Types of Project

There are many different types of website design project, but from our side they usually break down into the following:

Prices by Project Type

HTML 5

Static site with a bespoke design.

  • Static website designed using HTML 5 coding standards suitable for all modern (post Internet Explorer 8) website browsers.
  • Minimum number of pages = 5
  • Price = £55 + VAT per page
  • Shared Hosting from £140 + VAT pa inclusive of domain name renewal and unlimited POP or IMAP email accounts

 

Website with CMS (Content Management System)

Dynamic website utilising either WordPress, Joomla or Concrete 5 depending on the site complexity and the clients ability to manage content. (We can manage content for you).

  • Minimum number of pages = 5
  • Price £35 + VAT per page
  • Unique design from £250 + VAT (price agreed after design accepted)
  • Shared Hosting from £180 + VAT pa inclusive of domain name renewal and unlimited POP or IMAP email accounts
  • Own dedicated server from £50 per month + VAT

 

PHP Website

Static site with a bespoke design.

  • Static website designed using HTML 5 / PHP coding standards suitable for all modern (post Internet Explorer 8) website browsers.
  • Minimum number of pages = 5
  • Price = £65 + VAT per page
  • Shared Hosting from £180 + VAT pa inclusive of domain name renewal and unlimited POP or IMAP email accounts
  • Own dedicated server from £50 + VAT per month
  • Database development from £250 + VAT per database

eCommerce

Because each online store has such very different requirements we don’t like to suggest prices here until we know your requirements in more details. Please call for a discussion and a free quotation.

 

Projects

Creating a website can be an exciting project to be a part of. When everything is laid out properly within a structured project plan it is easy for both you the customer and us the design team to see the critical milestones and the activities that need completing to achieve those dates alongside the milestones.

Contracts

We have a range of contracts that we use dependant on the type of project being developed. Why do we have contracts? Basically they protect the customer and us from any unexpected developments. One of the biggest reasons that projects go over time and budget is specification drift. That is where the client decides part way through the contract that they want to add something or change something. Usually that can be taken care of by using a simple change request form, but sometimes the change that is needed would result in a massive delay and many of the milestones would be missed. This causes a major problem for the client who expects to launch on a certain day and a bigger one for the developer who now has a massive job on their hands and delayed payments.

Without a contract this sort of change and delay can become the cause of a complete breakdown in communications with neither side able to move forward the project stalls.

A contract means that the major change can be handled through a re-negotiation of contracts. This usually means that either the original contract is honoured by both parties and a new project negotiated to follow, or that the original contract is paid up in full and a new contract with new dates and milestones is created and the project restarts.

To give you an idea of the amount of work and the stages that are involved, there is an example for a 20 page site hosted on a dedicated server below:

 

Concept Phase
Milestone Due Date Deliverables Fee
Work Begins When Received •    Signed Contract £300
Information Architecture Week 1 •    Site map•    Info Layout £250
Design Phase
Milestone Due Date Deliverables Fee
Visual Design Week 2 •    Photoshop Design Template•    Contact Form Design•    Email Format £250
HTML / CSS Template Week 3 •    Design in html/css•    Contact form in html/css•    Email in plaintext and html £250
Technical Phase
Milestone Due Date Deliverables Fee
Hosting Server Week 4 •    Server Setup•    Domain Name Setup £250
Programming Week 5 •    Form javascript and PHP £250
Test Phase
Milestone Due Date Deliverables Fee
Initial Test Week 6 •    Upload website to server with test credentials•    Tested Interface•    Tested form and email £250
Site Launch Week 7 •    Move site to live status £300
Total: £2,100

So, as you can see from the example above there are many steps involved and a great deal of that work is structured in a very specific way.

Our clients really appreciate having clear and concise deliverables.