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Basic Small Business Website - with CMS

Posted on:: 04 Jan 2018

Most websites (we build at 158ltd) are larger and more complicated than that and require more time and additional skills to build them. It is handy to know what things you should think about when planning your website and how this can help you when you brief your potential web designer

There is more diversity in scope and scale of a final product in the website design industry than almost any other product I can think of. The cost of a website mostly depends on the amount of time required to build it. To give an estimate of costs for a website, your web designer needs to collect as much information as possible so they can estimate the time required to build the site.

Basic Small Business Website - with CMS

Planning
A brief meeting to discuss design requirements and business goals.
Time: 1-2 hours

Web Design (graphic design component)
This is the area where any price variation will occur. Is it a simple design or complex?
Time: from 1 to 5 days

Web Development
Converting the design to HTML. With a basic website there is litle variation in formatting of the pages. Usually a "home" template and an "other pages" template.
Time: from 1 to 3 days

Content
Usually 8-20 pages. Some variation will occur if there is a lot of image work to do (retouching etc) or complex formatting of any pages.
Time: 4 hours to 3 days

Content Management
There are many different content management systems available and the better ones can all be customised to give an easy to use experience for the client. What does make a big difference in cost is when you compare a system that is customised for the client to one that is a basic installation.
Time: 4 hours to 3 days