So you have decided to get a website designed for your company, the first and foremost question that’s most likely to come into your mind is about its ‘cost’. Answering this question how much exactly a website design would cost is rather a complicated question as there are many factors that influences it. Especially those starting new or have limited budget have difficulty deciding it. Some people think it takes few hundred dollars, some other think it takes at least thousand dollars and so on. But it largely depends upon your website design company and your project type and size.
Some web designers charge less and some more for similar kind of project. The reasons could be many for those charging more. They might be devoting extra hours to it, use effective SEO tools, website templates, interesting placement of the content, use effective graphical images and so on.
Basically a website should have a professional, clean and simple look. Those designers who agree to do a designing work in lesser money may not be giving as much time as needed by it. Thus resulting in sites that might fail to attract the visitors and don’t get the desired output. You can get the idea of a website design company’s work by looking at their portfolio section and the previous assignments.
Sometimes you might not want to tell about your budget to the to the designer thinking that they might take some advantage out of it. You might be quoted hefty fees by few web designers. But it is advisable to do a bit of research and ask for free quotes for more than one designer or design company. It would give an idea as to what general fees can be charged for your website design project and also you can find out their work quality.
When you find the website design service provider according to your likes, discuss with them the price issue. The elements that are useful for your website should be used. There might be many things that would look great on your site but are not important from functional point of view.
Using certain features in your website may cost you more than usual. For instance flash animations, interaction features, slide show presentations, audio elements, etc are some of costly features.