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How Much Is A Website?

It's not unusual for a customer to call and ask, "How much is a website?".

If you called a car dealership and asked, "How much is a car?", your answer would be a series of questions: "A sedan?", "A van?", "An SUV?", "A sports car?", "New or used?", "What features?"

The price would depend so much on your answer to those questions, and you wouldn't even expect to get a ballpark figure until you answered them, right?

It's the same with a website. What goes into creating a website is a combination of design and function, and it should depend on what you need your web site to do for you, and what kind of image you want your website to project for you and your business.

Do you need a simple site that won't require much changing as time goes on, or will you need to change or add to your site often? Do you need an online catalog and shopping cart, or a large photo gallery? Do you want some tasteful animation to grab the eye? How many pages do you need? Do you have a logo already? How much design will you need? Can you write your own text? Do you have images to include? Will graphic design be needed? All these factors determine the price & time involved.

Just keep in mind that if you seek service from one of those web design companies that promise x number of pages for x dollars, or your site done in x number of hours, you're going to get what you pay for.

We offer short one or two page designs to as many pages as you need. Because web designing is a VERY tedious and time consuming process, prices will vary based on how many pages need to be created and how detailed you need those pages to be. We try to work within peoples budgets and offer substantial discounts compared to resident web designing firms.

Most very basic sites will require at least 3 pages. For small businesses, it will typically require 5-6 pages. Sites that require photoshop and special logo artwork and integration greatly add to the amount of time involved in completion of a project. We can sit with you and see exactly what you are looking for in a site and come up with a fair price that works for everyone. Keep in mind that domain names and hosting the site will cost extra on top of the design fees and there will also be be yearly hosting fees depending on how you setup your hosting account.

Here's a good link to reference from About.com on the average costs of webdesign across the US and what you can expect to pay for all the different services offered with a website.

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