Your website - How much you can expect Web Designers to charge for the type of website you need
You will have a budget in mind of how much you want to spend, but you do have to consider how much you need and what you will get for your money.
Here, we give you an idea of what level of budget you'll need for your website.
This is by no means definitive, as there can be great differences between what different designers / developers charge.
Like any service you use, cheapest isn't always best, just use common sense and try to use our price guide.
This would cover the cost of a very basic site, probably up to five pages without any complex functionality, and possibly not with the use of a 'Content Management System', which enables you to update your sites content easily.
If you're looking just for a basic web presence with that allows people to contact you, and see what services you have to offer, this budget could be enough. But if yuo're looking for a site that has a bit more, and would allow you to update your content on a regular basis you should consider spending a bit more to get a better quality website.
£500 - £1000
This would be enough for a static website of 5 - 15 pages that doesn't have any interactivity and not need updating regularly.
It may also be get you a 5 page website with a 'Content Management System' . This is where you have your own admin login and be able to update the content easily, and add new pages.
It is possible to get a basic e-commerce site for under £1000, but we would recommend spending above £1000.
£1000 - £2500
This should· be enough to get you a site with a content management system, and any extra functionality that you may need, such as a gallery,· members areas, moving images, flash banners.
You could also get a good e-commerce site within this budget, that would also allow you full access for adding products, printing invoices etc. Link your site to paypal or credit card, and other functionality such as newsletters etc..
£2,500 - £5,000
If your site is quite specialised, and complicated, such as an interactive estate agency, a recruitment agency or a large e-commerce shop with extra functionality, you should be looking at this kind of budget.
Alternatively, if you're site is within a smaller budget range, you may want to consider including Search Engine Optimisation in your budget. Search Engine Optimisation is the means of getting your site ranked highly within Google, and is something most Web Design Companies undertake.
If your site is quite unique, and requires a lot of functions that aren't common, you may need to spend a lot on development work, which would take you into this cost bracket.
This kind of budget is normal for solutions that aren't 'off the shelf' , and would require a lot of development work, along with Great Design.