How is the cost of website design determined? Are There Many Hidden Costs?
It is no secret that techniques for good website development and design are rapidly evolving as web designers work to outdo each other to give their clients the best possible advantage. Though it is not necessary to include all of these, here are a few elements that have emerged in modern web design which you may want to consider.
Website design can seem like a large investment for a new or small company and costs can vary greatly depending on what your specific needs are. Although it may seem tempting, you should not choose your website design company based only on price. For many potential customers, your website will be your first impression – and a less expensive but poorly designed site may end up costing you much more than a well-designed site that came at a higher investment.
While we can clearly not give a proper price estimate here, we can list a number of considerations that will affect the cost of a website.
Who will be hosting the website? Do you want us to do it or have you made other arrangements?
Simply put, what do you need to make your website effective for your business? If your company is small or your message is very straightforward, a basic website may be all you require. But if there are many different facets to your business, you likely need more. Remember, you can always upgrade as your business grows!
Content Management System (CMS)
Having a website with full CMS can mean a pricier initial investment but it means that you will be able to manage your own content, so if you have a business that will require frequent updates, you’ll be able to do those updates in-house and likely save money in the long run.
Lots of website design today has additional features such as shopping carts, social media and blogging features, and chat features to name a few. It is important not to go overboard – adding extras just for the sake of extras. Whatever you include on your website should make sense to your business. Our experienced website design professionals can help you with this.
If you’ve spent any amount of time searching the web, you’ve likely seen very good websites as well as very bad ones. There is a clear difference between a website made by an amateur and a website which has been developed by a team of professionals.
If you have questions about what your business website should include and what it should not, feel free to ask us during your consultation. We will only recommend features that make sense for your business and we will do our best to steer you away from things that don’t make sense.
Your website could be one of the most important investments that your company makes. Not only is it your first impression, but it will be available 24/7 and will be an invaluable sales tool. By taking the time to determine your needs and then work with professionals to see your vision become a reality, you will see your return on investment.