Webz are now Aim Creative
Transition to Aim Creative
wordpress built websites
The decision to close Webz Development Limited (Webz) has become necessary as a result of the growing parent company, Nuwave Software Limited.
As you may know, directors Simon Black and Matt Hudson have a long history in software development and are now focusing on delivering projects for some of NZ’s Local/Central Government and Utility agencies.
These software projects have grown to a level that necessitates them to focus on this expanding this part of their business.
This is where Yvonne has stepped in – Yvonne has been a member of the Webz Team since 2017, project managing website re-designs and updates. She began her own website design business in early 2019 and has now established herself as a reputable web designer.
Yvonne and Aim have already successfully migrated over two-thirds of the Webz clientele with outstanding results.
Simon and Matt are confident in Yvonne’s ability to rebuild and redesign your websites and are excited that their loyal clients will have the opportunity to update their websites with much more ease, including many integrations that have become industry standard now.
Your action is needed now, as the Webz server will be closing on the 31st July 2021.
To answer your questions
What does this mean for my Webz website? Do I have to do anything?
As Webz sites are built on a ‘closed source platform’ this upcoming closure means your website needs to be rebuilt before it can be migrated (no matter which host/platform you choose to replace Webz). The termination date has been set for 31 July 2021.
Aim Creative have offered to rebuild the Webz sites as close to their current layout, at their cost – on the globally recognised WordPress platform. WordPress is the largest open source platform in the world, and has endless options for integrations, both free and paid, that can be included at a later date if desired.
*If you do nothing, your website will no longer be viewable from 01 August 2021. Please advise Yvonne at Aim Creative if you wish to accept the rebuild option by 23 April 2021
When is the Webz server closure happening?
The Webz server is closing off on 31 July 2021. Notifications were sent out in December 2019, advising the server closure in December 2020.
Webz extended this date to July 2021, due to Covid 19. Aim Creative need to know by 21st April 2021 if you are happy to proceed with the rebuild.
Please note; due to the close deadline, Aim Creative can only carry out these rebuilds as per your current layout. Performing a redesign at a later date becomes a much simpler operation once your site is on the WordPress platform.
Yvonne can schedule in a meeting to discuss your redesign requirements after 31 July 2021.
I want to update my Webz website, can I do this before the server closes?
Due to the close deadline for the Server closure, of 31 July 2021, Aim Creative can only carry out your website rebuild as per your current layout. Performing a redesign at a later date becomes a much simpler operation once your site is on the WordPress platform and Yvonne will be able to provide you with a costing for this then, if required.
What is this going to cost me? What are the ongoing costs?
The transitioning from the Webz closed source platform to WordPress (or any other platform) requires a rebuild of your existing website.
Aim Creative is offering this to existing Webz clients at cost, to ensure continuation of your website service. This cost will be included in the email you received about the Server closure, along with your monthly hosting fees. Monthly hosting includes the latest in security/updates and daily site back-up.
If you wanted to use this opportunity to redesign your website, unfortunately due to the time frame available Aim can only offer a rebuild as per your existing website – at this time.
Yvonne can schedule in a meeting to discuss your redesign requirements after 31 July 2021. Take a look at the Free Business photography offer below!
Free business photography offer!
To all existing Webz clients who re-home their existing Webz site with WordPress and Aim Creative AND then undertake a full custom redesign within 12 months.
Receive * 2 hours professional business/team photography and an additional *1 hour editing time, to help get your website looking fantastic. Offer value $300 plus GST.
*This offer is available to all existing Webz clients (in the Wellington region only sorry!), once their existing website has been re-homed with us on WordPress). Includes travel time. Additional time charged at $100 plus GST per hour.