|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.