That is usually the first question I am asked. But it is the hardest question to
As a potential Client, you need to know that your available budget will be sufficient.
I recognise that apart from the cost of developing a web site, you will also need
to pay for web space and perhaps other facilities, plus the potential cost of marketing
your web presence in more traditional manners. So I do understand and appreciate
your need to know and to have a rough idea of the costs of developing a web site.
So I have prepared the following information. It is a guide to my likely prices and
not a definitive list. I can't say what it will cost until I know and understand
your needs and requirements in more detail.
Basic Design of 1 page:
A "page" is defined as about the capacity of an A4 sheet when printed. This could
include graphics, photographs, web and e-mail links, enquiry forms, etc.
To design and code a simple page of text from scratch, perhaps with one or two scanned
images (a logo and a photograph, for instance), a few links and about 300 - 500 words
of text - would typically cost in the region of £60. The page would be fully tested
in a variety of browsers and under different screen resolutions to make sure that
it looks good under most conditions.
A Sample Costing:
As an example, for a non-profit (e.g. a charity, a special-interest community group,
individuals or a new local small business) I would usually charge in the region of
£300 for the design of a five-page site. This price would include the design and
build of the site, search-engine registration.
I consider that adding headlines, captions and links is part of the design work.
However, I would expect you to supply any texts in a ready to use format.
In some ways this is similar to designing a site from scratch. I will talk to you
in depth and explain how I think I can improve your existing site. If you are happy
with my proposals, I will agree a fee with you.
Search Engine Submissions:
Initial search engine submissions of site to top search engines - one-off fee of
I hope that these figures give you a rough idea of the likely costs to you. Please
do contact me to discuss your requirements.