We are frequently asked “How much does a web site cost?”
We always do our best to answer this question as soon as possible in the process, but it does require some information and input from our prospective customer to come up with an accurate estimate!
For a typical website project, the following steps are involved:
For someone just beginning their web presence, we can get a fairly accurate idea of the kind of presentation they are looking for by looking at examples of other websites.
If the customer has an existing website, and has already expended funds and some energy on the current design, we can look into ways of re-purposing, or re-using some of the graphic elements into the new site. This can save money on a new design process.
For most of the sites we build, we use a website software that ‘lives’ on the server. This makes it easy to produce and collaborate on a site that will include a ‘backend’ section, a place where the site owner can login and change content on the site all by themselves.
Our effort is always to empower the client to be able to manage their own site as well as possible, although we are always standing by for consulting or to actually do the updating.
Once a customer knows how to use their ‘Dashboard’, they usually just need us for presentation changes.
So, a typical scenario would proceed like this:
We ‘discover’ the customers’ expectations and target audience for their website.
We look together at websites that approximate the desired presentation and visitor experience our customer has in mind for their own site.
We give the customer options and tips based on our our hard-earned experience in the web design and marketing areas!
We have a page on our main website where we go into details about some of the costs.