partners come to us with already defined branding guidelines. This includes:
Having the brand book completed will be very helpful when it comes to creating the visual design of the website. However, if the visual design of the brand is not available, we will design 3-5 different visual designs for a page on the website to get a sense of what aesthetic resonates with you and your team. Once we define the general visual design direction, our designers will apply that to all other pages on the website.
The cost for design is difficult to calculate because design is so subjective. Also, the scope of work will impact the cost. After working on many projects, we estimate a realistic expectation is between $1,000 - $7,000 per page.
This depends on the type of engagement that you’re looking for. Our retainer option allows you to have as many rounds of iterations as you wish, since you will be billed hourly. The fixed rate project options have a maximum of 3 rounds of iterations per phase. Meaning, the design phase has 3 rounds, and development will have 3 rounds. In total per project, you can expect 6-10 rounds of iterations.
For more than 6 iterations per project, you can pay an additional hourly rate of $150hr.
Our project managers will help you with all projects and task related items. We have a robust design process that we will take you through in hopes to make the working relationship as easy for you as possible. Let us manage projects so that you don’t have to be on top of everything.
If you have a design team and simply need some extra hands, you can simply add us to the design files and we will take it from there. It’s that easy.