Thinking of launching a website? Here are some things to keep in mind. There are essentially three pieces required to get your business or organization online—website design, domain, and hosting.
Website Design & Development - The cost of designing and creating the pages of your website varies depending on the type of content, how many pages your site will have, whether you need special graphics designed, etc. Additional features like a content management system or database (for easy updates you can do yourself), e-commerce, complex forms, photo galleries, a mobile or responsive site, etc. will also increase the design cost. Designing your site can cost as little as $700 while more complex sites can be in the range of $3,000 to $4,000 or more.
My content management systems of choice are Drupal and WordPress. I can also design customized, responsive websites from scratch.
Mobile Friendly, Responsive Website Design - Responsive websites adjust their layout according to the device they are being viewed on, so they look great on a phone, tablet or desktop computer. Let Wolf Song Communications design a responsive website for your business!
As of April 21, 2015, Google is giving higher rankings to websites that are mobile friendly. If your website is not optimized for mobile browsing, it's time for an upgrade. Not sure? Click here to test your website. A website designed for viewing on a desktop or laptop computer may be difficult to view on a mobile device without a lot of scrolling and pinching. The percentage of mobile users browsing the Internet is growing rapidly, and you want a pleasant experience for all of your visitors. When it comes to mobile web browsing, Less is More! Phone and tablet screens are small and the people using them are usually on the go and in a hurry. In addition, these devices typically have considerably less power and slower connections than computers. Mobile users want the information they need quickly—just the information they need, no more—and they don't want to do a lot of tapping and pinching to find it.
Domain Registration - Your domain is the name you will have on the Internet, for example holmesmith.com or cafe-diem.ca. There is an annual fee of $25 to reserve this name.
Web Hosting - This is the annual cost to host your web pages on an Internet server so that everyone can visit your site. When you host with Wolf Song, you get 99.9% uptime; multiple email addresses; search engine optimization; and detailed, graphical web traffic statistics.
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Every website is unique. For help with yours, and for an idea of what you can expect to spend, please contact Trudy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 705-448-2709. Please see my portfolio for a sample of what I can do.
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