Web Site Design

We can help you design and develop your web site.  Whether you need us to develop from scratch, or consult on what you already have, we can provide a wide range of services. 

If you search many sites for web site services, you'll find that most of them won't quote a price for their services.  The reason is two fold, they don't want to scare you off with a price, and unless they talk to you they wouldn't really know how much effort your site would require.  The hourly rate doesn't tell you much, if you don't know how long it will take.

Contact us for a free consultation and estimate for your specific needs, but the questions below may help you define the scope and cost for yourself.

What sites have you seen that are like what you want? The best place to start is to look at web sites and get a feel for what you like.  Sites to reference that have parts of what you want can facilitate communication and speed development. Estimate 8-16 hours of comparison searching for the site. 
How big will the site be?

The organization of the information to be presented is a key to a successful and useful site.  This will also provide an idea of how many pages will need to be created.

Will the site be all HTML? A purely textual site requires much less time to bring to production than a site with applications software.  However, it does require more effort to update.  Estimate 2-3 hours of development for each page to get from first draft to final copy.
Will you need database services? Databases are useful tools to collect data and/or update pages automatically.  However, the development effort is higher and requires other regular maintenance.  Estimate 6 hours/page for database development and implementation.
Do you want a customized application? Applications programming will take much longer to develop and implement, but do provide a unique look and feel to your web site.  The functionality of the application will drive the time factor in this case.  In this case it's best to develop a draft of what functionality is desired and get an estimate from a programmer, but if you use 40 hours/page you'll get into a budgetary ballpark.
Do you desire customized graphics? Custom graphics can take 1-8 hours each depending on the complexity and level of detail desired.  Try to sketch out your ideas on paper, this will give you some perspective.  All sites will require some level of graphics development, keep in mind how many buttons etc you will want.

Rates

Web Comparison Search $20/hr
HTML Layout/Design $30/hr
Graphics Design $25/hr
Database Development $40/hr
Applications Development $50-60/hr
 
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