What do I Look 4 When Getting a Website Made

August 11, 2009 at 05:29:21
Specs: Windows XP, pentium
I am tendering out to outsourcing agencies (most of whom are overseas like in India etc) to make a web site with a shopping cart system for my business. I have had quotes ranging from US$170 through to US$2,000. They all claim to do the same thing, however the more expensive guys say they are building the website for me from scratch and they say that those cheaper guys are just using an old website and modifying it a bit for my purposes - I thought this would be an advantage to me.

As I am new to web site design & construction, i sthere something I should be looking out for?

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August 11, 2009 at 08:52:55
I believe you would be better off using someone locally. You might not be able to get what you want for $170.00 but it should not cost anywhere near $2000.00. If you send these guys in India a bunch of money and they do not deliver, there is no recourse.


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August 11, 2009 at 17:03:48
Hi, the cost of website design and development is usually directly proportional to the time it takes to create it. In general, fully animated sites created in Flash are more complicated to create and therefore tend to cost more than a pure HTML-based site. Original designs that are created from scratch typically involve more time and therefore cost more. Content and navigation impact pricing as well. The more complex the navigation (e.g. fancy drop-down menus, animation, etc.) and content (e.g. custom images, custom animation, etc.), generally the more time it takes to create the site and therefore the more pricey the site.

With your budget you can also find inexpensive solutions from US-based hosting providers who either provide free templates or low-cost customization of templates. Finally, there are also many, many website designers in the US that can do a great job for you too. Look for a portfolio of their work before you buy.

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