This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more hereX

Home > Discussion Forum

Discussion Forum

Adam09 Adam09 is offline
Guru
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Brighton
Posts: 113
Average Website Costs

Hey,
I'm currently considering setting up a website on a proffessional/business basis. I have basic experience of setting up my own website, but did it all my self (wordpress plugin) so 'free'.

I was just wondering if anyone who had set up their own business websites could offer a rough guide as to how much the average site costs, as I dont' really want to waste companies times applying for quotes when I'm still unsure whether I'll go ahead with it.

Thanks,
Adam.
Reply With Quote
barrybridges2 barrybridges2 is offline
Guru
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 143
Hi Adam09 - I'm afraid this is a 'how long is a piece of string' question... what sort of things do you want your website to do?
Reply With Quote
TurboLemonMedia's Avatar TurboLemonMedia TurboLemonMedia is offline
Maven
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 61
Indeed - it's like asking the estate agent what the price of a house is. There are average prices for 2 bedroom bungalows, average prices for 5 bedroom detached houses and so on. It all depends on what you need, what you're looking for, what you want it to do and how it looks.

If you're able to collate a set of requirements, I'm sure you'll get much more realistic estimates. Good luck with it,

Tom @ Turbo Lemon Media (Preston / Lancashire)
Web / Graphics / Design / Ideas

Find: www.turbolemonmedia.co.uk
Follow: www.twitter.com/turbolemonmedia
Connect: www.linkedin.com/turbolemonmedia
Reply With Quote
CreativeSmile CreativeSmile is offline
Newbie
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 6
Hi,

If you require a simple 4 or 5 page website, with the basic "Home" "About" Services" "Cotact" etc then it should really not cost more than £400/£500. Hosting for the year is normally £80.00 - Dont pay more would be my advice!!!! And if you want a website then I would be happy to assist.
If you require a more advanced site - then again, I would be happy to discuss further.

Good Luck
__________________
www.creative-smile.co.uk
naomi@creative-smile.co.uk
Reply With Quote
omarmarcelgashi's Avatar omarmarcelgashi omarmarcelgashi is offline
Connector
Join Date: Jan 1970
Posts: 182
Im sure that if you provide the content and images you can get a site done for 200£. Im speaking from experience here. However if you want a good quality site first time round then in the region of 400£+ you would expect to pay.

Good Luck.
__________________
"The big won't beat the small anymore, the fast will beat the slow"

Follow me on twitter: www.twitter.com/mrgashiuk
Reply With Quote
Adam09 Adam09 is offline
Guru
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Brighton
Posts: 113
Quote:
Originally Posted by barrybridges2 View Post
Hi Adam09 - I'm afraid this is a 'how long is a piece of string' question... what sort of things do you want your website to do?
Yeah, I thought it would be.

Something with search functions, login/account facilities, a fairly simple home and about us page.

I guess it's easier to give an example, as I've not really worked it out, but something along the lines of:

http://www.vinspired.com/

But with less fancy graphics
Reply With Quote
Miss.C.Stewart Miss.C.Stewart is offline
Newbie
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 4
Hi,
I agree with everyone else, depends on what you want and need. Sometimes if money is an issue but you still want a good look it all comes down to the design (not graphic but layout), ensuring you only have exactly what you need and therefore you will only pay for something that will give rewards. The website you posted has a log in area, is that something you want? It's those kind of things that add time to a developer and then add money. If you need some advice on coming up with a brief to give out to people to find out how much it will cost then let me know or if you have any other questions. You can email me at catherine@designunbound.co.uk.

Catherine
__________________
Catherine Stewart


Design Unbound Ltd.
Web development and graphic design solutions
+ 44 (0) 131 258 9501
http://designunbound.co.uk
Reply With Quote
shamrocker's Avatar shamrocker shamrocker is offline
Connector
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: UK
Posts: 858
Quote:
Something with search functions, login/account facilities, a fairly simple home and about us page.
Try Joomla - http://www.joomla.org

It's an open source content management system with a huge variety of applications available for it. You can probably purchase a nice template that closely reflects the style of presentation you are looking for.

I'd advise you to pay someone to go through the setup and customisation procedure with you. It would be very much worthwhile for you to learn the basics as it could potentially save you a fortune with future projects.
__________________
Thanks,
Shane
Reply With Quote
Adam09 Adam09 is offline
Guru
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Brighton
Posts: 113
I've heard of Joomla before, will take a look at it.

Thanks for the address Catherine, I'll email you at some point as a brief is probably what I need to get my ideas down.

EDIT: Joomla is currently looking like the best way to go. Hopefully it will save money as well as I can upkeep it myself without needing to go via a company.

Would a company charge more or less for using Joomla, as it may restrict them? I know it depends on the company, but I see that alot of people here have experience in either using them/owning them.

I'm looking on the site for the answer; not found it yet, but would I have to pay for Joomla due to using it for commercial use?
Reply With Quote
barrybridges2 barrybridges2 is offline
Guru
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 143
Hi Adam,

I was indirectly involved in Vinspired, so feel qualified to comment:

Firstly, appearances can be deceptive. Although it looks like a simple site, there's a lot of complicated things going on behind the scenes. I wouldn't be at all surprised if it cost £80 - £100k to design, develop and build their site - there's a lot of complex functionality going on.

The best thing to start is to write a 'requirements capture' - a list of everything you want the site, or rather, the users, to be able to do. Then we can probably shed a bit more assistance.
Reply With Quote
AlexanderSmith AlexanderSmith is offline
Connector
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Milton Keynes
Posts: 267
Alongside the initial set up costs you need to consider the small extras that will be involved:

buying your domain, geting the webspace (then if you want databases set up) database management etc.

If you were looking for a simple site design then you would be best off looking for some free open source templates and customise them yourself. Learning HTML will save you money in the long run. Then befriend someone who could give you some guidance when you need help (or someone you can pay to do a favour). Obviously however if you are looking to run a full web-based business then you will need to consider having a full time IT specialist to look after your business.

Kind Regards

Alex
__________________
Alexander Smith
Fizz Pop Science

Fizz Pop Science is working to become the UKs leading extra curricular science education provider. We want to engage children with the sciences and have them experimenting themselves, leading to new discoveries which we hope will inspire.

Reply With Quote
Adam09 Adam09 is offline
Guru
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Brighton
Posts: 113
Quote:
Originally Posted by Project1Group View Post
Alongside the initial set up costs you need to consider the small extras that will be involved:

buying your domain, geting the webspace (then if you want databases set up) database management etc.

If you were looking for a simple site design then you would be best off looking for some free open source templates and customise them yourself. Learning HTML will save you money in the long run. Then befriend someone who could give you some guidance when you need help (or someone you can pay to do a favour). Obviously however if you are looking to run a full web-based business then you will need to consider having a full time IT specialist to look after your business.

Kind Regards

Alex
Yeah, I have experience of that kinda already due to my project below (sig). Domains and webspace aren't really a problem, as I've been through all that before with DV. I can do basic html, but am not that confident in it and know people who can do other stuff, but nothing to the extent of building a new website really, only editing WP etc.

Any web developers out there willing to be be-friended?

Database management is something I've not looked at and don't really know what it entails.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 02:18 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. Copyright Shell LiveWIRE 2005-2009