This is something we get asked very regularly and the short answer is “it depends”. Websites range in complexity and functionality and this greatly influences the overall cost. When costing a website, the factors that influence the cost most are:
- The number of web pages
- The type of website (e-commerce or information site)
- If it is an e-commerce website, the number of products
- Functional requirements, eg. A booking system, integration with third party payment gateways
- The addition of software, eg. Upselling tools, reviews, loyalty systems (each type of software could come with its own monthly subscription and extra setup time is required for all extra software).
Check out Cost My Website for a questionnaire that will help determine the exact type of website you are looking for and we can issue you a quote or call for a consultation.
One thing we know for sure is that when it comes to web design and development, you really do get what you pay for in terms of design, functionality and optimisation.
A content management system (CMS) helps you create, manage, and modify content for your website without the need for technical knowledge.
The CMS handles all the basic infrastructure stuff for you which gives you more time to focus on other areas of the website.
Yes, the Local Enterprise Office offers Trading Online Vouchers for small businesses, go to the Local Enterprise website for further details, to see if your business qualifies.
After your website is built, you may need a basic knowledge of how to add or edit text, add or edit products, add or edit images. If you opt for a website built using a CMS, be sure to check with your web developer if training is included in your quoted price, or if it is an additional paid service.
At Bold Craft Marketing, we offer 1-hour post-build training that will help you to complete, blog updates, product updates, image or text edits, depending on the type of website you have.
We also offer support packages for our clients where we manage these updates and the technical upkeep of your website post-build. Talk to one of our team to learn about our Bold Craft Marketing Support Packages.
We believe that building a website that is mobile-friendly is one of the most integral components in your online strategy. All of our websites are mobile responsive and are built with the user experience in mind.
Responsive websites are designed using technologies that allow content (text, pictures, animations, etc.) to change their position, size, and relationship to each other in such a way as to make the best use of screen space. An example of this would be how your website changes on screen from that on a desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone.
The goal of responsive design is that the website is built in a way that it detects the visitor’s screen size and orientation, and then changes the layout accordingly to fit the screen type.
This function is hugely important for your website due to the ever-increasing dependence we all have on our smartphones. Although many people work on desktops or laptops, most online shopping is done through smartphones. This means your website should be able to work seamlessly on all devices.
Essentially, “hosting” is the place where your website is located. It is the foundation for your “place” on the web.