Whether you need to redesign an existing website or are starting from scratch, SIX15 will develop your website so that it’s optimized, loads fast, and mobile friendly.
SIX15 will help maintain your website and content, keeping it secure and optimized, integrate email campaigns & social media, and provide monthly performance reports.
SIX15 is your trusted IT partner, providing development expertise & consulting for your firm, working behind the scenes or directly with your clients on your behalf.
Making websites since 1999, SIX15 is a reliable, debt-free, straight-talking web development company that wants to help you meet your objectives by utilizing what the web has to offer.
SIX15 was founded by and is run by me, Jeff Mackey. I have over 20 years experience in IT, managing teams and delivering website projects of various sizes and complexity.
If a project calls for specialized design elements, contractors may be brought in to complement my overall skill set. That said, you may safely assume you will be dealing directly with me.
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In addition to SIX15, I am a partner at IT in the D, a networking group for people in IT. We share professional advice, hold monthly networking events, and record a weekly podcast covering the Metro Detroit business and IT community.
I also volunteer time & consulting to the local Regional Advisory Committee for Oakland Schools, providing expertise and feedback to curriculum focusing on website development programs.
On the personal side, I am a husband to my beautiful wife, father of two wonderful children, and grew up in Troy, MI. When I’m not making or supporting websites, you can find me on the golf course, beach, or most likely driving my kids around town to their events.
Just as you should be discerning when choosing whom to work with on your next website project, I am selective in who would be a good fit as a SIX15 client.
These are by no means set in stone, and in fact SIX15 has worked on delivering successful eCommerce website projects. Sometimes exceptions are made depending on availability, budget, and long-term beneficial business relationships. There are several factors I take into account, and the above are just general guidelines.
Example deliverables for a typical website project would be a set of wire frame designs which define the overall layout and look of a website. From there it would be a set of individual website page design templates that incorporate the client’s branding elements.
The installation and configuration of the WordPress content management system, along with training for key personnel is included. Finally, an archive of all project files along with any photo/graphic copyright releases and documentation is made available.
SIX15 does not burden clients with documentation no one will ever read. However, a certain amount of client feedback, interaction, and custom process is required to deliver a quality solution. Typical steps include (but are not limited to):
Turn-around time depends primarily on the size and scope of your project, compounded by other current client project commitments. Keeping in mind that SIX15 is a one-person company, I rarely take on more than four projects at one time.
Managing several projects effectively means not sacrificing one project’s timeline for another, and having realistic expectations. A typical website design project timeframe is roughly four to ten weeks in duration.
I will always be upfront with current schedules and commitments while determining new client requests. If a project is smaller, or an ongoing maintenance activity, it can be addressed sooner but typically I plan projects out at least one month.
This depends on the size, scope, and complexity of the need. Projects are priced based on the value of services delivered to you. If we end up being a good fit to work together, a 50% deposit is required to secure a spot on my schedule. Once project begins, invoices are sent weekly. Small projects and maintenance work can be billed hourly, or by signing up for one of the SIX15 maintenance packages.
SIX15 has worked for clients local to the Oxford area, to clients in Texas, Missouri, New York and Boston. Your location is not a barrier to us working together to enhance your brand.
SIX15 uses the best online project management application that allows for constant client interaction, task and milestone maintenance, and file sharing. I am almost always online, available via email, Skype, online chat or the simple telephone.
If you are local, an in-person meeting is preferable. But a phone call sometimes is all that’s needed to gather initial requirements and kick things off.
Once a project is underway, you will be able to log into the SIX15 project intranet to check status and communicate requirement updates.
Billing is handled online using secured invoicing software capable of sending estimates and invoices via email or US Post, depending on your preference.
It’s the Internet, after all. Everything’s virtual these days.
“Three jobs from the web site this week!!! It’s working!! If you are looking for a web site designer, you could go anywhere. But, I recommend Jeff for more than the design. I appreciate his communication and follow-up skills, and his ability to patiently train me to update and change my own site. Overall, this was a great experience!”Susan