Site creation

What does a website cost?

Some notes about web-related workHow long is a piece of string? The answer is ‘it depends’.

  • What functions do you need?
  • How much traffic do you expect?
  • How often will you need to update it?
  • How many pages of content do you want?
  • How will you market the site?
  • How will you decide whether it meets your needs?

Site creation tools

For many small sites, free or low-cost site creation options are the best. WordPress.com is a great free tool. Square Space or Eden Platform are good low-cost alternatives.

You can very easily set up an account, choose from 100s of free design templates & have a site started in minutes. Personalise your pages with your own images & content, edit colours, choose layout options & the functionality or widgets you want.

The backend software makes editing, customising & publishing very simple.

“If you have $100 to make smart decisions on the web, invest $10 in tools, spend $90 on people.”
— Avinash Kaushik

Custom coded

These free solutions have some limitations. Most can be worked around but if they don’t do exactly what you want, you can get a site customised, & I can help finding & briefing a web developer.

Your budget will depend on how much customisation you require.

Enterprise solutions

At the top end, larger organisations are often willing to invest significant time & money into sites to get exactly what they want. In these situations hosting requirements are often carefully defined & custom built, while software is carefully chosen, customised & maintained by a team of developers.

I have experience managing large sites & can help you define your requirements & make informed decisions based on your business needs.