Pricing a website isn’t as easy as you may think. We regularly receive questions from people who want to know, “How much does a website development cost?”.
Honestly, there are many factors taken into account when putting together a Proposal for the website development. It is important that we sit down together and have a friendly chat with You about how you want your website to look, feel and perform, before we can begin to price it.
We're big believers in addressing client goals and objectives. Our company goal is making high-quality and SEO optimized websites that sells.
So what's involved?
First step is to gather as much information from the client. Afterwards, based on our conclusions we are making the Project documentation with time and money estimates. Here are some basics, which every client needs to know, before starts looking for the right web development company.
Web Design Concepts
You need to ask yourself do you want just one design concept, or more to choose from? Each of our web design concepts are uniquely designed (that means no store-bought templates!), to match your existing corporate logo and color scheme. If you are starting up your company we offer also company branding for you too!
But to make things easier for the client we have some helper tools for creating mockups. Afterwards we start our second phase which is web design and on the end of this phase we deliver PSD files to the client.
Conversion of Design Concepts to HTML / CSS
PSD to HTML - This is an important part of the web development process, as it sets the structure of the code 'behind' your pages. If it's not done correctly, it could have an adverse effect on your search engine rankings, as well as accessibility to a wider range of users.
Content Management System (CMS)
A Content Management System will add to the initial cost of development, but can save you a great deal over time (as you make updates yourself). We also offer our own custom CMS to our clients, which is ideal for small and medium businesses.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
We already build our websites with having search engine optimization in mind. You can, however, choose to have additional competitor research and keyword analysis done, to make sure you're targeting the right people.
Number of Pages
This includes making sure the content is search engine optimized, and setting it out on the page in an easy to read format, with appropriate headings, links and so on. We also ensure that the Page Headings and Meta Description Tags accurately convey the meaning of each page, assisting with search engine optimization.
Complexity of Pages
If some of the pages in your website are more complex (e.g. they have forms, or retrieve data from another section of the website), this will add to the overall cost of the development.
It's important to remember that we offer guarantees with our work - for example, we'll guarantee that our Proposal includes everything discussed at our meeting, and describes it in clear, easy to understand terms (so that you know exactly what you're getting). We also guarantee that you'll be 100% happy with your Design Concept - if it needs adjusting, we'll work with you until you're completely satisfied.