Web design

Website Designing Budget Plan

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Every business needs a website to spread its wing over internet. But most small to midsize companies often hesitate to build one as they fear that it will cost a lot to them. But building a website without plan is like constructing a building without blueprints as it is very difficult to figure out the exact costing of building a website.

A website building cost mainly depends on the amount of contents it will have. A less expensive site will have less content while a costlier site will be enriched with contents, extra plan elements and functionalities. The main point is that the cost is dependable totally on your need.

Set Your Target

First you need to fix the purpose and goal of your website. What is it for? For selling products or just to gain publicity. So its very important to identify the purpose and fix the targeted traffic. You should target the monthly visitor of your site, how many do you expect will sign up for your newsletter, how much sales will you achieve in a month etc. Google analytics tool will help you to monitor your website’s performance over time.

 Budget

You must always fix a budget for your website expenses no matter how big or small company you are. Research the market, Google your queries and you will definitely get an idea of the different costs of web designing, hosting, programming etc. Be wise to choose a healthy team of experienced. Insightful, knowledgeable members who has a number of successful works, so that you don’t need to regret later for a down listed site.

 Skilled personnel

The thing is that you can build website in $150 also but it can’t be compared with the website that costs $1500. It’s like the comparison between a cycle and a car. Both will take you to your destination but the journey, the comfort everything will be different. The designer who charges you more will definitely give you something more than who charges less. At initial stage, you can save by hiring low cost designer but it will harm you in long run because its not possible to build a website several times. So its better to  hire a good, skilled and experienced one for better present and tomorrow also. Everyone associated with your team should be aware of their roles and functions and must stay abreast of deadlines and new developments.

Features

Set the features of your website. In now-a-days people browse net in mobile or tablet more than pc. So you have to make your site responsive also beside normal website to reach more traffic at a time.

Cost of web development

Time, technical ability, designing expertise all are involved in designing a website. If you choose to use a CMS platform such as WordPress and designing a basic one based on themes and features provided by the platform, you will save some money initially but the outcome will not be satisfactory unless you are aware of the following things.

  • You have experience of setting up hosting, designing and managing a website
  • Minimum knowledge of designing and development without help of any programmer
  • Have enough time to learn and build an a platform such as WordPress.

Even if you are building on WordPress, there are some extra costs that you have to bare. Like the domain and hosting buying charge and the pre-made basic templates will cost around $30 – $50. The premium or paid templates cost around $80– $200. You can also think of hiring a designer at a lower cost to customize the pre-made templates into something you specifically need. You can expect a cost of about $300 and $800 to hire an expert designer for customization of templates.

This price may vary based on the requirement of pages, designs, images, graphics, layout etc.

 Custom Website Planning

$5000 – $10,000 should be expected for a unique and custom web site if you approach an experienced and reputed web development company.  It is advisable to speak to a few number of agencies about the scope of your project. A will featured website may cost well over $30,000.

Bacancy Technology provided this general budget guide for eCommerce website development:

  • eCommerce Store Development Having Prebuilt Theme: $500 USD- $1000 USD
  • eCommerce Store Development Without Prebuilt Theme: $1,000 USD–$2,000 USD
  • Ecommerce Store along with mCommerce Mobile App: $3,000–$5,000 USD
  • Porting and Migration: $1,000-$2,000 USD
  • CMS Development services: $1,000-$5,000 USD
  • QA/testing/Automation Testing: $500-$1500 USD
  • Blog and Widgets/Plugins for eCommerce: $500–$1,000 USD
  • Front End Development for eCommerceWebsite using AngularJS/NodeJS/BackboneJS: $8,000 – $10,000 USD
  • Admin Panel Development: $1,000 – $10,00USD
  • Monthly Support and maintenance: $500- $1,000 USD

Web designing is not at all a one time process. It needs further update, change the layout and adding more features for the sake of the traffic. So while approaching a web designing/ developing company, it is also advised to inquire about these future costs to take better decision.

These are a few things that we can keep in mind while fixing a budget for designing a website. All you need is to do a little research to identify the exact requirement for your project. The more idea you will have , the less you will be fooled. And above all you will get a proper website which will help in exploring your business and you will have a good profit.

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Tips for Making Your Website More SEO Friendly for Mobile

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In now-a-days people used to spend more and more time on their mobile devices and tablets. According to Farmstack, average smartphone conversion rates are up 64% compared to average desktop conversion rates. But many websites are not designed for different screen sizes and load times. Mobile optimization takes a look at site design, site structure, page speed and makes sure that your mobile users are not turning away.

Page Speed

Page speed is very much important for mobile users. they will definitely move away to another page if it takes a lots of loading time. the quicker the mobile experience, the more traffic you will receive. Compress larger images and files when it comes to speed. Use your cache for things that load constantly, like logo. It will save download time which will increase the overall speed of the app.

Don’t block CSS, JavaScript or Images

In earlier times, some mobile devices couldn’t support all of the elements, so they were blocked. But these elements are very crucial for helping Google to understand whether you have a responsive site or a different mobile solution.

No Pop-ups

It’s really difficult and irritating to try and close pop-ups on mobile. This may lead to a high bounce rates.

Design for all kind of fingers

Keep in mind about the different sizes of different thumbs and index fingers that will scroll in the page.

Titles and meta descriptions

Keep it in mind that you are dealing with small screen space when it comes to the use of mobile. While showing off your best in SERPs, be specific when creating titles, URLs and meta descriptions.

Simple design with clear CTAs

Make sure that your on page contents are short and to the point and have clear CTAs i.e. easy-to-find and clickable contact info that includes phone number. Mail id and address. This allows the users to easily engage and continue the conversations.

Lesser menus

Shorten your menu items will help the users not to get confused with too much menus and sub-menus. This will help SEO efforts by allowing for easier navigation.

As mobile will continue its natural trend towards more users than desktop, having a SEO friendly mobile design is the key to success. The above tips will help to keep up-to-date on all search engine algorithm changes regarding mobile to remain proactive.