1. How much will my web, CD-ROM or print-based project cost?
This can be a tough and confusing question to answer. Project development cost depends on how much work needs to be completed by us, and how much pre-existing content, documents, photos or other graphics that you have.
Many web developers will have a charging schedule "per page". This can be somewhat misleading, as it really depends on what you want ON the pages that takes the time to develop! If you choose a "common template" design, this can reduce the cost somewhat, with a large part of the project concentrating on the user interface, rather than individual page markup.
As a general "rule of thumb", the firmer the idea you have of what you want, the more accurate will be our estimate! To this end, we will consult with you to ensure that what you have in mind for your web project is achievable within your budget and timeframe. This first consultation is free of charge and obligation.
2. What can I do to reduce development costs on my project?
There are lots of things you can do to reduce the development costs of your project. Here are a few pointers:
- Have a pretty good idea of the navigation structure (in the case of web-based projects) and general look and feel you would like for your website or print project at the outset. If you see a website that you like, bookmark it, or take a note of it's address. That way we can sit down together and discuss exactly what you like and dislike. For print-based projects, collect material that you like!
- Write your own content and have it proofed and ready to go for your project before project start. This can reduce the development cost on projects considerably. Modifications to developed material can take up quite a bit of time in a development project!
- For web projects, have a common user interface template applied to most, if not all, pages in your site. This concentrates the work on a central point, and has the rather nice byproduct of ensuring a consistent look and feel to your site.
- Keep your web site as simple as possible while presenting the necessary content and functionality. This also makes it easier for your site visitors to find what they want or need quickly and easily.
- Choose from one of the pre-built site templates that we have under development. This can significantly reduce project cost, since modifying the pre-existing templates can be much quicker than developing a whole new site from scratch.
3. How much will it cost to update my site?
- We have a standard hourly chargeout rate for performing site updates. There is a one hour minimum charge to cover administration costs.
- If you choose to manage your own site content, then the cost is nothing! The initial purchase cost of the software we recommend can quickly be recovered if you plan to update your web site frequently.