How Much is a Custom Website Cost?

Determining how much a website design should cost can be trivial. Most web design firms do not necessarily post their prices online as each development could vary from design to design, however a very few such as Orlando Web Design does post a baseline start. Each client requirements are quite different from each other and this article will provide some guideline on CUSTOM web design costs.

Our Web Design and Marketing team worked together to collect multiple quotes from different web design firms within the US to establish some baseline. They were able to gather up quotes from freelance web designers, small web design firms, and large established firms on different types of web design projects.

With the received quotes from multiple vendors, it was important for the team to examine each of the components that goes into determining how much a web site should cost. On average, the following cost can be applied to estimating the development of a web site:


 Informational or Small Business Web Site Cost:

  • 8 to 15 Web pages
  • 3 Custom graphics outside the template
  • Paid Stock photos
  • Rotating flash banner or JQuery
  • Web forms sending to email accounts
  • Project duration: 15 to 20 days

Web site cost range: $1,500 to $4,000


Corporate (100 or more employees) with CMS Web Site Cost:

  • 25 to 50Web pages
  • Heavy use of flash
  • High quality design work on all Web pages
  • Content management system (employees can manage their own website)
  • Extra components:  Intranet, Calendars, web site search

Project duration: 60 to 90 days

Web site cost range: $10,000 to $25,000


Ecommerce Web Site Cost:

  • 100 to 1000 products
  • Shopping cart
  • Payment gateway integration
  • Product descriptions and images
  • Sales tax and shipping calculation
  • Customer and administrative control panel

Project duration: 60 to 120 days

Web site cost range: $5,000 to $15,000


Database Driven Web Site or Web Application:

  • Dynamic Web pages 20 to 2,000
  • Administrative control panel for web site management
  • Advanced programming skill sets required
  • Interactivity with web site visitor
  • Enterprise database (MS SQL Server or MySQL)

Project duration: 90 to 180 days

Web site cost range: $6,000 to $35,000


 Based on the quotations we received, the cost of a web site can vary greatly depending upon the site’s features, add-ons and plug-ins, aesthetic qualities, and the design firm, advertising agency, or freelancer creating the website. While the cost of a basic web site has dropped, the need for more interactivity has helped hold steady the price of a high-end, competitive Web design.

If you are considering a new or upgraded web site, we recommend that you view the portfolios of several Web design firms and inquire about their business establishment. It is also beneficial and time saving on your part to compare website design quotes and weigh your options. Free Web Design Quote is a free service website that will connect you to several trusted and qualified website designers within the US which can give you their quote. You fill out one form and within days, you can compare 3 website design quotes. 


Credentials – About the Author:

Jay Martez is a creative designer and developer for Florida Web Design located in Orlando, FL and known as the local web development and SEO company within the region.  You can reach Jay through the companies Google+ , Twitter, and Facebook.





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