Russ Harvey Consulting - Computer and Internet Services

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Establishing your design costs

Obtain a Quote | Finalizing Criteria | Expert Resources

How I price my web design projects

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Want to get started and ready discuss your ideas and requirements?

I'm assuming that you've read through the other web design pages and are familiar with my philosophy and approach to design.


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Not Sure What You Want?

If you're not sure what you want, it will be difficult to provide an accurate quote.

See factors affecting price and determining your needs for suggestions.

You need to consider your goals for your site, including how you will assess success.

If you haven't finalized these goals, it is sort of like going to a car lot and saying, “how much does a car cost?”

Early Changes Easier

While we can expand your site later, it is far easier and less expensive to plan for that now.

It is easier to change something early in the design process than when the site is nearer to completion. Changes usually add to the quoted price. The further into the process, the more it costs to modify your site's design.

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Finalizing Criteria

Before we jump to providing a quote, let's consider what you need to include in your quote request.

I'm assuming that you have web-ready graphics like your logo, professional photos, brochures or other materials and can provide documentation giving you permission to use them.

If I need to purchase or create those items, that increases costs. I may contact outside expert resources to create those items.

What Will You Provide?

Without some certainty about the content you want on your site it is difficult to finalize any design — or to provide a quote.

Content that you provide can include the following:

I'll need all that content before work can begin on the site. The nature of the content can affect how the site is designed.

Suitable Formats

All content you provide needs to be in a format that is either suitable for use on the website or that can be easily converted.

Microsoft Word format works well for text content (but please don't embed images or other content into those documents). LibreOffice can generate .DOCX format documents as well.

Images need to be of professional quality in suitable formats and at least the size that will be displayed on the site. Preferably these are the original unedited full-size images.

Copyright Issues

I will be unable to use material for which you don't own the copyright or for which you have not acquired the legal right to use.

I'll need you to confirm copyright ownership in writing including copies of any contracts that provide for your use of any copyrighted materials on your site.

Creating, Editing or Modifying Content

If any of the content you provide needs to be modified or if necessary content needs to be created for you, that information should be included in your request for a quote and will affect the pricing.

Where you require logos or advanced graphics work done, I can refer you to qualified professionals.

In most cases you'll be billed separately.


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Expert Resources

I maintain working relationships with graphic designers, photographers and other professionals.

They have skill-sets that extend my abilities in order to serve your needs.

Whether it is a logo, a photo catalogue of your store or merchandise or something else I can find someone that can produce results for you.

In most cases you will be billed directly for this added service.

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Web Design Index

  1. The Introduction.
  2. Design philosophy.
  3. Design considerations.
  4. Design criteria.
  5. Content Management Systems.
  6. Customized Blogs.
  7. Factors affecting price.
  8. Request a quote.
  9. Site maintenance.
  10. My design portfolio.

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Updated: January 10, 2024