What are the costs associated with web design and development and what can I expect during the process?

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Answered by: Chris, An Expert in the Build Your Website Category
Hello and thank you for giving us the opportunity to address the questions and concerns you have about our web design and development services. Realizing that cost is an important factor when making a decision about who to choose to develop your website, we can address this question right up front. With our company there are basically three standard costs associated with having your website designed by us.

The first is the domain registration which will be the name that you choose to be the URL or web address of your company. That cost

is usually around $15.00 and renews annually. The second is the actual construction of the site itself. For a five page website

that includes a blog page, your cost for this will be $1895.00. Finally, all websites in the world need to have their files hosted on a

server. You are certainly welcome to find your own hosting provider as there are many great ones out there. Blue Host, Host Gator

and Godaddy are three of the most well known hosting companies available. Should you choose to host with us, we utilize Godaddy for our hosting services and we offer that at $100.00 per year. So, all told your costs amount to $2010.00

We kindly accept a 50% deposit at the time your order is placed with the balance due upon completion of the website. We also accept

most major credit cards as a convenience for our customers. If you are planning to provide job site photos to utilize throughout the

website please let us know. If you do not have job site photos and wish for us to purchase stock photos there will be an additional

cost for those, depending on how many we need and the sizes we purchase. We can certainly discuss this at our meeting on Friday.

As far as what you can expect during the web design and development process, we believe that having our clients involved from the

outset of the site's development truly eliminates any surprises later on. Per our earlier phone discussion, the entire construction

of the website generally takes about 3-4 weeks and we rely heavily on your input during that time. During the initial stage, our

creative team will create a concept design based on the initial information you have provided to us.

This is done in Photoshop, where changes to the design and layout are made quite easily. Once you have approved the layout, colors and other elements for each page, we can then begin to put the components of the design up on the web where you will be able to watch the progress in real time.

We use WordPress as the basic architecture for all of our websites, as this open source application provides a ton of great features right out of the box. One of those features is responsive design, which is the ability for the website to resize based on the device it is being viewed on. This is an important factor since research shows that most websites are now being viewed on mobile devices such as phones and tablets.

Should you have any additional questions that have not been covered here, please feel free to reach out at your earliest convenience.

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