In today’s digital world, almost all businesses, especially those in the digital space, need a website. Even if your business does not offer its services and products online, website design and construction can play an important role in promoting your brand. In the previous articles, we talked in detail about web design and its steps. Today we are going to talk about the cost of site design and how to estimate these costs.
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Why is web design important?
We said that today every online business needs a website to expand its business. Your website can be both the reason for the success of your business and the reason for its failure. This factor depends on the ability to influence the audience. Items such as saving time and introducing products and services without time and space limitations are among the reasons for the importance of website design for businesses. So having a website without being seen will not help your business thrive.
But you have to pay to design and build a website. In the next section, we will examine how to estimate and calculate the cost of site design.
How is the web design cost estimated?
To estimate the cost of web design, you must first answer the following questions:
- What features do you have for your website?
- What is the use of the site for your business?
- Do you need a dedicated theme?
- In addition to the website management panel, do you want to have a user account management panel?
With accurate and complete answers to the questions we asked, you can predict the cost of website design to some extent.
Note that many factors affect the cost of designing your site. These include:
The domain is the same as your site address which can have different extensions such as .com, .ca, .co Etc. be registered. The cost of these domains varies. So the first thing we need to consider is the “domain name”.
As you probably know, a web host is a computer that is connected to the Internet around the clock. So when a site is hosted, it can be accessed from anywhere. How your site is designed and where it is located (whether in Canada or in other countries) can affect your costs.
Website design method
Website design is done in 2 ways:
- Website design using coding
- Website design using ready-made systems
The choice of each of these methods depends on what you want to do, but for each of these methods you have to pay the cost of site design.
What features do you want to have on your website? For example, do you want to have a payment gateway on the site? Or do you want to enable membership for your site? All of these factors affect the cost of designing your site.
Once you have your website up and running, you may encounter problems such as disruption to the normal operation of the site. So you need the support of your web design team to pay for this support as well.
Once you get your website from the design team, you need a training course to manage it. You should receive the necessary training to be able to control site orders, import new products, update previous products, etc.
These courses affect the cost of the site.
What factors determine the cost of web design?
But to choose the right website design company, you should pay attention to several things, including:
The type of technology you intend to use has a huge impact on the final price. For example, ready-made CMS websites such as WordPress and Joomla are less expensive than dedicated sites because they do not require programming knowledge. The use of new technologies in site design, such as MVC, is also effective in increasing costs.
As for the cost of designing a cheap site, it is good to know that the cost of designing WordPress sites is much less than a dedicated site. For example, programming in C# and ASP.NET costs more than low-level languages such as PHP. Also, designing sites like WordPress and Joomla does not require any special programming knowledge and these sites can be designed by anyone.
Some older web design companies pay a lot of money for web design due to their long history and brand. While they often use the same old technologies without creativity, so be aware of these costs.
How much does it cost to design, build and maintain a website?
Whether your business is online or offline, you have to pay to build and maintain a website in today’s digital world. But what is the average cost of designing a site, along with building and maintaining it? We will talk about these costs below.
The average cost of designing and running a website is $12,000 to $150,000 on average. Website maintenance also costs between $35 and $5,000 per month or $500 to $60,000 per year.