Vectors and 3D Models
Local Search - Website Design
Weather Information
Get the App for Smartphones and Tablets

Go Back

WhmSoft Free Articles Directory
Free Articles for Reprint
Free Articles to Publish
Free Articles for Newsletters
Videos to Watch

Page Generation Date and Time:
11/17/2019 11:27:33

Free the Animation VR / AR
Play to reveal 3D images and 3D models!
Demonstration A-Frame / Multiplayer
Android app on Google Play
vlrPhone / vlrFilter
Project of very low consumption, radiation and bitrate softphones, with the support of the spatial audio, of the frequency shifts and of the ultrasonic communications / Multifunction Audio Filter with Remote Control!

Alexa Data

Go To Articles Directory Home Page

To get the current article, - See Below (at the bottom of the page) -.
For top news titles, see below.
Web sites and videos listed in this page are frequently updated.
If you find that this page is useful (quality of web sites, images and videos, ...), you can add it to your favorites.
Bookmark Page !

Tell a Friend:

With your mobile phone (WAP / I-Mode / iPhone / PDA), for free:
The Top News -
The Daily Files -
All the Directory Files -

Web version of feeds:
Podcast Music -
Daily Files -

You can play the Guitar Drum Revolution game (flash game) by following the link below:
Play Guitar Drum Revolution Game

You can play free online games (flash games) by following the link below:
Free Online Games

Play the samples below:
Kill KennyAliens AttackMega Man RpgDog MemoryFlower Quest

You can view the people (celebrities) news and the front page news (with videos, images and constant updates) by following the link below:
View Recent News
or by visiting the WhmSoft Service blog:
News Photos Slideshows

Article Keyword Videos to Watch
Website Design
Click on the image to start the video.

Related Topics
Images - Links - Articles


Related Images

Article Category Videos to Watch
Website Design
Go to the Videos Pages

How Much Does A Website Cost

Pricing a website is similar to pricing a house. Imagine going to a home builder and telling him "I need you to build me a house." He would then proceed to ask you a series of detailed questions regarding your needs for a new home and your budget.

The most important question may be regarding your choice of floor plans which can vary dramatically, and the price depends on many variables. Do you want a modest 2-3 bedroom home in a decent subdivision? Or how about a luxury mansion by the golf course and the lake? Are you looking for a home in a good school district, or do you need a retirement home, vacation home or a combination of both?

Then there are always various options which can be added such as a swimming pool or spa, additional rooms such as a library, music room, designer touches, etc. All of these add to the price of the home.

This analogy can help you understand how web development works.

Just like the investment of time and money you would make when designing your home, the investment you make in your web site development project depends upon its complexity. In web design, the elements range from the level of visual sophistication to the type of programs you require on the site. There are hundreds of variables that will affect the cost of your project, but ultimately what it comes down to is time and materials. The more time and/or materials it takes, the more your project will cost. As with homebuilding, it is helpful to begin with the end in mind. When thinking about the completed web site you will require, here are ten things to consider:

What are your needs and goals? What do you expect the website to accomplish for you?
Do you already have an established business with its own unique brand and identity, or will the website content be conveying this to prospective clients for the first time?
Do you need the site to serve as a "brochure" or informational website only, or will you need a more interactive design?
What are the needs and expectations of your site visitors, customers and clients?
What do you require in terms of functionality in the website (i.e., ecommerce shopping carts and real time credit card processing, databases, advanced programming, etc.)?
What is your budget for the website? Have you established a budget?
Do you want all the bells and whistles of the larger more well-funded websites?
Will your website be database-driven?
Do you need a CMS (content management system) so you can add your own information and update the site and pages yourself?
Do you need dedicated hosting (for larger sites with numerous custom programs and dynamic content delivery and interaction) or will shared hosting suffice?
Let's look at a few examples:

A small business owner wants a website in order to have a presence on the internet, but the company's needs are quite simple - about 4-5 pages with information about the business, the services they provide and a feedback form to gather information from clients and prospects. Their budget isn't that of a Fortune 500 company and they already have a few pictures and a logo for use on the website. A web design company specializing in designing websites for small to medium sized businesses would take on a project like this for around 0-0. A web design firm catering to medium-sized and larger businesses would consider the website design for around ,000-,000, depending on their answers to #1-#10 above. A larger web design firm would probably decline to service this project since it is too small.

A company recently contacted us about developing a website similar in scope to a very large and very popular online dieting website. We first asked: Do you want all the bells and whistles of this website? If so, they're probably looking at search engine technology (to search through recipes, for example), a CMS (content management system), a mechanism for designing custom meal plans and shopping lists, forums for a support network, chat software for communication with other members and experts and much, much more. Even with these features, this would be quite a large project. At a minimum, all of the above mentioned features would cost at least ,000 to ,000, and most likely even more. Also, the company would need a dedicated server, which would add to the expense because of the heavey programs necessary to generate that kind of dynamic content and the higher number of custom programs that will be needed to support this level of user interaction.

Consider that this cost estimate is merely "chicken feed" compared to what The Wall Street Journal spent to upgrade their website ( million). Hewlett-Packard has also recently spent tens of millions of dollars revamping its web site in an attempt to make its e-commerce effort more coherent after its acquisition of Compaq Computer.

In summary, the cost for a website is determined to a large degree by what you can afford to spend. The complexity, size, and needs play an important role as well as the level of expertise and experience of the design team.

Generally speaking, the more you spend on your website, the more website you will get for your money, an obvious statement but true none-the-less.

Additionally an important component, beyond the scope of this article, addresses the promotion and marketing of your site. The best project in the world isnít likely to be successful if no one knows about it. Be sure to include the costs associated with your marketing program.

This leads into the second most asked question of web developers, "How long does it take to build a website?"

That depends on several variables...

You get the idea.

About the Author: offers affordable website design for small businesses since 1999.

Recommended Web Site(s):

Easy Articles Home Page - Articles Directory

Recommended WhmSoft Web Sites, Feeds and WAP Address:

WhmSoft Software Home Page - Software
WhmSoft Services Login Page - Music and Images
WhmSoft Moblog Home Page - Blog - Photo Gallery
WhmSoft Free Online Games Home Page - Flash Games
WhmSoft Services RSS Feed - Daily Music, Image and 3D Flash Animation
Classical Music with Drum RSS Feed - MIDI and MP3 Files
Classical Music with Drum Podcast Feed - MP3 and MP3 Files
WAP / I-Mode / PDAs - Daily Music, Image and Flash Animation

Home Pages:

WhmSoft Free Articles for Reprint Home Page
WhmSoft Services Home Page - Music and Images
Copyright (C) 2006-2019 WhmSoft - All Rights Reserved.